The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History will host the seventh annual installment of its popular “Trains, Trains, Trains” event on Saturday and Sunday, January 28 – 29, from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.
This year’s event will include new and expanded layouts that offer attendees the opportunity to interact with and operate a variety of model trains. In addition, railroad artifacts from the Museum’s extensive archive collection will be on display for visitor’s to hold, touch, and learn about. An expanded General Emporium gift shop will offer a wide range of all-new train and railroad-themed items that are available exclusively at the “Trains, Trains, Trains” event.
Athens Bend Track returns this year in a combined effort with South Carolina Bend Track to create a massive N-Scale layout in the Cobb Energy Gallery. Other participants include Middle Georgia Model Railroad Club, the Chattanooga Modular Modelers, the Georgia Tinplate Trackers, North Atlanta O-Gauge, and more.
Live railroad music will be performed throughout the event by a variety of local bluegrass bands. The Nest BBQ in Kennesaw will have barbecue for sale on the front lawn of the museum.
“The Southern Museum’s “Trains, Trains, Trains” is our most popular annual event and we are gearing up for what is sure to be our best experience yet,” said Dr. Richard Banz, Executive Director of the Museum. “We are proud to host an event where families can share in the nostalgia and appeal of model trains and make memories that will last a lifetime.”
Dixie Precast is the title sponsor of this year’s event. Museum admission is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $5.50 for children ages 4 – 12, and free for children three and under as well as Museum members. Non-event coupons, guest passes, and other discounts will not be accepted on the day of the event.
For more information or to order tickets, call (770) 427-2117 ext. 3058, visit southermuseum.org or follow the Museum at facebook.com/southernmuseum.