Chi-Town Union Station in Commerce Township is home to the world’s largest O-Scale model railroad and the world’s longest model train. With more than 12,000 feet of track and dozens of exact scale models of famous luxury trains, you won’t want to miss seeing this Chicago Union Station based railroad in person.
Before you visit, take a look at our video for a Chi-Town Union Station preview.
The Detroit Model Railroad Club in Downtown Holly is Michigan’s largest “O” Scale Model Railroad Club, and a must-see destination this holiday season. With over an entire mile of hand-laid track that depicts the Detroit Union Railroad and a fleet of radio controlled trains, you won’t want to miss it!
Check out our video of the Detroit Union Railroad in action before you see it in person:
Little things are a big deal at the Detroit Model Railroad Club. The club, located in Downtown Holly, is opening the 2017 edition of their iconic Michigan Union Railroad to the public this November, making it a must-visit destination this holiday season.
Train lovers young and old will be dazzled by the layout’s level of detail and artistry; hamlet communities and mid-sized cityscapes sit among the hills, valleys, and gently rolling rivers that define it. “The final,” as its members affectionately call the setup, may be a miniature, but its scope and history are life-sized. It is over four decades in the making and features 1,000 pieces of rolling stock. The club’s fleet of radio-controlled trains ride in style along a mile of hand-made track, allowing them to navigate the gargantuan Michigan-inspired landscape.
While U.S. passenger train travel may have peaked in the early twentieth century, enthusiasm persists at the Detroit Model Railroad Club. The club, located in downtown Holly, is operated by some of Oakland County’s most devoted train buffs.
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American railroads help us reminisce of a bygone era, an era when great steam locomotives “tamed” the west, helped fuel the gold rush, and in Michigan accelerated the movement of people, lumber and gravel. The ghosts of those trains and travels live on in the form of trails. Continue reading