Athens Railroad Days 2010

The 2010 Athens Community Council on Aging RailRoad Days show, held on April 17 in Athens, GA was a big success. The layout configuration was the same as used for the NMRA Layout Tour 2010.

Report from Mike:
We had great weather and a great time this weekend at the 2010 Athens Community Council on Aging RR days. It took us about 2-2.5 hrs to setup and about 1 hour to break it down and be on the road.
3 N-scale clubs exhibited. The Athens Bend Track was in the waiting room of the old Athens Southern Railway passenger station. The North Atlanta T-Trak and the PNS were in an adjacent building with a view of the CSX mainline.
We elected to run all lines DCC and had as many as 7 consists running at the same time. Pretty good for the 3 of us! We had a PNN mixed freight running on the mountain line. The branch line had a CoG transformer train (remember we were in Georgia) and Clinchfield coal train pulled by a 4-6-6-4 Challenger. The blue line had an NS coal train and an Amtrak passenger train. The red line had a CSX double stack and a Family Lines (CRR reporting marks) mixed freight. The camera car/RDC was parked watching the action from a siding and the Graham County RR Shay was mostly parked at the new saw mill.  We didn't do much switching since, with the available RR persons we had, this was all we could handle safely.