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Piedmont Division Layout Tours Well Worth the Trip

Piedmont Division Layout Pilgrimage Sign
November is National Model Railroad Month. The Piedmont Division of the National Model Railroad Association celebrates November with a public tour of model railroads in the Atlanta Area. The Piedmont Pilgrimage tour is open to anyone interested in model railroading. Just come in anytime during the scheduled times for each open house. The cost for entry is free! This is the sixth year of this effort: It gets bigger and better each year. Children are welcome to attend with proper supervision from their parents. Bring your camera so that you can take home some great memories. We would love for you to join us as we celebrate National Model Railroad Month in November by visiting Atlanta's best layouts! Be sure to tell your friends.

For detailed information go to their website.

Caution: Extreme Trains on Television!

A series of interesting television specials has started on The History Channel. The series will be hosted by Pan Am Railways Conductor Matt Brown, a "genuine insider with an infectious enthusiasm for trains," according to the press release. He will show how Extreme Trains played a key role in U.S. history from train robberies to World War II events and continue to be vital to the nation today. In the premiere episode, Matt joined the coal train hauling a cargo of coal through Pennsylvania from mine to power plant: Getting a train over the Allegheny Mountains can be quite a challenge. In addition to the coal train moving through Pennsylvania and the Allegheny Mountains, the program will feature an intermodal train making its way from Los Angeles to Dallas/Fort Worth and Amtrak's Acela Train running from Washington, D.C., to Boston. Also making the network's grade are a Union Pacific Railroad refrigeration train, Ringling Bros. circus train, Amtrak's Empire Builder, and the "Transcontinental" and a special on UP steam. All will be featured in separate episodes. Here is the schedule for the remaining programs: Norfolk / Southern on 11/25; Amtrak's Empire Builder on 12/2; BNSF Freight Train on 12/9; Union Pacific Refrigeration Train on 12/16; Amtrak Acela Train on 12/23; and Union Pacific Steam Train 12/30. Enjoy!

The Apple Valley Model RR Club Holds Open House During the Holidays.

The Apple Valley Model Railroad Club, located in the historic Hendersonville Railroad Depot on Seventh Avenue at Maple, will be open to the public on Friday, November 28 and also on Saturday, November 29th from 10 am until 4 pm. This is a great opportunity to visit this wonderful layout with family and friends!



Our next meeting is Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 7:00 pm. for more info see Page 3.


Our next train show is Feb. 20 & 21 at the Asheville Civic Center