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Contents This Page:
== Indexes - To The Below Information ==
I. Index 1-Alphabetized
II. Index 2-Geographical
Links to National Lists of Clubs
Build A Free & Easy Web Page For Your Club
 

== The Actual Information ==
III. Club Information - North Central Pa
IV. Club Information - South Central Pa
Appendix V -- Central Pa Show Organizers


Most Recent Updates:
* 12/18/08: Corrected URL for Hudson MRC
* 12/30/08: Revised format, to give each club a number, added banners.
 
 
Notes, re How To Use This Page, & Outdated Information:
  • Use the club WEBSITES for latest info.
    • Lots of the information on this page is outdated, as it changes faster than I can keep up with it.
    • I keep the old info here, because club websites seem to "go down" periodically, and my thinking is that this old information is better than nothing at all.
  • Listing Order: Clubs are listed on this page in the same order as Index II -- i.e. separated by geographical location, listed west to east, and then north to south.
  • Banners: Club banners were copied onto this web page on 12/30/08. They have been reduced to sizes not-to-exceed 600 pixels wide or 100 pixels tall, in order to fit the column.
 

I. Index 1 - Alphabetized

Alphabetized index, for the Central PA clubs listed below In Section III.
These links in this index, take you BELOW on this page, to the listing for the clubs.

Abbreviations:
  • NRHS = National Railway Historical Society
  • MRC = Model Railroad Club

Allentown Chapter-NRHS -- Allentown
Alto Model Train Museum Association -- Altoona
Altoona Area Train Collectors Club -- Altoona
Altoona Association Of Model Railroaders -- Altoona
Anthracite Model Railroad Society -- Hazleton
Black Diamond Society of Model Engineers -- Bethlehem
Capitol Penn Scalers nTrak -- Lemoyne (Harrisburg)
Carbon Model Railroad Society -- Palmerton
Central Pennsylvania Chapter-NRHS -- White Deer
Clinton Central MRC -- Castanea (Lock Haven)
Cumberland Valley MRC -- Chambersburg
Columbia County MRC -- Benton
Danville Kids Xmas Trains -- Danville
Glen Rock Hose and Ladder Company's Model Train Display -- Glen Rock (York)
Harrisburg Chapter-NRHS -- Harrisburg
Harrisburg O Scalers -- Lebanon
Horseshoe Curve Chapter-NRHS -- Altoona
Hudson MRC -- Hudson (Wilkes-Barre)
Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society -- Mechanicsburg (Harrisburg)
Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society -- Scranton
Lehigh & Keystone Valley MRC -- Bethlehem
Lehigh Valley Large Scalers -- Allentown Area
Lehigh Valley S Gaugers -- Allentown
Loose Ties MRC -- Lewisburg
Lower Anthracite MRC -- Shamokin
Middle Division N-Trak MRC -- State College (Pine Grove Mills)
Mifflin County MRC -- Lewistown
Milton Model Train Museum -- Milton
Miniature Railroad Club Of York
Nazareth Area Society Of Model Engineers -- Stockerton
NMRA Susquehanna Division 11 -- Etters (Harrisburg)
Nittany Valley MRC -- Bellefonte
North Schuylkill Hi-Railers -- Frackville
Penn State MRC -- State College (University Park/Penn State)
Pennsylvania Garden Railway Society -- Warrior Run (Wilkes-Barre)
Pocono Mountain Chapter, NRHS -- Tobyhanna
Short Line MRC -- Ephrata
South Penn MRC -- Lancaster
Stiegel Valley MRC -- Manheim
Strasburg MRC -- Strasburg
Susquehanna N-Gaugers -- Williamsport
Susquehanna S-Gaugers -- Williamsport
Susquehanna Valley Garden Railway Society -- Mechanicsburg (Harrisburg)
Tioga County Railroad Club -- Wellsboro
Tuscarora Model RR Club - Tamaqua
Twin Tier N Trak -- Lawrenceville
Waynesboro MRC -- Zullinger (Waynesboro)
Wheelchair Engineers -- Bloomsburg
Williamsport & North Branch RR Historical Society -- Hughesville

 

II. Index 2 - Geographical

Geographical index, for the Central PA clubs listed below In Section III

This index contains the SAME names as the previous Index 1 above -- but it is ordered by geographical REGIONS - more or less from west to east.
These links in this index, take you BELOW on this page, to the listing for the clubs.
The "listing numbers" in this sections should match the numbers below.

North Central PA

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  2. Links To National Lists of Clubs

    A. Altoona
  3. Altoona -- Alto Model Train Museum Association
  4. Altoona -- Altoona Area Train Collectors Club (O,S)
  5. Altoona -- Altoona Association of Model Railroaders (HO,O)
  6. Altoona -- Horseshoe Curve Chapter-NRHS
    B. State College-Bellefonte-Lewistown
  7. Bellefonte -- Nittany Valley MRC (HO)
  8. Lewistown -- Mifflin County MRC (HO/HOn3)
  9. Pine Grove Mills (State College) -- Middle Division N-Trak MRC (N)
  10. University Park (State College) -- Penn State MRC (HO)
    C. Wellsboro-Lawrenceville
  11. Lawrenceville -- Twin Tier N Trak (N)
  12. Wellsboro -- Tioga County Railroad Club (HO)
    D. Lock Haven-Williamsport-Hughesville-Benton
  13. Benton - Columbia County Model Railroad Club
  14. Castanea (Lock Haven) -- Clinton Central MRC (HO)
  15. Hughesville -- Williamsport & North Branch Railroad Historical Society (HO)
  16. Williamsport -- Susquehanna N Gaugers (N)
  17. Williamsport -- Susquehanna S Gaugers (S)
    E. White Deer-Milton-Lewisburg-Shamokin-Danville-Bloomsburg
  18. Bloomsburg -- Wheelchair Engineers
  19. Danville -- Danville Kids Xmas Trains (O)
  20. Lewisburg -- Loose Ties MRC (O; N, HO, S, G)
  21. Milton - Milton Model Train Museum (O)
  22. Shamokin -- Lower Anthracite MRC (HO)
  23. White Deer -- Central Pennsylvania Chapter-NRHS (Prototype)
    F. Frackville-Tamaqua-Hazleton-Scranton-Tobyhanna
  24. Frackville - North Schuylkill Hi-Railers (O)
  25. Hazleton -- Anthracite Model Railroad Society (HO)
  26. Hudson (Wilkes Barre) -- Hudson MRC (HO)
  27. Scranton -- Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society
  28. Tamaqua - Tuscarora Model RR Club (HO)
  29. Tobyhanna -- Pocono Mountain Chapter, NRHS
  30. Warrior Run (Wilkes Barre) -- Pennsylvania Garden Railway Society (G)

