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.
Created on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 01:13
Join us on Saturday May 13th from 12 noon until 6 pm for our National Train Day Open House with a tribute to the Evolution of the Iron Horse. See early steam locomotives on up to modern diesel locomotives running on the Crescent Lines.
We have also been expanding our staging so you can see what all the work we have been doing is all about.
We have a kids layout for children to run trains on and a Timesaver switching layout that you can test your switching skills on and operate the trains yourself.
We suggest bringing a step stool for small children to stand on.
Created on Sunday, 09 April 2017 01:34
Work on the track laying portion of our staging expansion is progressing rapidly. Soon it will be wired and installed for operations. Thank you to Mike at Mike's Train & Hobby Center in Kenner for helping us get the required materials and track we needed quickly and at a reasonable cost.
Created on Sunday, 29 January 2017 21:47
The Crescent City Model Railroad Club has set the dates for it's open house shows for 2017. The dates and themes will be:
May 13th, National Train Day Open House 12 noon - 6 pm. Featuring the Evolution of the Iron Horse.
July 8th, Summer Open House. 12 noon - 6 pm.
November 25th, Fall on the Crescent Lines, 11 am-5 pm
December 9th, 16th & 17th Christmas on the Crescent LInes, 11 am-5 pm
January 6th New Years on the Crescent Lines featuring the Golden Age of Railroading during the steam to diesel transition years.
Admission donation is $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for children ages 6 - 12 and children 5 & under are free.
Join us to see the latest additions and modifications to the Crescent Lines layout.
Created on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 02:51
The latest edition of Tim Blackwell's Cowcatcher Magazine for January/February 2017 has a feature story on the CCMRC. You can pick up a copy at Hub Hobby in Metairie.
You can also order a copy or subscribe to the Cowcatcher Magazine at http://cowcatchermagazine.com/
Created on Saturday, 31 December 2016 22:26
Earl Hodges from the Times-Picayune recently visited the CCMRC during one of our December Open House Dates and wrote a feature article on the club for the Times-Picayune. It is already published on NOLA.com and also has been run in the newspaper on January 1st 2017. Be sure to check it out. Below is a link to the NOLA.com webpage with the article.