Edgerton Model Railroad Room - A Community Treasure


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Within the city's Edgerton R-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!

Holiday Hours

  • Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 23, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 30, 2023 from a.m. to 2 p.m.


For further information please follow the link to the Edgerton Model Train Clubsite or call Edgerton R-Center at 585-428-6769

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

See a photo gallery of the Model Railroad Room

Download an Edgerton Model Railroad Room Brochure. 

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.