Troop Train Running for Veterans Day at the Donald Cooper Model Railroad

Veterans Day Troop Train

In honor of Veterans Day on November 11, the Donald Cooper Model Railroad will feature our troop train the weekend of November 11 and 12. Troop trains were used in World War Two to move troops from their homes to staging areas for deployment overseas.

The Donald Cooper Model Railroad is open Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) 1-4 PM. Admission to the railroad is included in your admission to the museum. If you are interested in model railroading, we would welcome you as a member of our crew. The requirements are a love of the hobby, being twelve years of age or older, and becoming a member of the Mahwah Museum Society. If you have any questions please click here to email our train crew or call 201-512-0099 and leave a message for the train crew.


Train Display at the Mahwah Public Library

Model Train Display at Mahwah Public Library

Donald Cooper

Beginning November 5 and running through November 11, the Museum will be hosting a special operating exhibit of our “O” gauge Lionel trains at the Mahwah Public Library, 100 Ridge Rd Mahwah, NJ 07430.  These trains were donated to us by Abby and George Margolis in memory of Jerome Lewis Margolis, owner of Kinchley’s Tavern in Ramsey, New Jersey.  Built by the museum’s train crew, the display will consist of an 8’ X 8’ layout containing two operating tracks.  Admission for this special exhibit is free. The Mahwah Public Library is located at 100 Ridge Road Mahwah, NJ 07430.

Hours of operation at the Mahwah Library:

  • Sunday, November 5 —-     1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 6 —- 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 7 —-    10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 8 —-    10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 9 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, November 10 —-     10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 11  —  10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Normal operating hours for the Mahwah Museum are weekends and Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. The Donald Cooper Model Railroad is open on weekends from 1-4 p.m Admission if $5 for non-members, children and Museum members are free. For more information call 201-512-0099.