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Location / Name:
Kennesaw GA, Cobb County

What's Here:
The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
CSX's mainline between Atlanta and Chattanooga TN

Data:
GPS Coordinates: as needed
Phone A/C:
ZIP:

Access by train/transit:
None

The Scoop:

This page is part of the Atlanta GA railfan guide.

CSX winds its way through Kennesaw on its way from Atlanta and Chattanooga.  There are a bunch of places around to get great shots of the trains as they rumble through.

The Museum here is one of the better Civil War museums I have been to.  On display is the Civil War steam locomotive the General.

Acknowledgements:
None yet....

Websites and other additional information sources of interest for the area:
https://www.kennesaw-ga.gov/museum/


MAP 1  - the Atlanta Homepage
MAP 2  - Downtown Atlanta
MAP 3  - NS's Inman yard and CSX's Tilford & Howell Yards - NW of downtown Atlanta
MAP 4  - south of Atlanta
MAP 5   - east of Atlanta
MAP 6   - west of Atlanta
MAP 7   - the Duluth and Norcross area, with the Southeast Railroad Museum

MAP 8  - the Marietta and Elizabeth area - NW outside the Perimeter
MAP 9  - the Georgia Northeastern RR
MAP 10 - the Kennesaw area and the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

the MARTA Metro System


Map


Please note, most small side streets not shown for clarity.


  Sights


  The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

GPS Coordinates: 34.02421, -84.61427
2829 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw GA 30144
770-427-2117
The Museum is open Tuesday Saturday from 9:30AM - 5PM.



Great Museum, with a whole lot of Civil War history, better than most in Gettysburg!





    I betcha the locals hate it when two trains hit the crossing at Cherokee, as in the right pix.


Signals
and places to take pictures from


  Stanley Road

 


  Adjacent to Main St in Kennesaw.

This set of signals is for a single crossover.  I parked in the shopping center to the west of the overpass and got pretty good shots, nice spot for train pix too.  The signal pictures are in no particular order.....

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Sign for the lumber yard siding


Siding not used anymore, going down to Main Street

 
Hand throw for the unused siding


  Near Twelve Oaks Road

Kinda near Twelve Oaks Rd, but still not really accessible by foot.

 


  Baker Rd

This location on Baker Road is just north of Jiles Road.  Interlocking for the two to one split.

     


  The overpass at Jiles looks like a good hangout for pictures.

  Not a bad spot for pictures, going over Barrett... from here, you can go east and catch the SB's along N. Cobb Pkwy with ease... you'll be surprised at how long it takes em to get there!

  Grade crossing at White Circle, at the bottom of the map.

    Grade crossing at Mossy Rock... Don't be surprised if people give you a funny look here, the homes look really, really expensive and probably don't understand us.... :-)

  A NB CSX freight at N. Cobb Pkwy... I love how Bing just manages to catch so many trains while flying around.


Fire and Police


  Station 8 - Cobb County Fire Department

Located on N Cobb Parkway at 2380, north of Barrett Parkway, more info at: http://fire.cobbcountyga.gov/station-8.htm




Station 26 - Cobb County Fire Department

Located at 3862 Cherokee St, more info at: http://fire.cobbcountyga.gov/station-26.htm

For more info on the location of all of the stations in Cobb County, visit: http://fire.cobbcountyga.gov/station_tour.htm




Floobydust


There is a Hobbytown hobby shop in the Cobb Place Shopping Center, way behind the DSW, which is right off Barrett. There may be more hobby shops, but I don't get around that much.

If you're a Chinese tool nut, there is a Harbor Freight store at the approximate location on the map, their handtool quality has improved some, but now, just like Sears did years ago, they offer way too many different lines of varying quality, and names (not to mention everything is offered in a plethora of colors :-).

If you go wayyyy down Barrett, till it turns into the East-West Connector, and then some, you will eventually come to Austell Road... hang a left, and in the shopping center on your right, you will see the only Home Depot Discount outlet in the U.S...... why here?, you'll have to ask the folks on Paces Ferry Road!  :-)
3999 Austell Rd, Austell, GA 30106, 770-941-9600 ..... If you go there, you will be about 5 miles from a hefty sized intermodel yard off of Westside Road and Garret Road SW in Austell.


One of my favorite sights on the trip along I-85 between Atlanta and Baltimore, in Gaffney SC!


Historical USGS Maps


Courtesy of the University of Texas Library, click here for their index page.



Disclaimers:

I love trains, and I love signals.  I am not an expert.  My webpages reflect what I find on the topic of the page.  This is something I have fun with while trying to help others.

Please Note:  Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.  For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.

If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct.  Once in a while, an error may creep in :-)

My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning.  Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or disoriented.  Take along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if you get lost!  I belong to AAA, which allows you to get local maps for free when you visit the local branches.  ADC puts out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their state maps do not have the railroads on them.  If you can find em, I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and concise graphics, and they do a really good job of showing you where tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads.  Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.

Aerial shots were taken from either Google or Bing Maps as noted.  Screen captures are made with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it! 

By the way, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous and/or other stuff.

Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit is always given!  Please be NICE!!!  Contact info is here

Beware: If used as a source, ANYTHING from Wikipedia must be treated as being possibly inaccurate, wrong, or not true.

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