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 Central Railroad Festival

All aboard for Fun! The Central Railroad Festival will pull into historic downtown Central Saturday, April 25, 2015, with music, great food and festivities for all ages.

The Railroad Festival celebrates the rich heritage of Central, so named because the town is situated at the “central” point of the railroad line between Atlanta and Charlotte.

The festival begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25, and runs until 5 p.m., featuring entertainment, food, music and arts and crafts vendors.

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

Thanks to all who came out to the 2015 Train Show in Easley. More than a thousand visitors turned out Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Bagwell Gymnasium to enjoy layouts of many types from N scale to live steam. Thanks also to those who supported our many fine vendors!

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.