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.

Price Range: £

Operating as usual

A Pennsylvania coal train with an A-B-B-B-A set of Baldwin Sharks passes the farm. Our next open house is Sunday June 20...
06/04/2021

A Pennsylvania coal train with an A-B-B-B-A set of Baldwin Sharks passes the farm. Our next open house is Sunday June 20. We are open from 2PM to 5PM. Admission is $7, children 12 and under are free. We hope to see you there.

A Pennsylvania coal train with an A-B-B-B-A set of Baldwin Sharks passes the farm. Our next open house is Sunday June 20. We are open from 2PM to 5PM. Admission is $7, children 12 and under are free. We hope to see you there.

Alco C-628's wait in Lehigh Valley's Coxton Yard in Pittston for their next assignment. Out next open house is Sunday Ju...
06/02/2021

Alco C-628's wait in Lehigh Valley's Coxton Yard in Pittston for their next assignment. Out next open house is Sunday June 20. We are open from 2PM to 5PM. Admission is $7, children 12 and under are free. We hope to see you there!

Alco C-628's wait in Lehigh Valley's Coxton Yard in Pittston for their next assignment. Out next open house is Sunday June 20. We are open from 2PM to 5PM. Admission is $7, children 12 and under are free. We hope to see you there!

Today the Lehigh & Keystone Valley Model Railroad Museum remember’s those who gave their lives protecting our country, t...
05/31/2021

Today the Lehigh & Keystone Valley Model Railroad Museum remember’s those who gave their lives protecting our country, their sacrifices will never be forgotten. 🇺🇸
Have a safe Memorial Day!

Today the Lehigh & Keystone Valley Model Railroad Museum remember’s those who gave their lives protecting our country, their sacrifices will never be forgotten. 🇺🇸
Have a safe Memorial Day!

Looking back at the late 60's and early 70's, the idea of steam excursions was a new thought. The revival of Nickel Plat...
05/28/2021
Steam. Right. On.

Looking back at the late 60's and early 70's, the idea of steam excursions was a new thought. The revival of Nickel Plate Road 759 provided inspiration for other groups to do the same. While the locale of layout is far from the Nickel Plate Road, the High Iron Company ran excursions with 759 all over the East Coast, including on the Lehigh Valley, Reading, CNJ, Erie Lackawanna, Pennsylvania and the D&H. In this video there are some great views from the Lehigh Gorge and Jim Thorpe, which you can find on our layout. Today, you can visit NKP 759 in Scranton where it is on static display at Steamtown.

https://youtu.be/vWKavBW5FIg

Our July open house might be a circus. Come check it out for yourself. Sunday July 18 from 2PM to 5PM. Admission is $7, ...
05/26/2021

Our July open house might be a circus. Come check it out for yourself. Sunday July 18 from 2PM to 5PM. Admission is $7, children 12 and under are free. See you then!

Our July open house might be a circus. Come check it out for yourself. Sunday July 18 from 2PM to 5PM. Admission is $7, children 12 and under are free. See you then!

05/25/2021

Our website has a fresh new look. Check it out!

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It's 1969 and Nickel Plate Road 759 is heading back to Lebanon New Jersey after powering the Golden Spike Centennial Lim...
05/21/2021

It's 1969 and Nickel Plate Road 759 is heading back to Lebanon New Jersey after powering the Golden Spike Centennial Limited to celebrate the the Golden Spike in Promontory Utah. The train returned east and on May 18, 759 was cut off the train just outside Baltimore where a specialily painted GG1 continued the trip back to NYC. 759 in the following days continued via Western Maryland, Reading and CNJ back to New Jersey passing through Bethlehem as seen here.

It's 1969 and Nickel Plate Road 759 is heading back to Lebanon New Jersey after powering the Golden Spike Centennial Limited to celebrate the the Golden Spike in Promontory Utah. The train returned east and on May 18, 759 was cut off the train just outside Baltimore where a specialily painted GG1 continued the trip back to NYC. 759 in the following days continued via Western Maryland, Reading and CNJ back to New Jersey passing through Bethlehem as seen here.

