Special Interest


The Railroad Club brings together members of the Iowa State University community with a mutual interest in the history, operations, photography and modeling of railroads. The Railroad Club is also an integral part of the North Grand Mall Model Railroaders, a public group focused on building and operating the model railroad display at North Grand Mall in Ames. The club also takes regular trips to places of railroading and/or rail fanning interest, usually occurring once a semester.


This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

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Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 13
ISU Members 2
Non-ISU Members 2
Allowed Members Students, Non-ISU Students, Faculty, Staff
Allowed Officers Students
Membership Qualifications None
Membership Restrictions Maximum 20% Non-ISU membership
Elections/Selection Last official meeting of the spring semester or as needed.
Meetings Wednesdays at 6:30 pm when classes are in session. See website for more details. No meetings during the summer.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

During warm weather, we meet outside to do train watching. During colder weather, we meet indoors to look at railroad related items of interest or meet at North Grand Mall to work on the layout and run trains.

Description of Special Events

Special events consist of club trips to railroad related locations, as well as our 24 Hours at Ames train-watching event. Trips are usually one a semester, and are only open to members, while 24 Hours at Ames is open to the public. Past examples of trips can be viewed under the "Trip Reports" tab, and our 24 Hours at Ames event can be found under the "24 Hours in Ames" tab.