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


Please check the 2015 schedule page!
We had to swap January & March programs.



I talked with Robin at our meeting place, the Covenent Presbyterian Church, Monday about the lack of heat, and inability to be able to operate the system Friday night in November. As the upstairs room is used infrequently, the system probably got turned off. Robin said she would have the church's maintenance man look into this issue before our January meeting! --- Bob.

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A 2 minute video, and some still overhead photos of the BRSRR and the Blue Ridge Mountains in October 2014. Enjoy!
Click here to watch a 2 minute video! or... Click here to view several still pictures.


The making of a steam whistle. There is quite an art to making those melodious sounds. More than you care to know!
Click here to watch 17 minute video!


November 8, 2014. Former Southern 4501 and 630 engines team up for a nice outing. It brought out hundreds of people that stood by the tracks with their digital cameras...
Click here to view double-headed STEAM!


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.




    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 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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    While a generous effort has been made to present accurate materil in this website, we are human (although some of us may argue that opinion) and occasionally do make mistrakes. If you have issues with the content of this website, please see the "CONTACT" section in the site navigation menu above, and provide to us substaintiated corrections. Thank you.
    Last updated: December 2014




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