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The Crescent City Model Railroad Club (CCMRC) is home to one of the largest HO scale layouts in the Gulf South.  We are located in Metairie, Louisiana, just outside of New Orleans (aka the Crescent City).  We model a fictitious railroad, called the Crescent Lines, whose mainlines carry freight and passengers to and from the beautiful south.

National Train Day Open House a big Success

The National Train Day Open House held by the Crescent City Model Railroad Club on May 14, 2016 was a big success. We had a great turnout of visitors and many new faces that came to "Ride the Crescent Lines" for the first time. We had many familiar faces come back to visit too. Visitors had fun finding detailed items by searching through the scavenger hunt while kids had fun running trains on the children's layout downstairs.

There was a 50/50 cash donation raffle and another for a gift basket of donations from Hub Hobby in Metairie, Mike's Train and Hobby Center in Kenner and Electric Train Depot in Ponchatoula.

Our guests had a chance to see and hear some great looking trains running along with some new improvements to the layout as well as some work in progress in the port and Crescent City Industrial District.

We will be back for a Summer Open House on Saturday July 16 from 12 - 6 pm. The next open house after that will not be until the Saturday after Thanksgiving in November.

Our membership would like to thank all who came out to see us and hope that you can join us again soon.

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Taking Orders for the CCMRC Crescent Lines 60th Anniversary Club Car

The Crescent City Model Railroad Club in Metairie, Louisiana is offering this Accurail Crescent Lines 50 foot HO Scale boxcar to celebrate its 60th Anniversary in 2016. The cost will be a $30.00 for each car each plus $6.00 shipping for the first car and $2.00 for each additional car ordered. It will be available in 1 road number that commemorates the clubs founding in March of 1956. To order your car or cars, please send a check made out to CCMRC for the correct amount to:

Crescent City Model Railroad Club

601 N. Lester Ave

Metairie, LA 70003-6131

 

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National Train Day Open House at the CCMRC is Saturday, May 14th!

Have you ever wanted to see this great layout in person?

Have you visited us before and wanted to come see us again? Here is your chance! Come see the latest updates and projects.
We are hosting an Open House for National Train Day on May 14, 2016.

Come ride the Crescent Lines!

Location:                     
Crescent City Model Railroad Clubhouse                                                                     
601 N. Lester Ave
Metairie, LA  70003

Admission Fees: Donations are $5 for adults, $1 for children between 6 and 12, children under 5 years old are free!

Time 12 noon - 6 pm

 

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Crescent City Model Railroad Club at the March 5, 2016 TCA Ponchatoula Train Show

CCMRC members promoted the club at the TCA Train Show in Ponchatoula this weekend and had a very successful day doing so. Thanks go out to Marvin, Chuck, Tommy, Jonathan, Maureen, Ken Mason, Ken Gaudet, LJ, Michael and Tom for coming and helping out. It was a great debut effort for our club at the show. We had some Crescent LInes equipment on display, video presentations from the club layout and some mini-clinics going on throughout the day. We had LOTS of positive feedback about what we had on display, our clinics and on our sign up sheet for people that are interested in our 60th anniversary club car. You can see photos from the train show on the club Facebook page and in the photo section of this website too.

CCMRC in the new LSR Marker Lamp

The new Winter edition of the Lone Star Region Marker Lamp is now out. Be sure to check out the article on the Crescent City Model Railroad Club starting on page 38. That is our own Maureen Mason on the cover. Be sure to say you saw her next time you see her at the club or at the Ponchatoula Train Show this Saturday! Here is a direct link to the Marker Lamp page.

https://ia601500.us.archive.org/20/items/marker_lamp_winter_2016/marker_lamp_winter_2016.pdf

 

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