Great Falls Model Railroad Club

Welcome to the Great Falls Model Railroad Club of Lewiston and Auburn, Maine.

Our purpose is to help promote model railroading as a hobby and an opportunity for community outreach. The club’s main focus is to help educate, not only from our members’ knowledge of model railroading but also for the public’s safety at railroad crossings and on railroad right-of-way areas through our involvement in Operation Lifesaver.

We are a 501c(3) organization so donations are tax-deductible.

Most members come from the Lewiston-Auburn area, but everyone is welcome to join.

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Great Falls Model Railroad Club Spring Train Show – Mt Ararat HS

GREAT FALLS MODEL RAILROAD CLUB
TRAIN SHOW AT MT. ARARAT HIGH SCHOOL,
TOPSHAM, THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 29

 

The Great Falls Model Railroad Club annual spring train show will be held at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham this Saturday, April 29, from 10 to 3.  Model trains in various scales, built by model train enthusiasts throughout Maine, will be operating all day.  The large HO modular layout includes sections created by students in Model Railroading Classes offered by the Great Falls Model Railroad Club through the Auburn Adult Education program.

 

Dealers from around New England will be available to answer questions and to sell new and used model railroad items. Train Time videos will be shown continuously and can be purchased.  Mt. Ararat Sports Boosters benefit from the sale of refreshments. A children’s play area, with age-appropriate trains, will be located where parents can watch them while enjoying refreshments and conversation.  Admission is $4 for adults and free for children under 12.

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Portland-Lewiston Interurban (PLI) Railway History presented by Seashore Trolley Museum

Image courtesy of Narcissus Project

Portland-Lewiston Interurban (PLI) Railway History 1910 – 1033

 

On Wednesday, April 19, the Seashore Trolley Museum will present a program at the Portland, Maine Public Library, 5 Monument Square, on the history of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban Railway during the period from 1910 to 1933.

The program will include information on the restoration of the interurban rail car Narcissus that Theodore Roosevelt rode as a passenger.  Phillip Morse and Donald Curry will be making the presentation. Donald Curry is the lead restoration technician at the Trolley Museum and is leading the volunteers who are restoring the 1912 PLI, Narcissus.  Philip Morse is the Narcissus project manager.

For more information on the Narcissus project and the PLI is through the Narcissus project blog www.narcissus1912.blogspot.com

The Portland Public Library program takes place at noon and is free. It is suggested that you bring a lunch.

FMI: call 207-985-9723 or visit http://www.trolleymuseum.org

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‘The Signal’ – March Newsletter Now Available

The SignalFebruary ‘The Signal’ newsletter is now available online!

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