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 Cincinnati Northern Railroad ran from Franklin, Ohio, to Jackson, Michigan, with headquarters in Van Wert, Ohio. By 1902 it was controlled by the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway also known as the Big Four railroad, a subsidiary of the New York Central.
The Cincinnati Northern Model Railroad Club is building and operating a two-level HO scale layout that models the Cincinnati Northern from Franklin to Van Wert as though it had remained an independent railroad in the 1950s. We also operate a 10′ x 17′ prize-winning sectional 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 Ross Local School District administration building near Hamilton, Ohio. Visitors are welcome on the third Tuesday of each month.