About us

Your Atlanta Area Division for the NMRA and SER

The Piedmont Division is one of, if not THE most active, accomplished and productive NMRA Division in the country! Our members are some of the most talented modelers in the hobby, and all share a love of railroads.

A red model train coming towards the camera

The Piedmont Division, a 501(c)(3) organization, is a group of about 450 model railroading enthusiasts in metro Atlanta and North Georgia. It is a part of the SOUTHEASTERN REGION of the NATIONAL MODEL RAILROAD ASSOCIATION. We are one of the biggest, most active and fastest growing Divisions in the NMRA. You do not need to have trains of your own to be a member— just someone that enjoys railroading and the hobby.

Our members have all scales of model trains, including large scale garden layouts. Some members have huge, fully detailed and landscaped layouts that fill basements and outbuildings. Others only have a simple model train set that comes out of the box for holidays. These layouts cover railroads past and present, and portray most parts of North America as well as some in Europe.

The Piedmont Division is a diverse group that simply enjoys model railroading and the company of like-minded enthusiasts

What does the Piedmont Division do?

Hold monthly meetings with clinics covering all aspects of railroading and modeling, including “Bring and Brag” where members can show what they are working on.

Schedule monthly open houses at a member’s model train layout


Host the PIEDMONT PILGRIMAGE on weekends every October and November when as many as 70 members open their layouts free to the public.

Conduct TRAIN ‘N CAMP seminars every quarter to help model railroaders get more enjoyment from the hobby by improving their skills and knowledge.

Publish the quarterly online newsletter TIMETABLE to announce coming events, showcase member layouts and celebrate member achievements.

Twice each year hold MODEL and PHOTO CONTESTS for members to demonstrate their creativity and skills.

Provide the opportunity to operate trains on member layouts during open houses and through local operating groups.

Promote model railroading at various shows and events throughout North Georgia.

If these activities fire up your inner engineer, please come to one of our meetings! Division meetings are open to everyone and there is no charge to attend.

Visit our website at piedmont-div.org to learn more about us and see what we’re up to.

I hope to see you at one of our events!


Perry Lamb

Superintendent, Piedmont Division


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