Division of the Pacific Southwest Region of the

National Model Railroad Association


March 16, 2020



You may not know that we are collecting the "Tools & Tips" columns from the old Order Board so you can have easy access to them. They are available on the "Cajon Division Library" page, which you can find under the "Resources" tab.



Dear Cajon Division Member:


It is my unfortunate responsibility to inform you that in recognition of the potential health hazard to our members, the Cajon Division Board of Directors voted to CANCEL the DESERT RAILS event, scheduled for March 26, 27 & 28 in La Quinta, Ca.


We took this action tonight after considerable discussion and we did not take this action lightly. We realized that it was highly unlikely that the current health situation would be resolved by the end of this month, and in that context, cancelling sooner, rather than later, is the responsible action to take. We hope you understand the necessity of this action.


If you registered early, your payments will be returned to you in the next couple of weeks. And please recognize that your early registration is greatly appreciated, as it is very helpful to us in organizing our events. If you made hotel reservations, don’t forget to cancel those.


We have two upcoming events that you may want to attend:


Boulder City, NV – Saturday, May 9

CIM 3, Irvine Regional Park – June 13 and 14 (Sat/Sunday)


Information on both of these events is in the recently published Order Board and also will be coming your way via email. There is also more information about these events on the events page.


If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at: superintendent@cajondivision.org .

  Dan Moran is the New Cajon Division Paymaster


Dan Moran has been appointed Paymaster of the Cajon Division. Officers' page.

  The Cajon Division Store Page is Updated
  We have updated the Store Page. We no longer off the T-shirt, and, unfortunately the shipping cost for the shirt has increased.

The Cajon Division Newsletter Winter 2019

The Winter 2019 Issue of The OrderBoard is now available on the Newsletter page. This is the last issue that will be distributed via the Postal Service.

  Selected Upcoming Events

Cajon Division Spring Meet "Desert Rails", March 27-29, 2020, La Quinta, CA

Due to the hightened risk with the Corona virus, this meeting has been cancelled. Money will be returned in the next couple of weeks. We hope to see you at the CIM3 event. And don't forget to cancel your hotel reservation!

Los Angeles SpringRail, April 18, 2020, Whittier, CA

Due to the the Corona virus, this event has been cancelled.

Cajon Division Nevada Spring Meet, May 9, 2020, Boulder City, NV

Our Nevada Spring Meet will be held in Boulder City, NV on May 9th, 2020. More details will follow.


Please note the changed date. The previously listed date was wrong.

Cajon Division CIM3 Meet, June 13-14 2020, Irvine Park, CA

The CIM3 is coming back in 2020. It will traditionally be held on June 13-14, 2020 at the Scout facility in the Irvine Park. More details will follow.



Go to the Events Page for a more complete listing of upcoming events
  Ongoing Events

Model Railroad Fellowship Day, RailMaster Hobbies, Bellflower

9812 Belmont St. Bellflower, 90706


On the last Saturday of each month come join fellow model railroaders for a day of sharing ideas, stories and even your latest project. It is a great way to get together with others who share a love of railroading. In the morning there is free coffee and doughnuts then pizza and soda in the afternoon. Please see their website for more information.


Orange County Model Engineers. 2500 Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626


One the Third Weekend of Every Month (Weather Permitting) the public is invited to ride on the trains at the club layout. Trains on public ride days are made up of 4 to 6 bench cars that seat 5 to 6 adults and children per car. Rides are free; however, donations are welcome and help keep the trains running. Please see their website for more information.

The Riverside Live Steamers, 1421 Iowa Ave., Riverside, CA 92507, offers public rides a couple of times each month. Check out their calendar for information about current dates.


Cajon Division Store Be sure to visit our new Cajon Division Store to order your new Cajon Division Stuff! Click on the link or find the Store under the site directory Resources tab.


     About the Cajon Division

The Cajon Division with its 350 members is the second largest of the four divisions in the Pacific Southwest Region of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) covering Southern California and Southern Nevada. We have been serving modelers and the general public in Southern California for over 40 years. By means of meetings, train shows and special events, our quarterly newsletter, The Order Board, and this web site, we seek to promote the hobby to the public, provide assistance to our members, and support educational opportunities involving modeling and railroading in general. We do this through our own meetings but also through the wonderful resource that must not be forgotten, namely the 100% NMRA Model Railroad Clubs and other Model Railroad clubs in our area. Continue


Our Model Railroad Member Cities: Alta Loma, Anaheim, Angeles Oaks, Anza, Apple Valley, Balboa, Banning Beaumont, Big Bear, Big Pine, Bishop, Boulder,

Brea, Buena Park, Calimesa, Cathedral, Chino, Coachella, Corona, Costa Mesa, Coto De Caza, Cypress, Dana Point, Dearborn Heights, El Toro, Fontana,

Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Hemet, Henderson, Hesperia, Homeland, Huntington Beach, Indio, Irvine, Joshua Tree, La Habra, La Quinta, Laguna,

Lake Arrowhead, Lake Forrest, Las Vegas, Los Alamitos, Menifee, Mesquite, Mira Loma, Mission Viejo, Moreno Valley, Morongo Valley, Murrieta, Needles,

Newport Beach, Ontario, Orange, Pahrump, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Perris, Placentia, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Rialto, Riverside, San Bernardino,

San Clemente, San Jacinto, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Temecula, Tustin, Twentynine Palms, Upland, Victorville, Westminster,

Wildomar, Winchester, Yorba Linda, Yucaipa.