Railroad History preserved

The private railroad car “Superb” used by President Warren G. Harding is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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The Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, Georgia is full of fun and history.  The first time I visited here, I spent my whole trip checking out the trains, busses and other vehicles that are outside.  There’s so much to see that I didn’t even venture into the actual museum that is indoors.  Well, this time I went inside and I’m glad that I did!

As you enter the museum-proper, the first thing you see is a Pullman passenger car with a lighted sign and red, white and blue bunting on it.  This private railroad car named “Superb” was used by President Warren G. Harding and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  You can imagine the President standing at the railing, waving to the crowds as he made his way across the country in 1923 aboard this car.  President Harding died in San Francisco in August of 1923 and his casket was carried in a funeral train back to Washington DC in this same car.

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Telegraph Office at a Train Station

The museum holds many exhibits of historic trains and cars but also memorabilia of the train stations and the businesses that serviced the railroad traffic.  There is a lot to see here so, when you make your visit, be sure to check out the treats that are inside too.  Oh, by the way, it is cooler inside so you might go in just to get out of the blazing sun!

Southeastern Railway Museum
3595 Buford Highway
Duluth, GA 30096

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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