Lehigh & Keystone Valley Model Railroad Museum

Lehigh & Keystone Valley Model Railroad Museum This is the official page for the Lehigh & Keystone Valley Model Railroad Museum. Featured in the September 2013 Model Railroader publication this layout is nearly 5000 square feet of double decked construction with the railroads of Western NJ and NEPA
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Opened in 1996 the Lehigh and Keystone Valley Model Railroad Museum features the railroads of the Lehigh Valley PA and Western NJ on a double deck layout in nearly 5000 square feet of construction. Railroads included are: Lehigh Valley from West Portal (Asbury), NJ to Pittston, PA Central of New Jersey from Phillipsburg, NJ to Ashley, PA Reading from Allentown, PA to Quakertown and Harrisburg, PA We are open to the public on the THIRD Sunday of every month from 2 PM to 5 PM. Tickets are $7 for Adults and Children under 12 are free.

Mission: To preserve the railroad history of the Lehigh Valley.

Price Range: £

05/24/2020
RDG Passenger Service in the 1970's

RDG Passenger Service in the 1970's

A look at the Reading/SEPTA passenger service on the Reading's Main Line and Norristown Branch in the mid 1970's featuring the "Push-Pull" trainset. The Phil...

05/18/2020
RDG Freight Trains 2

RDG Freight Trains 2

This is a complete redo of my original Reading Freights video, with the old light box transfers replaced with digital captures, plus footage added from six m...

Hang in there everyone, we’re all in a rough time right now but remain optimistic and positive, we can overcome and once...
04/22/2020

Hang in there everyone, we’re all in a rough time right now but remain optimistic and positive, we can overcome and once again let you enjoy the miniature wonderland of Lehigh Valley railroading in its heyday.

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight
04/14/2020

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight
04/14/2020

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight

Virtual Huber Breaker
03/24/2020
Virtual Huber Breaker

Virtual Huber Breaker

Virtual Breaker Top of Power House ...Read More Mechanics ...Read More The Huber Breaker ...Read More Breaker and Power House ...Read More Window view ...Read More Power House Second Floor ...Read More Power House Ground Floor ...Read More Upper Levels ...Read More Breaker Interior ...Read More Stai...

03/14/2020

The Museum will be closed Sunday March 15. See you April 18.

Baltimore Chapter, National Railway Historical Society
03/08/2020

Baltimore Chapter, National Railway Historical Society

Baltimore Chapter, National Railway Historical Society
03/08/2020

Baltimore Chapter, National Railway Historical Society

Today’s update on the Emmaus Junction area, a farm scene with livestock and a freshly bailed hay field.
03/06/2020

Today’s update on the Emmaus Junction area, a farm scene with livestock and a freshly bailed hay field.

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight
03/05/2020

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight

Auburn

A quick update on the Emmaus scene, the junction with the Perkiomen Branch has been fully ballasted and static grass is ...
03/03/2020

A quick update on the Emmaus scene, the junction with the Perkiomen Branch has been fully ballasted and static grass is being applied around the perimeter of the field.

All these great pictures coming out of the woodwork.
03/01/2020

All these great pictures coming out of the woodwork.

Here is an old picture of the octagon SF tower at the time of the digging of the third tunnel later to be the Gallitzin tunnel just west of altoona,pa

Little by little we’re ridding ourselves of the old bulky fluorescent tubes and replacing them with the more modern can’...
02/21/2020

Little by little we’re ridding ourselves of the old bulky fluorescent tubes and replacing them with the more modern can’s with LED lights.

02/14/2020
Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight
02/13/2020

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight

Today’s scenery updates at the Emmaus Junction scene.
02/06/2020

Today’s scenery updates at the Emmaus Junction scene.

Th Valley was in the process of peppering the line with slow orders and through Calypso was no exception. Here’s the Spe...
02/05/2020

Th Valley was in the process of peppering the line with slow orders and through Calypso was no exception. Here’s the Sperry Car out testing Track 2 at the site where the old crossover once laid. What a relief, they found no defects this time.

