2017 Calendar Available Now

The Central of Georgia Railway Historical Society is pleased to announce the publication of our new 2017 Central of Georgia calendar. The 13-month calendar features black & white photographs of passenger and freight trains (including steam and diesel) in operation at Atlanta, Bowdon Junction, Weems, Chattanooga, Eatonton, Savannah, and several other cities on the CofGa. Important dates in the history of the Central of Georgia and subsidiary lines are also included.

Most of the images used in the 2017 calendar are from the Society’s collection. The calendar is available from our online store here and at all of the train shows we attend.

 

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2016 Calendar Available Now

The Central of Georgia Railway Historical Society is pleased to announce the publication of our new 2016 Central of Georgia calendar. The 13-month calendar features color photographs of passenger and freight trains (including steam and diesel) in operation at Atlanta, Macon, Columbus, Savannah, and several other cities on the CofGa. Important dates in the history of the Central of Georgia and subsidiary lines are also included.

All of the images used in the 2016 calendar are from the Society’s collection. The calendar is available from our online store here and at all of the train shows we attend.

 

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HO Ventilated Box Car Kit Available Again

The Central of Georgia Railway Historical Society, Inc., is pleased to announce that our HO scale ventilated boxcar kit is available again. The kit was originally produced in 2005 and updated and re-released in 2009. The model is produced exclusively for the Society by Smoky Mountain Model Works.

The kit is based on two nearly identical groups of 40-ton steel underframe ventilated boxcars built for the CofGa by Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Co.: CG 56000-5650 (built in 1925) and CG 56501-58500 (built in 1926).

The kits feature a highly detailed one-piece urethane resin body with separate underframe and details, including both solid and ventilated doors, and open and closed end ventilators. Decals produced by Rail Graphics (using artwork provided by the Society) are included for post-1932 lettering. Detailed instructions are provided on mini-CD.

This re-run only includes kits with the Murphy”Pivoted All Steel Flexible” car roof which was applied to CofGa ventilated boxcars as replacements beginning in the mid 1930s. The kits also include a revised and updated underframe, based on new information located during the production of the Society’s HO scale pulpwood car kit. (Note that the photos shown on this page are of an earlier run with the as-delivered Murphy XLA roof.)

Note that trucks, couplers, and wheelsets are not included.

The kits sell for $46.95 and are available at our online store (click here) and at any of the train shows we attend

Please order soon as quantities are limited!

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Society Releases Two New T-shirts

The Society also has two new CofGa t-shirts available, both featuring the “Streamlined Money-Saver Service” design. One shirt is oxide red (100% cotton) with white lettering, and features the design as it appeared on factory painted boxcars (mismatched “E”s and one set of speed stripes). The other shirt is gray (90% cotton) with blue lettering, and has the design as it appeared on some shop repaints (matching “E”s and two sets of speed stripes).

(Note: An article in the April–June 2014 issue of The Right Way titled “Streamlined Money-Saver Service” covers the history, use, and variations of this popular paint scheme.)

The shirts are available in adult sizes (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL) and sell for $14.75 each (price includes postage). They are available from our online store here.