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
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 several days during the 2012 holiday season:
Saturday, November 24
Saturday, December 1
Saturday, December 8
Saturday, December 15
Friday, December 21
Saturday, December 22
Wednesday, December 1
Thursday, December 27
Friday, December 28
Saturday, December 29
Monday, 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.