2015 Savannah RPM Meet

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Jan 022015
 

The 2015 Prototye Modeler’s Meet will be held on March 27-28, 2015 at the Port Wentworth, Georgia Community Center. The RPM Meet begins Friday at 9am, with clinics and models all day, finishing with slideshows after dinner. Saturday opens at 9am with a door prize drawing after lunch. The Meet concludes at 5pm with dinner and more slides to follow.

Savannah RPM MeetThe Savannah Prototype Modeler’s Meet is an annual event to showcase prototype models and for modelers to meet and socialize. Held in Port Wentworth, just outside of Savannah, the Meet attracts modelers from around the Southeast and beyond. All are welcome to attend, whether you have models to display or simply wish to learn.

The 2014 RPM Meet saw 70+ people in attendance with hundreds of models on display. They would like to make 2015 even bigger! Spread the word to all your friends so the event can grow. They would like to see 100+ people this year.

This show will feature the usual format for RPM meets. There will be clinics, model displays, and brotherhood. There will be a limited number of vendors in attendance as well as several Historical Societies. Due to the emphasis of these meets being on models, please be sure to bring lots of them. There is plenty of room so that is not an issue. The more models the merrier!

Clinics:

The 2015 clinics are still being scheduled. Below is the 2013 list:

  • Wire Bending For Model Building
  • Modeling A Georgia Rd. SW-7
  • Turning An Athearn “Blue Box” SD-50 Into An Accurate Contest/Display Model
  • Upgrading The Genesis SCL GP-9 To QSI Stereo Sound
  • Late Seaboard System/Early CSX In Eastern North Carolina
  • Building The Calabash Terminal Railroad
  • Corrections For The New Genesis Southern GP38-2

For more information, registration, and directions, check out the Savannah Prototype Modelers Meet website.

26th Annual Savannah Model Railroad and Train Show

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Dec 172014
 

January of 2015 will bring the 26th annual model railroad and train show in Savannah, Georgia. This show is put on by the Coastal Rail Buffs model railroad club of Savannah. The show will be Saturday and Sunday, the 24th and 25th of January. It will be held at the National Guard Armory on Eisenhower Drive which is very convenient to the area and has lots of parking. For more information visit the Coast Rail Buffs website at http://www.coastalrailbuffs.org.

Coastal Railbuffs Show Savannah Georgia

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Savannah Coastal Rail Buffs Show

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Dec 262013
 

January of 2014 will bring the 25th annual model railroad and train show in Savannah, Georgia. This show is put on by the Coastal Rail Buffs model railroad club of Savannah. The show will be Saturday and Sunday, the 18th and 19th of January. It will be held at the athletic center of the Armstrong Atlantic State University which is very convenient to the area and has lots of parking. For more information visit the Coast Rail Buffs website at http://www.coastalrailbuffs.org.

Coastal Rail Buffs

Nov 282012
 

January of 2013 will bring the 24th annual model railroad and train show in Savannah, Georgia. This show is put on by the Coastal Rail Buffs – model railroad club of Savannah. The show will be Saturday and Sunday, the 26th an 27th of January. It will be held at the athletic center of the Armstrong Atlantic State University which is very convenient to the area and has lots of parking. For more information visit the Coast Rail Buffs website at http://www.coastalrailbuffs.org. (A bit of warning though, the site is not tablet friendly.)

Savannah Model Railroad Show

Savannah Temporarily Suspends Streetcar Service

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Jul 212012
 

Chatham Area Transit Authority (CAT) announced that the River Street Streetcar, “Dottie,” remains out of service at this Savannah, Georgia Streetcartime. The City of Savannah is making some improvements to the shed and track where the streetcar is housed, including raising the tracks to improve efficiency and provide a more comfortable ride.

The projected date of completion and reinstatement of service has been tentatively set for August 30, 2012. The authentic 1930s Melbourne streetcar is both environmentally friendly and ADA accessible. It is a pleasurable link to Savannah’s fare-free downtown transportation system. CAT Executive Director Dr. Chadwick Reese shares, “The streetcar is one of Savannah’s proudest treasures! It not only represents a link to Savannah’s historic past; but it is also a current economic generator to our downtown community. The upgrades to the system will ensure its viability, as well as serve as a platform to use as we seek to expand the system.”

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