Coastal Rail Buffs Show in Savannah, GA

January of 2014 brings the 25th annual model railroad and train show in Savannah, Georgia. This show is put on by the Coastal Rail Buffs model railroad club of Savannah. The show will be Saturday and Sunday, the 18th and 19th of January. It will be held at the athletic center of the Armstrong Atlantic State University which is very convenient to the area and has lots of parking. For more information visit the Coast Rail Buffs website at

Coastal Rail Buffs

National Train Show and NMRA Convention 2013

The National Train Show 2013 will be in Atlanta, Georgia next weekend, July 17 to 19. This is the annual train show which goes along with the NMRA, National Model Railroad Association, convention each year.

National Train ShowThere will be over 35,000 feet of modular train layouts operating plus lots of railroad collectibles, model dealers, clubs, etc… Check out this flyer for more information.

I will be there from Wednesday to Thursday, and will be helping out at the Atlantic Coast Line / Seaboard Air Line Historical Society booth on Saturday some. The ACL & SAL HS will be in booths 142-143.

If you are there, please find me and say “Hi!”, or let me know where you will be and I will find you. And, of course, I should be posting lots of pictures.

Oh, my wife Nancy is going too, but expect to find her by the hotel pool, at the local area thrift and antique shopping spots, and generally trying not to be too associated with all the geeky train folk. I appreciate her coming along on this and putting up with all the train talk.

2013 NMRA Convention in Atlanta

NMRA 2013 ConventionThe 2013 convention of the National Model Railroad Association will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from July 14 through the 20th. I am very happy to report that I will be attending at least from Thursday the 17th on.  Earlier depends on work and wife and funds and life in general. There will be layout tours, workshops, seminars, displays, and just all kind of good model railroad stuff. And some prototype railroading too!

The show will be held in Marietta, which is in Northwest Atlanta, at the Cobb Galleria Centre. As always, the even also coincides with the National Train Show. The National Train Show® was established in 1988 by the National Model Railroad Association as a nationally sponsored combined industry trade show and public train show to promote the hobby of model railroading.  The National Train Show offers convention attendees the opportunity to meet vendors, suppliers, and manufacturers of the hobby industry. Many manufacturers also unveil new products at the Show.

Southern Railway Model