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Dining on the railroads, 1940s style

By Jay Polk - bio | email

TIFTON, GA (WALB) - If you've even dreamed of reliving the glory days of passenger rail; or if you've never travelled on a train before, you'll have your chance to this weekend in Tifton.

And the best part is that you'll get a chance to help preserve this bygone era.

The Tifton Terminal Railway Museum is the proud owner of this 1948 diner railcar and has restored it to it's original splendor.

Saturday, the museum is holding a fundraiser which starts in the afternoon with a free event where you can visit the museum and look at the car.

And if you want to see what it would have been like to actually dine in the style of the 1940s, there is a dinner being held at 7:30. Tickets for the dinner are still available and include a full Southern style meal, complete with dessert.

For the organizers, preserving the city's railroading heritage is important.

"Tifton was built on the railroads. Art one point we had five different railroads in Tifton. Tifton is here because of the sawmill and cutting lumber has to get out somehow and it got out using the railroads," said Chris Parrott, the President of the Tifton Terminal Railway]

For more information on how you can have dinner with other railroad enthusiasts, you can call (229) 251-6804.

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