The Railroad Model and Historical Society of Southeastern Ohio

We are an organization of people interested in any and all aspects of railroading, from model trains to real trains and everything in between.

We are an organization of people interested in any and all aspects of railroading including: indoor scale modeling, outdoor scale modeling, “tin plate” train collecting, full size train operations, railroadiana, and the history and historical significance of railroads, especially in southeast Ohio.

Mission: To Teach..... Those who want to know more. To Educate..... Those who want to learn the history. To Promote..... The hobby with enthusiasm. And to share and enjoy the pleasure of all that is Railroading.

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The Railroad Model and Historical Society of SE Ohio

This weekend we were supposed to be debuting our N Scale Bend Track layout for the first time at the Ohio N Scale Weekend in Columbus. It is unfortunate that is was canceled, but we look forward to holding Open Houses once again after it is safe to do so.

Please enjoy this video from Shane's Trains of our Open House in February.

Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!

This is an introductory tour of a local model rr club. They are located in athens, ohio at "The Market". Essentially a 1 story mall. They have a little bit o...

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Unfortunately we must cancel our May Business Meeting due to the current Pandemic, but June is looking promising!
We look forward to the time when we can meet again with our Club Members and continue with our Open Houses.

Speaking of Open Houses, check out this video from Shane's Trains that he took durring our February's Open House! This is just Part 1 of the videos that he plans to do of our club. Part 2 will be filmed at our next Open House where he plans to capture some more videos of trains running and even some interviews with our members. Be sure to check our pages for all upcoming Open Houses and Shane's Youtube Channel for more Railroad related content!

From all of us at The Railroad Model and Historical Society of Southeastern OH, stay safe and healthy friends!

This is an introductory tour of a local model rr club. They are located in athens, ohio at "The Market". Essentially a 1 story mall. They have a little bit o...

Big anniversary for the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway and No. 3. We are very fortunate to have an organization like the HVSRY here in SE Ohio. We look forward to celebrating their accomplishments with them once it is safe to do so.

Stay safe and healthy friends!

It’s time for a special #soarbacksaturday to 2015.

Today marks five years since our steam locomotive, No. 3, was fired up for the first time in almost 50 years. This would lead to two other successful test fires before the locomotive pulled its first passenger trains in October 2015. It took almost 15 years to restore No. 3 to service, but many hours of hard work has allowed it to become Ohio’s only standard gauge steam locomotive in regular service.

This is a special year for No. 3 because it marks 100 years since it was built. We were looking forward to running it next weekend, but the health and safety of our customers is our main concern right now. We will be sure to announce when No. 3 will run once we are able to operate again.

Photos by member Chris Burchett.

The Railroad Model and Historical Society of Southeastern Ohio

Going thru my hard drive and found a picture of the old club HO Scale Layout taking October 28, 2008 in Tony's Basement. Which I would have bought that section now to save it. It was really nice. Hoping to find more closer up photos to show the detail.

Going thru my hard drive and found a picture of the old club HO Scale Layout taking October 28, 2008 in Tony's Basement. Which I would have bought that section now to save it. It was really nice. Hoping to find more closer up photos to show the detail.

Lancaster, Ohio Hobby Expo 2019

Pictures from the 3rd annual Lancaster hobby expo. This was the second year for our N scale BendTrack display. Each year our display gets bigger and better. The roundhouse module made its debut while the other modules had more scenery work completed since the last show. Unfortunately the 2020 show was canceled due to covid-19. This is a great local show and we can't wait until next year's show!

Pictures from the 3rd annual Lancaster hobby expo. This was the second year for our N scale BendTrack display. Each year our display gets bigger and better. The roundhouse module made its debut while the other modules had more scenery work completed since the last show. Unfortunately the 2020 show was canceled due to covid-19. This is a great local show and we can't wait until next year's show!

N Scale BendTrack

Album for pictures of our N Scale BendTrack Layout.
All modules follow a modified version of the BendTrack standard which allows members to create sections, or "modules", and then bring them together to make one larger layout. Our current display consists of modules from 4 different club members.

Album for pictures of our N Scale BendTrack Layout.
All modules follow a modified version of the BendTrack standard which allows members to create sections, or "modules", and then bring them together to make one larger layout. Our current display consists of modules from 4 different club members.

[03/30/20]   With the recent extension of the Social Distancing Guidelines, we must cancel April's Business Meeting as well as the scheduled Open House that was set for April 25th.

