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Welcome "Students of the Iron Horse" !
....and Diesel, Juice (Electric & Traction), cable and air power !
Narrow gauge railroading in Romania. Link and pin (watch the guys
quick hand at about 9:40!), disconnected logging cars, no trainline
brakes, just handbrakes on cars. Polling cars with makeshift poles and
no poling pockets.
Click here to watch!
It was announced on May 12th that C&O #1309 2-6-6-2 will be moving from Baltimore, MD to Cumberland, MD to be restored and put back into service on the WMSRR.
Click here to view what's about to happen!
We recently learned from member Jim White that there is a new museum in Clayton County (near the Atlanta airport.) This museum, though not train oriented, is transportation. It is the National Museum of Commercial Aviation.
Click here for more info.
Carstens Publications (Railroad Model Craftsman, etc.) has announced they are closing as of the end of August. Sluggish sales, the economy, etc. all contributed. We will miss them.
A neat video that shows some of the many details that go into making those dramatic scenes you saw in the final product in the recent Johnny Depp movie "The Lone Ranger." They actually built a railroad (somewhere) out west to do the movie scenes!
Click here to watch the action - 10 minutes. Enjoy!
A Daily Mail (U.K.) writeup, photos and video link on the Union Pacific 4014 Big Boy move and restoration. (Note, it may be s-l-o-w loading.
Click for article.
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The Georgia Society of Ferroequinologists, Inc. is a railroading
club organized to discuss and enjoy railroading and trains, from
prototype to models,
in a social environment. It is a family club, with ALL
members of a family welcome to participate.
The organization was founded in 1979 (2013 was our 35th year
as a club!) as the Cobb County
Society of Ferroequinologists, and members have met monthly
since then to talk and enjoy trains. Our name was changed
in the mid 1980s when we were incorporated in the state of
Georgia. Our meetings are held on Friday nights in
Marietta, Georgia. At these meetings we discuss Society
business and enjoy a program, usually presented by a rail
transportation business person from the North Georgia area,
or one of our own members that relates a wonderful rail
What exactly is a "Ferroequinologist" ???
The word "Ferroequinologist" first saw use in the late 1970s
and is becoming more commonplace in the railroading hobby.
The word is made from several parts:
Ferro: Latin for Iron,
equine: a horse,
ologist: one who studies
Or, a person who studies the Iron Horse! Ferroequinologists "study"
the Iron Horse by gathering, discussing and sharing information on
railroading, modeling, trips and events. (This is also known as
the science of Ferroequinology.) Ferroequinologists also
frequent railroad museums,
ride trains, collect railroad artifacts (a/k/a "Railroadiana"),
photograph trains, and may even build models. Often these people
are referred to as "Railfans" or "Rail Buffs," and the modelers
The GSoF sponsors outings to local (and some distant) places to
ride rail, visit rail museums or view rail industrial sites.
We invite you to a GSoF activity, be a member, and share in our fun!
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Last updated: September 2014