    South Central PA
    G. Chambersburg-Harrisburg-York
  31. Carlisle -- Susquehanna Valley Garden Railway Society (G)
  32. Chambersburg -- Cumberland Valley MRC ( (HO, N, O, & Standard)
  33. Etters (Harrisburg) -- NMRA Susquehanna Division 11
  34. Glen Rock (York) - Glen Rock Hose and Ladder Company's Model Train Display (HO, S, O, G)
  35. Harrisburg -- Harrisburg Chapter-NRHS (HO)
  36. Lebanon -- Harrisburg O Scalers (O)
  37. Lemoyne (Harrisburg) -- Capitol Penn Scalers nTrak (N)
  38. Mechanicsburg (Harrisburg) -- Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society (HO)
  39. York -- Miniature Railroad Club Of York (HO)
  40. Zullinger (Waynesboro) -- Waynesboro MRC (HO, N, 2 & 3 rail O)
    H. Manheim-Lancaster-Ephrata
  41. Ephrata -- Short Line MRC
  42. Lancaster -- South Penn MRC (HO)
  43. Manheim -- Stiegel Valley MRC (HO)
  44. Strasburg -- Strasburg MRC (HO)
    I. Palmerton-Allentown-Bethlehem
  45. Allentown -- Allentown Chapter-NRHS
  46. Allentown -- Lehigh Valley S Gaugers (S)
  47. Allentown -- Lehigh Valley Large Scalers (G)
  48. Bethlehem -- Black Diamond Society of Model Engineers (O)
  49. Bethlehem -- Lehigh & Keystone Valley MRC (HO)
  50. Palmerton -- Carbon Model Railroad Society (HO)
  51. Stockerton -- Nazareth Area Society Of Model Engineers (HO, N, 3 rail O, S)
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    III. Club Information 1 - North

    North Central Pa
    Ordered By Geographical Region (as listed in Index 2 above)


    A. Altoona



  3. .Altoona

    Alto Model Train Museum Association (O,S)
    Club Website -- TrainWeb.org/altoonatrain (verified 12/2008)

    Contacts

    Don Geobel, 814-224-5414 (pr) (has email)

    Marge Geobel, 814-224-5414 (sc) (has email)

    Greg Miller, 814-942-1848 (has email)

    Meeting Dates & Location --

    Club Mailing Address -- AMTMA, c/o Greg Miller, R.D.#5, Box 1031, Altoona PA 16601

    Layouts -- Several modular layouts set up in a leased building; also HO, S, & O gauge permanent layouts at Lakemont Amusement Park.

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- "The Alto Model Train Museum Association is a group of toy train collectors, model railroaders, local businesses and citizens associated for the purpose of establishing a toy train museum in Altoona, Pa." (updated 8/05)



  4. Altoona

    Altoona Area Train Collectors Club (O,S)
    Club Website -- no website ??  

    Contacts

    George Thompson, 814-742-7834 (has email) (pr)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Usually 2nd Sunday, except no meeting August, 1st Sun in Dec. Meetings are at Altoona Railroad Museum.

    Club Mailing Address -- AATCC, RD#5 Box 1031, Altoona PA 16601

    Layouts -- Hi-rail S gauge modules & O Gauge modules are set up at selected shows.

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- Primary gauge is S & O. Dues $10 first year, $5/year thereafter. (updated 8/05)



  5. Altoona
    banner-Altoona

    Altoona Association Of Model Railroaders (O,HO)
    Club Website --  TheAamr.org                  (Photo page by Bill Parisi)

    Contacts

    Frederick Shaefer, 814-942-7453 (tr)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- every Friday night, 7:30 pm - 11 pm. Club layout is located in 12 Ward Civic Center, at South 10th Avenue and 30th Street.

    Club Mailing Address -- AAMR, c/o Frederick Shaefer, 116 Aldrich Avenue, Altoona PA 16602-3202.

    Layouts -- Layout is about 22 ft x 60 ft, combines HO and 2-rail O gauge.

    Operating Nights -- Every Friday night.

    Other Information -- Dues $120 per year. (updated 8/2009, per Tim Mallon)



  6. Altoona

    Horseshoe Curve Chapter-National Railway Historical Society (Proto)
    Club Website -- trainweb.org/horseshoecurve-nrhs (verified 12/2008) 



    B. State College-Bellefonte-Lewistown



  7. Bellefonte

    Nittany Valley Model Railroad Club (HO)
    Club Website -- SeanCostella.com/NVRR (verified 12/2008)

    Contacts

    Sean Costella, 814.353.1482 (has email) (pr)

    Rodney Doran, 814.357.4898 (has email)

    Fred Smith, 814.422.7667 (has email) (sc)

    Carroll Dean, 814.237.7805 (has email) (tr)

    Bob Myrick, 814.867.7311 (has email)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Update 12/2008: Club currently has no permanent location
    Every Monday, 7 pm to about 9:30 pm. Location is
    100 Allegheny Street, Bellefonte. This is in the basement of the building under Confer Jewelry.

