Railroad Club (RR Club)

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 club is in the process of organizing to build a modular model railroad to showcase the role of railroads in Iowa. The club also takes regular trips to places of railroading and/or rail fanning interest.


This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

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Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 11
ISU Members 1
Non-ISU Members 1
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. We're looking to set up a modular layout on special occasions while we wait to find a winter home for a permanent layout.

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.