Tom Coulombe

Tom Coulombe of Lewiston died on Monday, June 7, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Tom was a past president of The Great Falls Model Railroad Club and until 2016 was the Station Master and Treasurer of the club, two offices in which he provided valuable expertise for several years.

Tom and his wife Carmen were active participants in all of the special events at the railroad club.  Tom helped mentor members of the Model Railroading Classes taught at the club every year and coordinated the club’s annual spring and fall model railroad shows in Auburn and Topsham.

As a Boy Scout leader, he helped local Scouts and Scouts at national jamborees earn their railroading badges, using “Time Saver” layouts like the one he frequently brought to the railroad club’s Family Night at Governor’s Restaurant.  By a unanimous vote at the club’s annual meeting in May, the meeting room at The Great Falls Model Railroad Club has now been named “Coulombe Hall.”

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2014 Tom Coulombe, Hobo Holiday 5-17-14.jpg
2014 Tom sits in club's Speeder putt-putt 9-27-14.jpg
2015 5-16 Tom Coulombe Hobo Holiday 5-16-2015.jpg
2015 9-12 Greene Village Day Parade, Dan Coulombe inside the train; Tom outside.jpg
2015 11-22 ExTRAINaganza Station Master Tom Coulombe 11-22-15.jpg
2016 Tom & Carmen Coulombe, Topsham Show 4-30-16.jpg
2011 Tom Coulombe finishes installing GFMRRC Train Sign 6-18-11.jpg
2012 Meet the Members Nov newsletter Tom Coulombe, photo 10-18-12.jpg
2013 Governor's Family Night 9 5 13.jpg
2013 ME State Museum 12 7 13.jpg
2014 Adult Ed 10-7-14 (2).jpg
2014 Governor's Family Night 6 5 14.jpg
2014 Governor's Family Night 10-2-14.jpg
2014 Larry Cannon presents to Tom Coulombe the NMRA, Seacoast Division, Spate Public Service Award 10-18-14.jpg
2014 Owls Head Model Show 3-23-2014.jpg
2014 Tom & Mayor MacDonald, GFMRRC Appreciation Night 5-14-14.jpg
2014 Tom Coulombe, Hobo Holiday 5-17-14.jpg
2014 Tom sits in club's Speeder putt-putt 9-27-14.jpg
2015 5-16 Tom Coulombe Hobo Holiday 5-16-2015.jpg
2015 9-12 Greene Village Day Parade, Dan Coulombe inside the train; Tom outside.jpg
2015 11-22 ExTRAINaganza Station Master Tom Coulombe 11-22-15.jpg
2016 Tom & Carmen Coulombe, Topsham Show 4-30-16.jpg
2011 Tom Coulombe finishes installing GFMRRC Train Sign 6-18-11.jpg
2012 Meet the Members Nov newsletter Tom Coulombe, photo 10-18-12.jpg
2013 Governor's Family Night 9 5 13.jpg
2013 ME State Museum 12 7 13.jpg
2014 Adult Ed 10-7-14 (2).jpg
2014 Governor's Family Night 6 5 14.jpg

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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 501(c)(3) organization; any donations may be tax-deductible.

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

We are open to the public!  Come visit us:
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. until Noon

Other hours by appointment: Contact us HERE.

We look forward to seeing everyone back in Topsham for our Spring Train Show in April.

Regular Club Meetings are the third Thursday of each month at 6:45 p.m. We will begin showing videos at 6:30 p.m. Come join us!

Next meeting is Thursday, December 15
This is our annual Christmas Potluck Dinner and will begin at 6:00 p.m. NOTE the early start time!!!

Bring some chow and wear your Holiday Sweater (the uglier, the better)!

If you missed presentations at previous meetings, you can check them out HERE

Modeler’s Forum is Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Canceled – the power is out without an early enough expectation of restoration.

Next Modeler’s Forum will be Thursday, January 26.

Check out previous Modeler’s Forums HERE!

Interested in Operating Sessions?
Check out our Operating Session post HERE.

ExTRAINaganza 2022 was a tremendous success! Thanks to all the members who worked so hard, and especially to our visitors who made it all worthwhile! Check out the photos HERE.

Surplus Assets sale – December 10th 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Member admission at 9:00 a.m. Details HERE!

Take a ride on our G gauge layout HERE!

Download our Club brochure HERE

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