KENNESAW, Ga. -- A CSX special train today parked at the historic Kennesaw train depot in advance of tomorrow's sesquicentennial observances of the Great Locomotive Chase.
Of note for railfans, the train comprised of four cars and two locomotives:
- Locomotive 9999, an F40PH-2
- Locomotive 9998, an F40PH-2
- CSXT 994363: The "Kentucky"
- CSXT 994307: The "Waycross"
- CSXT 994500: The "Ohio"
- CSXT 994318: The "Georgia"
The slate of commemorative activities on April 12 is highlighted by a program including a 150th anniversary proclamation at 8:30 a.m. at the historic Depot across from the museum, as well as breakfast and dinner events at the Trackside Grill. The museum is also offering free admission to the public from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
In addition, on Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15, the museum will host “Camp McDonald: A Living History Weekend” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local reenactment groups will recreate and interpret life in a Confederate encampment that was located nearby. Tickets purchased for this event also include admission to the museum.
For more information about the Great Locomotive Chase anniversary celebrations, visit southernmuseum.org/sesquicentennial/. For more information, call (770) 427-2117, visit southernmuseum.org or follow the museum at facebook.com/southernmuseum.
About The Southern Museum
A Smithsonian Institution affiliate, the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History features collections of rare Civil War weapons, uniforms and other personal items; an exciting exhibit about the Great Locomotive Chase, including the General locomotive; and a full-scale replica of a locomotive factory that helped rebuild the South after the war. The Jolley Education Center features a variety of hands-on exhibits to inspire a love of learning in children. During the sesquicentennial, 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Southern Museum will be hosting numerous events that will explore topics relevant to this tumultuous time in history. Visit the Museum’s calendar of events at southernmuseum.org for a list of activities and events.
The Southern Museum is located 20 miles north of Atlanta, off I-75 at exit 273. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $5.50 for children ages 4-12, and free for children three and under.
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