Railroad Days: Athens Transportation Celebration held SATURDAY!!!
It may not be a working depot anymore, but there was plenty of transportation rolling into the Athens Community Council on Aging at the 18th Annual Railroad Days on Saturday, March 10. Check out photos here of the event.
The agency hosted the family-oriented event as a nod to its history as the former Southern Railways passenger station. Although passenger trains stopped running in 1951, the lines were used by freight trains until the early 1970s. This year, Railroad Days expanded to celebrate other modes of transportation. There was a beautiful model train display by the Athens Bend Track as well as a fire truck, police car, antique car show, VW club cars, and some other fun modes of transportation for the children (and adults) to enjoy. There was bar-b-que provided by Gwinnett Federal Credit Union and Members Auto Choice, inflatables, tractor rides, and fun activities for children of all ages.