Todd DeFeo

Model trains on display

ATLANTA — The local chapter of the National Model Railroad Association is celebrating National Model Railroad Month by sponsoring a tour of more than 40 layouts throughout Metro Atlanta.

The layouts are featured as part of the “6th Annual Tour of Atlanta’s Great Model Railroads” – also known as the Piedmont Pilgrimage. The layouts are open to the public free of charge during scheduled times between Oct. 25 and Nov. 29.

Railroads modeled in a number of gauges – including N, HO, S and G – will be featured in this year’s Piedmont Pilgrimage. About a dozen layouts join the tour for the first time this year.

For those looking for larger trains, the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth will be open Nov. 6-9 at no charge with a coupon. The 30-acre Southeastern Railway Museum features more than 90 pieces of rolling stock and an operating layout.

On Nov. 8-9, the North Georgia LEGO Train Club and the North Atlanta O-Scalers will be operating layouts during the museum’s “Model Railroad Days.”

For a complete schedule of the tour, details about the model railroads that will be featured on the tour and photos of the layouts, log onto the Piedmont Pilgrimage’s Web site.

About Todd DeFeo

Todd DeFeo loves to travel anywhere, anytime, taking pictures and notes. An award-winning reporter, Todd revels in the experience and the fact that every place has a story to tell. He is owner of The DeFeo Groupe and also edits Express Telegraph and Railfanning.org.