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight
02/05/2020

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight
02/05/2020

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight

225.1 - Laceyville

Don’t know if we’ve ever made mention of this one but there’s a hidden Easter egg on page 34 of Morning Sun’s Lehigh Val...
02/04/2020

Don’t know if we’ve ever made mention of this one but there’s a hidden Easter egg on page 34 of Morning Sun’s Lehigh Valley Transit in Color that relates to us. That white Nagy Brothers car store is indeed our building during one of its past lives in this Charles H. Weierman photo.

A lone Budd car rolls eastbound into Mauch Chunk on what I believe was a railfan special coming from Tamaqua.
02/03/2020

A lone Budd car rolls eastbound into Mauch Chunk on what I believe was a railfan special coming from Tamaqua.

After a few years sitting on the back burner the hole in the scenery from Emmaus to the Farm Yard along the “long aisle”...
02/03/2020

After a few years sitting on the back burner the hole in the scenery from Emmaus to the Farm Yard along the “long aisle” is finally getting some TLC.

One could easily say we made a trip up to Flagstaff and used a zoom lens to overlook the Mauch Chunk Station area.
02/03/2020

One could easily say we made a trip up to Flagstaff and used a zoom lens to overlook the Mauch Chunk Station area.

01/30/2020
Modifying an HO Dwarf Signal

Have a seat at the work bench with our C&S guy and learn how he modifies Tomar Dwarf Signals with RR-CirKits LED's.

I decided to start doing a few model railroad signaling how to videos starting off with a simple project of modifying an HO scale Tomar double head dwarf wit...

Pennsylvania Trails of History
01/23/2020

Pennsylvania Trails of History

On Jan. 22, 1959, 12 men died tragically at the River Slope Mine when the force of the ice-laden Susquehanna River broke a thin layer of rock, allowing gallons of water to flow through the mines. This disaster ended deep mining in much of the Wyoming Valley. #OnThisDay

This photo, preserved by the State #Archives, shows construction crews pushing debris from the Knox Mine Disaster into the Susquehanna River.

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight
01/22/2020

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight
01/16/2020

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight

Penn Haven Jct, Circa 1890, James Zellner photographer, from the Hagley Digital Archives

Lehigh & Keystone Valley Model Railroad Museum
01/13/2020

Lehigh & Keystone Valley Model Railroad Museum

Annnnddd that’s a wrap folks, thanks to all who came out to visit us for our 2019-2020 Holiday shows, if you missed out ...
01/12/2020

Annnnddd that’s a wrap folks, thanks to all who came out to visit us for our 2019-2020 Holiday shows, if you missed out you can still catch our open houses on the third Sunday of the month beginning in February.

TCS Train Control Systems
01/06/2020

TCS Train Control Systems

We just launched a series of short tutorials about the Universal WiFi Throttle. Check out the first three videos using this link: https://tcsdcc.com/newthrottlevideos

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705 Linden St
Bethlehem, PA
18018

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(610) 868-7101

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Hello everyone, New here. I'm wondering if anyone here has photos of the LV Station the was in Wilkes Barre PA.
Hey Lou and Mark and the rest of your crew today thanks for taking the time to show us around your railroad ! Needless to say we learned alot!
My wife and I visited during the Christmas season, and really enjoyed the layout. It is masterfully done, clean and easy to move about. We especially enjoyed the Huber breaker. I am a member of the Huber Breaker Preservation Society in Ashley, and have been involved with some restoration projects of railroad and mining pieces. The current project is a Franklin mine car. We will be back again soon.
My world
I go by here all the time, but I've never stopped in. Do you have regular open hours, or are visits by appointment?
Had the good luck to stop in and see my friends Lou and Mark today. The layout is looking awesome guys so stay on the right track.Happy Holidays!
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Linda Rogers
Thanks for the great Open House yesterday. My wife, my grandson and I love the superb detail of your operating layout. We look forward to returning again next year to see more progress. Thanks to the friendly staff who are all too happy to answer questions and show off their work!! 🙂
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