Regional Train Center
1805 West State of Franklin
Johnson City, TN 37604
The primary purpose of the SE Regional Train Center is to promote
railroading and model railroading in the Southeast. Individual clubs,
historic groups, vendors, manufacturers and associations are encouraged
to collectively promote their own organizations or products and
to participate in regional events.
A secondary purpose of the SE Regional Train Center is to fill any
voids that exist in the region related to model railroading. It operates a 4500 square foot large scale model train exhibit focused on sizes larger than HO scale. The Center
has the largest public American Flyer hi-rail layout in the southeast
and the largest Lionel 3-rail layout in Tennessee.
Other layouts include a Brio layout for children, a live steam/G scale layout, O and OO modules, a large 32 section American Flyer panel layout and Land Before Time, a unique and whimsical dinosaur filled canyon.
The Center has been instrumental in forming the Blue Ridge S Scalers
for S scale prototypical modelers, the Tennessee S Gaugers for modular
S Hi-Rail modelers and the Friends of the Tweetsie to support the
railroad operation at Doe River Gorge Camp and Johnson City's short
line, the East Tennessee Railway.
Recently, the Center started to manufacture a line of welded aluminum
modules to assist modelers in all scales to build layouts. This
product line will be expanded into other areas such as electronics
and a lift bridge offering items that are not available in the current