The NJ Hi-Railers hold periodic Open Houses for the public.

All are welcome to come and see the layout.

We have many trains of various types and vintages running during the Open House.

The Open House dates for 2015/2016 are:

October 25th (Halloween show)
Come out and find the monsters on the layout!

November 8th
December 6th

December 20th
Santa Claus is coming to the NJ HiiRailers!!!
Come and have your picture taken with Santa.

January 24th
March 13th

All shows are from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Food is available for purchase

Under 5 years old -- Free
5-12 years old -- $2.00
13+ years old -- $7.00

Our Story

The NJ Hi-Railers are incorporated as a non-profit organization under the laws of the State of New Jersey. We incorporated on April 4, 2005 when the Articles of Incorporation and the By-Laws were approved by the membership. We are located at 185 6th Avenue, Paterson, New Jersey 07524. Phone: (800) 225-5360.

We accept donations and contributions of trains, train paraphernalia, memorabilia and other train related items. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.


The Club meets regularly on every Wednesday of the month. A business meeting is usually held on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM. Regular members are welcome to work on the layout or run trains any time they wish.  Regular members are given access to the building 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Probationary members will need to be escorted by a regular member for the length of their probation. 

It is customary for all members to put a minimum of 8 hours a month into working on the layout. Working at the club helps members develop friendships and skills. The club has a set of By-Laws that all members will be expected to follow..


The layout is in three distinct sections: the Southern Division features a large passenger terminal and a four track subway system, the Central Division features five mainlines and numerous crossovers and the Northern Division features a large yard with steam and diesel servicing facilities.


The dimensions of the layout are 185.5 feet in length by an average width of 30 feet. The layout is located on the third floor of a building in a room 250 feet by 50 feet with unobstructed views.  The building is an old silk mill hence we named our room Silk City Station.


The “Red” line encircles the whole layout and consists of 420 feet of track that is almost 4 scale miles. 


Go to our Photos page for great views of the layout.