The Hudson Valley Division of The Northeastern Region (NER) of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) was founded in 1946 in Kingston by members who are now the Kingston Model Railroad Club. Our division encompasses the following New York counties: Ulster, Orange, Sullivan, Putnam, Rockland and Dutchess counties.

Photo taken at the Kingston Train Show on March 26th. In the photo are the efforts and results of Scott Meyer’s Portable Layout Project.

The hobby of Model Railroading is a fascinating pastime that can be shared by young and old alike. It can be a wonderful family activity that stresses creativity and togetherness. Unlike other leisure-time activities, model railroading doesn’t have a right and wrong way to do things. You can participate in the way that works best for you. Model railroading allows you to exercise your imagination, enhance your knowledge of railroading, and understand the historical importance of railroads in our area. Your model railroad is yours and yours alone!

Whether you are 100% immersed in model railroading, or are a casual model railroader, or just getting started in the hobby, you can enjoy the benefits of membership in the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA). To learn more about NMRA programs and becoming an NMRA member, access the NMRA website at https://www.nmra.org.

To learn more about the Northeastern Region (NER) of the NMRA, go to https://www.nernmra.org.