Tom Banks's North South Railroad [Jonesboro, GA] (N)

Layout Tour Dates

Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
In-person tour of an indoor model railroad. This host has NO SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS for healthy guests who do not have Covid-19 symptoms.
North South Railroad [Jonesboro, GA]
8042 Autumn Woods Dr
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Pilgrimage Pioneer Over 5 Years on Tour
Contact Information
Tom Banks
770-477-1480
Wheelchair Accessible: 
No
Layout Details

The video above is a replay from our 2020 "virtual" Piedmont Pilgrimage.

For 2021, this will be an in-person tour of this indoor model railroad. 

Layout Description:

The North South Railroad is an N Scale basement empire occupying approximately 900 sq. ft.  The layout represents a bridge route connecting Atlanta, Chattanooga, and Cincinnati.

Operations feature intermodal and coal trains, as well as mixed freight, set in the 1970-2000 time frame.  Layout highlights include Cheoah Dam module built by Mike Callahan, MMR with a gantlet bridge across the Little Tennessee River; Ryder/PIE truck terminal; Ford auto assembly factory, and Lady Jane coal loader.

The North South Railroad was featured in the May/June 2013 issue of NScale Magazine.  

Scale

N

Size

55' X 17'  (approximately 900 sq. ft.)

Prototype

NS & CSX

Locale

Atlanta to Cincinnati

Era

1970’s to 1990’s

Style

Dogbone

Len. of Mainline

300’

Benchwork

L-girder with 3/16" plywood & Styrofoam scenery

Scenery

80% - Hundreds of trees

Backdrop

Sky/clouds to ceiling, with coved corners

Controls

Digitrax DCC

Wheelchair Accessible

No

Directions 

From the East: I-285 to I-675 south to Exit 1 Highway 138 turn right to Jonesboro.
Proceed 2.8 miles to Autumn Woods Drive, turn left directly across from Fielder Road, 4th house on the left.

From the North: I-75 south to exit 228, Highway 138 turn right. Proceed 2.8 miles to Autumn Woods Drive, turn left directly across from Fielder Road, 4th house on the left.