Southeastern Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum

Those who visited this fledgling museum in 2011 are in for a very pleasant surprise, as this museum has grown by leaps and bounds in the following decade. They have numerous pieces of railroad equipment on display, including two locomotives and several narrow gauge pieces of rolling stock, most of which are under cover.

The museum inside the Newton depot is well worth visiting, with almost half of the building now a museum, which is filled with artifacts and interpretative displays. Next to the depot is another building, which houses the model railroad center. This center holds several model railroads of various scales, varying from HO to G. This complex is located within ten miles of the Hickory Metro Convention Center.

For more information about this museum, visit their website at