The HUB Division was chartered on October 11, 1958 by the Northeastern Region (NER) of the
National Model Railroad Association (NMRA), and is presently a registered 501(c)3 non-profit
educational organization. We have served the Boston and Eastern Massachusetts area model railroaders
and general public for over 50 years, beginning with our first meeting in Worcester in 1959 and
hosting our first NMRA Northeastern Region convention only five years later in 1963. The HUB Division has over 400 members.
The "HUB" in our name comes from the nickname for the city of Boston, which is sometimes referred
to as the "Hub of New England". The name is also used by the
HUB Modular Railroad Group
as an acronym for "Housatonic, Upton & Boston" Railroad.
The purpose of the HUB Division is to promote and support the model railroading hobby through
public training clinics, model railroading displays and other activities. If you are an NMRA member
and live within
then you are already a member of the HUB Division. If you are not an NMRA member and would like to
become one, visit our How To Join
page for NMRA membership information that includes a HUB Division discount.
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