    Club Mailing Address -- NVMRC, P.O. Box 960, Lemont, PA 16851

    Layouts -- No modules. Permanent HO scale layout, approximately 25' x 29'.

    Operating Nights -- Nominally the 1st two Mondays about 7 pm. Usually the first Monday session is debugging and track cleaning - and some running. Best to call ahead, as layout is sometimes "down" for construction.



  8. Lewistown

    Mifflin County Model Railroad Club (HO/HOn3)
    Club Website -- no website ?? 

    Contacts

    George Stanley, 717-242-3093 (has email) (pr)

    Dick Stinely, 717-248-4395 (vp)

    Ed Forsythe, 717-248-4862 (sc)

    John Fuhrman, 717-248-0087

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Every Tuesday, 7:30 pm to about 10 pm. Layout & meeting location is 101 West 3rd St, Lewistown. This is in the basement of the building under J Office Equipment Supply, and across from the County Court House.

    Club Mailing Address -- MCMRC, c/o George Stanley, 558 Summit Drive, Lewistown PA 17044-1252

    Layouts -- Club has HO modules, rarely used. Permanent HO/HOn3 layout, approximately 2000 feet track, modeling PRR from Altoona to Harrisburg.

    Operating Nights -- First Tuesday is usually a running night, about 8:30 after the business meeting.

    Other Information -- Original layout destroyed by arson fire in 1989. (updated 2/01)



  9. Pine Grove Mills (State College)

    Middle Division N-Trak Model Railroad Club (N)
    Club Website -- no website ?? 

    Contacts

    Bob Ginter, 814-355-4131 (no calls later than 8 pm) (tr)

    George Baney, 814-234-1791 (has email)

    Photos (Track2) -- trainweb.org/pa/ntrak

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Update 12/2008: Club currently has no permanent location
    Formal meeting is last Monday, 7 pm. Informal meetings on Saturdays, varying times. Location is St. Albans Anglican Church,
    corner of Rt 26 & Kirk Street, Pine Grove Mills.

    Club Mailing Address -- Middle Division, c/o Bob Ginter, 877 Seibert Road, Bellefonte PA 16823.

    Layouts -- The club keeps about a third of their modules set up for operation in the club's room in the basement of the church. Modules operate at selected shows.

    DCC System: 1 member using Digitrax

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- Additional info at http://jdb.psu.edu/trains/nvntrak.html (updated 2/01)



  10. University Park (State College)

    Penn State MRC
    Club Website -- clubs.psu.edu/mrrc (verified 12/2008)

    Contacts

    Shane Binder, 814-862-8644 (has email) (tr)

    John Balogh, 814-863-1252 (has email) (Co-Advisor)

    Club email: (has email)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Every Wednesday 8:00 pm, 102 Johnston Commons.

    Club Mailing Address -- Penn State Model Railroad Club, c/o Hetzel Union Desk, University Park, PA 16802

    Layouts -- In the basement of Pinchot Hall, in room 10, University Park. Pinchot Hall is in the East Halls complex, which is located in the Northeast corner of the Penn State campus.
    Track Plan:
    jpg or pdf

    DCC System: Digitrax

    Operating Nights -- None.

    Other Information -- (updated 11/2003)



    C. Wellsboro-Lawrenceville



  11. Lawrenceville

    Twin Tier N Trak (N)
    Club Website -- ttntrak.org (updated 11/2009)

    Contacts

    Ed Thomas, 570-827-2278, (has email) Lawrenceville

    William Siebold, 607-562-3933, Horseheads NY

    Meeting Dates & Location --

    Club Mailing Address -- N-Trak, c/o Ed Thomas, PO Box 347, Lawrenceville PA 16929

    Layouts -- N-Trak module display, 35 feet minimum length, up to about 60 feet maximum length

    DCC System: 1 member using Digitrax

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- This "far-roaming" club has set up displays as far south as Williamsport. (updated11/2009)



  12. Wellsboro

    Tioga County Railroad Club (HO/HOn3)
    Club Website -- no website ?? 

     Contacts

    Dave Fox, h 570-724-7895 no voice mail (office 724-4756)

    Bob Baily, 570-724-7149 (has email)

    Secretary, Treasurer, John Seifried, 570-549-7561 (tr)

    Richard Stoving, w 570-724-7709 (newsletter, Tioga Central) (has email)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- 3rd Monday every month, except no meeting in July & August. Location rotates members' homes.

    Club Mailing Address -- Tioga County RC, c/o Bob Baily, RD2 Box 187, Wellsboro PA 16901

    Layouts -- 16' x 22' HO/HOn3 modules operate at selected events. No permanent layout.

