April 10, 2014 GATSME Update

We now are proud to announce that we have a new home!

We will be starting renovations on the building to make it ready to build a layout and have visitors.

We can use your support. Donations are needed to pay off our mortgage, build up the insides to make the museum, and our new Railroad a reality.

Please contact us about becoming a member or click Membership at top of page.

Check back here for updates on our progress and future openings.

We have created a DVD with movies and still photos of the Railroad from a perspective that you will never see standing in the aisles. The DVD sells for $15.

Go to the Sales page to order.

GATSME on YouTube

GATSME Operations Invitational 2010
GATSME Great Lakes and Eastern reefer 50001 getting switched in Hartford, CT
Ops Till You Drop 2010 In Hi-Def
American Freedom Train on GATSME

We are a group of railroad historians who are building a museum-quality representation of railroads in the 1950’s. Our members have studied architecture, geology, engineering, history and prototype railroads. The result is an incredible miniature world, to which our photo gallery cannot do justice.

Since 1975, GATSME has been located in the basement of the Old Fort Washington Elementary School on Madison Avenue.  Over the years, GATSME has upgraded our space many times. We take great pride in the building and its history. May 30, 2013 we held our last meeting in this location. See History page for photos.


Saying goodbye to the Ft. Washington Building

August 2012

May 30, 2013

doug removes sign on door

President Doug Baer taking down the club logo off the door.

taking out George Weissgerber case

The newest and longest members, Tom Gebbie and Val Pistilli, carrying out the George Weissgerber case.

September 2013, the building comes down.

the dragon that killed it
There's the bathroom
There's the bathroom.

1891 flattened

September 25, 2013. The 1891 building is gone. The 1917 building comes down next.

As of October 2013, the entire complex has been demolished.


April 14, 2014
GATSME Model RR Club Inc.
P. O. Box 82, Fort Washington, PA 19034
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