The Piedmont Pilgrimage

Piedmont Pilgrimage LogoThe Piedmont Pilgrimage is an annual event sponsored by the Piedmont Division, Southeast Region, of the NMRA, Inc. In celebration of Model Railroad Month (November), up to ninety (90) model railroads in homes throughout the Division are open on either Saturday or Sunday for public tours. The 2013 Piedmont Pilgrimage was the 11th Annual Tour of North Georgia's great model railroads, and ran from October 12 through November 23 with almost 7,000 visitors.

Among the many folks opening their home model railroad layouts to the public each year are the following members of the North Atlanta Rail Barons:

Watch your calendars for the next Piedmont Pilgrimage, or pick up a free tour booklet at your favorite hobby store. Then set aside time on your weekends in October and November 2014 to see some of the finest model railroads anywhere.

Piedmont Division Logo           Southeastern Region logo           NMRA logo

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, MMR 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 HO-scale railroad depicting the Maine coastline in the 1940's/50's era.

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