Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club   400 South Main Street,  Phoenixville, Pa  19460

610-935-1126

Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club 

Phoenixville, Pa

Freight and passenger car trains can be seen rumbling over 700 feet of track, over high trestle bridges, through towns, around mountains, and through tunnels along the right-of-way from Reading to Philadelphia. There are hundreds of buildings, vehicles, people, and trees which create realistic scenes on the 1000 square foot model.

The railroad appears to have a double track main-line. This is an illusion forced by the need to limit the overall size of the layout to the available space. The railroad is a point-to-point layout with a single track main-line, which is folded back on itself, looking like a double-track main. You will see two trains passing each other, which would be miles apart in the real world.

The Model 

 

  The SVRR is a ficticious railroad serving Eastern PA from Philadelphia

to Harrisburg. There are four different railroads in the model:

SCHUYLKILL VALLEYRAILROAD - the mainline section between Philadelphia and Reading, which includes over 700 feet of track.
CARBON COUNTY & NORTHERN - A branchline to Allentown. This portion of the track was converted in 2004 to run Digital Command Control (DCC).
CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA LOGGING COMPANY - A narrow-gauge coal and lumber railroad.
PHILADELPHIA HARBOR BELT RAILROAD - An industrial railroad serving the harbor area.