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Local Railroad Clubs

West Wisconsin Railroad Club
Eau Claire, WI

Chippewa Valley Railroad Association
Eau Claire, WI

Regional Model Railroad Clubs

Barron County Model Railroad Club
Rice Lake, WI

Central Wisconsin Model Railroaders
Stevens Point, WI

Clipper City Model Railroad Club
Manitowoc, WI

Hub City Central Model Railroad Club
Marshfield, WI

Kenosha Garden Railway Society
Kenosha, WI

La Crosse and 3 Rivers Railroad Club
La Crosse, WI

Northwoods Model Railroad Club
Minocqua, WI

The Rhinelander Railroad Association
Rhinelander, WI

The Three Lakes Model Railroad Club
Three Lakes, WI

Waupaca Area Model Railroaders
Waupaca, WI

West Central Model Railroad Club
Sparta, WI

Minnesota Garden Railway Society
Minneapolis+St Paul, MN

Wisconsin Garden Railway Society
Madison, WI

Local Hobby Shop

Model Train Classics, LLC
4284 London Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Regional Hobby Shops


Scale Model Supplies
458 N Lexingtion Parkway
St Paul, MN
(3 blocks north of I-94)

Perry's Hobbies
114 Vernon Ave
Morgan, MN
Orders: 800-433-1264
Fax: 507-249-3244


The Choo Choo Store
1805 Superior Street
Three Lakes, WI 54563
Phone: 1-888-546-3058 or 1-715-546-8036
Fax: 1-888-546-306

The Hobby Connection
503 S. Grand Avenue
Rothschild, WI 54474-1811

EngineHouse Services
2737 N Packerland Drive
Green Bay WI 54303

Mark’s Model Railservices
2007 Lake Aire Dr.
Sheboygan, WI 53081-8828

Local Train Shows

See list on home page

Regional Train Shows

See list on home page

Other Train Shows

Model Trains Shows and Clubs

Model Railroading


National Model Railroad Association
Standard Gauge Module Association
World's Greatest Hobby


Model Railroader - print magazine
Garden Railways - email newsletter only now
Railroad Model Craftsman - print magazine
Model Railroad Hobbiest - free, digital only

Model Train Displays and Museums

The Toy Train Barn - Argyle, WI
(50 mi south west of Madison, WI)
EnterTrainment Junction - Cincinatti, OH
Twin City Model Railroad Museum - St Paul, MN

Directories, Search, and News - A directory
America by Rail - Model Train Search Engine
Rail Serve - Railroading News

Miscellaneous Useful Information

Standard Dimensions in Many Scales
HO Scale Train Dimensions

Trains and Accessories

An alphabetical sampler

Bachmann Trains
Broadway Limited Imports
Cannon & and Company - Diesel Detail Components
CTI Electronics
Con-Cor Trains
Evergreen Scale Models
Fox Valley Models
Grandt Line Products
InterMountain Railway Company
JAM Creations / Solutions - Track Cleaners, etc
Lionel Trains
Midwest Products
MTH Trains
NCE Corp.
NJ International, Inc - Signals
Overland Models
Revo Electronics
Scenic Express
USA Trains
Woodland Scenics
Yukon Crossing (405-590-4631)
Z-Stuff for Trains - Signals, etc.

Prototype Railroading

Railroading in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Rail Plan 2030
West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition
State of Wisconsin: Office of the Commissioner of Railroads
Forward Wisconsin: Wisconsin's Railroads
Abandoned Railroads of Wisconsin
Central Wisconsin Railroad History
Stanley, Merrill, and Phillips Railway
Wisconsin Logging Railroads
Annual Report of the Railroad Commission of Wisconsin
Development of the Railroads - Wisconsin Historical Society

Railroads Currently Serving Wisconsin

BNSF Railway
Canadian National Railway
Canadian Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific Railroad
Wisconsin and Southern Railroad

Railroads that Formerly Served Wisconsin

Chicago and Northwestern
Green Bay and Western Railroad
Milwaukee Road
Green Bay and Western
Soo Line
Wisconsin Central

Railroad Art - new category

Matuska Rail Art - Original Paintings by Jim Matuska
Matuska Rail Art - Flier
The Railroad Collection - Photography by Travis Dewitz

Books on Wisconsin Railroads

The Ellsworth Line - Arlyn Colby
The Cornell Line - Arlyn Colby
The Blueberry Line - Arlyn Colby
The Chippewa Valley Line - Arlyn Colby
The Mondovi Line - Arlyn Colby
The Park Falls Line - Arlyn Colby
The Spring Valley Line - Arlyn Colby
The Railroads of Wisconsin, 1827-1937 - James P. Kaysen
Steam and Cinders: The Advent of Railroads in Wisconsin - Axel Lorenzsonn
Wisconsin Central Railroad Success Story - Dobnick and Glischinski
The Stanley, Merrill and Phillips Railway - Paul Nagel
Best Rail Trails: Wisconsin - Phil Van Valkenberg

North American Class 1 Railroads

Via Rail
BNSF Railway
Canadian National Railway
Canadian Pacific Railway
CSX Transportation
Norfolk Southern Railway
Union Pacific Railroad
Kasnas City Southern Railway
Kansas City Southern de México
Reference: Wikipedia Class I Railroad

Employees' Unions

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

Excursion Railroads

Camp 5 Museum
Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad
Mid-Continent Railway Museum
North Shore Scenic Railroad
Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway
Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad

Historical Societies

Chicago & North Western Historical Society
Green Bay and Western Historical Society
Milwaukee Road Historical Association
Soo Line Technical and Historical Society
Union Pacific Historical Society
Canadian National Railways Historical Society
Canadian Pacific Historical Association

Miscellaneous Resources

Railroad Picture Archives
Rail Pictures . Net
Rail Serve--guide to 17000 rail related websites The Internet Railroad Directory - Guide to 19,000 rail-related websites including train travel, model railroading, railfan resources, train simulators, and railroad industry sites
Progressive Railroading
Railway Technical Web Pages
Steam Locomotives


Lumberjack Steam Train - Laona, WI
Colfax Railroad Museum - Colfax, WI
Mid-Continent Railway Museum - North Freedom, WI
National Railroad Museum - Green Bay, WI
Lake Superior Railroad Museum - Duluth, MN
Minnesota Transportation Museum - St Paul, MN
Twin City Model Railroad Museum - St Paul, MN
Illinois Railway Museum - Union, Il
UP Golden Spike Tower - North Platte, NE