We hope that all of our friends and family stay safe and healthy in the upcoming months.

[03/13/20]   Update concerning the Lancaster Hobby Expo that we were planning on attending later this month. Due to the concerns of spreading the novel the coronavirus and with the advice of Health Officials, they have decided to cancel the show.

We are still planning on having our April Open House. The Club will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation though, and may be forced to cancel it. We will keep both the web page and this FB page updated, so be sure to check them regularly.

Only 2 more days until the Open House on Saturday Feb 29th!

We'll be at the Market on State from 10 - 3 running trains and working on the layouts. Bring a friend!

ALLLLLL ABOARD! Check out this special train taking place on March 14th on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway! It is benefiting a great cause.

Looking for something to do this March? How about a Shamrock Express? This event will begin at 5 p.m. March 14 and last until 7:30. It is organized by Lynn Garbo of Nelsonville. All proceeds will go to non-profit groups Burr Oak Alive! and the Historic Downtown Nelsonville Association.

Enjoy a fun evening aboard a train powered by a 100-year-old steam locomotive. Tickets are $45 a person and include Heavy Hors d'oeuvres, one complimentary Jackie O's Beer or wine, a souvenir Jackie O's pint glass, Ohio sticker and Celtic music played by The Brickersons of Athens, Ohio. Additional drinks can be purchased for $5. There will also be a split the pot drawing on the train. Purchase tickets for this fun event by going to www.TheShamrockExpress.com. Contact Lynn at (740) 707-1585 if you have any questions.

Disclaimer: Motive power is subject to change without advance notice because of the nature of historic equipment.

Be sure to get your tickets to ride behind the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway's number 3 this year as she turns 100 years young. Great work HVSR!

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Did you ever wonder what No. 3 looked like before we restored it? This photo was taken almost 20 years ago while 3 was still in storage in the yard. It was stored in various locations around the yard before its restoration began in 2001. It was completed in 2015 and is Ohio’s only regularly operating standard gauge steam locomotive. We should also mention that 3 is going to be 100 this year.

Its first runs of 2020 are some Brew and Pizza Trains on Feb. 1 and Feb. 29 at 6 p.m. You can purchase tickets for these trains by https://www.hvsry.org. More steam runs for 2020 will be announced here on Facebook.

Photo by member Dave Dupler.
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Reminder to all members and those who are interested in membership..... this month's Club Business meeting is tomorrow, Jan 14th starting at 7:00 PM sharp. This meeting will be held at the Market on State in the storefront where the Club's HO layout is. Also, dues will be collected and we will hold elections for officer positions. Dues for the 2020 year are as follows: $40 for single membership and $60 for a family membership. See everyone tomorrow!

Railfair 2019 is less than a week away! We have over a dozen layouts at the Market on State Street this year, including this one by Kirk DePeel. Hours are 10 am to 6 pm Saturday, December 14th and Sunday 11 am - 5 pm, December 15th.

Railfair 2019 is less than two weeks away. Come join us for fun, friendship, and the trains. We have over a dozen layouts at the Market on State Street this year. Hours are 10 am to 6 pm Saturday, December 14th and Sunday 11 am - 5 pm, December 15th.

We’re getting excited for Railfair! December 14th and 15th. Will we see you there?

Trains meet on Kirk DePeel’s N scale layout.

We’re getting excited for Railfair! December 14th and 15th. Will we see you there?

Trains meet on Kirk DePeel’s N scale layout.

[11/14/19]   ONLY 30 DAYS (!) Until our annual Holiday Railfair show!

Much like Santa's elves, our members and friends who will be displaying their layouts, are hard at work prepping for the big day!

Our Club HO layout has received a lot of work since the last Holdiay show receiving all new mainline track.

The N scale guys have been busy working on their Bendtrack modules and will have a few new modules since last year's showing.

As always, if you are a model railroader and would like to run your equipment on some different rails, feel free to bring it and ask a member about getting some time operating either of our layouts.

Be sure to share the event for the Holiday Railfair 2019!

Happening this Saturday (August 10th) at Burr Oak Lodge!

It is with a very heavy heart that I announce the passing of our long-time member and friend, Tom Metters, who passed away peacefully in his sleep this morning. Many of you may know of Tom from his days as a sports writer with the Athens Messenger. He was an avid baseball fan and of the B&O railroad. His favorite team was the Cincinnati Reds and I was fortunate enough to attend several games with him each year over the years. He was also a staple at our Railfairs each December; either selling raffle tickets or running his trains on the Lionel layout.

