A fast freight crosss a high bridge on the Mon Valley railroad Historical Society model railroad.

 

The Mon Valley Railroad Historical Society formed in 1987 with just a handful of members. The group has grown to more than 25 members and occupies nearly 2500 square feet of a basement in downtown Morgantown, W. Va. Meetings are held each Thursday night at 7:00 p.m., under the Black Bear Cafe at 128 Pleasant Street. Parking is available in the small parking garage beside the building, or just up the street behind the bank. Visiting model railroaders and interested hobbyists are welcome to drop by on Thursday evenings. Be ready to help with a current project.

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Thee official name of the West Virginian Railway Company

Back to School Open House dates!

The Mon Valley Railroad Historical Society is opening the doors in conjunction with the downtown Morgantown Kid's day festivities. Trains will be running on the largest HO scale model railroad in north-central West Virginia. Society members will be operating the trains using the rules that govern real train operations.

Our 2016 Back-to-School Open House weekend is coming up soon! The doors will be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, August 27, and from Noon to 4 pm on Sunday, August 28. Make plans to visit and see how a large model railroad is operated.

Society members will also demonstrate how to clean locomotive wheels and install couplers on freight cars so you can keep trains running better at home. Come visit the Mon Valley Railroad Historical Society to learn about a great hobby. We are located under the Black Bear Cafe at 128 Pleasant Street. Parking is available in the small parking garage beside the building, or just up the street behind the bank.

Thanks to everyone who visited for the July Kid's Day festivities. It was great to see smling, happy faces watching the trains.

Check out our web pages on locomotives and freight cars and see what members have done to customize models for the Society's railroad.

Locomotives
Freight Cars

Visit our virtual layout tour here on our website. Several pages of text, images, and track diagrams will carry you along our HO scale mainline to illustrate our project.
Go to the Layout page to begin.

 
 

Our group has abided by two missions over the years.

  • to build an HO scale model railroad that none of our members could build alone
  • to learn from each other in order to advance individual skills, abilities and historical knowledge

Drop a line at 43admin@hansmanns.org for more details, or if you are coming through town and would like to visit. We can't guarantee a visit, but we will try to have the door open for you.