About CRM&HA, Inc.

CRM&HA's mission is to promote understanding and enjoyment of railroad heritage in America, particularly in the Carolinas. We maintain a 12 ft x 24 ft modular HO scale layout which is exhibited at several events per year, host an annual 2-day train show in Upstate South Carolina, and are in the process creating a model railroad museum in Central. The museum includes a large dual-level HO layout, a "heritage" layout in classic toy train scales, and a Lionel layout is under development. A garden layout is planned. Our annual train show is held each year in February.

Upcoming Events


The 2015 Train Show

The 2015 Train Show will take place Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the J.B. Owens Sports Complex, Easley, SC, in the Bagwell Gymnasium.

Fun for all ages!

  • Children under 10 free w/adult
  • Admission good for both days
  • Hands-On Thomas the Tank and Junior Railroader Activities
  • Operating Model Railroads
  • Over 180 Dealer Tables
  • Live Steam Trains
  • Door Prizes!
  • ADMISSION: $6.00 ADULTS

Contact:

Show Information: Dan Marett (864) 314-6045 or trainshow@crmha.org
Dealer information: Howard Garner (864) 878-4705 or registrar@crmha.org

Download vendor application

Download the 2015 Train Show Flyer

Current Events


  • Central Railway Museum - Trains are now running! The museum is now open 9AM to noon on the second Saturday of each month. Work crews are generally present on other Saturdays, but will probably not be running trains. Feel free to call ahead if you want make sure that we are there.

Recent Events



  • During the 2014 Central Railroad Festival, CRM&HA volunteers manned the Central Railway Museum, FUNction Junction, the caboose and live steam display. (Pictured) Festival-goers marvelled at the Central Railway Museum's HO layout.

  • The 2014 Train Show took place February 1 fand 2 in Bagwell Gymnasium at the J.B. Owens Sports Complex, was another successful event, drawing visitors of all ages.
    • 2014 Train Show photos are coming soon.

Tax Status

  • CRM&HA Inc. has tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donations to support the Central Railway Museum may now be tax deductible, including retroactively to our filing date of September 10, 2008. Please contact treasurer Bob Folsom or museum curator Jack Green for details about making a donation.

Membership and meetings

Membership is open to modelers of all scales and all experience levels as well as railfans. Business meetings are conducted on the first Thursday of each month at 7:15PM and are open to the public. Following each meeting is an educational presentation on railroads or modeling. Museum work sessions are held most Saturdays and Thursdays.

Educational Resources

The Education Program of the CRM&HA currently consists of three components: educating CRM&HA members, educating  model railroaders and educating the public.

Third Thursdays

By popular demand, we will be starting a wonderful, new CRM&HA program this month. On the third Thursday evening of each month, a skilled CRM&HA member will be putting on a FREE 90 minute, hands-on, "How-To" Workshop related to his or her area of expertise. So now you'll be able to attend our regular monthly meeting on the first Thursday of each month, a fun operating session on the second Thursday, and an informative how-to workshop on the third Thursday -- all beginning at 7:15 p.m. at the museum. Please, please feel free to bring guests with you to any of these programs.