The Manhattan Area Rail Joiners is a train
club that has been active in the Manhattan,
KS area since 1976. Until
recently, the entire focus of the club has been to display a portable train
layout in any public place that might be available. We have offered the
display in conjunction with many local festivals and have sponsored a show
each August in the Manhattan Mall for the last nine years.
We have since decided to expand our base
of interests to include programs to promote railroad education and safety and
have become a Not For Profit Corporation to pursue those goals.
The Purpose of our organization is the
the technical skills of people engaged in the art and craft of model
fellowship among all model railroaders.
people engaged in model railroading concerning craftsmanship, equipment, and
the hobby of model railroading where and whenever possible.
people about prototype railroading equipment and the practices of real
a safe environment for all railroading activities.
the history of the railroads of Riley
a reference library by establishing availability of books, magazines, video,
or other media relating to the railroad industry.
artifacts to be displayed for public enjoyment at sites already established
in the community.
the safe interaction of the general public with the railroad that presently
crosses the county and working with the railroad by obtaining available media
and presenting these programs to schools and civic clubs.
the Boy Scouts in their pursuit of the Railroad Merit Badge.