Trains, Trains, Trains!

The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, Kennesaw, GA, held it's annual Trains, Trains, Trains! event on January 25, 2014 and the North Atlanta Rail Barons were there in force.

Our members assumed responsibility for delivering and installing the Piedmont Division's Kids Layout in O-scale, and then supervising the layout for the day-long event. Walt Liles, I.D. Jackson, Bob Wood, joined by several members of North Georgia Modu-Rail, set Walt Liles and Howard Goodwinup and tested the layout on Friday evening prior to the show. Howard Goodwin and Mark Thomann joined in on show day to supervise the activity for most of the day.

We also displayed the NARB "Model Railroad Magic" project that we had recently completed in December, 2013.

In addition, there was a very large modular railroad installed and operated by North Georgia Modu-Rail in which Walt Liles and Steve Funsten participated with their own modules.

More than 2400 visitors to the museum were able to view all of the museum's displays, plus these three display in which members of the North Atlanta Rail Barons were participating.

Trains, Trains, Trains! Photos and Video

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Steve Funsten's

Blue Ox Trains Module



Steve Funsten's Logging Module





Walt Liles' Corner Module


You are never too young to love Trains!


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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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General Information: Howard Goodwin, MMR

  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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