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National Organizations

National Model Railroad Association (NMRA)
The National Model Railroad Organization.

Potomac Chapter, list of local DC model railroads to visit!

Local Organizations & Museums

Rockville Model Railroad Society (old photo gallery)

Silver Spring Historic B&O Station Museum and Layout
8100 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Club member maintains and operates this HO layout in the historic station located in downtown Silver Spring, MD. Stop by for a visit!

Sykesville & Patapsco Ry.
Sykesville, MD

Baltimore Society of Model Engineers
Baltimore, MD

Prince William Model Railroad Club
Local Northern Virginia club.

Baltimore & Ohio RR Museum
901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223, (410) 752-2490
Holiday Festival of Trains – Nov-Dec. Incl. museum layouts and visiting club layouts as well. See site for schedule. (

Ellicott City Station
Ellicott City, MD
Holiday Festival of Trains thru Jan, Includes 3+ layouts.

National Capital Trolley Museum
Colesville, MD

Great Scale Model Train Show
Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd, Timonium, MD 21093
Large train show that is held every few months with excellent vendors, model RR’s and selection.

Greenberg Train Show
Recurring train show every few months with many model railroads and vendors of all types.

Displays: The following are holiday/seasonal only:

Washington Union Station
Washington, DC
Train layouts and displays.

National Pageant of Peace
Washington, DC (in front of the White House)
Large scale train layout near National Christmas Tree.

United States Botanic Garden
Washington, DC (at the foot of the Capitol)
100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC
Dec-Jan. “Outdoor train garden, enter the Conservatory and enjoy a colorful display of poinsettias and other winter-blooming tropical plants, and the National Mall in miniature, a replica created with natural plant materials.”

Colvin Run Mill Historic Site
10017 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls, Virginia. (703) 759-2771
Model trains wind their way through a miniature western town, Sat & Sun.

Homestead Gardens
743 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD 21035 (800) 300-563
Train layouts and displays.

South Columbia Baptist Church
8814 Guilford Rd., Columbia MD 21046 (410) 381-1877
Train garden open house with several portable layouts, Dec.

Tourist and Live Steam Railroads

Walkersville Southern RR
P.O. Box 651, Walkersville, MD 21793 (301) 898-0899 or 1-877-363-WSRR

National Capital Trolley Museum
1313 Bonifant Rd, Colesville, Maryland 20905-5955 (301)-384-6088

Western Maryland Scenic RR
13 Canal Street, Cumberland, MD 21502 1-800-TRAIN-50
Santa Express & North Pole Express in December.

Baltimore & Ohio RR Museum
901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223 (410) 752-2490

Cass Scenic RR
P.O. Box 107, Cass, WV 24927 1-800-CALL WVA

Durbin & Greenbrier RR
P.O. Box 44, Durbin, WV 26264 (304) 456-4935

East Broad Top RR
PO Box 158, Rockhill Furnace, PA 17249 (814)-447-3011

Rockhill Trolley Museum
430 Meadow St., PO Box 203, Rockhill Furnace PA 17249 (814) 447 9576

Strasburg Railroad
301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA 17572-9566 (717) 687-7522

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