THE KVRA REMEMBERS 

ROBERT SUTLER

FOR HIS FOUNDING EFFORTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR ORGANIZATION


​​​​​​The KVRA is located in Coonskin Park, at 1750 Coonskin Park Drive, Charleston, West Virginia, 25311.  We were formally organized in 1977 and is celebrating our 43rd year.  We have been located in Coonskin Park since 1998. The KVRA is a non-profit corporation.




OPEN HOURS

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!

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. 

CONTACT US:
​​P.O. BOX 6131

Charleston, WV 25362


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


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.



     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 events page for our next show.

MEMBERSHIP

HOURS:


We are open every Sunday from

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.


Hours and member participation are limited due to COVID-19.

Capacity is limited to 6 persons and MASKS ARE REQUIRED.


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


​Admission and Parking are free!


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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  • DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, OUR HOURS, MEMBER PARTICIPATION AND GUEST CAPACITY ARE LIMITED.  ALSO, ALL GUESTS AND MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK WHILE VISITING.  THIS IS TO CONFORM WITH CDC GUIDELINES AND THE GOVERNOR'S CURRENT ORDER.


  • ​We are open EVERY SUNDAY, 1 pm to 3 pm (excluding holidays) throughout the year.  Please keep in mind that member participation is also limited.  Please come out and visit!

welcome

We are a non-profit corporation organized to promote the

history of railroading in West Virginia.

Kanawha Valley Railroad Assoc., INC.

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