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About the Nebraska-Iowa Railroaders

The Nebraska-Iowa Railroaders group was founded in April 1971 and is a not-for-profit corporation formed under the laws of the State of Nebraska to further model railroading. We are an independent and diverse group, not associated with any national organizations. Many of our individual members do belong to various other train clubs and/or national groups. We currently have over 100 members variously involved in collecting and/or operating model trains covering all scales, types and vintages. Interests of many of our members also extend to railfanning, railroad history and railroadiana collecting.

Our main goals are to:

  • preserve the history of railroading,
  • educate future generations, and
  • promote any hobby connected with trains.

Members meet monthly to conduct club business, run trains, and discuss the latest train news and modeling techniques. Some of the members also meet informally every other week for lunch and more socializing. A Club newsletter titled “On the Rails” is published monthly. We maintain a small library of train books and videos.

A number of the Club members participate in operating large HO gauge and O gauge modular layouts and smaller, more “child friendly” portable layouts at various train shows and events throughout the year. The Club also owns and maintains portions of a layout from Sel Suvalsky, a deceased member.

The Club sponsors at least one train show each year. This show takes place in the month of June. An annual dinner is held in January and a picnic in August. Monthly meetings are usually held at members’ homes or at our Clubhouse.

The Club recently applied for and received a 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. Any donations are deductible from your Federal Income Tax.

Whether you are a model railroader or just like trains, you will enjoy being a member of the Nebraska-Iowa Railroaders.


Nebraska-Iowa Rail Roaders Historical & Museum Society
Mission Statement


The Nebraska-Iowa Rail Roaders Historical & Museum Society was founded in April, 1971 and incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization on June 8, 2013. 

Our goal, as a Society, is to provide a safe and friendly environment for members, families, friends and all visitors.  We strive to foster fellowship, provide networking, education and to promote the enjoyment of and appreciation for the display, collection and operation of model trains of all scales, and the preservation and display of railroad artifacts and items of an historical nature concerning all facets of railroading.


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