Open House on the Utah, Colorado & Western

Perry Lamb, a charter member of The North Atlanta Rail Barons, opened his Utah, Colorado & Western Railroad for a Piedmont Division Open House on April 13, 2014. The event was well attended with more than 46 visitors from the Division and the general public.

Rob Dodds and Brian Sandberg, both members of the Rail Barons, operated trains for the duration of the event, and Howard Goodwin, MMR greeted guests at the door and talked about model railroading topics of specific interest to them. Barbara Crawford served as hostess/greeter, and she is a natural! (I think she got indoctrinated at the Model Train Show!) And of course, Perry spent most of his time - shadowed by watchdog George - in the train room answering questions about the UC&W. Perry has a very fertile imagination which is demonstrated in his written "history" of the railroad.

The three-hour event stretched into almost four hours with late-comers arriving near the scheduled closing time to view the operations of the trains and the superb scenery. Perry's late wife Michelle painted the wonderful backdrops and helped with scenery installation, and the Rail Barons have assisted with planting trees, paving roads, and pouring concrete among other things. All of the pictures below are clickable for a more detailed view.

More details and photographs of the Utah, Colorado & Western Railroad are available on the Perry Lamb member page.

The Piedmont Division Open House program is administered by the Division's Director of Operations Walt Liles, who is responsible for scheduling special programs. Each month, one or two model railroads are featured in an Open House on the Sunday afternoon following the monthly Division meeting (which is held on the second Tuesday of each month.)

The North Atlanta Rail Barons are blessed with many very talented and highly-accomplished modelers, and Perry Lamb is one of the best in the Division. We are fortunate to have his experience and willingness to share it with us.

Photos from the Open House


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Contact Information

If you live in the Cobb, Cherokee and Paulding County area and would like information on the North Atlanta Rail Barons, or if you would like to visit one of our operating group sessions, please contact Howard Goodwin below.

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  Member Index

Charter Members

The following current members of the North Atlanta Rail Barons are Charter Members of the group:

Howard Goodwin, MMR

Charlie Brown, MMR

Al Churella

Rob Dodds

Perry Lamb

Walt Liles

Jim Travis



The following members have joined the North Atlanta Rail Barons during the last nine years.

Boyd Bender

Dave Butts

Brian Campbell

Steve Funsten

I. D. Jackson

Bill Mathewson

Conrad Mora

Bill Raymond

Brian Sandberg

Mark Thomann

Dean Webb

Bob Wood

Bill Zawacki, MMR


Former Members

Charlie Crawford, MMR was a Charter Member of NARB and former Superintendent of the Piedmont Division. He was the third member of our group to earn the award of Master Model Railroader. He is now participating in another local operating group.

Larry K. Smith, MMR was a charter member of NARB and now lives in Kentucky where he completed the requirements to become the fourth Master Model Railroader from NARB.

Louis Gomes was a long-term member of NARB, an excellent modeler, guru of the CV's and DCC decoders and wiring design. He was the group's first webmaster and is responsible for the design of our logo. Louis recently completed his education and was rewarded with a new job in Houston, TX.

Philo Hutcheson left us when he accepted a position with the University of Alabama Birmingham. He had built an excellent N-scale railroad prior to moving.

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