CRM&HA, Inc. Links

The following links are to entities associated with CRM&HA or web sites of general interest to the model railroading community. The content of these sites is neither controlled nor endorsed by CRM&HA, Inc.

Partner Organizations

NameComments
Central Railroad FestivalAn annual festival put on by the Central Area Business Council and Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Town of Central and the CRM&HA.
Town of CentralThe Town of Central has been a great partner to the club in starting the CRM&HA.
Central Heritage SocietyCentral Heritage Society runs the Central History Museum, which contains an N-scale layout built by members of CRM&HA
Clemson Area Chamber of CommerceThe Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce has been helping to organize the Central Railroad Festival to be held next spring in conjunction with the opening of the museum.
City of EasleyThe City of Easley has provided generous terms for leasing the Bagwell Gymnasium for our Train Shows.

Members

NameComments
The Acadian Coast EasternWeb site devoted to 2-foot narrow-gauge railroading in Maine. Built by member Sandy Eustiss.
Cascade and Western RailwayWeb site of Cascade and Western, an HO railway built by member Howard Garner.
Between the MountainsPersonal web site of Brian P. d'Entremont.
RMS ArchitectureProfessional web site of Robert M. Seel, AIA, club member and architect in Clemson, S.C.

Local Rail Organizations

NameComments
Station 187Station 187 is a newly-formed model railroad club, founded April 2011.
Palmetto Division - NMRAPalmetto Division of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA).
NMRA - SouthEastern RegionSouthEastern Region (SER) of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA), serving South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
Apple Valley Railroad ClubApple Valley has developed a beautiful facility in close cooperation with the city of Hendersonville, N.C. This is similar to what we are starting to do in Central. It is worth the 1hr 30min drive from the Central area.
Athens Bend TrackThis club maintains a modular layout which they displayed at our 2008 Train Show.
South Carolina Railroad MuseumThe SCRM operates on a 5 mile section of the former Rockton and Rion Railway about 20 mile north of Columbia, S.C. It is about 2h 40min drive from Central by car.
Associated Model Railroads of ColumbiaAMROC has permanent installations and modular layouts in a variety of scales. They meet in the old Arsenal building in downtown Columbia and have regular meetings on Thursday nights.
Hub City Railroad MuseumThe museum showcases the important railroad history of this Hub City of the upstate - Spartanburg, S.C.
Miniature World of TrainsModel Railway layout located in Greenville's West End. Also featuring Transportation Museum of the World.

National Rail Organizations

NameComments
National Model Railroad Association
North American Railcar Operators AssociationNARCOA is the national organization representing the motorcar operating hobby. The website has information about NARCOA, lists of excursions, technical information, classified ads.
railspeeders.comrailspeeders.com is another good website about motorcar operation as a hobby.

Local Railroad Operations

NameComments
Norfork Southern Corp.
Amtrak
Pickens RailwayA local railroad from Anderson to Pickens S.C.
Greenville and Western RailwayA local railroad from Belton to Pelzer S.C.
Carolina Piedmont RailroadA local railroad from Laurens to Greenville S.C.
Republic LocomotiveA locomotive manufacturer and rebuilder in Greenville S.C.
South East High Speed Rail CorridorA proposal to extend “high speed” rail from Washington to southeastern cities, including upgrades to the extisting NS track through Central, S.C.

Rail Software & DCC

NameComments
ProTrakSoftware package aimed at supporting prototypical railroad operations.
JMRI/DecoderProOpen source product for computer control of DCC layouts and decoder programming.
DigitraxComplete line of DCC products. Our modular and museum layouts as well as many members' layouts are standardized DigiTrax hardware.

Directories of Railroad Websites

NameComments
Model Railroads.Net
RailsUSA
Railserve.com
ModelRailroadDirectory.net
Trains.com
The Open Directory Project

Local Hobby Shops

NameComments
Southern Steam TrainsJim Pitts sells live steam locomotives via mail order from Travelers Rest, S.C.
Blue Ridge HobbiesBlue Ridge Hobbies has a store in Greenville and takes Internet orders.