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btsnyder27

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Tennessee Railfanning
« on: May 19, 2014, 06:26:45 PM »
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Hi All,

In the coming months, I'll be traveling to Nashville and the Great Smoky Mountains (with stops in Chattanooga and Roanoke as well).  Are there any hobby shops (preferably N/HO), good (safe) railfanning spots, or just overall cool stuff that I have to see while I'm down in those parts?  Trips to the Virginia Museum of Transportation and O Winston Link museum are already on the agenda for Roanoke.

Thanks in advance!
Ben
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Re: Tennessee Railfanning
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2014, 09:03:16 AM »
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There are a couple of hobby shops in Chattanooga. The NMRA is based there right down the road from the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum...
http://www.nmra.org/howellday/

http://www.tvrail.com/

http://www.choochoo.com/modelrailroad.php

http://www.chattanoogadepot.net/

There is also a pretty well stocked LHS near Chattannoga, but I cannot remember where it was. The guys at CAMRC sent me there...
http://www.camrc.org/

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Re: Tennessee Railfanning
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2014, 12:14:26 PM »
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The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is worth the trip to North Carolina alone: http://www.gsmr.com

Have a great trip!
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Re: Tennessee Railfanning
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2014, 01:19:20 PM »
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The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is worth the trip to North Carolina alone: http://www.gsmr.com

Have a great trip!
Dave

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Re: Tennessee Railfanning
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 07:10:22 PM »
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Thanks for the replies, all!

Seuss - You wanna give me any more hints than that?  Nashville?  Tennessee somewhere?  Roanoke?  Never mind, I got it... :facepalm:
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Re: Tennessee Railfanning
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2014, 08:23:43 PM »
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Thanks for the replies, all!

Seuss - You wanna give me any more hints than that?  Nashville?  Tennessee somewhere?  Roanoke?  Never mind, I got it... :facepalm:

Hahahahaha, Ben.  Oh, wait until you get my age; the brain farts will occur with more frequency and duration.

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Re: Tennessee Railfanning
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2014, 09:00:44 PM »
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 :D

next time you're down, remind me to tell youa  story about that DD

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Re: Tennessee Railfanning
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2014, 10:59:26 AM »
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Also, I have to ask you about that bridge for sale in Brooklyn... :facepalm:
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