It’s National Model Railroad Month


It’s National Model Railroad Month and The Detroit Model Railroad Club in Downtown Holly is Michigan’s largest “O” Scale Model Railroad Club. It’s a must-see destination this holiday season. With over an entire mile of hand-laid track that depicts the Detroit Union Railroad and a fleet of radio controlled trains, you won’t want to miss it!

Come see what model railroading is all about at one of the Club’s open houses this month! During open houses, they operate the railroad with a dispatcher controlling railroad traffic on the mainline, and engineers driving multiple freight and passenger trains. The trains model the transition period in the 1950’s, so both steam and diesel locomotives will be found pulling freight and passenger trains on our railroad. You’ll also be able to listen in on the radio communications between the engineers and the Detroit Union dispatcher.

In addition to the trains running, there are always a few club members around to answer your questions about how they built the railroad, and how you can become part of the fun.

Open houses are set for November 29, 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15. Hours are noon-5pm. Admission: Adults $5, Seniors (65 and up) -$4, Children (5-18) $2. Admission is free for children under 5.

The Detroit Model Railroad Club was established in 1935 and is currently located in the old theater in historic downtown Holly, Michigan. The club’s O scale layout depicts the fictitious Detroit Union Railroad, a freelance double-track line running from Detroit to Dorrance, Michigan, with continuing single track and branch line service to Keatington, Millersburg, and beyond. Narrow-gage tracks interchange at Millersburg and serve customers up in the mountain region.


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