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Welcome "Students of the Iron Horse" !

....and Diesel, Juice (Electric & Traction), cable and air power !


ATTENTION: We voted in April to begin meetings at 7PM.
Doors to the church room (should) open at 6:30PM.


Congratulations to our GSoF President, Jerry Mitch!
He completed the requirements for and was recently awarded
Master Model Railroader 594 !


The 'German' 20'x50' HO model railroad "Charlemagne's Kingdom" in Helen Georgia, that has been closed for years, is considering re-opening! But to do this, the building's owner will need help (hopefully from nearby model railroaders.) If you would like to participate, please contact the owner at: 706-878-2689, or the venue itself at: 706-878-4004.


I have added some new video links, and moved some around.
Check out the RAILROADING WEBSITES page for some time-consuming railroad video watching!


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MEMBERS
Read about your club's history, see current event schedules and club photos! Send us an idea for a program or clinic you would like to see at your club!
NOT a MEMBER?
Never heard about Ferroequinology? Read below; browse around our website and become a Student of the Iron Horse!
VISITED a RAIL SITE?
Have you visited a railfan place in North Georgia? Please tell us about it and we can put it in our list of good places to visit.
SPEAKERS
Do you have a good knowledge of a railroading subject? If so we would like to hear from you about speaking to our Society. Go to CONTACT the GSoF and send us info!


    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 (2016 is our 38th 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 2nd Friday nights of the month 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 experience.

    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 'Microferroequinologists'!

    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: October 2017



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