Tour Atlanta’s Great Model Railroads

November is National Model Railroad Month. The Piedmont Division of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) celebrates November with a public tour of model railroads in the Atlanta Area.

Open House Layouts

The Piedmont Pilgrimage tour is open to anyone interested in model railroading. Just come in anytime during the scheduled times for each open house. The cost for entry is free! Children are welcome to attend with proper supervision from their parents. Bring your camera so that you can take home some great memories. We would love for you to join us as we celebrate National Model Railroad Month in November by visiting Atlanta's best layouts! Be sure to tell your friends.

Spreading the Word

The goal of the NMRA is to promote the fantastic hobby of model railroading, and the best way to learn about the hobby is to see for yourself the wonderful work of the Atlanta area experts. We are fortunate here in Georgia to have an incredibly large collection of outstanding model builders and all of them are very friendly and glad to invite you in to look at their work.

More Information

A printed tour booklet for the Pilgrimage is available at your local hobby shop, or you can find the tour schedule and directions online here at the Piedmont Pilgrimage website.

Look for our yellow Piedmont Pilgrimage yard signs to help you find the location of the layout.

Tour Yard Sign

Icons on layout pages and schedule listings

Special NoticeSpecial Notice
Look for special instructions or directions on the layout description
Pilgrimage PioneerPilgrimage Pioneer
Layouts participating since our inaugural year
Gold MedalGold Medal
Layouts participating 5 years or more
Silver MedalSilver Medal
Layouts participating over 3 years
Bronze MedalBronze Medal
Layouts participating at least 1 year
New TourNew Tour
Layouts on tour for the 1st time

Wheelchair Accessibility

Since this tour is comprised of home layouts, very few of the layouts on the Piedmont Pilgrimage are wheelchair accessible. Most of the layouts that say "Yes" to wheelchair accessibility will have a qualifier and do not meet federal guidelines. Since most of the layouts have a basement entrance, access is by traversing across a sloping and grassy or pine straw terrain. This should be approached with assistance due to the need for going up or down a hill and extra care should be taken during or following rain. The door entrances are a minimum of 30". Another area of concern is the line of sight once in the train area. The general height of the layouts range from 44" to 55" from a sitting position it may be difficult to view the layouts. None of the home layouts have wheelchair bathrooms available. We have a few layouts housed in public buildings that are fully wheelchair compliant.

North Georgia Live Steamers's Conyers & Hightower Trail Railroad (1.5")
Saturday, November 1, 2014 Afternoon
Crew Heimer's Western & Atlantic Railroad (HO)
Saturday, November 1, 2014 Morning
Eric Siegel's Appalachian & Western Railroad (O)
Saturday, October 18, 2014 All Day
James & Sally Bando's Grand Western Mining Company (HO)
Sunday, October 19, 2014 Afternoon
John Stevens's CSX/GNRR Tyrone Subdivision (HO)
Saturday, November 22, 2014 Morning
Ed Delattre's AL&TRR (HO)
Saturday, October 18, 2014 Afternoon
Neil Thomas's Diamond River Railroad (HO)
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Morning
Pete Silcox's Georgia Railroad (S)
Sunday, November 2, 2014 Morning
George Masak's German/Swiss Railway (HO)
Sunday, November 16, 2014 Afternoon
Paul V. Voelker's Union Pacific, Denver & Gulf (HO)
Saturday, November 8, 2014 Morning
Bill Zawacki, MMR's Little Towne Railroad (HO)
Saturday, October 18, 2014 Morning
Thomas Briskey's Pennsylvania RR, Pittsburgh Div. (HO)
Sunday, November 23, 2014 Morning
Lindsay Lapole's C&O New River and Central City Division (HO)
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Morning
Maurice Snook's Moe's Short Line (G)
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Afternoon
Denny Durst's Pittsburgh Union Railroad (HO)
Saturday, November 22, 2014 Morning
David Pitcher's Southwestern Pennsylvania Railroad (N)
Sunday, November 16, 2014 Morning
Dan Berman's Georgia Southern (HO)
Sunday, November 9, 2014 Afternoon
Nydia Hanna 's Raccoon Creek Scenic Railroad (O)
Sunday, November 9, 2014 Afternoon
Keith Williams's New York Central & Southern (HO)
Saturday, November 8, 2014 Morning
Jim Rogers's Cumberland Sub (HO)
Saturday, November 8, 2014 Morning
Jim Hoffman's Denver Rio Grande Western and Rio Grande Southern (HOn3)
Saturday, November 15, 2014 Morning
Howard Goodwin's Great Cypress Lines (HO)
Sunday, October 19, 2014 Morning
Joe Nichols Jr., MMR's Alpine Central Railroad (HOn3)
Sunday, November 9, 2014 Morning
Gary Jarabek's Pennsylvania Railroad Southeast Division (HO)
Sunday, November 23, 2014 Morning
Dr. Paul Schenk's Hybrid B&O and B&M (HO)
Saturday, November 15, 2014 Morning