The Providence Northern is a nonprofit organization consisting of amateurs and hobbyists. It's mission is to promote the hobby of Model Railroading through education and the establishment and operation of a world-class model railroad in HO (1:87) scale.
Founded in 1994, the Providence Northern began as a hobbyist club in Providence, RI. Over the next twelve years, the club designed and built the largest HO scale model railroad in southern New England on Hathaway Street in Providence. Due to rising costs at that location, the PN moved to Warwick in 2006, where the layout was redesigned for the new space, incorporating lessons learned from the first location.
In 2007, the Providence Northern Model Railroad Club became a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. The club now acts as an educational center dedicated to model train building and design. Model Railroading is a multi-faceted hobby incorporating disciplines such as engineering, architecture, woodworking, electronics, and information technology. The Providence Northern layout has become a learning laboratory for teaching and refining these skills, in addition to being a perfect medium in which to educate, inform, and entertain the public.
Some of the Providence Northern’s activities include:
Contacting the Providence Northern
People interested in the Providence Northern Model Railroad Club are encouraged to visit during our public hours as listed on the front page of the site.
Supporting the Providence Northern
The Providence Northern is supported primarily by donations and member dues. You may also support our mission by donating to the Providence Northern using the button below. As a 501(c)3 organization, your donation may be tax deductible. Please check with your tax preparer for details.
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