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Out in the crowd: Historical training
Southeastern Railway Museum celebrates cabooses

"People love cabooses," Lallie Morris said.

The Doraville resident and her husband, Jim, are heading up the Southeastern Railway Museum's Caboose Days this weekend, a celebration of the manned rail transport vehicles that were linked onto the end of freight trains.

"(Cabooses are) such a part of history," Morris said. "So many people who grew up loving trains remember seeing the caboose at the end of the train and waiting to wave to the men who were in the caboose."

On Saturday and Sunday, the museum, Georgia's official transportation museum, will celebrate cabooses with activities for children, including a caboose hunt through seven cabooses, cookies and juice on a caboose and caboose art activities, as well as caboose rides.

"It's usually a pretty good event for us," said Morris, who manages the museum's gift shop as a volunteer.

The event is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 770-476-2013 or visit www.srmduluth.org.