Model Railroad Club Announces 2009 Holiday Show
60th Anniversary of unique Union County tradition


UNION, NJ – Model train fans of all ages are in for an annual treat this fall with the 2009 Holiday Light and Sound Show and Open House of The Model Railroad Club, Inc.  This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the club, an all volunteer non-profit organization affiliated with the Union County Department of Parks and Community renewal.

The holiday show features the club’s world famous 1,600 square-foot HO scale layout and a double decked N scale layout.  Visitors can also view work in progress on a gigantic new HO scale addition, including an engine terminal and roundhouse from the era of the great steam locomotives.  The popular "Classic Streamliners on Parade" program will also make a return engagement for the show.

Discount advance tickets go on sale starting Saturday, October 17.  Tickets may be purchased from the ticket window at The Model Railroad Club building, located on Jefferson Avenue off Route 22 east in Union, New Jersey (behind The Home Depot).  The window is open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  Advance tickets may also be purchased by mail or online through the club’s website,

The discount advance prices are $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 3 through 15 and $5.00 for seniors age 60 and over.  Prices are higher at the door on the days of the show.  Children age 2 and younger are free.

The show schedule is:

Friday, November 27

12:00 noon to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 28

10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 29

11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday, December 4

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 5

10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 6

11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday, December 11

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 12

10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 13

11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Model Railroad Club was founded in 1949 in the basement of the late Paul Mallery, a pioneer of the hobby of model railroading, as the Summit-New Providence HO Model Railroad Club.  The Club now occupies a building on Union County parkland that was designed, built and maintained entirely by its members, under a unique arrangement with the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal.  Free parking is available on site and the building is wheelchair accessible.

For more information, contact The Model Railroad Club at (908) 964-9724 on Saturdays between 1:00 and 5:00 pm, call (908) 964-8808 for a recorded message, or visit