We are excited to announce another special event in the near future. We will be hosting John Rezuke and his 32 car Ringl...
05/19/2021

We are excited to announce another special event in the near future. We will be hosting John Rezuke and his 32 car Ringling Brothers Circus Train at our Monthly Open House on Sunday July 18. John has custom built this train and it represents the Blue Unit train in the 90s and early 2000s. The photos below are of the train at other host model railroads. As many of you know, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus shut down in 2017. The real train was a frequent visitor to the Lehigh Valley area. We will be open our normal hours of 2PM to 5PM. Admission is $7, children 12 and under are free. We are really looking forward to this event.

We are pleased to announce our next outdoor model train sale on Sunday September 19. Stop by a check out great deals on ...
05/18/2021

We are pleased to announce our next outdoor model train sale on Sunday September 19. Stop by a check out great deals on model trains, accessories and other railroad items. We will also be hosting a free admission open house. The event runs from 10AM to 4PM. See you there!

We are pleased to announce our next outdoor model train sale on Sunday September 19. Stop by a check out great deals on model trains, accessories and other railroad items. We will also be hosting a free admission open house. The event runs from 10AM to 4PM. See you there!

We are open today, Sunday May 16, from 2PM to 5PM for our monthly open house. Admission is $7, children 12 and under are...
05/16/2021

We are open today, Sunday May 16, from 2PM to 5PM for our monthly open house. Admission is $7, children 12 and under are free. We hope to see you there.

We are open today, Sunday May 16, from 2PM to 5PM for our monthly open house. Admission is $7, children 12 and under are free. We hope to see you there.

A Black River passenger excursion passes through Phillipsburg. Our monthly open house is this Sunday, May 16. Bring the ...
05/14/2021

A Black River passenger excursion passes through Phillipsburg. Our monthly open house is this Sunday, May 16. Bring the family by for a visit from 2PM to 5PM. Admission is $7, children 12 and under are free. We hope to see you there!

A Black River passenger excursion passes through Phillipsburg. Our monthly open house is this Sunday, May 16. Bring the family by for a visit from 2PM to 5PM. Admission is $7, children 12 and under are free. We hope to see you there!

A Reading C630 leads an eastbound train by Capitol. Come see all the action around the L&KV this Sunday, May 16, from 2P...
05/12/2021

A Reading C630 leads an eastbound train by Capitol. Come see all the action around the L&KV this Sunday, May 16, from 2PM to 5PM. Admission is $7, children 12 and under are free. Masks and social distancing are required. We are looking forward to seeing everyone!

A Reading C630 leads an eastbound train by Capitol. Come see all the action around the L&KV this Sunday, May 16, from 2PM to 5PM. Admission is $7, children 12 and under are free. Masks and social distancing are required. We are looking forward to seeing everyone!

Visit the L&KV this coming Sunday, May 16, for our monthly open house. Trains are running from 2PM to 5PM. Admission is ...
05/10/2021

Visit the L&KV this coming Sunday, May 16, for our monthly open house. Trains are running from 2PM to 5PM. Admission is $7, children 12 and under are free. Masks are required. We hope to see you there!

Visit the L&KV this coming Sunday, May 16, for our monthly open house. Trains are running from 2PM to 5PM. Admission is $7, children 12 and under are free. Masks are required. We hope to see you there!

Norfolk Southern AC44C6M 4000 leads a train over the Lehigh Canal as it pulls into Allentown Yard. Come check out the Le...
04/30/2021

Norfolk Southern AC44C6M 4000 leads a train over the Lehigh Canal as it pulls into Allentown Yard. Come check out the Lehigh & Keystone Valley Model Railroad Museum on Sunday May 16. We are open from 2PM to 5PM. Admission is $7, children 12 and under are free. Masks and social distancing are required. We hope to see you then!

Norfolk Southern AC44C6M 4000 leads a train over the Lehigh Canal as it pulls into Allentown Yard. Come check out the Lehigh & Keystone Valley Model Railroad Museum on Sunday May 16. We are open from 2PM to 5PM. Admission is $7, children 12 and under are free. Masks and social distancing are required. We hope to see you then!

