The North Atlanta Rail Barons
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NARB LogoThe North Atlanta Rail Barons website is organized along two tracks: Recent News and information about our Members.

Recent News covers events in which our members are highly involved or events that we have staged as an Operating Group. The navigation tabs in the left margin of each page will lead to information and photographs of those events.

Each of our Members is involved in planning or building (or has already built!) a model railroad layout. The Member Index in the right margin of each page lists all of the current members of The North Atlanta Rail Barons and several members who have left the group for geographical or other reasons. Links to each of the current members will yield information and photographs of their involvement in Model Railroading.

  • The Charter Members section of the accordion lists only those Charter Members who are still involved on a regular basis.
  • The Members section lists those who have joined the group since its initial founding and who are presently involved on a regular basis.
  • Former Members are recognized in the third section of the accordion.

All of our members are active members of the Piedmont Division, Southeastern NMRA 100% CertificateRegion, National Model Railroad Association, making the North Atlanta Rail Barons one of only two 100% NMRA Member Operating Groups in the state of Georgia and one of just 91 100% NMRA clubs in the United States and Canada.  The Rail Barons meet weekly at one of the members' homes for fellowship, food, and fun - and most importantly for model railroad construction, operations, or educational clinics.  Sometimes we meet for dinner at a local restaurant ahead of our meetings to discuss all sorts of relevant as well as irrelevant topics.

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Main Page

Recent News

Member Index

Charter Members


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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. Please include your telephone number if you wish to have someone call you.

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

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