Train Day at Dalton Freight Depot
The Dalton Freight Depot will host National Train Day on Saturday, May 18th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the historic 1911 depot.
According to Ty Snyder, Manager of Visitor Centers for the Dalton CVB, “We expect to have dozens of train fans from around the region to join us in train viewing. The Freight Depot sits along parallel tracks of the Norfolk Southern and CSX railroads and is one of the prime spots in the South to watch trains. The depot is also equipped with everything a train fan needs: a covered platform with chairs and benches and an ATCS monitor and scanner that allows to them to get information about approaching trains.”
Along with the great train watching Snyder said other activities are planned for the day. The Southern Crescent Train Car, moved to the depot in 2011, will be open for tours from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and Spatial Affects Bluegrass Band will be on hand performing great railroad songs of the past and present. Finally, there will be an Insulator Swap Meet during the day as dozens of collectors display glass insulators used for telegraph and power lines in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Dalton Freight Depot is located at 305 S. Depot Street, Dalton, GA 30720.
For more information contact the Dalton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at 706-270-9960.
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