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- Primary gauge is HO; two members have 3-rail O ga layouts. Yearly dues are $5. (updated 2/20/00)



    D. Lock Haven-Williamsport-Hughesville-Benton



  13. Benton

    Columbia County MRC (HO)
     Contacts

    Phil Malhoyt, 570.925.2722 (has email)

    Ken Druckenmiller, 570.925.6733

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Update 12/2008: Club is currently INACTIVE.
    Tuesday 7 pm to 9:30 pm, at 203 Main St, SR487 in Benton -- enter thru the door on the south side of the Benton Flower Station

    Club Mailing Address -- Columbia County MRC, PO Box 398, Benton Pa 17814-0398

    Layouts -- under construction

    Operating Nights -- to be established

    Other Information -- HO scale modular club. Membership $20 adults, $10 age 8-18. Dues $10/month. Club has periodic open houses. World's greatest hobby ambassador. (updated 3/2004)



  14. Castanea (Lock Haven)
    banner-Clinton-Central

    Clinton Central Model Railroad Club (HO)
    Club Website -- ccmrr.org         (club flickr photos by member Jeff Schroeder)

    Contacts

    Phil Micklitsch, 570-745-2201 (has email) (pr)

    Jim Hill 570-726-6826, 88 Magnolia St, Mill Hall PA 17751 (Publicity)

    Bob Clark, 570-748-1869 (has email)

    Perry Muir, day 570-748-7765 or evening 570-769-1639 (has email)g (pr)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Every Tuesday night, 7:30 pm-9. Business meeting every 3rd Tuesday. CCMRC Clubhouse, 15 Logan Avenue, Castanea.

    Club Mailing Address -- CCMRC, 15 Logan Avenue, Castanea PA 17726

    Layouts -- HO scale modules operate at selected shows. Permanent HO scale layout, approximately 30' x 60' at 15 Logan Ave. No regular operating dates; club has periodic open houses.

    DCC System: North Coast Engineering

    Operating Nights -- None regular ?

    Other Information -- Primary gauge is HO. Yearly dues are $__. The Clubhouse occupies the former New York Central station, now owned by the Lock Haven Historical Society. (updated 8/07/2009)  



  15. Hughesville

    Williamsport & North Branch Railroad Historical Society (HO)
    Club Website -- wnbrrhs.blogspot.com (verified 12/2008)

    Contacts

    Chuck Koch, 570-546-3355 (has email) (pr)

    Secretary & Newsletter Editor, Lenny Hiltz, 570-546-2332 (has email) (sec, news)

    Ron Gardner, 570-584-2066 (has email) (tr)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- None regular.

    Club Mailing Address -- WNBRRHS, P.O. Box 392, Picture Rocks Pa 17762-0392

    Layouts -- Club's HO modules operate at selected shows. Club's permanent layout is HO scale 10' x 56' PRR layout built by the late Alex Landesco in a trailer, being restored by the club, is presently located on a members' private property.

    DCC System: North Coast Engineering on club layout, 11 member using Digitrax, 1 member using North Coast Engineering

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- Primary gauge is HO. Dues are $25 basic, $45 full incl. NMRA membership, $12.50 junior. (updated 2/18/01)



  16. Williamsport

    Susquehanna N Gaugers (N)
    Club Website -- Track2.com/sng (verified 12/2008)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Sunday afternoons at local N gauge layouts.

    DCC System: 1 member using Digitrax

    Contacts -- James Ingram, 570-322-7597 (has email) (Williamsport)

    Other Information -- Group met once in 2003. Insufficient interest to continue. . . . . . (updated 11/7/07)



  17. Williamsport

    Susquehanna S Gaugers (S)
    Club Website -- SusquehannaSGaugers.com (verified 12/2008)
    (trainweb.org/ssg)

    Contacts

    Sunbury -- Bob Persing, 570-286-7780

    State College -- Bill Lukens, 814-364-1543 (has email)

    Wellsboro -- Dennis Oberholtzer, 570-723-9999 (has email)

    Williamsport -- James Ingram, 570- 322-7597 (has email)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Meets several times per year at members homes, usually on a Sunday at 2 pm.

    Club Mailing Address -- Susquehanna S-Gaugers, c/o James Ingram, 1738 E. Third St, #357, Williamsport PA 17701-3868

    Layouts -- None

    DCC System: 1 member using Digitrax, 1 member using North Coast Engineering

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- All variations of S-gauge: American Flyer, Hi Rail, Scale, and Sn3 . . . . . (updated 11/7/07)



    E. White Deer-Milton-Lewisburg-Danville-Shamokin



  18. Bloomsburg

    banner-wheelchair-engineers

    Wheelchair Engineers (O)
    Club Website -- WheelchairEngineers.blogspot.com (verified 8/2009)

    Contacts

    Bob Bomboy (has email)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Monday afternoons at Columbia Mall in Bloomsburg, 3 pm to 5 pm -- Railroad program for handicapped chaildren and adults, permanent O gauge layout.  See website for details.

    Other Information -- . . . . (updated 8/2009)



  19. Danville

    Danville Kids And Trains (O)
    Club Website -- KidsAndTrains.org (verified 12/2008)

    Contacts

    Bob Bomboy (has email)

    Christ Memorial Episcopal Church; Call the Church office (570) 275-3905 Monday thru Thursday, 11 am - 1 pm

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Most every Sat morning 10 am to Noon. Layout is on 2nd floor of Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, 120 East Market Street in Danville

    Club Mailing Address -- Danville Kids Xmas Trains, c/o Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, 120 East Market Street, Danville PA

    Layouts -- Permanent O gauge layout. constructed and operated by local kids.

    Operating Times -- Most every Sat morning 10 am to Noon

    Other Information -- . . . . (updated 12/2008)



  20. Lewisburg

    Loose Ties Model Railroad Club (O, N, HO, S, G)
     Club Website -- LooseTies.com

    (archive site at trainweb.org/looseties) (updated 11/2009)

    Contacts

    Jeff Johnstonbaugh, 570-473-7973 (has email) (Northumberland) (pr)

    Matt Miller, 570-374-5330 (has email)m (Middleburg) (vp)

    Robert Campbell, 570-473-3276 (Northumberland) (tr)

    Dave Goodhart, 570-523-3340 (has email)(Lewisburg) (pst pr)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Usually last Tuesday of each month. Location rotates members' homes.

