Welcome

Welcome to the Cincinnati Northern Model Railroad Club website.  

The origins of the prototype Cincinnati Northern Railroad can be traced back to the 1880s and the Cincinnati, Jackson & Mackinaw RR.  The CNRR ran from Franklin, Ohio, to Jackson, Michigan, with headquarters in Van Wert, Ohio.  By 1902 it was controlled by the CCC&StL (Big Four) railroad, a subsidiary of the New York Central.

The Cincinnati Northern Model Railroad Club is currently building a two-level layout that models the Cincinnati Northern from Franklin to Van Wert, Ohio, as if it had remained an independent railroad in the 1950s.  We also operate a 10′ x 17′ prize-winning modular layout that we exhibit at local and national train shows.

The Cincinnati Northern Model RR Club meets on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the old Ross High School near Hamilton, Ohio, and visitors are always welcome.  Please contact our President, George Roos at (513) 931-7314 or <crnw@zoomtown.com> for further information and directions to the club.