Club History of The Railroad Model and Historical Society of Southeastern Ohio

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Welcome to the Club History Page. These pages cover the history of the club. To see pictures from our

events, trips, and other stuff  visit our Facebook page.


Our History

The Club known now as The Railroad Model and Historical Society of Southeastern Ohio, Inc. was formed between 1981

 and 1983 and was known as The Athens Model Railroad Association. In 1985 it was changed to the Ohio University

 Railroad Club, and then the Railroad Club of Southeastern Ohio in 1986.  In 1995 we became The Railroad Model and Historical Society of Southeastern Ohio, Inc. and in 2000 the group acquired nonprofit status.

Location History of Railfair

1981-82: Irvine Hall on Ohio University's West Green 

1983: Athens Mall (3 Day Event) 

1984: Athens Recreation Center (3 Day Event) 

1985: The Dairy Barn 

1986-91: Athens Recreation Center 

1992-2004: University Mall 

2005: The Rocky Shoes and Boot Outlet 

2006: The Rocky Shoes and Boot Outlet and The University Mall 

2007-2018: The University Mall/Market on State


Officer's and Trustee's History 

(If you were an Officer, Trustee, or perhaps know somebody who was that is not on this list please let us know. A lot of our records have been lost over the years.)


President Walter Parks

Vice President John Tysko

Secretary Jason DePeel

Treasurer Keith Morrow 

Webmaster Bo Decoy

Trustee's Tom Metters, David Bidlack, Bo DeCoy


President Kirk DePeel

Vice President Walter Parks 

Secretary Jason DePeel

Assistant Secretary Roger Crigger 

Treasurer Keith Morrow 

Trustee's Tony Magill, Tom Metters, and David Rapp

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