Trains Trains Trains Returning January 2015 | Southern Museum

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History will host its fifth annual “Trains, Trains, Trains” event on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.

This year, the special railroad-themed event will be more family-friendly than ever before! “Trains, Trains, Trains” will include new layouts and activities, as well as an expanded version of the Museum gift shop that will offer guests an even larger array of train and railroad items made especially for kids.

“‘Trains, Trains, Trains’ is the Museum’s most popular annual event, and this year our staff has been gearing up for what is sure to be our largest turnout yet,” said Dr. Richard Banz, the Museum’s executive director. “We are proud to host an event where families can make memories that will last a lifetime.”

As guests navigate the Museum and discover new layouts, they will be able to interact and operate them by turning transformer throttles, pulling levers or pressing buttons. Featured in the Museum’s large Cobb Energy Gallery, North Georgia Modurail will set up the largest layout ever showcased at “Trains, Trains, Trains,” filling the 3,600 square foot space. This impressive track allows visitors to view each model train on the layout from any angle. North Georgia Modurail’s HO layout excites spectators each year, and with new recent additions and changes, guests are sure to see something they have never seen before.

With the expansion of hands-on activities for all ages, kids will be able to take part in a new and enjoyable take-home craft featured in the Museum’s classrooms. Adding to the excitement, railroad artifacts will be on display for visitors to hold, touch, and discover how they are used. Tickets will be available for pre-sale online beginning on January 2nd.

Guests can stop by the always popular General Emporium Gift Shop to pick up the latest and greatest train gadgets and toys, selected especially for kids.

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