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|Warrenton Branch -- Southern Railway
|Who we are!
The Piedmont Railroaders was founded In Warrenton, Virginia in February
1995 as an organization for railroad enthusiasts of all ages, and
to provide a place where the members could share their individual interests
Promoting all aspects of the hobby from railfanning to history to prototype
equipment restoration and preservation to model railroading, we endeavor
to create a common bond among our member's varied interests.
The Club supports various community activities by participating in public
train shows, and town-sponsored railroad festivals
We are the creators of the Civil War Train Display built for the celebration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial and located in the town of Remington, Va. See the Remington Civil War Project link below for a preview.
|The Warrenton Branch of the Southern Railway (originally Orange and Alexandria Railway) opened in 1852 and ran from Warrenton to Calverton, VA where it connected to the main line. Passenger service ended in 1941, and in 2009 the last mile and one-half of the right-of-way at Warrenton was opened as the Warrenton Greenway trail. Much of the remainder of the branch is still in existence running from Calverton to the Vulcan Materials quarry near Casanova, VA. Train loads of bulk materials run on the line on a regular basis. At Warrenton there are still remnants of the old air-operated turntable. Much of the Warrenton Station remains as the upscale "Clare's at the Depot" restaurant. The N&W caboose, restored by Piedmont Railroaders, is also located adjacent to the old station.
We invite you to join our
Club and to share your interests in this fascinating hobby
with us. Follow the links below to learn more about the Club and its functions!
Above picture: The Remington bridge over the Rappahannock, circa 1863.
|Club officers and Committees for 2024
of the Club
|Stories and vignettes from the club's history
|Monthly membership meetings, operating sessions, train shows and newsletters.
|The schedule of upcoming Club train shows and other activities open to the public.
|Pictures and description from the various train shows that Piedmont Railroaders has participated in over the years -- including those that we presently attend
|Members Layouts, Models
|Details and pictures of the home layouts of the club members as well as railfan activities
|Get a membership application and all the information you need to become a member of the Piedmont Railroaders
|The latest club news, pictures and video's from recent events
|Details and pictures of the Clubs permanent and portable N, HO, S, O, and G scale layouts
Civil War Project
|Build an HO scale moduler train Display for the Sesquicentennial celebration of the Civil War to be displayed in the town of Remington, and eventually be a part of the Remington Museum.
|Working on the
|Piedmont members actively working on the club and home railroad projects
|Module standards and construction specifications used to construct Club and member owned modules.
|Some members of the club participate in the operation of the full-sized Walkersville Southern Railroad in Maryland.
|Restoration and preservation of the former Norfolk & Western caboose #518554 located at the 4th St. trailhead of the Warrenton Greenway
|Norfolk Southern, Amtrak, and Virginia Railway Express trains operating through nearby Manassas, scanner frequencies in use in this area.
|A brief history/map of the railroads in North Central Virginia from their inception to today's operating railroads.
|Members of the Piedmont Railroaders who ave been granted Honorary status for their past efforts to advance the Club
|Members of the Piedmont Railroaders who have passed away and are working on the big model railroad in the sky.
|Our collection of interesting websites to visit.