Duluth, Georgia: Harding's Death RR Car

Has "The Superb," a Pullman car ridden by Presidents Wilson and Harding. When Harding died in California, the car carried his body back to Washington. FDR's private rail car is here, too, but is only exhibited for special events.

SE Railway Museum

Address:
3595 Buford Hwy, Duluth, GA
Directions:
From I-85 take the Pleasant Hill exit. Drive west about three miles until you see the exit for Buford Hwy/US Hwy 23. Turn right. The museum is about one mile on the right.
Hours:
F 10-5, Sa 9-5, Su 1-5. Train rides subject to availability. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
770-476-2013
Admission:
Adults $18.
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Southeastern Railway Museum: FDR's RR Car

In November 2020 the museum received the Marco Polo Pullman car, President Franklin Roosevelt's private rail car. Interestingly, FDR used the Marco Polo on his way to Warm Springs -- passing by the present site of the Southeastern Railway Museum. We currently plan to display this car only on special events.

Regular admission includes one train ride, subject to availability, weather, volunteer staffing, and antique equipment maintenance schedules. There are two trains: the Historic train and the Park Train. There's a fee for additional rides. Covid has limited some museum operations.

[J. Kelly, 02/13/2021]
Southeastern Railway Museum

Over 90 pieces of rolling stock, including "The Superb," a Pullman car ridden by Presidents Wilson and Harding. President Harding used it for his disastrous cross-country tour in 1923; it was then used to transport his body back to Washington.

[Fred Wilson, 06/23/2016]

Dec. 2020: Photo added.

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