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The Piedmont Railroaders is an active club of over 30 members
We enjoy watching trains, riding trains, and participating in public train shows and community train festivals.
We have a monthly club meeting and publish a monthly newsletter

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<<  Meetings  >>

Monthly Membership MeetingsThe club's model train room is open twice a week for member's use. We have a three track "O" layout, a two track HO layout, both analog and DCC, and a large "G" two track layout, available for club member's use. - The Club meets once a month for our monthly business meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month either at 7:00 PM at the Sun Trust Bank ( 251 W. Lee Highway Warrenton, VA ) in the lower level conference room or at another location in Remington.

Meetings typically consist of a short business session and a railroad related presentation to the members.


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<< Community Activities - Train Shows >>

Each year the Club participates in several train shows within an hours drive of Warrenton. 

The HO scale modules are constructed to an NMRA compatible specification.  This allows Club members to interconnect their modules into different size and shape layouts based upon the amount of space available at a train show. The modules can and sometimes are combined with modules from other clubs to make even larger layouts.The layouts are powered and controlled by a digital command and control system (DCC) manufactured by Digitrax.

The following shows are typically supported by the Piedmont Railroaders:

Prince William Boy Scout Troop #964 - (Scout photos) a multi-scale model train show held in March.  The Piedmont Railroaders combine their HO scale modules with those from two other clubs and the Boy Scouts to form a large layout of more than 100 modules in all. 

Manassas Railway Festival -  (Manassas photos) a street festival held on the first Saturday in June in the area of the Amtrak Station in downtown Manassas featuring multiple train layouts, railroad equipment on display, excursion train and railroad related vendors.

Culpeper Harvest Days Farm Tour - (Culpeper photos)a showcase of the agricultural diversity and heritage of Culpeper County. The tour starts at the Visitors Center in the Train Depot where you recieve a map and discription of all of the participating farms around the county.

Greenberg Train Shows - (Greenberg photos) The shows are held at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Va. and also at the Expo Center in Fredericksburg, Va. Several local clubs set up their module train layouts and many venders will be happy to sell you train related items as well as other toys and hobby supplies.

Warrenton Festival & Train Display, - held last weekend of September at the Payne building in the center of town. Va. The show is free and includes HO & N scale, and is very fun for children of all ages.

Bealeton Library- (Bealeton Library photos) In January 2014, the Bealeton Library held a 10th year anniversary and the Piedmont Railroaders helped celebrate with a train show in the old Bealeton Train Station, which is part of the library.

The Worlds Greatest Hobby Show - (The Worlds Greatest Hobby Photos) In January 2010 The Worlds Greatest Hobby on Tour came to the Chantilly Expo Center. They hoast shows in major cities across the nation and are excellent shows that are highly regarded

Please visit our Upcoming Events page for the details of future shows.


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<< Speeders >>

Some of our club members have speeders and enjoy riding the real rails, but on a smaller scale. If you don't know what a speeder is, then you need to check out these pictures - - - (Speeder photos)

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<< Newsletter >>

A monthly newsletter, "The Piedmont Local", is sent to members homes either electronically or by the postal service as a reminder of the next upcoming membership meeting and to announce the program to be presented at the meeting and any significant business matters to be discussed. It also has articles written by and for the members.
 


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