    Club Mailing Address -- Loose Ties MRRC, c/o Jeff Johnstonbaugh, 110 Fourth St. Northumberlnd 17857-1822

    Layouts -- No permanent layout. Club's 8' x 24', G-O-S-HO multi-ga. modules operate selected shows.

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- Interest is predominantly tinplate, O gauge and S gauge, and also some G and HO gauge.. Yearly dues are $20 (updated 11/2009)



  21. Milton

    Milton Model Train Museum (O)
     Club Website -- MiltonModelTrainMuseum.org (verified 12/2008)

    Contacts

    George Venios, 570.742.7377 (has email)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Dates vary. The layout is currently being built in the Milton Moose at 139 South Front St. in Milton.

    Club Mailing Address - Milton Model Train Museum, c/o T.I.M.E., P.O. Box 534, Milton, PA 17847

    Layouts -- O ga layout under construction

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information - Volunteers are needed to construct BUILDINGS for this layout. . . . . (added 11/7/07)



  22. Shamokin

    Lower Anthracite Model Railroad Club (HO)
    Club Website -- TrainWeb.org/lamrrc (verified 12/2008)

    Contacts

    Club Phone, 570-644-2248

    Tony Wasilewski, h 570-672-2650, w 570-473-9434 (Weaver) (has email) (Elysburg) (pr)

    Joe Sanzotto (has email) (dir)

    Rich Schetroma, 570-644-1225 (has email) (sec)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Work nights every Tuesday & Thursday from 7 pm-9. Business meeting first Thursday of the month at 7:30. Location is American Legion Building, 210 E. Independence St Shamokin, PA. Located on the second floor, above the Public Library.

    Club Mailing Address -- LAMRRC, PO Box 28, Shamokin PA 17872

    Layouts -- Permanent layout, HO scale Shamokin Lines, 3,000 square feet, is largest in the area. Club has periodic open houses.

    DCC System: Digitrax; about 4 steamers & 3 diesels w/Soundtraxx

    Operating Nights -- None
    (updated 2/18/01)



  23. White Deer

    Central Pennsylvania Chapter-National Railway Historical Society (Proto)
    Club Website -- no website ?? 

    Contacts

    Scott Browse, 570.524.7254

    Larry Maynard, 570.538.9050 (has email)

    Allen Bubb, 570.286.8693 , 313 Packer St, Sunbury PA 17801 (shows)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Generally 4th Wed Jan-Oct, then 3rd Wed in Nov & Dec (to miss holidays). Dinner meeting starts 6:30 pm (reservations generally required), regular meeting at 7:30 pm.

    Location is usually: (1) May through September at the White Deer station on Depot Road (2) October, November, and January through April at the Bonanza in New Columbia, and (3) December at Front Street Station in Northumberland.

    Club Mailing Address -- CPA-NHRS, P.O. Box 145, White Deer PA 17887

    Layouts -- None--this group does no model railroading as a group, although indiv. members do. Group owns restored White Deer station, several cars, GE 44 tonner locomotive, plus several miles of track.

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- Yearly dues $23 single, $26 couple (wife). Info also at Nrhs.com/chapters/central_pennsylvania.htm (updated 2/18/01)



    F. Frackville-Tamaqua-Hazleton-Scranton-Tobyhanna



  24. Frackville

    North Schuylkill Hi-Railers (O)
    Club Website -- AnthraciteModelRR.com 

    Contacts

    Wally Fetterolf, 570.205.6275 (has email)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Regular work night is Wednesday 6:30-7:00 until about 9:30-10pm. The layout is located in the rear of the Schuylkill Mall in Frackville, just off of I-81 and Rt 61 (I-81 Exit #124).
    Mall Links:
    ShopSchuylkillMall.com , directions

    Club Mailing Address -- North Schuylkill Hi-Railers, c/o Wally Fetterolf, 332 N. Center St., Frackville Pa 17931

    Layouts -- O gauge layout in vacant store location

    Operating Times -- Most every Sunday, Noon - 5 pm

    Other Information -- There are photos of this layout taken in 2002 at Trainweb.org/pa/mahanoy. The 2002 photos show the layout when it was 2-rail O scale. The layout has since been converted to 3-rail O gauge. It will have 2 mainlines, each mainline operating about 6 trains using block control. (Note as of 10/2007, the first mainline is in operation, and the 2nd mainline is being constructed.) . . . . (added 11/7/07)



  25. Hazleton

    Anthracite Model Railroad Society (HO)
     Club Website -- AmrsClub.org (???won't load, 12/30/08)

    Contacts

    Hugh Jeffrey, 570-459-1804 (pr)

    John Simkovich, 570-454-2399 (has email) 646 N. Laurel St, Hazleton, 18201 (shows)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Wed 7-11 pm and other times, at the Clubhouse, at Rear Of 1057 Peace St in Hazleton.

    Club Mailing Address -- AMRS, Rear Of 1057 Peace St., Hazleton PA 18201

    Layouts -- HO layout in Clubhouse owned by club.

    DCC System: Digitrax

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- Yearly dues is $100. (updated 10/20/04)



  26. Hudson (Wilkes-Barre)

    Hudson Model Railroad Club (HO)
     Club Website -- HudsonModelRailroadClub.Wikispaces.com (verified 12/2008)
    Track2 Photos

    Contacts

    Gene Mones, 570-325-8955 (has email) (sec)

    Les Davis (tr)

    Dave Schmidt, 570-457-0498 (has email) (vp)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Meets every Wednesday, 7:30 pm - 10 pm, at club at 97 Martin St in Hudson (2nd floor of Polish Club). !st Wed is business meeting, 2nd & 3rd Wed's are work nights, last Wed is operating night.

