The Piedmont and Cumberland Railroad is a shortline member of the Norfolk Southern Railway System.
The Piedmont and Cumberland connects traffic from the CNO&TP Division the Norfolk Southern and the Piedmont Division from Oakdale, TN to Salisbury, NC.
The main route is from Salisbury, NC to Oakdale, TN through some of the most beautiful scenery found along any railroad. Many rolling hills, spectacular forests, and several high bridges enhance the beauty of the P & C.
For the P&C brass hats, there is a steam powered hot shot passenger excursion train that transports them wherever they want, both for business affairs as well as fancy social gatherings.
On the Piedmont and Cumberland, the majority of the freight traffic consists of container and piggy-back trains. Several piggy back trains
and COFC trains can be found in the yards and a rock quarry generates a lot of rock for shipment via the Piedmont and Cumberland.
A lumber yard is served by the Piedmont and Cumberland and generates quite a bit of traffic for the P&C and the NS. Also, long coal drags are scheduled along the Piedmont and Cumberland due to the high volume of NS traffic through the region. The Piedmont and Cumberland is helping to keep the Norfolk Southern the "Throughbred Of Transportation".
The Piedmont and Cumberland is an HO scale Railroad based on the Norfolk Southern and set in the Modern Era. It is controlled by MRC DCC and sports a
number of both steam and diesel locomotives. A future expansion is planned which will almost double the size of the layout.
Although not as large as some layouts, it is very heavily detailed from sunbathers beside the track, to railfans with cameras looking for that perfect picture. I enjoy building buildings and scenery.