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DixieRail 2018     


Greetings from Atlanta

The Joint Railway Association of Georgia (JRAG) will be hosting DixieRail 2018 during the weekend of October 19, 20 & 21, 2018. Enjoy Southern Hospitality and model railroad operation in the “Sunny South” (we hope).  Registration is from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Friday October 19, 2018 in the Hotel Lobby. The plan is to operate Friday evening (6:30 PM departure), Twice on Saturday (8:30 AM and 2:30 PM departure) and on Sunday Morning (8:30 AM until 1:30 PM).  Trainmaster Model Trains will have a special open house for DixieRail Guests complete with “Dinner and Deals” on Saturday Evening.

There is a block of rooms at $102 per night, for double or single occupancy, at the Hampton Inn-Lawrenceville Sugarloaf.  Please make your hotel reservations before September 27, 2018.   All Layout Departures will be from the Hotel.

Call (678) 407-0018 for reservations ask for the DixieRail – Room Block, or use this link to Reserve your room online:

 Hampton Inn – Lawrenceville Sugarloaf

Give the Group Code “Dixie Rail” to get the DixieRail room rate.


Hampton Inn-Lawrenceville Sugarloaf  at I-85 & Sugarloaf Pkwy

6010 Sugarloaf Pkwy

Lawrenceville, GA 30043




We ask that you make your travel plans to arrive on Friday early enough for registration and a 6:30 PM layout departure from the hotel. On Sunday please do not plan on leaving the layout before 1:30 PM. (We have had problems in past years with operators leaving early to catch a plane on Sunday ruining the session for the other participants.) Travel time from the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport to the Hotel is approximately 1 to 1.5 hour on Friday. Sunday it will take 45min to an hour to get to the airport.  THANKS!

Y’all Come!

Norm Stenzel & the Hosts of DixieRail 2018

678-474-0395 hm

678-836-6749 cell