    Club Mailing Address -- Hudson MRC, 97 Martin St, Hudson PA 18705

    Layout -- 1800 sq ft HO layout.

    Operating Nights -- Usually last Wednesday. Contact Dave Schmidt to confirm.

    Other Information -- Dues are $15/month ($180/year). (updated 12/2008)



  27. Scranton

    Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society
    Club Website -- LaurelLines.org (verified 12/2008)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- "Meetings take place on the first Thursday of the month, except in July, at ....(varies), Pa.
    Meetings begin at 7:00 P.M. with a buffet diner, available at a nominal charge, and are open to the public. Meetings end with some sort of slide show, movie or video presention by both members and guest presenters." (from website, 3/2004)



  28. Tamaqua

    Tuscarora Model RR Club (HO)
    Club Website -- no website ?? 

    Update 12/2008: This club may be inactive, as the below-mentioned hobby shop appears to no longer be in existence.

     Contacts

    Bill Walther, 570-668-2288, at Prop & Wheels Hobbies

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Meets every Tue at 6pm at Prop & Wheels Hobbies, 139 W Broad St, in Tamaqua

    Club Mailing Address -- Tuscarora Model RR Club, c/o Bill Walther, 139 W Broad St, Tamaqua PA 18252

    Layouts -- HO layout in store

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- (added 11/7/07 )



  29. Tobyhanna

    Pocono Mountain Chapter-NRHS
    Club Website -- no website ?? 

    Contacts

    Jim Winston, 570-629-3453 (has email)

    John Lutz, 570-894-3338

    Club Phone 570-894-3338

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Meets 3rd Thur, 7 pm, Tobyhanna Train Station in Tobyhanna.

    Club Mailing Address -- P.O. Box 582, Tobyhanna PA 18466

    Layouts -- None

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- Sponsors the Great Stroudsburg Train Show in November (as Pocono Rail Historical Society) (updated 2/18/01)



  30. Warrior Run (Wilkes-Barre)

    Pennsylvania Garden Railway Society (G)
    Club Website -- WarriorRunLocoWorks.com  

    Contacts

    Clem O'Jevich, 570-822-4615 after 5, 570-735-5570 10-12 (has email) (Coordinator)

    Mike Peterlin, 570-735-8946 (has email)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Varies, hosted at different peoples home layouts.

    Club Mailing Address -- PGRS, c/o Clem O'Jevich, 481 Beaumont St, Warrior Run PA 18706

    Layouts -- G scale modules (owned by Clem O'Jevich) sent up at selected events.

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- Primary gauge is G. No yearly dues; send 6 business size SASE for meeting notification--verify this with Clem. (updated 2/18/01)



    IV. Club Information 2 - South

    South Central Pa
    Ordered By Geographical Region (as listed in Index 2 above)


    G. Harrisburg-York-Chambersburg



  31. Carlisle

    Susquehanna Valley Garden Railway Society (G)
    Club Website -- svgrs.net (verified 12/2008)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Group meets at various members garden railways in Carlisle, Waynesboro, Lancaster, and other parts of Southeastern Pa.



  32. Chambersburg

    Cumberland Valley MRC (G)
    Club Website -- cvmrrc.com (added 12/2008)

    Other Information -- operates Standard, O, O27, HOn3, HO, and N gauges.



  33. Etters (Harrisburg)

    Susquehanna Division 11 of the NMRA (Nat'l MR Assoc) (HO)
    Club Website -- SusquehannaNmra.org

    Other Information -- Links to club open houses and lots of other information, mostly around the Harrisburg area. Website says they include the following counties: Adams, Berks, Blair, Cambria, Carbon, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Wayne, Wyoming and York. . . . . . (added 12/30/08)



  34. Glen Rock (York)

    Glen Rock Hose and Ladder Company's Model Train Display (HO, S, O, G)
     Group Website -- GrfdTrains.com (bad link 12/2008)
    YouTube Video . . . Metacafe Video (same content both videos)

    Contacts -- see website

    Meeting Dates & Location -- see website

    Club Mailing Address --

    Layouts -- Permanent layouts in rear of the Arthur Hafnagel Public Library in Glen, at 32 Main Street, Glen Rock

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- . . . . . (added 11/7/07)



  35. Harrisburg

    Harrisburg Chapter-NRHS (HO)
    Club Website -- Nrhs-hbg.pennsyrr.com

    Contacts

    James Robinson, 717-232-3545 (has email)

    Howard Sanford, 717-652-4033

    An answering machine at HARRIS tower that provides information about upcoming Chapter activities: 717-232-6221

    Meeting Dates & Location -- 2nd Tueday, 7:00 PM, except April (banquet), July, August. Central Penn College, College Hill Rd. and B St. in Summerdale.

    Club Mailing Address -- Harrisburg Chapter NHRS, 637 Walnut St, Harrisburg PA 17101-1924

    Layouts -- Club has HO scale modules that operate at selected shows.

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- (updated 2/18/01)



  36. Lebanon

    Harrisburg O Scalers - disbanded 

    Contacts

    Ken Kime, 717-334-4771 (has email) (publicity)

    George Eschbach, 717-259-7078 (tr)

    Barry Zeigler, 717-259-7176 (has email)

    Howard Fox, 717-273-2109 (has email)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Group meets 2nd Fridays, round robin.

    Club Mailing Address -- Harrisburg O Scalers, c/o Barry Zeigler, 16 Howard Drive, East Berlin, PA 17316

    Layouts -- Club has modular layout set up at selected shows. No permanent layout.

