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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Greene Village Day 2017 – Toot n’ Chug Rail Lines

Dick Clark’s Garden Railroad Display on September 9 is part of the Greene Village Day activities.  The parade through Greene Village starts at 9:00 a.m. and goes to the school, where most of the activities take place.

Dick Clark’s Toot n’ Chug Rail Lines operations start at 10 a.m. at his home at 23 Barrel Shop Road in Greene.  For more information on the other interesting activities, see their website:  Greene Village Day 2017

Dick Clark, Halloween 2017

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‘The Signal’ – July Newsletter Now Available

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

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Mike Paine

Mike and Tami have been active members of GFMRC and have been helpful in all of our activities. Tami is the Social Media Editor who posts items on Facebook for the railroad club. Her husband Mike was diagnosed with severe heart problems a few months ago. June 27 was the day scheduled for the operation.  Mike died in the hospital that night.  His heart was not strong enough to survive the surgery.  Tami needs prayers and support.

The last picture Tami sent was of Mike smiling happily while holding their newborn grandson, Logan, who was still in the hospital.

Mike and Tami have been extremely helpful at the railroad club and both have helped at all of the club’s major events – the ExTRAINaganza, Hobo Holiday, Train Fest, and the railroad shows in Topsham. They were always smiling and cheerful.  For the Hobo Holiday in May last year, they dressed in special hobo outfits Tami had created from clothes at Goodwill.  Tami had to work this year, but Mike and their granddaughter helped at the Hobo Holiday and stayed nearly all day.  Tami and Mike came often to Governor’s Restaurant to help with the railroad club’s activities at Family Night on the first Thursday of every month, and they usually came directly from working at the D’Youville Pavilion nursing home.

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