For years we have been intrigued by this wonderful museum. When it moved in 1998 we no longer passed it on our journeys down the Norcross section of Buford Highway. It was now off to the side of the same road further north in Duluth. A sign clearly marks the turn off Route 23, but the second turn, up a steep, albeit brief hill and over railroad tracks is poorly marked.
Notice the two-way shoe storage container in every berth. This allowed the train's porter to remove the shoes, polish them, and return them to you during the night. Each car would normally have a single porter (average wage in 1937--$60 a month). This income would be supplemented by tips from the passengers. A conductor would supervise the porters and other workers. In the East, porters were usually black, while the conductors were white.
For additional information visit their web site.
Location: West of Buford Highway on Old Peachtree Road
Directions: Take I85 exit 104 (Pleasant Hill Road) north. Turn right on Buford Highway (U. S. 23) and get in the left hand lane. Small hand-crafted sign marks the turn onto Old Peachtree Road. Turn left over tracks, then bear right into the museum parking lot.
Southeastern Railway Museum
Date added: November 16, 2003
Last update: October 3, 2004
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