Willamette Valley Model Railroad Club

and Operating Museum


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History

The WVMRCOM was organized in February of 1979 in Salem Oregon and was incorporated as a non profit organization. The mission of the Willamette Valley Model Railroad Club and Operating Museum, WVMRCOM, is to educate the general public about the heritage, history and evolution of railroads in Oregon and their effect on the growth of local agriculture and industry using a model railroad layout as one of the tools for providing the education. The WVMRM will support life-long learning and community involvement through activities, to generate interest, fundraising and a sense of camaraderie among its members and visitors.

Visitors are always welcome. Membership opportunities are available on many levels.

December 6, 2014 is our annual Train Show and Swap Meet at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall, OR. 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

$5.00 adults, children under 12, free Tables $25.00 ea.

  • Polk County Fairgrounds

  • Current Projects

    LARRY LEEK VISITOR'S CENTER/GATEWAY TO POWERLAND
    The Willamette Valley Model Railroad Club and Operating Museum is one of the fifteen organizations that make up the Antique Powerland Museum Association located at the Western Antique Powerland campus in Brooks Oregon. A new visitor entrance building is being built, the "Larry Leek Visitor's Center/Gateway to Powerland." It will house an interpretive center for the museum campus and a Model Railroad Museum sponsored by the Willamette Valley Model Railroad Members.
    'HO' LAYOUT
    A freelance railroad we call the 'Oregon Central' built in the 1980s and demolished in 2004.
    'N' LAYOUT
    'NTRAK" modules were built in 1991 to display at swap meets, train shows and fairs. These modules were incorporated into a permanant layout that reflects SP railroad operations in the Willamette Valley.
    OUR FUTURE
    A snapshot of Oregon’s history and development in model form built by the Willamette Valley Railroad Museum Members
     

     


    Contact Information

    Contact address

    P.O. Box 21321 Keizer, OR. 97307-1321

    Meetings are on Wednesday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

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    Copyright 2004 WVMRC.
    Last revised: March 26, 2014 .