The health, safety and well being of your family and our club members are always a top priority for the Edgerton Model Railroad Club .

We have been closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation around COVID-19(commonly referred to as coronavirus), responding to new information as it arises, along with the need to protect those most vulnerable to the corona virus we will be canceling our Monthly Open House (held the last Saturday of each month)for the forcible future.

When it is once again safe for everyone, we will update this website to let you know when we will be resuming our Open Houses.

Thank you for your understanding.

A Brief History

   These four layouts in O scale were started in 1950 by the City of Rochester, and the Police Athletic (PAL) with assistance from the Lionel Corporation. These layouts depict the four seasons , and the backdrops were painted by the Rochester Art Club. The Lionel Corporation donated $5,000 worth of trains, tracks and other accessories. The City of Rochester supplied a crew of carpenters who built the train room. New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey officially opened the P.A.L. Model Railroad Heaven with a ceremony on October 27, 1950. In 1991, Lionel again donated a large amount of stock and accessories. In 2004 a major contribution of locomotives, rolling stock and accessories were received by donations from many O Gauge manufacturers with the help from the Train Collectors Association (TCA).  In 2010, the Eastern Division of the TCA donated money for these layouts. Throughout the years many other individuals and companies have made donations to these layouts (please go to the link of sponsors).

We are located in the Edgerton Recreation Center, 41 Backus Street, Rochester, N.Y. 14608.
The phone number is 585 428 6769.

Please click on the link below to go to Google Maps for a map and directions.


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