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The Club

The Piedmont Railroaders is an active club of over 30 members.  We enjoy watching trains, riding trains, and running model trains of various scales at our permanent facility (The Waystation in Remington) and participating in public train shows and community train festivals around the local area.


Meetings

Monthly Membership Meetings: The Club meets once a month for our monthly business meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month either at 7:00. Since the advent of the Covid pandemic we have not been able to meet at our usual Waystation location, but we hope that situation will return to normal very soon.  In the meantime, we arrange to meet at various safe locations.  Meetings typically consist of a short business session and a railroad related presentation to the members.

 

Operating Sessions

On a weekly basis the club's model train room is open for member's use on Monday evenings between 6:00pm and 8:00pm. Again, the pandemic has forced us to change the manner in which we are able to run trains.  The Waystation can be arranged for use in advance by a limited number of people.  Contact the Waystation Manager to make arrangements.  Again, we hope to have that returned to normal soon. We have a three track "O" layout, a two track HO layout (which operates DC and DCC control systems), a large two track “G” scale layout, and the ability to operate “G” scale live steam as well.


 
Community Activities and Train Shows

Each year the Club participates in a number of train shows within an hour’s 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. Layouts are powered and controlled by a digital command and control system (DCC) manufactured by Digitrax®. Click HERE to see pictures from the various shows.

 

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 the pictures HERE.
And be sure to check out the video HERE.

 

Newsletter

A monthly newsletter, "The Piedmont Local", is sent to member’s homes either electronically or by the postal service.  It includes all the information that one needs about meetings, minutes, news, stories, important dates and events and information about the programs to be presented at future meetings as well as any significant business matters to be discussed. It also has articles written by and for the members.

 

Programs for 2022

Programs are presented as part of the monthly business meetings.

We encourage members to volunteer to do a program for the members on whatever railroad or model railroad topic they desire.


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