SRM Acquires Ga Road #1026

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The Southeastern Railway Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of Georgia Road Locomotive #1026. This EMD model GP7 locomotive served in the Atlanta area on the Georgia Railroad starting in 1950. The museum is excited to be adding this part of Georgiaís transportation history to the collection. Funding for this acquisition was provided by a number of private donors as well as proceeds from the museumís fall Phantom Trains fundraiser. The museum plans to restore the locomotive to its 1950ís appearance and to use it both as an exhibit and as standby power for the museumís caboose train rides. The museum anticipates taking delivery of the locomotive in February.

-- Randy Pirkle (admin@srmduluth.org), January 21, 2004

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I wonder if the SRM would be interested in the EMD drawing "Styling and Painting" for the Ga 1026? Contact me off line and I'll be glad to talk about it. Ron D

-- Ron Dettmer (roscaler@cs.com), January 26, 2004.

Randy, what is the history of the #1026 after its Ga RR days? Always great to see components of the "Georgia Group" preserved.

-- Greg Hodges (lynnhodges@earthlink.net), January 25, 2004.

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