Glover Machine Works: Casting a New South

The Glover Machine Works: Casting a New South is an exhibit featuring the only fully restored belt-driven locomotive assembly line in the country. The Glover Machine Works, originally located in Marietta, Georgia, played a significant role in industrializing Georgia after the Civil War by becoming the largest locomotive builder in the South. This exhibit gives visitors a fascinating look at the original machining equipment and two restored Glover locomotives in various stages of assembly.

An audio-visual presentation detailing the train building process from start to finish, helps visitors experience life as a factory worker while detailed company records provide insight into the management of the Glover Machine Works.

Experience this exhibit and you are sure to come away with a new appreciation for the industry that rebuilt this area after the Civil War and one of the more notable families that drove it.


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