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Located in the historic "Old Rock School", PO Box 513, 400 W. Main St., Valdese, North Carolina. Phone 828-879-2129

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To find us, take Exit 111 or 112 of Interstate 40 to Valdese.
Turn left on US 70 (Main Street) and follow the map above.

Resolution from the Town of Valdese
honoring the Piedmont & Western Railroad Club

We hope you find this Site interesting and maybe even a little bit useful. We will be adding
information to this Site on a regular schedule so Bookmark this Site and keep checking back with us.

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In Loving Memory - Dr. Ben Garrou

Our Model Railroad Club and Layout

Membership Information

Our Railroad Museum

Southern Railways Steam Returns - 2013

The latest site revisions -
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Last Update May 24, 2017

Norfolk Southern Heritage Units
Come to NC & Valdese

Building and operating railroads a century ago,
A Photo Essay
of railroad history.

This is a collection of
Prototype Images and Data
taken or compiled by our members and friends.

Prototype Images and Data
taken or compiled by our members and friends.

Would you believe? Still more
Prototype Images and Data
taken or compiled by our members and friends.

Yep, Still More Prototype Images and Data
taken or compiled by our members and friends.

Well over 1600 images and photos of over
600 North Carolina Railroad Stations and
other railroad structures in
more than 435 cities and towns

Collection of domestic and international
Traction Images
trolleys, trams, with a few subway car,
cog railway and funicular photos thrown in.

Past and Present
Traction Systems in North Carolina

Would you believe that
More Than 300 Railroads,
past and present, served North Carolina?
A supplement to the book Railroads of North Carolina

The Giant List of
Over Thirteen Thousand AAR Reporting Marks,
Uniform Alpha Codes and Abbreviations.

Look at Earnest Warther's ebony and ivory
Steam Locomotive Carvings.

Railroading Merit Badge at the
2010 National Boy Scouts of America Jambore.

Railroad video clips and
video clips of the P&WRR in action

Narrow Gauge NC Car Restorations
by the Alexander Chapter,
National Railway Historical Society.

These are other
Links of Interest
to us, and hopefully to you.

I guess we need to have
The Usual Legal Stuff.


Weekly meetings Thursdays at 7:30 PM except as noted below.
Museum can be viewed during normal business hours. Check at the Old Rock School office.
Layout may be viewed by appointment.
Group tours are available by appointment.


  • Click here to view the Requirements for Railroading Merit Badge.

  • Click here to download the Railroading Merit Badge Worksheets to get started.
    Your counselor will want you to have a copy of these sheets when you meet with him or her.


    Waldensian Festival
    Second Saturday of August
    9 AM - 3 PM
    (No Club meetings in August after the Festival)

    Valdese Christmas Parade
    First Saturday of December
    9 AM - Noon
    (No Club meetings in December after the Parade)

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    To schedule a tour of the museum and layout, call 828-879-2129

    For general information about the club, club meetings or the museum or if you have questions about
    model railroading or how to make a tax deductible donation, please e-mail the P&WRR President

    If you have anything you would like us to add to this site, please e-mail the P&WRR Webmaster

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