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 not yet provided any SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS for guests. Please check this web page again before going to this location!
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.