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September 2022: Coming Down the Tracks beginning October 22nd! The 20th annual Piedmont Pilgrimage

September 2022 – The 20th annual Piedmont Pilgrimage, the hobby’s premier “open house” model railroad layout tour program is almost here.  We have an all-new website this year, so please be patient as we continue tweaking some of it.  I am very happy to announce that we have started posting some of our Tour Schedule, with many more locations to come!   As Co-Chairperson for this annual event (along with Joe Sullivan), 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.

Mike Deaton

2022 Piedmont Pilgrimage Co-Chairperson

For our 2022 Piedmont Pilgrimage event, we are presenting over 40 of our traditional open house, in-person tours, all around the great Atlanta area.  The first tours will begin Saturday, October 22nd, and others will follow (weekend days only) through Sunday, November 20th.   The complete tour schedule and all of the latest details for these tours will be posted here on this website as they become available. 

We are really looking forward to our open house layout tours this year.  However, we know that Covid-19 continues to be a concern here in the Atlanta area.  Some of our hosts are still hesitant about having guests at their homes.  Some of them may have specific health and safety requirements for guests to access to their private property.  We respect all of the individual decisions by our hosts regarding their safety and yours (their guests).  All guests will be expected to comply with any posted requirements for entry (please note that these vary from host to host!), and we will sincerely appreciate your full cooperation in observing these rules.

Please 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 2022 Piedmont Pilgrimage.  Please stay safe & healthy, and enjoy this great program!

Mike Deaton – Piedmont Pilgrimage Co-Chairperson