While Tom will be missed, we are so thankful he was a part of our railroad family. He was a kind and wonderful man with many interesting tales about his life as a reporter. I particularly enjoyed his recount of when the Mothman was spotted, the men in black, followed by the collapse of the Silver Bridge and aftermath. Then there were his stories of interviewing several players from the Big Red Machine over the years, including Pete Rose, his favorite player. Tom would keep you entertained for hours with his life experiences. Thank you, Tom, for letting us be a part of your life. We are richer because of it.

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First Transcontinental Railroad - Wikipedia

Rarely has any nation been changed with a single event like the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. On this day, 150 years ago, the Central Pacific and Union Pacific met at Promontory point to lay down the last section of rail and drive in the final spikes that would forever link this nation. A trip to the west coast that once could take up to a year to complete only under great hardship could now be made in four days. The struggles and almost failure of this project are worth reading about and I encourage you to do so. There are many fascinating tales to be told.

There is no question that without the railroads, the United States would be a shadow of the nation it is today. Railroads opened up new areas for farming, mining, and towns -- some literally being built for the railroad. They offered a cheap and fast way to move freight and people over a long distance. Without the rail system, the US would not have been a major player in both World Wars or been able to help stop Hitler and the Nazi's from conquering Europe. Today's population would be smaller and shortages would be common if the railroads didn't exist. The price of goods would be three times what it is today.

Despite the improvements in roads, driverless trucks, and convenience of air travel, railroads are still the lifeblood of this nation and key to its prosperity. Without them, our economy would collapse. They are the greatest assets we have even after 150 years. Hail to the iron horse and one of the most important moments in our history.

en.wikipedia.org The First Transcontinental Railroad (known originally as the "Pacific Railroad" and later as the "Overland Route") was a 1,912-mile (3,077 km) continuous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 that connected the existing eastern U.S. rail network at Omaha, Nebraska/Council Bluffs, Iowa wit...

We had a great time at this year's Lancaster Hobby Expo! Here are a few photos from the modular N scale layout.

Trains are running! Come by The Market on State and check them out!

Countdown to Railfair. Today it is 1 days until Railfair. Enjoy the pictures and hope to see you this weekend. Have a wonderfully day. Today's pictures are from 2016 and 2017.

Countdown to Railfair. Today it is 2 days until Railfair. Enjoy the pictures and don't be afraid to post your own Railfair Pictures. Have a wonderfully day. Today's pictures are from 2009.

Countdown to Railfair. Today it is 3 days until Railfair. Enjoy the pictures and don't be afraid to post your own Railfair Pictures. Have a wonderfully day. Today's pictures are from 2009,2016, and 2017.

Countdown to Railfair. Today it is 4 days until Railfair. Enjoy the pictures and don't be afraid to post your own Railfair Pictures. Have a wonderfully day. Today's pictures are from 2015.

Countdown to Railfair. Today it is 5 days until Railfair. Enjoy the pictures and don't be afraid to post your own Railfair Pictures. Have a wonderfully day. Today's pictures are from 2015.

Countdown to Railfair. Today it is 6 days until Railfair. Enjoy the pictures and don't be afraid to post your own Railfair Pictures. Have a wonderfully day. Today's pictures are from 2015.

Countdown to Railfair. Today it is 7 days until Railfair. Enjoy the pictures and don't be afraid to post your own Railfair Pictures. Have a wonderfully day. Today's pictures are from 2015.

Countdown to Railfair. Today it is 8 days until Railfair. Enjoy the pictures and don't be afraid to post your own Railfair Pictures. Have a wonderfully day. Today's pictures are from 2015.

Some more pictures from Railfair'15, enjoy.

Countdown to Railfair. Today it is 9 days until Railfair. Enjoy the pictures and don't be afraid to post your own Railfair Pictures. Have a wonderfully day. Today's pictures are from 2015.

Countdown to Railfair. Today it is 10 days until Railfair. Enjoy the pictures and don't be afraid to post your own Railfair Pictures. Have a wonderfully day. Today's pictures are from 2015.

Countdown to Railfair. Today it is 11 days until Railfair. Enjoy the pictures and don't be afraid to post your own Railfair Pictures. Have a wonderfully day. Today's pictures are from 2014/15.

Countdown to Railfair. Today it is 12 days until Railfair. Enjoy the pictures and don't be afraid to post your own Railfair Pictures. Have a wonderfully day. Today's pictures are from 2014.

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