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Edgerton Model Railroad Room - A Community Treasure


Within the city's Edgerton Community Center is an historic model train room that dates back to 1950. The dazzling displays deftly depict Rochester and many of its natural and built landmarks, in all four seasons.  

The Edgerton Model Railroad Room was launched on October 27, 1950, when Governor Thomas E. Dewey officially opened the "Model Railroad Heaven" with a ceremony that included his driving a miniature "golden spike" into the exhibit's track!

The Model Railroad Room was created at the tail end of Rochester and America's bustling train travel era. Although trains aren't as commonplace in Rochester as they were back then, the magic and mystique of trains persists for many--young, old, or in between. The Edgerton Model Railroad Room is a must see-- for train buffs, and for those who could be!

Thanks to the volunteers of the Edgerton Model Railroad Club for stewarding this community treasure. Visit their website to learn more about this Club, about the Railroad, and about the Room!   

See a photo gallery of the Model Railroad Room

See a map to the Model Railroad Room  

Open Hours

The Railroad Room is open on the last Saturday of each month, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will also be open during the following days during the 2014 holiday season:

(Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day) 

  • Saturday, November 29
  • Saturday, December 6
  • Saturday, December 13
  • Saturday, December 20
  • Saturday, December 27
  • Monday, December 29
  • Tuesday, December 30
  • Wednesday, December 31


Take Transit to the Railroad Room 

Use the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority's Google Trip Planner to get a bus to this Center 



For more information

For information about schedule and tours, contact the Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus Street, at (585) 428-6769.





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