The Casey Jones Chapter of the Train Collectors Association now has its own Web page. Check it out here.
Local historian and former Frisco employee Don Harrison spoke to an audience of about thirty people at today's Lunch 'n Learn session, hosted by the Morton Museum of Collierville History. Don covered the early years of the railroads in and around the Memphis area and their importance both locally and nationally. The information he provided can be a great inspiration to us model railroaders, especially those of us modeling scenes from the area.
Another railroad-themed Lunch 'n Learn, one covering getting started in model railroading, is planned for September 14th at 11 am in the museum sanctuary. The museum is located at 196 Main Street in Collierville.
That's right. Memphis Model Railroaders is now on Twitter. Follow us @MemphisModelRR or just watch the feed at the bottom of this page.
The Memphis Modular Group now has a YouTube channel dedicated to their HO railroad. You can check them out by clicking on the YouTube icon beneath the main banner of their page. Visit, enjoy, and oh yeah, don't forget to subscribe!
Just want to remind folks about Collierville Train Heritage Days on August 12th, from 9 AM to 5 PM, at the Morton Museum and the old Collierville Depot. Click here for more information. Hope to see everyone there!
We wish to invite you to the Memphis Model Railroaders Open House!
We don't have any videos out there yet, but please subscribe to the new channel so you don't miss the first one when it hits! You can get to our YouTube channel by clicking on the small YouTube icon beneath the main banner on our group page.
Jerry LaChapelle’s award-winning Minneapolis International layout is now live on memphismodelrailroaders.com. This HO-scale layout is based on a northern Minnesota railroad as it may have looked in the 1940s. It features scenery and structures in exquisite detail for which Jerry received the Achievement Program Master Builder Scenery Award from the NMRA.
The Memphis Modular Group page has been enhanced to include an overview of their membership process. Site users can now learn what it takes to become a member and contact the group with specific membership-related questions.
More to come…
A Spring Train Meet next month in Nashville, a presentation by the West Tennessee Historical Society in April...find out what's happening locally and around the area by checking out our Events page.
National Train Day is scheduled on the 13th of May this year. Learn more about what is planned for this area at the National Train Day Memphis Facebook page.