THE EDGERTON MODEL RAILROAD CLUB
A Brief History
These four layouts in O scale were started in 1950 by the City of Rochester, and the Police Athletic (PAL) with assistance from the Lionel Corporation. These layouts depict the four seasons , and the backdrops were painted by the Rochester Art Club. The Lionel Corporation donated $5,000 worth of trains, tracks and other accessories. The City of Rochester supplied a crew of carpenters who built the train room. New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey officially opened the P.A.L. Model Railroad Heaven with a ceremony on October 27, 1950.
If you are traveling from a distance, it is recommended that you contact the Edgerton Recreation Center at 585-428-6769 to verify dates and times. Tours of the layouts may also be arranged by calling 585-428-6769.