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National & Regional Organizations

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

NMRA Mid-eastern Region (our home region)

NMRA, Mid-eastern Division, Potomac Chapter (our home division)

Local Clubs, Organizations & Museums

Rockville Model Railroad Society

Silver Spring Historic B&O Station Museum and Layout
8100 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
An RMRS 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.
731 Oklahoma Ave, Sykesville, MD 21784
Large O, HO and N scale layouts housed in historic passenger car and B&O caboose! Open houses throughout the year with special events too! Sykesville, MD

Frederick County Society of Model Engineers (FCSME)
556 Mill St, Walkersville, MD 21793
The FCSME is a independent model railroad club located at the Walkersville Southern Railroad in Walkersville, Maryland.

Four County Society of Model Engineers (FCSME)
Local group of modular railroaders who build, display and operate extensive layouts in the area. Located in Central Maryland, mainly Carroll, Howard, Frederick and Montgomery Counties, but also with members in surrounding areas including northern Virginia and southern Pennsylvania

Northern Virginia Model Railroaders
231 Dominion Road NE, Vienna, VA 22180
The Northern Virginia Model Railroaders (NVMR) is a club of model railroading enthusiasts headquartered in the historic W&OD train depot in Vienna, VA.

Maryland TTrak
An independent, round robin club based out of the Greater Maryland area. We are a group that believes first and foremost to run trains and have fun via the T-Trak system. Furthermore, we are into trying to push the boundaries of T-Trak in trying new methods of operating modules.

Baltimore Society of Model Engineers
Baltimore, MD area
Modular O scale layout.

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
3711 Maryland Avenue, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Holiday Festival of Trains thru Jan, Includes 3+ layouts.

National Capital Trolley Museum
1313 Bonifant Road Colesville, MD 20905–5955
Operational trolley museum preserving local transit history. Come take a ride on a historic trolley! Special events throughout the year.

Great Scale Model Train Show
Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd, Timonium, MD 21093
Large train show that is held a few times a year with excellent vendors, display layouts and more!

Greenberg Train Show
Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd, Timonium, MD 21093
Recurring train show a couple times a year with many model railroads and vendors of all types.

Displays: The following are holiday/seasonal only:

NOTE: Please contact these locations ahead of time to be sure the event is happening. Due to shifting schedules, COVID and other challenges, these events may come and go over time. If you have any new events to suggest, drop us a line!

Washington Union Station, Holiday Train Displays
Washington, DC
Train layouts and displays.

National Christmas Tree & The 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
Active, local tourist railroad with trains departing throughout the week. Special events including a steam engine!

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
Newly restored steam locomotive, 1309! Santa Express & North Pole Express in December.

Baltimore & Ohio RR Museum
901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223 (410) 752-2490
Ride the Mile One express train.

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

Durbin & Greenbrier RR
P.O. Box 44, Durbin, WV 26264 (304) 456-4935
Scenic ride through the WV wilderness.

East Broad Top RR
PO Box 158, Rockhill Furnace, PA 17249 (814)-447-3011
Preserved turn-of-the-century shop complex, come ride this narrow gauge railroad and step back in time! Steam locos expected to return in the Fall of 2022.

Rockhill Trolley Museum
430 Meadow St., PO Box 203, Rockhill Furnace PA 17249 (814) 447 9576
Located adjacent to the EBT RR, the RTM has a large collection of operational historic traction equipment. Trains depart regularly!

Strasburg Railroad
301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA 17572-9566 (717) 687-7522
Step back in time with this historic steam railroad. Trains departing regularly and many special events. RR Museum of PA is located across the street!


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