AXION Sells ECOTRAX Rail Ties to Major Australian Rail Line

November 28, 2013 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. — AXION International Holdings has received a $170,000 purchase order from a major rail line in Australia for its ECOTRAX 100 percent recycled plastic rail ties. The rail line plans to install ECOTRAX in turnout applications in New South Wales for the spot replacement of wood. ECOTRAX ties will be inserted to replace wood ties, on an as needed basis, as the wood reaches the end of its useful life due to factors including rot and insect damage. This sale follows a favorable initial trail order and in-track testing. “We are pleased to announce yet another major

Southern Museum Wraps Up Successful Railroad Rendezvous

KENNESAW, Ga. — More than 600 people turned out Saturday for the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History’s first ever Railroad Rendezvous event. During the event, museum visitors were able to participate in games such as sack races and a bean bag toss, learn about railroads and safety precautions to take around them, and even de-code hobo symbols and learn about living life on the rails. “We want thank each and every person who came out to support us to help make our first ever Railroad Rendezvous a tremendous success,” said Valerie Serra, events coordinator for the Southern

Southern Museum Celebrating National Train Day With Special Programs, Admission Deal

KENNESAW, Ga. — The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History will celebrate National Train Day on Saturday, May 11, with special programs and an admission deal. The museum will offer a flat admission of $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 4-12. Visitors must mention National Train Day to receive the discount; no additional discounts apply. At 11 a.m. on May 11, Dr. Richard Banz, executive director of the Southern Museum, will give a presentation about the Great Locomotive Chase and the first Medals of Honor. The Museum is home to one of the first Medals ever

An Iron Horse Survives On A Diet Of French Fry Oil

April 10, 2013 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — This Earth Day on April 22, the Iron Horse is back and healthier than ever thanks to strictly oil used for french fries and chicken wings. While such a diet might be hazardous to the health of most, The Grand Canyon Railway (GCR) is using recycled waste vegetable oil as fuel on Locomotive No. 4960, a steam engine built in 1923. Beginning this May on the first Saturday of every month through September, all are welcome aboard for a memorable ride on the new-fangled steam engine for a 65-mile journey from Williams, Arizona to the south rim

Hundreds turn out for Southern Museum’s inaugural Museum Night

March 25, 2013 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

KENNESAW, Ga. — The ominous threat of bad weather wasn’t enough to deter the more than 300 people who turned out to the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History to help celebrate its 10th birthday. During the inaugural Museum Night, guests had the rare chance to climb aboard The General locomotive made famous during the Civil War’s Great Locomotive Chase. Visitors also partook in a multitude of family-friendly activities – including a railroad camp, slot cars and an operating model train layout – and could view a pair of antique vehicles on display – a 1940 Packard and

Climb aboard the General during Southern Museum’s ‘Museum Night’

March 21, 2013 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History is celebrating its 10th birthday with an evening of family-friendly activities aimed at offering visitors a unique look at the museum and its exhibits. The inaugural Museum Night: Trains, Planes and Cars, scheduled for 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, will feature an evening of family- and history-centered activities in addition to providing visitors an up-close look at museum artifacts. The museum will be closing at 3 p.m. on March 23. During the event, guests will have the rare opportunity to climb aboard the General locomotive made famous during the Civil

Huge Turnout for Southern Museum’s Trains, Trains, Trains

January 20, 2013 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

KENNESAW, Ga. — More than 2,200 people turned out Saturday for the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History’s third annual Trains, Trains, Trains event. Museum visitors explored model train layouts, vendors selling train-themed wares and various activities geared toward families. “This event is so much fun because kids have the opportunity to get up and close with trains,” said Dr. Richard Banz, the museum’s executive director. “We’re grateful to everyone who came out, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone at our future events, including next year’s Trains, Trains, Trains.” The museum’s next major event, “Museum Night,” is

Southern Museum’s Annual Trains Event Attracts Railfans, Hobbyists and Families

November 7, 2012 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

KENNESAW, Ga. – The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History will kick off its packed 2013 calendar of events with a family day focusing on all aspects of trains and featuring a model train expo. The “Trains, Trains, Trains” event will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, in the museum’s Jolley Education Center and throughout the museum. This family friendly event will feature crafts, tips and techniques for building a home layout and a variety of different model train layouts that can be operated by children of all ages. The daylong event

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