Huge attendance for Southern Museum’s fourth annual Trains, Trains, Trains

More than 2,000 people turned out Saturday for the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History’s fourth annual Trains, Trains, Trains event.

Museum visitors explored model train layouts, vendors selling train-themed wares and various activities geared toward families.

“We’re grateful to everyone who attended, and we hope everyone had as much fun today as we did,” said Kelly Briscoe, the museum’s event coordinator. “This event is fun for kids of all ages when they have the opportunity to get up and close with trains.”

To view photos from Saturday’s event, visit www.facebook.com/southernmuseum.

“Trains, Trains, Trains is the first of many family friendly events we have on the schedule for 2014,” Briscoe said. “We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at our future events.”

The Southern Museum’s next special event is Feb. 22 when it will be open for free during regular hours (9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.). Visitors can explore the Museum’s permanent exhibits to learn about the Great Locomotive Chase, one of the Civil War’s most thrilling episodes, and a full-scale replica of The Glover Machine Works, a locomotive factory in nearby Marietta that helped rebuild the South after the Civil War.

For more information, call (770) 427-2117, visit southernmuseum.org or follow the museum at facebook.com/southernmuseum.