Southeastern Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum
The covered "Car Barn" will house the museum's rolling stock collection and provide general security, as well as shelter from the weather
These drawings are from the engineering plans already drawn for the museum. Note ample room for parking, rolling stock, and loading/unloading of equipment.
The Museum Complex
Our vision for the museum is to create a safe, accessible, and dynamic location where people will want to come visit time and time again. To that end, our plan calls for the following:
Newton Depot: Our restored 1924 depot building serves as anchor for the museum site. Currently, the building houses a museum, a model railroad (under construction), a public meeting room available for rental, and restrooms. Additional funds from the Golden Spike Campaign will be used for interactive displays, improved signage, an educational audio/video presentation for school groups and visitors, and other upgrades.
Covered Car Barn: The single largest point of expense is the covered car barn. This shelter will cover 300 feet of dual gauge track and provides cover from the weather and protection from vandals. It is designed in the same footprint as the local Carolina & North-Western locomotive shops and is surrounded by attractive fencing, which is protective as well as providing ample photographic access.
The Park: Our car barn will rest on two acres located across from the depot. It is designed to be "eco-friendly" and will contain a multitude of picnic tables, interactive displays, and intrepretive signage. It will also be surrounded by a 7.5" gauge railroad in order to provide train rides and demonstrations for train clubs and the public.