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Huge Turnout for Trains, Trains, Trains

More than 2,200 people turned out Saturday for the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History’s third annual Trains, Trains, Trains event.

Museum visitors explored model train layouts, vendors selling train-themed wares and various activities geared toward families.

“This event is so much fun because kids have the opportunity to get up and close with trains,” said Dr. Richard Banz, the museum’s executive director. “We’re grateful to everyone who came out, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone at our future events, including next year’s Trains, Trains, Trains.”

The museum’s next major event, “Museum Night,” is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. The night will include refreshments at the museum and an evening of family- and history-centered activities.

During the event, visitors can explore the entire museum, see vintage automobiles, climb aboard The General locomotive, participate in interactive games and handle certain artifacts – under curatorial supervision – normally off limits to guests.

To view photos from Saturday’s event, visit

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