Our History

Pennsylvania Railroad 6410 waits in the yard for clearance to enter the main.

Founded in 1989, the Short Line Model Railroad Club strives toward replicating authentic railroad operations in the 1950’s with an emphasis on the railroads of Eastern Pennsylvania. In addition to operations, a large emphasis has been placed on realistic scenery and structures.

Pennsylvania Switcher 7461 is on the way back home after a busy day.

Everyone will enjoy viewing miniature trains rolling though the detailed scenery representative of northeastern Pennsylvania, on our 900+ foot long double tracked main line, and a 75 foot long single tracked branch line.

Looking at our logging camp with a Narrow Gauge Engine and Cars.

Many of the model locomotives feature realistic steam and diesel sounds, and are controlled by wireless digital controllers. Be taken back to the days when coal was king, and the railroads were starting the switch to more modern diesel power, while still running steam locomotives.

The Roadside B-B-Q before placed on the layout.
Placed on the Layout ready for business.

Members of the club will be available to offer advice and answer questions. All phases of construction are on display, with various types of layout construction represented. The club is always open to new members, just ask any member for more information. This is a great way for individuals who have no room for a layout to run their equipment and share in an enjoyable hobby with others.

We meet Thursday evenings from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. The second Thursday of each month starts with our business meeting. You can find us at 11 South State Street, Ephrata, Pennsylvania, at the rear of the building down in the basement.