Our 63rd Annual Open House resumes January 8th and 9th!

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The GSN's Landmark Viaduct

The famous Reading 2102 leads an excursion of heavyweights across the GSN viaduct.

Who We are...

The Garden State Model Railway Club, Incorporated is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, expansion, and education of both model railroading and railroading. Our membership is given the opportunity to pursue, advance, and enjoy these hobbies. New Members are always welcome. We meet every Tuesday and Friday evening at 8PM. Our Annual Open House typically runs three weekends beginning Thanksgiving Weekend. Recently the Club has experimented with January, March, and April dates. Far more detail about the railroad can be obtained by taking our Virtual Layout Tour! Our Website also features a section on Railroad History! This section contains before and after photos as well as all kinds of information about real railroads that operated in our area! We have held several very successful Scout Nights during which various Scout groups have visited. Please contact us if you are interested in such an event. Contact us for more information!


It all began right after World War II when a few members of the Fair Lawn Model Railroad Club decided to start their own Club. A couple of locations were tried until a brand new building in North Haledon was found. In 1957, the Garden State Model Railroad Club was officially incorporated. For 58 years straight, our HO Club has held an Annual Open House during the Christmas Season for the enjoyment of the public, young and old alike. After 34 of those shows, a decision was made in December 1991 to demolish the old layout. Construction began on the new layout in April of 1992! Having lost its original incorporation during the late 1980s, the Club was reincorporated as the Garden State Model Railway Club in 1999. 1999 also marked this website's beginning. Our Club has always been made up of volunteers who enjoy all aspects of trains and model railroading, and we invite you to join us!

Click here for the Complete History of the Club

Layout Specifications...
DCC and DC
Our layout is Fully Equipped to Operate BOTH Systems! DCC Bob Savino designed a relay circuit, published in the December 2003 issue of RMC, which allowed us to install a state of the art DCC system without scrapping our old common rail DC system. Keeping the common rail made it much simpler to add a detection and signaling system.

Model Railroad Show and Open House...

This Year's Show Flyer

Click HERE for general information about our Annual Open Houses.
Click HERE for specific details about this upcoming or currently ongoing Open House.

The Smokin' Award(TM) AP at smokin.kvrr.net

TrainNet Web Gem Award

The Waldovia State Railways Web Award
Gold City Station Award

The Gold Green Light Award
Silver Ciosbahn Award

Ciosbahn Great Railways Photo Collection Award

The GSMRRClub website has been presented with and honored to receive several awards in addition to the railroad related awards shown here. Click here for complete Award Details.

The GSN's High Mountain Flyer at Perry Tower

A towerman looks on for a rolling inspection as Garden State Northern #100 leads the westbound High Mountain Flyer through Perry. In the background is the Perry enginehouse.

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This site was last updated on December 12, 2021
by Club Webmaster Robert J. Savino.

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