The membership of our Division comes from six counties in the Lower Hudson River Valley: Ulster, Sullivan, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland and Putnam Counties


The Hudson Valley Division is in the Northeastern Region (NER) of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) and has been in existence for almost 80 years. Our Division was founded in 1946 in Kingston by members who are now the Kingston Model Railroad Club. We are in New York State’s lower Hudson River valley, which includes Dutchess and Putnam counties (east of the Hudson River) as well as Ulster, Orange, Rockland and Sullivan counties (west of the River). We hold monthly meetings and schedule the meetings in the counties we serve. We also have a planning meeting in December. We usually have a presence at local train shows and railroad historical society banquets. Our members have wide ranging interests including DCC, DC, model building, operations, and prototype information in a variety of scales. To learn more about our Division, please go to the CONTACT US section of our website and send us an email.

The following photo was taken at the Kingston Train Show on March 26, 2023. In the photo are the efforts and results of Scott Meyer’s Portable Layout Project.

Tom Walker

Scott Meyer

John Noll

Here are some awesome photos from Dennis Colucci’s N scale layout. Dennis’s layout is based roughly on the New Haven’s Maybrook Line, with a fictional railroad, the Balfour and Colucci Creek Southern. Dennis’s layout is a 1×6 switching layout. He took all the pictures in natural light.


Welcome to the Hudson Valley Division of the Northeastern Region, NMRA