KANAWHA VALLEY RAILROAD ASSOCIATION, INC.

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THE KVRA IS A NONPROFIT MODEL RAILROAD CLUB ORGANIZED TO PROMOTE THE HISTORY
OF RAILROADS IN WEST VIRGINIA.
 
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We're back to summer hours!


We are again open on 
Thursday 
evenings, 
from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.

OPEN HOUSE

NOW EVERY SECOND AND FOURTH SUNDAYS

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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ATTENTION!!!


The Park Entrance has moved, but we have not!  With the opening of the new bridge on October 7, 2015; Access to the Park is now from Route 119.  New directions are below.
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Come out and visit!
Admission and parking is free!

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NEXT YEAR...

MODEL TRAIN SHOW
FEBRUARY 18 AND 19, 2017

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TO FIND US:

From Charleston, WV; take I-79 North;
Exit 1 (Mink Shoals Exit); 
Turn right onto 119 North; travel 7/10 mile; 
Then turn right into Coonskin Park.  
We are at the end of the Park;
 approximately 6/10 mile from bridge entrance.

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The KVRA is located at Coonskin Park, in Charleston, West Virginia  We were formally organized in 1977 and currently have 47 members.  We are located in a building in Coonskin Park where we have been since 1998.

        We have a 30' x 50' HO Scale layout which was constructed beginning in 1998.  This layout is a double main line loop which travels over three peninsulas.  It also has a "high line" which is a dual gauge line and models the logging industry similar to Cass Scenic Railroad.  The HO layout is DCC controlled.  The emphasis of this layout is our modeling renditions of Charleston, West Virginia, Hawk's Nest and Thurmond, West Virginia, as they appeared in the late 1950's.  You can see them in the photo gallery.  Our modeling is primarily Chesapeake and Ohio influenced but members also operate trains from other American roads.  

        We also house a 10' x 20' O Scale layout and and recently completed a 4' x 12' N Scale layout so all major modeling scales are now represented.

The KVRA is also constructing a 12' x 24' modular layout.  Once completed, it will give us the opportunity to bring a traveling HO Scale layout to train shows and other events in order to share the history and fun of railroading with the community.

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We are accepting applications for new members interested 
in model railroading and railroad history.  
If you are interested, please visit or contact us. 
 We look forward to hearing from you!

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In Memory of Rick Wheeler




 
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