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Edgerton Model Railroad Club

Edgerton Recreation Center 41 Backus Street
Rochester , NY , 14608
Phone: 585-428-6769
43° 9' 6.6132" N, 77° 37' 10.8516" W
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All aboard for a fun exciting time with the Edgerton Model Railroad Club located at the Edgerton Community Center. Come explore our expansive four season layout, see operating model trains, and learn about life in Rochester as it was in 1950"s. Free Family fun for all ages! From 11am to 2pm, 41 Backus Street Rochester (585) 428- 6769 2019 Holiday TrainRoom Tours Saturday December 07 Saturday December 14 Saturday December 21 Saturday December 23 Saturday December 28 Monday December 30


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.

Starting in 2011, we will have tours on the last Saturday of each month.
Here is the schedule for 2011:

Saturday, August 27, 2011 11 AM through 2 PM

Saturday, September 24, 2011 11 AM through 2 PM

Saturday, October 29, 2011 11 AM through 2 PM

Saturday, November 26, 2011 11 AM through 2 PM

Please check our holiday schedule for the December 2011 tour hours.


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.

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