A Reading train passes through 12th Street in Allentown. For those of you that haven't visited us in while, you might no...
04/26/2021

A Reading train passes through 12th Street in Allentown. For those of you that haven't visited us in while, you might not recognize this area. This area was recently done by one of our members. While it might look complete, there is still more detail to be added. Stop by our next open house on Sunday May 16 to see the progress yourself!

A Reading train passes through 12th Street in Allentown. For those of you that haven't visited us in while, you might not recognize this area. This area was recently done by one of our members. While it might look complete, there is still more detail to be added. Stop by our next open house on Sunday May 16 to see the progress yourself!

Marc is at the throttle of his Conrail train as it makes its way through Jim Thorpe. Are you interested in Model Railroa...
04/23/2021

Marc is at the throttle of his Conrail train as it makes its way through Jim Thorpe. Are you interested in Model Railroading? The L&KV is always looking for new members who are interested in the hobby. If you are interested in joining, stop by one of our open houses and ask for application! Our next open house is Sunday May 16 from 2PM to 5PM.

Marc is at the throttle of his Conrail train as it makes its way through Jim Thorpe. Are you interested in Model Railroading? The L&KV is always looking for new members who are interested in the hobby. If you are interested in joining, stop by one of our open houses and ask for application! Our next open house is Sunday May 16 from 2PM to 5PM.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to visit the outdoor sale and layout inside today, all the vendors who...
04/19/2021

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to visit the outdoor sale and layout inside today, all the vendors who participated with tables and club members who dedicated the entire day to staff the layout to keep trains rolling for the masses.

Based on the responses from this sale STAY TUNED and expect to hear something for one in September.

For those that missed the open house portion we’ll be back to the regular Third Sunday from 2-5pm on May 16th.

Pictured: Bethlehem was a little power short with AC-3 so they “borrowed” this B&O/C&O/RDG lashup for the quick turn to Scranton and back. Our photographer caught up with the train as he shot off the PA 903 bridge just west of Jim Thorpe.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to visit the outdoor sale and layout inside today, all the vendors who participated with tables and club members who dedicated the entire day to staff the layout to keep trains rolling for the masses.

Based on the responses from this sale STAY TUNED and expect to hear something for one in September.

For those that missed the open house portion we’ll be back to the regular Third Sunday from 2-5pm on May 16th.

Pictured: Bethlehem was a little power short with AC-3 so they “borrowed” this B&O/C&O/RDG lashup for the quick turn to Scranton and back. Our photographer caught up with the train as he shot off the PA 903 bridge just west of Jim Thorpe.

Just over an hour till our outdoor model train sale and open house. Admission is free! Stop by and shop some great deals...
04/18/2021

Just over an hour till our outdoor model train sale and open house. Admission is free! Stop by and shop some great deals on model trains and your the layout!

Just over an hour till our outdoor model train sale and open house. Admission is free! Stop by and shop some great deals on model trains and your the layout!

Our outdoor model train sale and open house is this Sunday, April 18, from 10AM to 5PM. FREE ADMISSION! We have 18 vendo...
04/16/2021

Our outdoor model train sale and open house is this Sunday, April 18, from 10AM to 5PM. FREE ADMISSION! We have 18 vendors with over 30 tables of HO, O and N scale trains plus accessories and other railroad items. We are excited for this event and we hope you can stop by. Masks and social distancing are required.

Photo:
A BC Rail C44-9WL leads an eastbound mixed frieght through Bethlehem on its way to Oak Island. This model was custom built using a Kaslo kit and Kato drive by one of our members.

Our outdoor model train sale and open house is this Sunday, April 18, from 10AM to 5PM. FREE ADMISSION! We have 18 vendors with over 30 tables of HO, O and N scale trains plus accessories and other railroad items. We are excited for this event and we hope you can stop by. Masks and social distancing are required.

Photo:
A BC Rail C44-9WL leads an eastbound mixed frieght through Bethlehem on its way to Oak Island. This model was custom built using a Kaslo kit and Kato drive by one of our members.

