KANAWHA VALLEY RAILROAD ASSOCIATION, INC.
THE KVRA IS A NONPROFIT MODEL RAILROAD CLUB ORGANIZED TO PROMOTE THE HISTORY
OF RAILROADS IN WEST VIRGINIA.
OUR NEXT OPEN HOUSE IS THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 13. ADMISSION IS FREE!
We are open to public every Thursday evening
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
We are also open on the second Sunday of every month
from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission is free however we do accept donations.
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!
TO FIND US:
From Interstates I-64 and I-77 - Take Exit 99 (Greenbrier Street Exit).
Follow Route 114 North and then left on Coonskin Drive.
Clubhouse is on the right and before the entrance to Coonskin Park.
Clubhouse is 3.4 miles from Interstate exit.
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The Virginia Museum of Transportation is renovating
the Norfolk and Western Class J 611 Steam Locomotive
for their 21st Century Steam Program.
See their website at www.fireup611.org
for more details and to support this worthy effort!
In memory of Tommy Hanshaw;
a founding member and great friend!
The KVRA is located in Charleston, West Virginia We were formally organized in 1977 and currently have 43 members. We are located in a building at the entrance of 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 a 10' x 15' G Gauge layout. We are currently in the scenery stage of a 4' x 12' N Scale layout.
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 fun of model railroading with the community.