One of the really neat things about the Southeastern Railway Museum is all the cars that are out in the yard just sitting on the rails. Being able to walk right up to the equipment and see the structural detail of the cars is amazing. You don’t normally think about the mechanics of the wheels and couplings but seeing them up close gives you an appreciation for how complex they are.
This is also one of those environments where you can appreciate the beauty of rust. We usually associate rust as a sign of things that are no longer useful or desirable. At times though, the colors and textures that you see are so interesting. It’s kind of like those images you see of old industrial buildings. Even though these items are past their prime, you still get this haunting reminder of what they must have been like before.
Some of the equipment at the museum is in the process of being restored and some of it may never move beyond their current state of decay. Whether these reminders of railway days gone by ever get polished and painted, they are all very interesting to see.
Southeastern Railway Museum
3595 Buford Highway
Duluth, GA 30096
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