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Warrenton Branch RR Who we are!
     The Piedmont Railroaders was founded In Warrenton, Virginia in February 1995 as an organization for railroad enthusiasts of all ages, and  to provide a place where the members could share their individual interests in railroading. 
 

     Promoting all aspects of the hobby from railfanning to history to prototype equipment restoration and preservation to model railroading, we endeavor to create a common bond among our member's varied  interests.
 

     The Club supports various community activities by participating in public train shows, and town-sponsored railroad festivals
 

     We are the creators of the Civil War Train Display built for the celebration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial and located in the town of Remington, Va. See the Remington Civil War Project link below for a preview.


The Warrenton Branch of the Southern Railway (originally Orange and Alexandria Railway) opened in 1852 and ran from Warrenton to Calverton, VA where it connected to the main line. Passenger service ended in 1941, and in 2009 the last mile and one-half of the right-of-way at Warrenton was opened as the Warrenton Greenway trail. Much of the remainder of the branch is still in existence running from Calverton to the Vulcan Materials quarry near Casanova, VA. Train loads of bulk materials run on the line on a regular basis. At Warrenton there are still remnants of the old air-operated turntable. Much of the Warrenton Station remains as the upscale "Clare's at the Depot" restaurant. The N&W caboose, restored by Piedmont Railroaders, is also located adjacent to the old station.




We invite you to join our Club and to share your interests in this fascinating hobby
with us.  Follow the links below to learn more about the Club and its functions!

Above picture: The Remington bridge over the Rappahannock, circa 1863.

About
the Club
Club officers and Committees for 2022.

 
Club
Activities
Monthly membership meetings, operating sessions, train shows and newsletters.

 
Join the
Club
Get a membership application and all the information you need to become a member of the Piedmont Railroaders

 
News &
Events
The latest club news, pictures and video's from recent events

 
Club
Layouts
Details and pictures of the Clubs permanent and portable N, HO, S, O, and G scale layouts

 
Remington
Civil War Project
Build an HO scale moduler train Display for the Sesquicentennial celebration of the Civil War to be displayed in the town of Remington, and eventually be a part of the Remington Museum.

 
Train
Shows
Pictures and description from the various train shows that Piedmont Railroaders has participated in over the years -- including those that we presently attend

 
Member's Layouts
& Trains
Details and pictures of the home layouts of the club members

 
Working on the
Model Railroads
Piedmont members actively working on the club and home railroad projects

 
Upcoming
Events
The schedule of upcoming Club train shows and other activities open to the public.

 
Module
Construction
Module standards and construction specifications used to construct Club and member owned modules.

 
Walkersville
Southern RR
Some members of the club participate in the operation of the full-sized Walkersville Southern Railroad in Maryland.

 
Equipment
Restoration
Restoration and preservation of the former Norfolk & Western caboose #518554 located at the 4th St. trailhead of the Warrenton Greenway

 
Railfan
Pages
Norfolk Southern, Amtrak, and Virginia Railway Express trains operating through nearby Manassas, scanner frequencies in use in this area.

 
Railroad
History
A brief history/map of the railroads in North Central Virginia from their inception to today's operating railroads.

 
In
Memoriam
Members of the Piedmont Railroaders who have passed away and are working on the big model railroad in the sky.

 
Favorite
Links
Our collection of interesting websites to visit.


If you wish to contact the club for additional information you may Click HERE

 

 



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