Children at play while younger children watch!
I’ve been asked by Andy Arnold of the Winchester Model Railroad Club to relay the following message. If you’re unfamiliar, the WMRRC occupies a renovated freight house in Winchester, VA, and is easily accessible from both I-81 and Rt. 7.
After 30+ years, it looks like the Winchester Model Railroad Club is about to lose its lease. If that happens, we will have 30 days to dismantle the layout and strip the building to the walls. We are actively pursuing space for a new layout and other options. We don’t expect to disband the club.
We already have open house events scheduled:
- Sunday, Dec 23, from 1:00 to 4:00
- Monday, Dec 31, from 6:00 to 10:00 (part of Winchester’s First Night event)
These will probably be the last two chances to see our layout before we dismantle it. We are located at 430 N. Cameron St, Winchester, VA. You can find us on the web at wmrrc.org .
Directions from the WMRRC website are…
- Set your GPS to 430 N. Cameron St., Winchester.
Take Exit 313 (Route 50 West) off of I-81
Follow Rt. 50W in to Winchester
Turn right onto South Cameron Street
South Cameron becomes North Cameron at the center of town
Proceed to the brick CSX Freight Building on right side of street
Attached photo is from WMRRC’s Facebook page. Tearing down a layout is always a great loss, and doubly so for a long-standing landmark like the Winchester club.