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Welcome "Students of the Iron Horse" !

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

It is all right to have a train of thoughts, if you have a terminal.

A member in the Kennesaw, Georgia area is cleaning out some G-Trains, and has three "sets" for sale, plus some aluminum hand-lay rail, etc. At this time, if you are interested, please send a note to me, Webmaster, via our CONTACT the GSoF page. I may be a little late getting back, but hope to check my email every few days. Here is a link to view a MS DOC file of items:
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A second (new) member has a large collection of railroad books that he will soon be offering for sale.
Watch this space for a list, as I will post it as soon as I receive the copy.

The Kennesaw, Georgia Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History is sending out a call for "Teen Volunteers." Candidates must be at least 16 years old. Applications must be turned in by September 4th, 2019. Interviews will be held on Saturday September 7th, 2019 at the museum. Contact them at 770-427-2117 for more info.

Dan B. And Alan S. have proposed several outings, to travel a few hours and ride trains or visit train museums.
First trip: Maybe late October or November 2019 (SOON!) To ride from Chattanooga to Summerville (& return.) Cost $29.
Second trip: Again, late October or November 2019: To Americus to ride the SAM Short Line RR. Cost $27.
Third trip: To Roanoke Virginia (requires overnight in motel,) spring 2020. To visit the old N&W shops,
the train museums nearby and hopefully an excursion ride behind 611. Cost unknown.
Come ready to make firm plans at our OCTOBER 11th Meeting !!!!

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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 (2018 is our 40th 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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