2020 SER Convention - CANCELED


Sadly, we are announcing the cancellation of the SER 2020 Trax to the MAX II Convention that was to be held in Cartersville, GA in June. We will not be rescheduling. I am sorry but the risk of bringing guest during these times is way beyond risking anyone’s health or life. We were waiting to see if things may get better, but the indications show by the time of the convention things could still be unsettled for guest to attend or travel to the convention.

We will be issuing full refunds thru PayPal or by check depending on the form of your payment. Please be patient with us and we will get these expedited over the next week. If you had a reservation at the Hampton Inn Cartersville, I have made arrangements to have the block of rooms reserved for our guest to be cancelled. If you do not see your room cancelled please contact Maggie Weber-Bedell Director of Sales to handle this. The direct number is 770-382-8999 Ext. 502.

We were excited to try to host the convention but its not to happen this year. Please stay safe and continue to model trains. The team is already preparing for next year in South Carolina. Hopefully all the COVID-19 crisis will be over, and we will be back to some normal activities.

Thank you to all the supported us from the clinicians who we had planned to speak and the team of volunteers that have been behind the scenes planning from the Piedmont Division. The North GA Train Show also is cancelled.

Special thanks to the 2020 Convention Team Members: Perry Lamb, Sally Bando, Bob Kelshaw, Howard Goodwin, Jim Hobbs, Doug Alexander, Jim Datka, Jim Travis. Hank Primas, Janet Lile


Walt Liles 2020
SER Convention Chair
Superintendent Piedmont Division.NMRA

The PIEDMONT DIVISION would like to invite folks to Cartersville, Georgia for the SER 2020 Convention. Cartersville is NW of Atlanta off I-75. We will be holding all Clinics, AP Contest, Social, Banquet and Train Show at the CLARENCE BROWN CONFERENCE CENTER. This spectacular facility provides free parking, all on a single level, in a newly constructed state of the art convention center. The convention committee plans to make this a convention that is worth your visit to Cartersville, GA.

TRAX TO THE MAX II will be hosting a number of great clinics and layouts to visit in the surrounding areas. Along with the 2020 SER Convention there will be fun outings planned for Non-Rail guests as well. We plan to have a Super Clinic on Friday evening from 7-9 pm with a clinician to be announced soon. Seating theatre style for 400 guests.

Along with the SER 2020 Convention the PIEDMONT Division will be hosting a Train Show in the CBCC. Visit www.northgeorgiatrainshow.com to find out more about the train show.

We will be bringing in top notch clinicians for our clinics for you to leave with a greater knowledge of this hobby. Our Layout Tour coordinator will have some wonderful layouts lined up for you to visit on your journey in and out. We are planning a visit to the TRINITYRAIL, GA Power Plant Bowen and possibly rail served TOYO TIRE just up the road.

This year’s banquet will be a banquet style serving but sit down dining. The menu will be Grilled NY Strips Steaks, Herb Crusted Chicken Breast & Penne Pasta Alfredo with Shrimp Scampi. For your sides we will have garden salad, Red Bliss Potatoes, Green Beans, Three Cheese Macaroni, Vegetable Medley, Yeast Rolls and Cheesecake for dessert. Coffee and Tea will be served. Please plan to join us for this year’s banquet. We will have a cash bar set up from 6-7 in the main lobby/Courtyard for beer and wine to enjoy prior the beginning of the Banquet at 7. There will also be a drawing for products to be announced soon.

While visiting Cartersville area please check out all the great museums and places to visit. visitcartersvillega.org

If you're interested in camping or outdoor recreation Red Top Mountain State Park is just south of Cartersville. gastateparks.org/RedTopMountain

Online Registration - SER 2020 Convention

Click on Online Registration above. Make sure that all required fields are filled out. If you change your mind and do not want to enter any information, go to the bottom of the form and click on Reset.

Once you have entered all of the information click on Submit. This will bring up a second page where you can confirm your entries. Once Confirmed you will be taken to PayPal to select your Payment method. You can pay by PayPal or by Credit/Debit card through the PayPal website. Note you can use your browser back arrow to return to this page.

If you do not want to register online we welcome mail in registration via USPS, please be sure to include a copy of the online registration form with your check.


Mail to:
1205 Johnson Ferry Rd. Box 117
Marietta,GA 30068

Convention Offsite Hotel

The SER 2020 Convention hotel is separate from the Clarence Brown Conference Center. The HAMPTON INN Cartersville will have rooms blocked for us at a rate of $159.00 per night + applicable taxes.

HAMPTON INN Cartersville-5600 Hwy 20 SE, Cartersville, GA 30120

Hotel reservations must be made separately from the convention registration.

If you need assistance please contact the Registrar at email: TraxtotheMaxii2020@gmail.com






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