Duluth railroad museum planning to host steam locomotive this fall

Southeastern Railway Museum
The train set at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, Ga., idles after pulling visitors on April 8, 2018. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

DULUTH, Ga. — The Southeastern Railway Museum will host a guest steam locomotive during a pair of weekends this fall.

On Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 6-7, the museum will host Jeddo Coal No. 85, named “Mack.” John and Barney Gramling of Ashley, Indiana, own the steamer and take it to museums and events nationwide.

The visit of the steam engine coincides with a 20th anniversary celebration of the museum’s move to its current location. It will mark the first time in a decade-and-a-half a steam train has operated at the museum.

Georgia Power No. 97, an 0-6-0T that H. K. Porter built in 1943 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was the last steam locomotive to operate at the museum. The crew took the engine out of service for boiler repairs in December 2003.

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