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Welcome "Students of the Iron Horse" !

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

The Friday February 14th meeting of the Ferroequinologists was cancelled.
So, see you in March !!! Meanwhile, stay warm and safe. Work on your railroad. Watch a train video.

Enjoy a look back at John Allen's fabulous layout, the G&D RR (Gorre & Daphetid). It was possibly the most realistic model railroad at its time. John was a professional photographer and initially delved into model railroading to create subjects for his well framed and lighted shots. The G&D filled a whole basement in his last home. John passed away in January 1973. Unfortunately, a tragic fire consumed John's home shortly after his death and only a few items were saved for posterity. Enjoy a look back at John Allen's fabulous layout.
Click to watch the G&D revival - 10 minutes.

This steamer through the city of Bogota, Colombia really struggles to start this train. An extra water bottle and 14 lit passenger cars round out this mid-December Christmas 2013 excursion.
Click here to watch the action. - 2 minutes Enjoy!

A “This is Atlanta” episode produced by Alecia Steele aired on WPBA broadcast channel 30 in mid-December 2013. It featured a model train segment with the NMRA Piedmont Division and Chattahoochee Express Operating Group. Enjoy....
Click here to see a 30 second promo.
Click here to watch the entire 9-minute segment.

Happy Holidays from Norfolk Southern !!!
Click for short holiday message.

Congratulations to Larry Smith, the latest MMR, #521 !!!!

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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 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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