The Central Railway Museum
The Central Railway Museum is a project of CRM&HA, Inc. with strong support from the Town of Central. The museum includes a "heritage" layout in classic toy train scales and a large dual-level HO layout which is currently under construction and partially operable. Future plans also include a garden layout. The facility is owned by the Town of Central and is leased to CRM&HA, Inc. The city conducted exterior renovations and paved the parking lot, while CRM&HA has completely renovated the interior. Over the last year CRM&HA volunteers put over 1400 man-hours into interior renovations, opening up the floor plan and replacing an antiquated electrical system. Construction of layouts has been conducted over the last few months. CRM&HA, Inc. is also meeting regularly in this facility.
The Central Railway Museum - photo © Ed Welch, 2009
Visiting the Museum
The musuem is open 9AM to noon on the second Saturday of each month. The heritage layout and upper level of the HO layout are up and running, but still very much under construction. Feel free to call ahead if you want make sure that we are there.
The museum is located at 108 Werner St., Central, SC. This is directly behind Pancho's Mexican restaurant on Main Street (Hwy 93).
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PhotosCentral Railway Museum photo update from Nov. 2010
Over the past few months, much progress has been made on the HO layout. Railroad memorabilia is also prominently on display. Landscaping, trees and structures of all kinds give a realistic feel of Upstate life in the 1950s. Trestles and tunnels add the interest level, as does a narrow-gauge logging railroad, which is taking shape. Here are a few photos updating the museum's progress.
More Railway Museum Photos
Click here to see a photo archive of the museum under development.