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: £

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

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight
01/06/2020

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight
01/06/2020

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight

Charles Houser photographer

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight
01/03/2020

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight

Allentown 1916

Lehigh Valley History
01/03/2020

Lehigh Valley History

In 1935, photographer Walker Evans took this photo of the Broad Street Bridge for the Farm Security Administration.

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

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight

Lehigh Valley Passenger Station and Baggage Depot, Smith Ave & Canal Street, Easton, 1907

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

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight

Lehigh Valley Passenger Station, Smith Ave, Easton, 1939

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight
12/31/2019

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight

In a follow up to the shot of the Lehigh Valley Allentown station here’s our replica scratch built by Howie Georgs.
12/28/2019

In a follow up to the shot of the Lehigh Valley Allentown station here’s our replica scratch built by Howie Georgs.

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight
12/28/2019

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight

Allentown Passenger Station

Merry Christmas from the L&LV Model Railroad
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas from the L&LV Model Railroad

In a pseudo duplication of an actual photo posted the other day here’s the Cementon turn getting ready to grab their tra...
12/24/2019

In a pseudo duplication of an actual photo posted the other day here’s the Cementon turn getting ready to grab their train and head back to Easton.

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight
12/24/2019

Lehigh Valley RR: Steam, Diesel, Passenger & Freight

During our operations this scene is just about duplicated with turn train EC-1/CE-2 which works the Whitehall Cement Com...
12/23/2019

During our operations this scene is just about duplicated with turn train EC-1/CE-2 which works the Whitehall Cement Company off the LV main in Cementon.

12/22/2019
Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland

Lars, Leiter des Bahnbetriebs, und sein Modelleisenbahn-Experten-Team reinigen in der heutigen Folge, unsere Bahngleise, Gesamtlänge: 15,715 km.
Auf unserer Anlage, die größte Modelleisenbahn der Welt (Guinness Weltrekord), fahren über 1000 Züge 365 Tage im Jahr. Zwei Mal im Jahr werden nach den Öffnungszeiten, in 5-6 Nachtschichten, die Gleise in drei Reinigungsschritten filigran gesäubert. 😍😍😍

EN:
Model train expert, Lars, head of rail operations in the Miniatur Wunderland, and his team will be cleaning our train tracks today, total length: 15.715 km.
Our exhibition, the largest model railway in the world (Guinness World Record), over 1000 trains run 365 days a year.
Twice a year, after closing the sections, the tracks are filigree cleaned in three cleaning steps in every section. 😍😍😍

All the engines are in the house at Mauch Chunk for the night.
12/22/2019

All the engines are in the house at Mauch Chunk for the night.

A couple angles of some new lights installed at Nesquehoning Junction.
12/18/2019

A couple angles of some new lights installed at Nesquehoning Junction.

Thomas and his friends have arrived from the Island of Sodor to greet all children for a few laps around our layout this...
12/18/2019

Thomas and his friends have arrived from the Island of Sodor to greet all children for a few laps around our layout this coming Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd from 1pm to 5pm.

We're all decked out for the 2019 Holiday season. If you're passing down Linden Street or in the area of Bethlehem feel ...
12/02/2019

We're all decked out for the 2019 Holiday season. If you're passing down Linden Street or in the area of Bethlehem feel free to take a spin by to check out the lights at night.

In preparation for our steam weekend coming up this Sat and Sun (the 7th and 8th) here's a look back at some classic sho...
12/02/2019
Lehigh Valley Railroad by Donald W. Furler

In preparation for our steam weekend coming up this Sat and Sun (the 7th and 8th) here's a look back at some classic shots of Lehigh Valley steam action on the New York and Wyoming Divisions around the late 1930's-1940's from photographer Donald W. Fulrler archived in the Center for Railroad Photography & Art.

Explore this photo album by Center for Railroad Photography & Art on Flickr!

If you’ve often wondered about the three of the largest Christmas symbols in the Lehigh Valley.
11/29/2019
lehighvalleylive.com

If you’ve often wondered about the three of the largest Christmas symbols in the Lehigh Valley.

What's your favorite sign of the season in the Lehigh Valley?

At a fraction of what the Hue lights cost we’ve discovered these Phillips Smart Wi-fi LED color bulbs at Home Depot and ...
11/26/2019

At a fraction of what the Hue lights cost we’ve discovered these Phillips Smart Wi-fi LED color bulbs at Home Depot and have installed a few above Jim Thorpe and Florence. You can see they put out the same colors as the hue and an added bonus through programming in the Wiz App you can flip the colors through a regular light switch.

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705 Linden St
Bethlehem, PA
18018

Telephone

(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!! 🙂
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY