Baltimore Society of Model Engineers is undergoing a transition while they look for a new permanent home. The club has relocated to an interim location in the Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore. While searching for a new home, the club will be constructing layouts in a sectional manner in HO and O scales, with additional display layouts in N and Z scale possible. In addition to building layouts plans are for monthly clinics covering model techniques, layout planning and construction, and railroad slide presentations. In addition plans are being made for visiting home layouts in the area. Open a new window at the Baltimore Society of Model Engineers site.Augusta Co. Railroad Museum & Model RR Club — Hosts the annual Harrisonburg area model railroad show, the first Sunday in May.
The Mid-Eastern Region (MER) of the NMRA includes the central states of the east coast, from New Jersey to North Carolina. The purpose of your MER is to promote, stimulate, foster and encourage the art and craft of model railroading, to expand interest in and publicizing the hobby of model railroading through publication of the LOCAL six (6) times annually, and to sponsor a convention or two each year. These conventions give MER members the opportunity to network with other model railroaders without traveling cross country.
Model Railroad Event Calendar
To see the trains.com calendar, click on "All Events" in the left column. This gives a filter where you can ask for events within so many miles of your zip code. For example, putting in "20904" (Silver Spring) for zip code and "100 miles" for Radius revealed 42 events within 100 miles between November 28, 2014 and March 15, 2015. For slightly further distances you will have to scan the entire list, which at the time this was written had 264 events listed nationally through October 29, 2017. For events more than about 4 months away, you have to recheck the list periodically - some groups are more organized and list their meets 4 to 5 months in advance; others barely get listed a week ahead of the event.
The Potomac Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) is a group of railfans based in the National Capital Area. We seek to increase public awareness of railroads and their history. We meet the third Tuesday of every month at 8:00 PM in the Montgomery Country Executive Office building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD. We welcome visitors. Member benefits include: interesting monthly meetings with guest speakers, railroad- related film and slide shows; annual chapter picnic; Potomac Rail News monthly newsletter; opportunities for rail excursions and industry field trips; and opportunities to assist at the Gaithersburg Railway Museum and local railroad heritage celebrations.Scratch the surface of the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail and you will find a railroad -- quite literally in some places. Ask the older residents of the towns along the trail, and they will tell you that they remember it. Known as "The Virginia Creeper," in a reference to the speed of its trains, the W&OD Railroad ended passenger service in 1951, lost its contract to carry mail in 1951 and expired in 1968.
Located among Baltimore
City's historic southwest neighborhoods, at the original site of
the historic Mt. Clare Shops, the B&O Railroad Museum
is recognized universally as the birthplace of American
railroading. Forty acres of heritage and a world class collection
await your discovery. In Association with the Smithsonian
NMRA members receive a $2 discount off the regular admission charge.
The Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum (HRM) is dedicated to promoting a public understanding of the railroad history and railroad related activites in the general area of Hagerstown, Maryland through restroration, preservation, entertainment and education.
The Brunswick Railroad Museum is located in the heart of Historic Brunswick Maryland. The museum offers a 1700 square foot interactive HO scale model railroad layout, which depicts the B&O Railroad's "Metropolitan Subdivision" from Washington DC's Union Station platforms to Brunswick's large classification yards. The BRRM also houses a large collection of artifacts from the last century (and beyond) in exhibits telling the story of the city of Brunswick, and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad who built it, and the C&O Canal National Historic Park Visitor Center for the nearby historic site of Canal lock 30.
The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum in Chesapeake Beach, MD commemorates the Chesapeake Beach Railway that served this summer resort 28 miles from Washington, DC. Exhibits include photographs of trains and the town, a model train, a diorama of the resort, and a surviving kangaroo from the carousel.
The mission of the Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society (C&OHS) is to collect, conserve, restore, index, archive, and make available materials on the history of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway to as wide an audience as possible. To interpret the American railway experience through the Chesapeake & Ohio's historical experience, using data, photographs, drawings, publications, small artifacts, and full-size railroad rolling stock.
In the 125 years of its operation as an independent railroad, the Western Maryland built a reputation as a truly "Fast Freight Line." From the laborers on the docks of Port Covington to the top brass, Western Maryland people were noted for their skill in the transportation field, and the pride that showed in every aspect of their work. Today, the WM is a fond memory, its remnants serving as an important link in the CSX Transportation chain. Its memory survives, however, in the Western Maryland Railway Historical Society, Inc.
Take a trip back in time . . . on the Walkersville Southern, established in 1991 on the Frederick branch of the old Pennsylvania Railroad. Come see our turn- of-the-century railroad station and freight house. Ride in vintage 1920s passenger cars or on an open flatcar as your rail excursion runs past a 100-year-old lime kiln, and then out into the picturesque Maryland farm country.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical Society (PRRT&HS) brings together persons interested in the history of the Pennsylvania Railroad, its subsidiaries and its predecessor companies to promote the preservation and recording of all information regarding the organization, operation, facilities and equipment of the PRR. Publications include The Keystone, a quarterly illustrated journal; the monthly electronic newsletters Keystone e-NEWS and Keystone Modeler. The PRRT&HS meets annually, usually the first weekend in May. Activities include, field trips, illustrated talks/lectures on various aspects of the PRR, general discussion sessions, movies, and slides of the Pennsy.
The Chesapeake Beach Model Railroad Club - At the present some of us are meeting at the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum in Chesapeake Beach, MD.,on Tuesday mornings working on the model railroad there. Call the museum to make sure we are there. Contact Larry Brown firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.