Train rides offered at Twin Cities Railroad Museum

Train rides offered at Twin Cities Railroad Museum

Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 6:00 pm

The Messenger 09.14.10

Children in the area can enjoy free train rides on Little Obie, a small version of a real locomotive and caboose, that will be at Twin Cities Railroad Museum in South Fulton Saturday, courtesy of Canadian National Railroad.
Little Obie travels throughout Canada and the United States to promote railroad safety. Rides for children will be offered 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Little Obie will be featured in the Heritage Day Parade at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Families are also encouraged to tour the Twin Cities Railroad Museum in the South Fulton Municipal Building annex at 700 Milton Counce Drive.
Donations to help run the museum, which is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., will be appreciated, a spokesman said.
For more information, call (270) 748-6246 or send an e-mail to rryardmaster@att.net.
 At 2 p.m. Saturday there will be a special program presented at the museum entitled “The Illinois Central Railroad Remembered.”
The program includes photographs of the Illinois Central from throughout western Tennessee and Kentucky from the 1950s to the early 1970s.
Numerous photographs of steam locomotives in action will be included, along with photographs of famed passenger trains such as the City of New Orleans and the Panama Limited.
Local author Cliff Downey, who has published six books, including four on the Illinois Central Railroad, will be the guest speaker. For more information about the program, call (731) 636-0331 or go to gmo291@yahoo.com.

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