‘Trains’ show rumbles into Southern Museum on Saturday

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The Civil War locomotive the General is the star attraction of the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, host to the annual "Trains Trains Trains" event on Saturday.
The Civil War locomotive the General is the star attraction of the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, host to the annual "Trains Trains Trains" event on Saturday.

The Civil War locomotive the General is the star attraction of the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, host to the annual “Trains Trains Trains” event on Saturday.

Home to the famed Civil War locomotive the General, the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw will host the fifth annual family-friendly “Trains, Trains, Trains” event from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24.

This year’s installment will present eight model train layouts, some of which kids will be allowed to operate. Included will be the largest layout ever showcased, from the North Georgia Modurail model railroading group, filling the 3,600-square-foot Cobb Energy Gallery.

Railroad artifacts from the museum’s collection will be on display for visitors to touch and discover how they were used. There will be crafts activities for kids and an expanded emporium stocked with train items.

Southern Museum and “Trains, Trains, Trains” title sponsor the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway are partnering for a March 28 scenic train ride from Blue Ridge to McCaysville, with proceeds benefiting the museum’s education programs.

$7.50, $6.50 seniors, $5.50 ages 4-12; free 3 and under. 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw. 770-427-2117, Ext. 3058, www.southernmuseum.org.


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