Press Release

For Immediate Release: June 8, 2021

The Model Railroad Club, Inc. to Reopen on June 12

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the reopening of The Model Railroad Club, Inc. on Saturday, June 12. The exhibit will be open to the public every Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center, located at 295 Jefferson Avenue in Union Township. 

“The Board of County Commissioners is excited to bring this family tradition back,” said Commissioner Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “We invite residents of all ages who are looking for a fun and educational experience to visit the Model Railroad Club.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of an enormous HO scale train layout, along with other displays.

The Model Railroad Club open houses will run in compliance with current CDC guidelines as well as existing executive orders from Governor Murphy for COVID-19. For this reason, visitors are asked to wear a mask when and practice social distancing when visiting the exhibit.

The Railroad Center is run by The Model Railroad Club, a nonprofit organization dedicated to researching the history of railroads and industries in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania while sharing the art, craft and science of model railroading.

The Model Railroad Club, Inc. was founded in 1949 by author and Master Model Railroader Paul Mallery. Today it is one of the largest model railroad clubs in North America and features HO scale and N scale layouts, as well as other model railroad and industrial exhibits.

For complete details about public events, admission prices, advance ticket sales, directions, and other information about the Railroad Center visit The Model Railroad Club online at themodelrailroadclub.org.

The Model Railroad Club, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and is a registered charity in the State of New Jersey.

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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