Piedmont Division Members-Only Operating Session

Date: 
Sat, 08/12/2017 - 8:45am - 1:30pm

John Rieken is holding a Piedmont Division members-only operating session August 12, 2017 on his "Transcon-Four" HO scale layout.

This session is limited to Piedmont Division members only.  Space is limited - registration is required.

John's HO scale layout depicts terminal operations in the Chicago area near the end of the 1960’s.

This layout was designed as a transcontinental operation with Chicago as the hub of activity. When complete, operators will be able to take a Pennsylvania train from Philadelphia into Chicago, hand the transfer consist over to the Belt Railroad of Chicago, leave westbound on the CB&Q, and continue on to the west coast on the Great Northern from Minneapolis.

The track work on this 40’ x 53’ layout is currently 65% complete with operations taking place on the PRR, BROC and CB&Q. Digitrax DCC Simplex is used for Command and Control.

The "Transcon-Four" is located at:

371 E Coker Rd
Homer, GA 30547-2310

John is just off of I-85 approximately 60 miles north of Spaghetti Junction.

  • Take exit 154 (GA 63)  This is first exit past the outlet malls in Commerce.
  • Turn  left at the top of the ramp onto GA 63.
  • Proceed approximately 4 miles and turn left onto E Coker Road.
  • Proceed approximately 1/2 mile.  Take the gravel road on the left then immediately on the next gravel road on the left.

 Look for the yellow Piedmont Pilgrimage signs at GA 63 and Coker Road and at the entrance to my home on Coker Road. 

For additional information about the "Transcon-Four" visit John's website at http://lizrieken.wixsite.com/transcon-four or contact John at jrieken@windstream.net.

This session is limited to Piedmont Division members only.  Space is limited - registration is required.  

To register, contact Director of Operations Royal Bruce at royalbruce@comcast.net.