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 entrance.

See map below. 


When using this map to find us, keep in mind that we are in the back or end of the park.  Once you are inside the park, follow the main road to the end.  On this Google map, we are located at the beginning of Cougar Trail.


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!

Kanawha Valley Railroad Assoc., INC.



We are a non-profit corporation organized to promote the

history of railroading in West Virginia.

     Our primary layout is 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 operates using NCE digital command control.  

     The highlight of this layout are modeled renditions of Charleston, West Virginia; Hawk's Nest; and Thurmond, West Virginia; as they appeared in the late 1950's.  You can see samples in the photo gallery.  Our modeling is primarily Chesapeake and Ohio influenced, but members also operate trains from other American roads.  

     We also have a 4' x 12' N Scale layout.  It is a double main line with two yards set in the mountains of West Virginia.

     The KVRA has completed its 15' x 20' modular layout.  We regularly attend area train shows.  In the meantime, our module is set up at our club for your viewing.  The module gives 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.  See our Layout Photos page for a sample and events page for our next show.




​​​​​​The KVRA is located in Coonskin Park, at 1750 Coonskin Park Drive, Charleston, West Virginia, 25311.  We were formally organized in 1977 and are celebrating our 44th year.  We have been located in Coonskin Park since 1998. The KVRA is a non-profit corporation.


We are open every Sunday from

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

See our calendar on the CALANDER AND EVENTS page for specific dates.

​Admission and Parking are free!

​​P.O. BOX 6131

Charleston, WV 25362

Phone: 1-304-539-6721;
or click link below to send us an email:



  • Our module will be at the Huntington Train Show!  Show will be NOV. 25 - NOV. 27.  See our calendar for times and location.

  • CANCELLED - Holiday Open House - Due to the wash out of the road in front of the clubhouse, we have to CANCEL.  We will be back next year!

  • OUR ANNUAL MODEL TRAIN AND CRAFT SHOW will return MARCH 11 and 12, 2023 at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center!  See Events page for more details.

  • ​We are open EVERY SUNDAY, 1 pm to 4 pm throughout the year (excluding holidays).  Please come out and visit!