|Coastal Rail Buffs, Inc. is a nonprofit 501-C-3 organization with the
Internal Revenue Service and membership is open to the general public. The club has weekly meetings along with other activities. Our membership now has grown to over fifty. They represent many different "walks of life" and diverse backgrounds... yet the common interest in railroading cements our fellowship.
The purpose of the Coastal Rail Buffs, simply stated is "the enjoyment of railroading". Basically a model railroad club, this organization is dedicated to providing education to the general public in all areas of model railroading. This is a broad area that embraces the preservation of historic and modern day railroading through prototypical accurate miniatures. Beyond this the organization attempts to preserve artifacts, memorabilia, and other items that link Savannah's railroad heritage to present day railroading.
The Coastal Rail Buffs, Inc. is also part of the worldwide organization of the National Model Railroad Association with a membership of over 24,000. We also have membership in the Southeastern Region of the NMRA.
The Coastal Rail Buffs, Inc. activities include model and prototype railroading discussions, railroad movies, video and slide shows, lectures, demonstrations, model building projects, public shows, and open houses to help educate the public. The club now has in operation an 14 x 44 foot HO layout, and an 8 x 12 foot N layout which is open to the public 7 days a week at the Historic Railroad Shops, the Official State of Georgia Railroad Museum.
One of our goals is to be an asset to the City of Savannah, Coastal Heritage Society, and Historic Railroad Shops by putting in place a museum quality layout of Savannah's points of interest, to include River Street, Georgia Ports Authority, Roundhouse, etc.
The Coastal Rail Buffs meet every Thursday (except Holidays) at 5:00pm at the Historic Railroad Shops, 601 W. Harris St. Our Business meetings are on the 3rd Thursday at 6:30pm. Check our Events page for special events.
THE FOLLOWING ARE THE 2019 ELECTED OFFICERS