Donald Cooper Model Railroad
The Mahwah Museum and Donald Cooper Model Railroad will be closed for the Summer after June 21, 2017. We will reopen in September, 2017. The Old Station Museum and Caboose just down the street from the museum will be open June 25, 2017- September 2017 on Sundays from 2-4 pm.
June 18, 2017 will be the last day to see this exhibit until September 2017. The DCMRR is not open on Wednesdays.
The Donald Cooper Model Railroad is open Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) ONLY 1-4 PM
**Please note: We cannot process credit or debit cards inside the museum.***
Get on board with the Donald Cooper Model Railroad! A four-level-high, DDC- controlled model train layout has something for every size, child or adult. Currently in its tenth year, the layout honors the importance of the railroad in Mahwah’s development and history!
The Donald Cooper Model Railroad continues to entertain children of all ages with seven trains running at a time. Adults and children delight as they watch over the four layers of the railroad, seeing the many wonderful things that are made possible only by the assistance of trains! As the passenger cars make their way through the Amtrak stops and the subway stations, and mine workers wait for their lumber load to arrive, thirty-car coal trains take large sweeping curves as they climb the grades of the two-track main line!
The Blue Main Line sits between the lower level and the large freight yard and passenger terminal. You can find either passenger or freight trains making their way along the rocky cliffs that identify this line. Trains coming from Union Station or the freight yard must enter this line before heading down the connector track to the large lower level main line.
Come visit our railroad to see it in action. See also our collection of Lionel “O” Gauge trains representing railroads all across the country and all types of locomotives.
This exhibit was made possible through the generous donations of Renee and Ebrima Darboe of Mahwah, New Jersey and the Margolis family of Ramsey, New Jersey.
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.
OPEN WEEKENDS ONLY 1-4 PM