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- Sometime around 2002, this group disbanded; they sold their modules and trailer, and now meet informally as a "non club" . . . . . (updated 11/7/07)



  37. Lemoyne (Harrisburg)

    Capital Penn Scalers nTrak (N)
    Club Website -- PennScalers.org

    Other Information -- . . . . . (added 12/30/08)



  38. Mechanicsburg (Harrisburg)

    Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society (HO)
    Club Website -- Kmrhs.pennsyrr.com

    Contacts

    Harry Owens, 717-258-8334 (has email)

    Bob Reitzel, 717-652-0443, 1155 Loop Drive, Harrisburg PA 17112

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Every Monday at 7:00 PM in clubhouse at 833 W. Trindle Road in Mechanicsburg

    Club Mailing Address --

    Layouts -- HO modules. Permanent layout at 833 West Trindle Road in Mechanicsburg.

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- (updated 2/18/01)



  39. York

    Miniature RR Club Of York (HO)
    Club Website -- Mrrcy.com (verified 12/2008)

    Contacts

    Ned Thomas, 717-848-8281 (has email) (pr)

    Ivan Frantz, 717-225-5470 (has email) 1126 Hanover Rd, York PA 17404-6218 (open houses)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Layout located at 381 Wheatfield Street.

    Club Mailing Address --

    Layouts -- HO scale layout located at 381 Wheatfield Street in a 30 X 90 foot building with about 2,000 feet of track. Can operate up to 12 trains and/or locomotives at one time.

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- Track2 Photos from 2002 . . . . . (updated 11/7/07)



  40. Zullinger (Waynesboro)

    Waynesboro MRC (HO, N, 2 & 3 rail O)
    Club Website -- WaynesboroToyTrains.blogspot.com (verified 12/2008)

    Contacts

    Mike Cline, 301-223-6685 (has email) (pr)

    Joe Goodrich, 717-597-0334 (has email) (vp)

    Meeting Dates & Location --

    Club Mailing Address --

    Layouts -- Club is in an old grain mill, at intersection of Waynecastle Road and Rt. 16 in Zullinger. Contains a 28' x 48' HO layout, a 28' x 48' combination 2-rail O scale and 3-rail O and a smaller N gauge layout.

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- (added website 6/7/2008)  



    H. Lancaster-Manheim-Ephrata



  41. Ephrata

    Short Line MRC (HO)
    Club Website -- no website ?? 

    Contacts

    Len Brune, 717-733-9398 (has email)

    Dennis Leeking, 717-626-4956 (has email)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Club meets every Thur eve 7-9:30, at the layout location at 11 South State Street in Ephrata.

    Club Mailing Address -- c/o Len Brune, 1610 Furnace Hill Road, Denver PA 17517.

    Layouts -- About 750 feet of track, mostly fills a 40x70 room. (2 years away from converting to DCC.)

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information --

    Other Information -- Dues $160/yr (updated 5/01/01, D Leeking)



  42. Lancaster

    South Penn MRC (HO)
     Website -- Moosevalley.org/spmrc (bad link 12/2008, club is apparently inactive.)

    Contacts

    Brian Brandt, 717-560-9542 (has email)

    Ken Duke, 717-560-9276

    George Slonaker, 717-846-0209

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Update 11/2003: I am told this layout has been dismantled. (Club meets every Wed eve 6:30-10, at the layout location at 520 No. Charlotte St. in Lancaster.)

    Club Mailing Address -- SPMRC, c/o Brian Brandt, 337 Bracken Drive, Lancaster 17601

    Layouts -- 40x50 layout, all Digitrax DCC, all Delaire.

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- Dues $20/mo. Note that this club is 100% DCC. (updated 2/18/01)



  43. Manheim

    Stiegel Valley MRC (HO)
    Club Website -- tonysegro.com/svrr.html (link corrected 12/2008)

    Contacts

    Ed Bookman,717-299-0687

    Todd Bookman, 717-656-0942 (has email)

    Tony Segro, 717-684-4004 (has email)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- 230 South Charlotte St, Manheim

    Club Mailing Address --

    Layouts -- Layout at 210 Charlotte St. in Manheim

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- (updated 2/18/01)



  44. Strasburg

    Strasburg MRC (HO)
    Club Website -- trainweb.org/smrc

    Layouts -- From website: "We Have a HO scale operating model of the Strasburg Railroad and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania located in Strasburg, PA. . . . Sites modeled include Strasburg Station and yard, the Red Caboose Motel, the Toy Train Museum, the Esbenshade turkey farm, Cherry Hill, Groff's Picnic Grove, the beautiful Amish countryside, and Leaman Place Junction. The entire layout measures 104 feet in length. We operate 2 trains on the Strasburg Model Railroad as is done on the real Strasburg Railroad. We also have yard operations on the Museum side of the layout."

    Other Information -- (added 12/30/08)



    I. Allentown-Bethlehem-Palmerton



  45. Allentown

    Allentown Chapter-NRHS
    Club Website -- no website ?? 

    Contacts

    Paul Kuehner, 610-261-0133 (has email)

    Meeting Dates & Location --

    Club Mailing Address -- NRHS, c/o Paul Kuehner, P. O. Box 300, Laurys Station, PA, 18059

    Other Information -- Club hosts the Allentown-Railroadiana Show (updated 2/18/01,)



  46. Allentown

    Lehigh Valley S Gaugers (S)
    Club Website -- LehighValleySgaugers.org (verified 12/2008)

    Contacts

    Barry Mertz, 610-776-0465, 616 Ninth St, Allentown PA 18102

    David Heine, 610-282-3254 (has email)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Usually on the third Sunday of the month, rotate members' homes.

    Club Mailing Address --

    Layouts -- No club layout.

