September 2021 – Plans are “steaming up” now for the 19th annual Piedmont Pilgrimage, the hobby's premier “open house” model railroad layout tour program. As the Chairperson for this annual event, presented by The Piedmont Division of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA), I am delighted that you are looking to join us for another exciting year of model railroading action around the greater Atlanta, Georgia area.
For our 2021 Piedmont Pilgrimage event, we are presenting about three dozen of our traditional open house, in person tours, along with a smaller group of our popular video layout tour productions. The first in-person tours will be open on Saturday, October 23rd, and others will follow (weekend days only) through Sunday, November 21st. Tour schedules and other details (as of the moment) will be posted on this website in the coming days. We hope to have everything initially posted by Labor Day, September 6th. All of our new video tours will be available for viewing here as of October 23rd.
We are really looking forward to resuming our open house layout tours this year. However, we know all too well that the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be a very significant concern here in the Atlanta area. Not surprisingly, a lot of our hosts are still hesitant about having guests at their homes. Many of them have set specific health and safety requirements for guests to access to their private property. Some of them may choose to cancel their scheduled tour entirely. We support all of the individual decisions by our hosts for their safety and yours (their guests). All guests will be expected to comply with all posted requirements for entry (please note that these will vary from host to host!), and we will sincerely appreciate your full cooperation in observing these rules. It is absolutely essential that you check this website carefully for the latest information and access requirements before departing to any of our Piedmont Pilgrimage tour locations! All tours are subject to cancellation, and the guest access requirements of our hosts are subject to change at any time.
On behalf of the Piedmont Division of the NMRA, and all of our hosts this year, let me welcome you to the 2021 Piedmont Pilgrimage. Please stay safe and healthy, and enjoy this great program!
Mike Deaton - Piedmont Pilgrimage Chairperson