Southeastern Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum
The railroad heritage of the southern United States is extremely rich and firmly rooted in our regionís business and personal identity. Known for its production of agriculture, textiles, timber, and furniture, our industrial legacy was built upon a backbone of steel rails and wooden ties. From the 1830's until the present day, these lines provided a critical path for passengers, freight, and materials required for commerce. Along these rails are also scattered memories- loved ones embarking upon a new adventure, the soldier hero returning from war, or perhaps a simple visit with favorite cousins.
As a tribute to this history, the Newton (NC) Depot Authority is establishing the Southeastern Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum. This museum will house a collection of vintage railroad equipment that dates as far back as the era of Reconstruction, days when primitive iron rails endeavored to connect the cotton fields of lowland farms to the vast timber interests of the Appalachians.
Join us on this journey, as we endeavor to create a museum, a living testimony unlike none other east of the Mississippi River and south of the Mason-Dixon.
Upcoming Special Events
Oct 5: Alexander Chapter-NRHS meeting at the depot,
730pm. All ages welcome to attend.
Oct 7: Foothills Folk Art Festival- Display, Downtown
Oct 30: Spooky Tales of the Rails, 7-830pm
Nov 12: Museum Fall Gala, 2-4pm
Dec 2: Hot Cocoa w/the Conductor, 2pm
Dec 16: Pictures with Santa, 1pm
Museum open every Fri/Sat from 9am-4pm
PO Box 267
1123 North Main Avenue
Newton, NC 28658
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Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919 807 2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.
Open: Friday & Saturday 9am-4pm. Tours may be arranged for other times.
Home of the 41st National Narrow Gauge Convention- 2021
The SE Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum is located at 1123 North Main Avenue in Newton, NC. Museum is open Fridays & Saturdays.
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