Park Train – Too??
Southeastern Railway Museum Blog
by Chuck Miller
3w ago
SRM Project Management Report! Park Train engine #902 (upper right) is restored, tested and ready. Its two cars (lower right) are not. 1200 (lower left) is not our car but a reasonable facsimile of what ..read more
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National Train Day – 11 May, 2024
Southeastern Railway Museum Blog
by Chuck Miller
2M ago
This year National Train Day falls on May 11. The “holiday” was first celebrated in the year 2008 and continues to be celebrated to this day. The celebrations were conceptualized by Amtrak as a way ..read more
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National Train Day – 13 May, 2023
Southeastern Railway Museum Blog
by Marcy Dean
1y ago
National Train Day is an annual celebration that takes place in the United States to commemorate the history and importance of rail transportation in the country. This day is typically celebrated on the second Saturday ..read more
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The Lincoln Funeral Train
Southeastern Railway Museum Blog
by Marcy Dean
1y ago
This weekend marks the anniversary of the departure of Lincoln’s Funeral Train from Washington, D.C. The Lincoln Funeral Train was a train that transported the body of President Abraham Lincoln from Washington, D.C. to his ..read more
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Why are there rocks under the tracks?
Southeastern Railway Museum Blog
by Marcy Dean
1y ago
Railroad ballast is a crucial component of the rail transportation system. It is a crushed stone or gravel material that is used to support and level the tracks in a railroad track bed. The primary ..read more
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Whyte Classification
Southeastern Railway Museum Blog
by Marcy Dean
1y ago
The Whyte classification, also known as the locomotive classification, was developed as a way to classify steam locomotives based on their wheel arrangements. The classification system is named after its creator, Frederick Methvan Whyte, who ..read more
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Black History Month: Pullman Porters
Southeastern Railway Museum Blog
by Marcy Dean
1y ago
The Pullman porters were some of the first African American men to have the opportunity to work in professional, well-paying jobs after the Civil War. However, they faced significant discrimination and mistreatment on the job ..read more
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Black History Month: Jim Crow On The Rails
Southeastern Railway Museum Blog
by Marcy Dean
1y ago
Jim Crow laws were a series of laws and practices that enforced racial segregation and discrimination against African Americans in the United States, particularly in the South. These laws were in effect from the late ..read more
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All Aboard the Holiday Train…
Southeastern Railway Museum Blog
by Marcy Dean
1y ago
You know the movies – the ones where children scramble to board a train to the North Pole to see Santa Claus. Or the one where the single adult journeys across the country for Christmas ..read more
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Riding the Roman Rails…
Southeastern Railway Museum Blog
by Marcy Dean
1y ago
When you see railroad tracks, do you think of the Ancient Greeks or Romans? Do you see Roman think of men in white robes jumping on railcars to get from Point A to Point B ..read more
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