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Non-GSoF Meetings and Events Schedule

Schedules and Announcements

For North Georgia Rail Museums, Clubs, Shows, and Events

Below are announcements of non-GSoF monthly meetings and special activities of several Atlanta and Southeast area events and clubs:
The Piedmont Division of the NMRA
The Piedmont Division Meeting schedule and events
Southeastern Region of the NMRA
The Railroad Model Club of Atlanta O-Scale
The Southeastern Railway Museum
The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History (Home of The "General" & closed Sundays)
The Southern Railway Historical Society
The Marietta Museum of History
Dixie Division & Terminus Chapter of the Train Collectors Association
North Georgia Live Steamers
Tri-State Model Railroad Club
A list of Train Shows in North America
Also nearby tourist railroads, and local train shows. (GATS, Railroadiana, NMRA...)
While every attempt is made to insure accuracy, we are not responsible for errors or omissions.
Please contact the sponsor to verify the event times, places, and topics.




++++++++++++ Scheduled Atlanta and Southeastern Area Events ++++++++++++


Check out this 5-minute video promoting Model Railroading !

  • October/November 2017-----------------------------
    --- Beginning October 10th: National Postal Museum At the SMoCW&LH. Items on loan from the National Postal Museum in Washington, DC. See how railroads played an important part in moving the mail! click for details.
    --- November 24-25t6th: Planes & Trains Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins. Explore large model train layouts in the flight hanger. 478-923-6600. click for details.

  • December 2017-----------------------------
    --- December 9th: POLAR EXPRESS ADVENTURE. At the SMoCW&LH. Train layouts, dreamlike decorations, decorated "General", and of course, a visit from Santa! click for details.

  • January 2018-----------------------------
    --- January 26&27th: TRAINS, TRAINS, TRAINS! At the SMoCW&LH. Trains of all kinds at this annual event! Models, fun for kids, etc. click for details.

  • March 2018-----------------------------
    --- March 9th: Night At The Southern SMoCW&LH: Music and performers! Be sure to RSVP if you are coming ! click for details.

  • July 2018-----------------------------
    --- July 15th: Railroad Rendezvous! At the SMoCW&LH. Trains of all kinds at this annual event! Stories, music, craft fun for kids, and train layouts, etc. click for details.

  • Summer 2018-----------------------------
    --- June: The National Garden Railway Society will hold their annual convention at the Galleria in northwest Atlanta. This will be June 4 to Saturday June 9th. See the web site Click for more info.

    --- Jul/Aug: The NMRA 2018 NMRA National Convention will be held in Kansas City, Missouri. See the web site www.nmra.org for details.

  • Summer 2019-----------------------------
    --- Jul/Aug: The NMRA 2019 NMRA National Convention will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. See the web site www.nmra.org for details.


    ++++++++++++++++ Ongoing/yearly Atlanta area events +++++++++++++++++++++



  • Weekends: The NRHS and Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, Georgia is open and offers caboose rides. It is home to the NRHS (National Railway Historical Society) Atlanta Chapter. (They just acquired a new-to-them 1947 fire truck & a Checker Cab !) www.srmduluth.org

  • 2nd Tuesdays: National Model Railroad Association: Monthly meeting of the Piedmont Division, at the Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 805 Mt. Vernon Highway NW, 30327 in Atlanta, Georgia (off Riverside Drive, south of I-285 north crescent). www.piedmont-div.org "The Piedmont Division promotes model railroading to its members and the public by providing information, fellowship and organized activities that are educational, entertaining and engaging. The division operates within and supports the goals of the NMRA www.nmra.org and the Southeastern Region. www.ser-nmra.org

  • November is National Model railroading month. About 50 Piedmont Division NMRA members in north Georgia with layouts will be hosting open houses at various times every Saturday and Sunday in November. Please visit the "Piedmont Pilgrimage" at www.PiedmontPilgrimage.com

  • The Southern Museum (full name: The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History) located in Kennesaw, Georgia has rolled out it's "General-II" for use in youth programs. Other kids programs are coming. The Education Center is now open. It also hosts Kennesaw Historical Society talks, and is a Smithsonian Affiliate museum hosting S.I.T.E.S. traveling exhibits. Contact the museum at 770-427-2117 or click www.SouthernMuseum.org

  • The North Atlanta Trade Center or NATS (formerly a Richway Store) in Norcross, Georgia is just east of I-85. It is the site of many railroad-themed shows throughout the year. Exit 101 (Indian Trail) about 3 miles north of the I-285/I-85 "Spaghetti Junction" intersection. Click www.northatlantatradecenter.com for directions and event dates and times.

  • The Marietta Museum of History is located off the square in Marietta, Georgia within a dozen yards of the A&W (CSX) railroad tracks. It is in the building where James Andrews stayed and plotted to steal the locomotive "General" during the Civil War. Contact the museum at 770-427-2117 or click www.mariettahistory.org Open Mon-Sat 10AM-4PM.

  • The North Georgia Live Steamers or NGLS, a 1&1/2" live steam club is building a track at the Conyers Horse Park. See their web site for more information: Click North Georgia Live Steamers


    ++++++++++++ Schedules, Announcements, & Maps +++++++++++++

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    "The Ferroequinologist, March 2008"






    Art Train in pencil by Anna Veccelio, 4th Grade