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Ferroequinology is Fun
The Georgia Society of Ferroequinologists, Inc. is a railroading
club organized to discuss and enjoy railroading and trains, from
prototype to models,
in a social environment. It is a family club, with ALL
members of a family welcome to participate.
The organization was founded in 1979 (2020 is our 42nd year as a club!) as the Cobb County Society of Ferroequinologists, and members have met monthly since then to talk and enjoy trains. Our name was changed in the mid 1980s when we were incorporated in the state of Georgia. Our meetings are held on 2nd Friday nights of the month in Marietta, Georgia. At these meetings we discuss Society business and enjoy a program, usually presented by a rail transportation business person from the North Georgia area, or one of our own members that relates a wonderful rail experience.
What exactly is a "Ferroequinologist" ??? The word "Ferroequinologist" first saw use as far back as 1966 in England, and is becoming more commonplace in the railroading hobby. The word is made from several parts:
equine: a horse,
ologist: one who studies
The GSoF sponsors outings to local (and some distant) places to ride rail, visit rail museums or view rail industrial sites.
We invite you to a GSoF activity, be a member, and share in our fun!