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Welcome to the Tri-State Model Railroaders serving Model Railroaders in southeast Tennessee, western North Carolina and north central Georgia.

We host festivals and events during the year for our community, as well as support model railroad enthusiasts in our region with meetings and events.

Come Ride the Rails 2021

Friday and Saturday. November 26 & 27, 2021

Trips continuously scheduled from 10am through 3pm

2021 Ride The Rails Location

Historic L&N Depot
150 Railroad Avenue
Mineral Bluff, Georgia 30559

Railroad Motor Car Trip

Enjoy a scenic 5-mile round-trip ride by Railroad Motor Car. You’ll journey across the Iron Bridge over the beautiful Toccoa River enroute to Murphy Junction. Then you’ll return over the bridge back to the Historic Mineral Bluff Depot.

Suggested Donation:
$15.00 Adults 18+
$5.00 Youths 2 thru 17

Authentic Railroad Hand Car

Next, have you ever navigated an authentic Railroad Hand Car? This is your chance. Real fun for all ages.
Suggested Donation:
$2.00 Per person per trip

Miniature 7 ½ gauge hand car

Great for children!

Rare Access to the Historic Mineral Bluff Depot

Visit inside the Depot and see the large “HO Scale” model railroad based on the L&N Railroad’s “Old Line” from Atlanta, Georgia to Etowah, Tennessee with its branch line through Mineral Bluff to Murphy, North Carolina

Phone: 423-299-3914

Mailing Address:
6311 Lakeview Terrace
Douglasville, GA 30135

Board of Directors

Ron Long

Jim Bell
Director/Vice President and Librarian

Jerry Kibler

Phil Abernathy
Director/Secretary and Programs

Ken Kelley
Director/Layout Development

Chris Hayes

Wyatt Swilley
Director/Immediate Past President

Tom Watkins

Gordon Tuenge