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- S scale, no hi-rail or tinplate. Dues $10/yr. (updated 3/2004



  47. Allentown Area

    Lehigh Valley Large Scalers
    Club Website -- lvlargescalers.com  

    Other Information -- (added 12/30/08)



  48. Bethlehem

    Black Diamond Society of Model Engineers (HO, S, O, G)
    Club Website -- bdsme.org (verified 12/2008)
    Track2 Photos

    Contacts

    Daniel Meehan, 610-866-3092 (pr)

    Connell F. MaGuire, 610-395-0752 (vp)

    Raymond P. Viohl, 484-557-5810 (has email) (sec)

    Stan Price, 610-258-6079 (has email) (tr & Publicity, )

    Tom Sharpf, 610-759-7090

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Every Tuesday, 7:30 pm-10:30 pm, at the Clubhouse, 900 E. Macada Rd., Bethlehem.

    Club Mailing Address -- BDSME, c/o Raymond P. Viohl, 324 Charles Street Apt. 4, Coopersburg PA 18036-2033.

    Layouts -- HO, O scale, O 3-rail, O traction (working overhead), S hi-rail. Also HO modules.

    Operating Nights -- Usually third Tuesday.

    Other Information -- (updated 7/2006)



  49. Bethlehem

    Lehigh & Keystone Valley Model Railroad Club (HO)
     Club Website -- webspawner.com/users/Lvlou04 (verified 12/2008)

    Contacts

    Club Phone, Louis Blaukowitch, 610-974-9590 (Christmas City Hobbies) (pr) (has email)

    Ron Wilson, 610-366-2500 voice mailbox (has email)

    Meeting Dates & Location -- Sundays & Wednesdays, 7 pm-10 pm, at the layout at 705 Linden St.

    Club Mailing Address -- L&KVMRC, 705 Linden St., Bethlehem 18018

    Layouts -- Approx. 3000 sq. ft. permanent layout, HO scale.

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- Email chat list at http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/lehighkeystonemodelrrclub?as (updated 2/18/01,)



  50. Palmerton

    Carbon Model Railroad Society (HO)
     Club Website -- cmrs.info (verified 12/2008)

    Contacts

    Gary Mack, 610-826-6636 (has email) (shows)

    Meeting Dates & Location --

    Club Mailing Address -- CMRS, c/o Gary Mack, 335 Boulder Oak Drive, Palmerton PA 18071

    Layouts --

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- (updated 2/18/01,)



  51. Stockertown

    Nazareth Society Of Model Engineers (HO, N, 3 rail O, S)
    Club Website -- Nasme.tripod.com (verified 12/2008)
    Track2 photos

    Contacts

    Roger Wolfe, 610-252-8082

    Nelson H Saxe, 570-839-8215 (has email) (sec)

    Steve Winter, 908-859-1277 (has email)

    Meeting Dates & Location --

    Club Mailing Address --

    Layouts -- Large HO layout on lower floor, large 3-rail O layout on 2nd floor.

    Operating Nights -- None

    Other Information -- (updated 2/18/01)



    Appendix V. Central Pa Show Organizers.



  52. Allentown Train Meet [Allentown]
    Robert House, 610-821-7886 before 9 pm
    Ted Schwartz, 610-395-6336

  53. Chemung Valley Rail Historical Society [Elmira NY]
    Randy Rockwell, 607-734-8336,
    c/o CVRHS, PO Box 162, Elmira NY 14902
    (has email)
    Rob Piechuck, 607-739-5127 (has email)

  54. Gilbertsville Train Show [Gilbertsville]
    c/o Mark Lehmann, 215-657-2477, 236 Ellis Rd, Willow Grove, PA, 19090

  55. Hamburg Dutch Train Meet [Hamburg]
    c/o Ralph D. Maurer, 610-372-2364, 300 S. 17th St., Reading, PA, 19602

  56. Hotel Kast Christmas Display [Williamsport-3 rail O & std ga]
    Scott Peterson, 570-323-5866 Hotel Kast, 570-326-3828, 723 Arch St., Williamsport, PA, 17701

  57. Joseph Grzyboski Trains [Scranton]
    Theresa Grzyboski, 570-347-3315/3314, 430 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA, 18503
    (has email)

  58. Miniature Memories [Scranton] (HO village display, located in Gertrude Hawk Chocolates)
    c/o Don Clark, 570-346-2829, 1325 E. Drinker St, Dunmore, PA

  59. Rails-2-Savings Shows [Williamsport]
    Bob Morrison, 570-494-0390, 13 Clearview Lane, Cogan Station, PA, 17728

  60. Scranton Hobby Center [Scranton] (Scranton Train Shows)
    Jack Sweeney, 570-342-1963 day, 517 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA, 18503

  61. Toy Train Expo ToyTrainExpo.org [Williamsport]
    c/o Will Huffmann, 570-326-3019, 1315 Lose Ave, Williamsport, PA, 17701-2708
    Photos of Year 2000 event
    Expo is normally at the Park Place building, 800 W. 4th St, Williamsport

  62. Wellsboro Rail Days [Wellsboro]
    Wellsboro Chamber Of Commerce, Mary Worthington, 570-724-1926, 114 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA, 16901
    (has email)

  63. Whistle Stop Train Show [Williamsport]
    c/o Jim Stabley, 570-326-4280, 709 Wildwood Blvd., Williamsport, PA, 17701
    (has email)

  64. Wyoming Valley Train Show [Wilkes Barre]
    c/o Albert Faymore, 570-829-4073, 609 Casey Ave, Wilkes-Barre Twp., PA, 18702
    (has email)

  65. outdated-Rob Tiffany, 607-962-5789 days, c/o Mickeys Sew & Vacuum, 86 Victory Highway, Painted Post NY, 14870 (has email)

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