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 during the following days during the 2013 holiday season:
(Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day)
Saturday, December 7
Saturday, December 14
Saturday, December 21
Monday, December 23
Tuesday, December 24
Thursday, December 26
Friday, December 27
Saturday, December 28
Monday, December 30
Tuesday, 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.