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

Our annual train show is fast approaching! Be sure to mark your calenders!

Current Events

Central Railway Museum - Trains are now running! The museum is now open every Saturday from 9AM to 2 p.m. Feel free to call ahead if you want make sure that we are there.

Recent Events

On June 11, the Southern Railway signal from Clemson was installed on the grounds of the Central Railway Museum.

Central, S.C. enjoyed a warm sunny day for the 2016 Railroad Festival. Festivalgoers toured the museum, FUNction Junction and the caboose. Thanks to all members who were involved in this year's event!

Above are some scenes from February's Train Show at Bagwell Gym in Easley's Red Owens Recreation Complex. Numerous portable layouts, including ours, were on display, as well as live steam and vendors offering a vast variety of model railroading and other railroad-related merchandise. Stay tuned to this page for details about the 2017 Train Show!

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.