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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Slide & Dine 2017

Saturday, February 11, is the date of our first Slide & Dine. No, we are not going to find a hill and go sliding! This is a special event inside where it is nice and warm. We will be showing slides of various railroads taken by some outstanding photographers.

The club will be open Saturday morning at 8:00 and the slide show starts at 10:00. Dining will be a pot lunch from noon to 1:00 p.m. We hope everyone will bring something to share for a light lunch. The club has plenty of hot and cold cups, forks, spoons, knives, napkins, plates, bowls, and even toothpicks. We have chips and sodas for sale for 50¢ and popcorn and coffee for 25¢, or you can bring your own.

The program will begin at 10:00 with the Bangor & Aroostook, early locomotives, from the GFMRRC Hartt-Swasey Library Archives. At 10:30 Bruce Davison will show slides from the B&M Claremont Branch. Presenters during the next two half-hour segments will be announced in the February issue of The Signal and in email messages.

During the lunch break from noon until 1:00 p.m., those in attendance may show 10 or 15 slides apiece. There will be a sign-up sheet for those who would like to show their own slides from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on a “first to arrive, first to show” basis, with a limit of one cassette per person and a maximum time of one half hour. We can supply a Kodak or an Argo projector. If you have a Power Point presentation, we have a projector for that also.

In case of a major snowstorm, we have a snow date of Sunday, February 12.

We are requesting a $5 donation, which will go towards paying off our mortgage.

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