THE KVRA IS A NONPROFIT MODEL RAILROAD CLUB ORGANIZED TO PROMOTE THE HISTORY
OF RAILROADS IN WEST VIRGINIA.
SUNDAY, APRIL 12
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Come out and visit us!
Admission and parking is free!
We are also open every Thursday evening, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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.
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 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.
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!