A P&WV train makes its way through Bloomsbury with a train heading west for Allentown. This fictional railroad was creat...
04/15/2021

A P&WV train makes its way through Bloomsbury with a train heading west for Allentown. This fictional railroad was created by one of our members. Our outdoor model train sale and open house is Sunday, April 18. Shop over 30 tables with HO, O and N scale trains, accessories and other railroad items for sale. There are also tons of deals on model train inside including a large lionel collection that is priced to sell. Don't forget to visit our layout as well. Admission to this special event is free! Donations are greatly appreciated. Masks and social distancing are required. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday!

A P&WV train makes its way through Bloomsbury with a train heading west for Allentown. This fictional railroad was created by one of our members. Our outdoor model train sale and open house is Sunday, April 18. Shop over 30 tables with HO, O and N scale trains, accessories and other railroad items for sale. There are also tons of deals on model train inside including a large lionel collection that is priced to sell. Don't forget to visit our layout as well. Admission to this special event is free! Donations are greatly appreciated. Masks and social distancing are required. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday!

A Lehigh Valley GP38AC leads a train through Freemansburg as it makes its way east to New Jersey. This Sunday, April 18,...
04/14/2021

A Lehigh Valley GP38AC leads a train through Freemansburg as it makes its way east to New Jersey. This Sunday, April 18, is our outdoor model train sale and open house. This special event is free to attend. Stop by and browse over 30 tables of HO, O, and N scale trains, accessories and other railroad items for sale. Inside the L&KV you will find more deals on model trains for sale and you can view our layout. Masks and social distancing are required. The weather looks great so we hope to see everyone on Sunday!

A Lehigh Valley GP38AC leads a train through Freemansburg as it makes its way east to New Jersey. This Sunday, April 18, is our outdoor model train sale and open house. This special event is free to attend. Stop by and browse over 30 tables of HO, O, and N scale trains, accessories and other railroad items for sale. Inside the L&KV you will find more deals on model trains for sale and you can view our layout. Masks and social distancing are required. The weather looks great so we hope to see everyone on Sunday!

Plan a visit to the L&KV this Sunday, April 18! We are hosting an outdoor model train sale and open house. Admission is ...
04/13/2021

Plan a visit to the L&KV this Sunday, April 18! We are hosting an outdoor model train sale and open house. Admission is free! Shop over 30 tables of HO, O and N scale trains, accessories and other railroad items. Stop inside and check out the items for sale and visit our layout. The event runs from 10AM to 5PM. Masks and social distancing are required. We hope to see you there!

Plan a visit to the L&KV this Sunday, April 18! We are hosting an outdoor model train sale and open house. Admission is free! Shop over 30 tables of HO, O and N scale trains, accessories and other railroad items. Stop inside and check out the items for sale and visit our layout. The event runs from 10AM to 5PM. Masks and social distancing are required. We hope to see you there!

Union Pacific 1943 and 4141 lead a grain train on the Lehigh Line passing under the former E&N Branch. This Sunday, Apri...
04/12/2021

Union Pacific 1943 and 4141 lead a grain train on the Lehigh Line passing under the former E&N Branch. This Sunday, April 18, is our monthly open house. We also have our outdoor model train sale going on as well. Stop by from 10AM to 5PM and check out some great deals on HO, O, and N scale equipment. Stop inside to visit our layout. Admission for the event is free. Masks and social distancing are required. We hope to see you there!

Union Pacific 1943 and 4141 lead a grain train on the Lehigh Line passing under the former E&N Branch. This Sunday, April 18, is our monthly open house. We also have our outdoor model train sale going on as well. Stop by from 10AM to 5PM and check out some great deals on HO, O, and N scale equipment. Stop inside to visit our layout. Admission for the event is free. Masks and social distancing are required. We hope to see you there!

Reading and Northern 425 gets ready to depart the station in Jim Thorpe with a railfan photo special. We are just one we...
04/11/2021

Reading and Northern 425 gets ready to depart the station in Jim Thorpe with a railfan photo special. We are just one week away from our monthly open house and outdoor model train sale. Stop by on Sunday April 18 from 10AM to 5PM. Shop outside at 30 tables of HO, O, and N scale model trains, accessories and other railroad items. Come inside and enjoy our layout. The event is free to attend! Masks and social distancing are required. We are closely watching the weather and we hope it will be a good day.

