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Calendar of past events

See Planning your visit for more information and directions.

Past Events 2008

  • November 29, December 6, 13, 20 Breakfast with Santa
    Click here for pictures of past Santa events
    Breakfasts are at 9:30 and 10:30am; cost is museum admission plus $3 per person.
    • Snack breakfast while Santa poses for pictures
    • Santa photo opprotunities for Christmas cards... bring your camera
    • Reservations required and will be accepted at the museum.
  • November 15 - Santa arrives
    • SANTA arrives by train - Around 1pm
    • Snacks and drinks
    • Craft corner for kids to create a holiday themed souvenir to take home
    • Santa photo opportunities for Christmas cards... bring your camera

  • Nov 5 - 23 - Norfolk Southern Exhibit Car to Visit
    The Norfolk Southern Exhibit Car, a traveling showcase highlighting the Thoroughbred of Transportation, will visit the museum during regular hours as part of it's tour of 23 cities in 2008. This will include being open during Model RR days, Nov 8-9, Piedmont Pilgrimage, Nov 6-9, and when Santa arrives on Nov 15.
    The Exhibit Car, which has hosted some 1.5 million people in several hundred communities since 1971, houses interactive displays featuring Norfolk Southernís transportation network. New for the 2008 tour is an updated locomotive simulator that puts guests in the engineerís seat in control of a virtual train.
  • November 6-9 The museum was a stop on the Piedmont Pilgrimage, the Piedmont Division of the NMRA's 6th Annual public tour of Atlanta's Great Model Railroads. For more information on the tour visit www.piedmont-div.org/pilgrimage
    • Nov 8-9 Model Railroad Days
      • Featured model railroads of various scales from clubs across metro Atlanta
        • North Atlanta O-Gauge Railroad Club
        • North Georgia Lego Train Club
        • Vines Garden Railroad Club
      • Hands on experiences on some of the models
      • Ideas for Christmas presents

    • October 25 Boy Scout Merit badge day hosted in conjunction with the Piedmont Division NMRA
      Please stay tuned for Spring 2009 dates Click here and go to page 25 to see an interesting news article on this activity from the Winter 2008 edition of The SouthErneR, the Southeast Region NMRA newsletter

    • October 4 and 5 - Harvest Rails The Museum celebrated the harvest season
      • Temporary tattoos
      • Food and drinks
      • Craft corner for kids to create a souvenir to take home
      • Mini-maze for the kids to explore
      • Hay rides provided by Neal Spence of the Cumming Antique Power Association, see their upcoming events here

  • July 12 and 13 - Trains, Trucks and Tractors -

  • To see pictures of 2007's Trains, Trucks and Tractors event click here.
    • The museum hosted visiting trucks, tractors and other vehicles to explore and learn about.
      The museum thanks the following companies and individuals who volunteered their time and equipment to make this event a success:
      • Gwinnett County Public Schools Transportation Department showing a fullsize bus
      • AGCO Corp 3 new tractors of various sizes
      • Mr. Neal Spence of Cumming, GA. with a 1941 John Deere model AR tractor
      • Mr. Ric Woroniecki with Cars as Cast of Dunwoody, GA with a 1974 Ford F350 wrecker demonstrating towing a retired USPS righthand drive jeep
      • Mr. Andrew Robinson of Suwannee, GA demonstrating an antique hit and miss engine.
      • Mr. Robinson demonstrating a larger hit and miss engine and a Cub Cadet tractor.
      • Ryder System, Inc exhibiting a Volvo road tractor
      • Lou Sobh GMC exhibiting a GMC 4500 series custom pickup
    • Other activities included:
      • Temporary tattoos
      • Food and drinks
      • Craft corner for kids to create a souvenir to take home
      • Scavenger hunt related to non-rail transportation transportation

  • June 7 and 8 - Locomotive Celebration ! - The museum celebrated the collection of locomotives... Old and new and dedicated the newest acquisition, Stone Mountain RR #104.

    Over 400 folks braved the record heat to particpate in the two day event and we appreciate everyone that attended being a part of the activity. In addition to the dedication and celebration we had a number of other activities going on during the day.
    • Temporary locomotive tattoos
    • Scavenger hunt featuring locomotives
    • Locomotive tours
    • Food and drinks.
    • Craft corner for kids to create a locomotive themed craft

    • May 17 - Armed Forces Day - Members of our nations armed services, both active & retired, are invited to visit the museum free of charge.

    • April 28 and 29 Stone Mountain #104 moves to SRM. A dedicated crew of museum volunteers lead by Dale Grice and Andrew Durden spent Monday and Tuesday relocating the museum's most recent donation to the museum.
    • April 26 Boy Scout Merit badge day hosted in conjunction with the Piedmont Division NMRA
      For reservations or more information please contact John Stevens (click here to email) or phone (678)873-3770.
    • Click here and go to page 25 to see an interesting news article on this activity from the Winter 2008 edition of The SouthErneR, the Southeast Region NMRA newsletter

    • April 5 & 6, 2008 - Caboose Days
      • Temporary caboose tattoos
      • Caboose hunt
      • Special speakers
      • Food
      • Craft corner for kids to create a souvenir to take home
      • For more information click here.
    • Feb 14 & 15, 2008 - Romance on the Rails
      Casual Catering of Georgia hosted a romantic evening at the museum, "Romance on the Rails". For more information click here.

    Past Events 2007

    • July 28 - Trains, Trucks and Tractors (click here for info & pictures)
    • October 6 & 7 - Our 5th annual Rail Fair (click here for more info, pictures coming soon)
    • October 27 - Boy Scout Merit badge day hosted in conjunction with the Piedmont Division NMRA
      For reservations or more information please contact John Stevens (click here to email) or phone (678)873-3770 This event will repeat in the spring of 2008. Stay tuned for updates
    • November 8-10 The museum was a stop on the Piedmont Pilgrimage, the Piedmont Division of the NMRA's 5th Annual public tour of Atlanta's Great Model Railroads. For more information on the tour visit www.piedmont-div.org/pilgrimage
    • November 17 - Santa arrived @ 1:00pm. Click here for pictures
      • Food
      • Music
      • Kids Crafts & Activities
      • Georgia Operation Lifesaver will have their mobile exhibit truck on site
      • Book & magazine sale
    • Saturday November 24 - Breakfast with Santa
    • Saturdays December 1, 8 & 15 - Breakfast with Santa

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