Kalmbach Library

The Kalmbach Memorial Library is the research library of the National Model Railroad Association. We have an extensive collection of model and prototype railroad books, periodicals, photos, videos and reference materials.

We also provide research and photocopy services for your convenience, as well as video rentals, photo duplications, and used book and magazine sales. Our contact information is listed in the About the Library section.

On May 10, 2004, Governor Phil Bredesen signed into law a bill which designates the A. C. Kalmbach Memorial Library as an "Official Railroad Library of the State of Tennessee." This honor distinguishes the library for having achieved preeminent stature in its field and for its many valuable contributions to the preservation of the nation’s railroad and model history. The library is recognized as one of the finest facilities of its kind in the country, and certainly within the South. Through a variety of publications and programs, the library promotes awareness of the crucial role that railroads played in the development of American life and culture.