Reading and Northern 425 gets ready to depart the station in Jim Thorpe with a railfan photo special. We are just one week away from our monthly open house and outdoor model train sale. Stop by on Sunday April 18 from 10AM to 5PM. Shop outside at 30 tables of HO, O, and N scale model trains, accessories and other railroad items. Come inside and enjoy our layout. The event is free to attend! Masks and social distancing are required. We are closely watching the weather and we hope it will be a good day.

An A-B-A set of Western Maryland F units lead a train around the L&KV.  We hope you are planning to visit us on Sunday A...
04/09/2021

An A-B-A set of Western Maryland F units lead a train around the L&KV. We hope you are planning to visit us on Sunday April 18. Along with our monthly open house we also are hosting anoutdoor model train sale. The event runs from 10AM to 5PM. For this special event, we are not charging admission, it is free to attend. We have 15 vendors with almost 30 tables of HO, O, and N scale trains, accessories, and other railroad items. Masks and social distancing are required.

An A-B-A set of Western Maryland F units lead a train around the L&KV. We hope you are planning to visit us on Sunday April 18. Along with our monthly open house we also are hosting anoutdoor model train sale. The event runs from 10AM to 5PM. For this special event, we are not charging admission, it is free to attend. We have 15 vendors with almost 30 tables of HO, O, and N scale trains, accessories, and other railroad items. Masks and social distancing are required.

A Reading and Northern train takes a quick break at the yard office in Pittston. There is always a variety of trains run...
04/08/2021

A Reading and Northern train takes a quick break at the yard office in Pittston. There is always a variety of trains running around the L&KV during an open house. Your next opportunity to visit us is Sunday April 18 from 10AM to 5PM. This is also our outdoor model train sale. We have over 15 vendors with close to 30 tables of HO, O, and N scale trains, accessories and railroad items for sale. This entire event is free to attend. Masks and social distancing are required. We are looking forward to seeing everyone!

A Reading and Northern train takes a quick break at the yard office in Pittston. There is always a variety of trains running around the L&KV during an open house. Your next opportunity to visit us is Sunday April 18 from 10AM to 5PM. This is also our outdoor model train sale. We have over 15 vendors with close to 30 tables of HO, O, and N scale trains, accessories and railroad items for sale. This entire event is free to attend. Masks and social distancing are required. We are looking forward to seeing everyone!

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705 Linden St
Bethlehem, PA
18018

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(610) 868-7101

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Good afternoon everyone! Great time today! Hope you Enjoy A little music video of This amazing layout! (Just for fun) This is uncut, in 5 parts. - wanted to get as most of the layout as I could, it's rather lengthy. - For all correct information, please see the fb page below. - my 1st time there, so information is best left to the club members and staff. The NaddyTrainDj does 'Not my own trains! and layout! It's This Amazing HO layout by Lehigh & Keystone Valley Model Railroad Museum!! (why is it Not tagging properly!?)
Something unusual for the model builders here-- This was billed as a Baltimore & Ohio S-1a, one of that road's famous "Big Six" 2-10-2s But there's no mistaking the twin domes and Wooten firebox--she's really a Lehigh Valley R-1! Actually, with the tender and to a certain extent the cab, more like a former LV engine on the Chesapeake & Ohio. Some 16 of these engines were sold to the Hocking Valley and were inherited in a merger in 1930. Air compressors are not in the right place for a C&O engine (they would be remounted on the pilot beam, behind shields, on most), the Elesco feedwater heater was only on one or two, and only three got Delta trailing trucks (guess who's a strong C&O steam fan!) And the tender is closer to B&O than C&O (tapering to a point at the end of the coal bunker, C&O's had a bit of a cut off there). Still, it looks like something that would be of interest for this crowd.
Great visit today!!
CNJ Scale Test Weight W-4 at Weehawkin, NJ 9/September/1976
Central RR of New Jersey 80,000LB composit Scale Test Weight CNJ W-4 on Conrail (PC nee NYC) Weehawkin, NJ 9/14/1976.. Assigned to me 4/01/1976 - 11/20/1977
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.
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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!