Upcoming Events

July 20, 2014


Cajon Division Meet, TBD

Pacific Southwest Region Convention, September 3-7, 2014, San Diego, CA Convention

National Model Railroad Association Convention, August 23-29, Portland, OR Convention


2014 Santa Fe Railroad Historical & Modeling Society Convention, July 22-27, Fresno, CA


The SFRH&MS committee has put together what they believe is a convention you will not soon forget. With excellent clinics and some once-in-a-lifetime extra-fare trips, we hope your interest is peaked and you and your spouse come to visit the Agricultural center of California. The committee has purposely put together outside activities, both for the conventioneers and their spouses that are aimed at beating the heat. Also, we have tried to arrange train rides for each of the first three days! We have a beautiful, recently renovated hotel, with plenty of room for all the great activities, and late model air conditioned busses for travel. So, we urge you to make plans to visit Fresno, CA in July, for, as our President Joe McMillan says, “another one of those Rutledge Super-Conventions.”


Hemet-San Jacinto Railroad Club , August 2, 2014, Hemet, CA.


Model Railroad Swap Meet. At St. John's Lutheran Church, 26410 Columbia Street, Hemet, CA.

Donation: $3.00 per family, Swap meet hours 7:30am - 12:30 pm, Free Parking

Vendors and sellers: pre-registration (before Jule 22)- $10, Door registration-$15, Tables $2, set up 6am


Pacific Southwest Convention, September 3-7, 2014, San Diego, CA.


The theme of the convention is bringing together modelers of railroading and trains, regardless of scale, interest or techniques. There will be clinics on modelbuilding, scenery and other topics, layout tours of layouts (many featured in the modeling publications), operations sessoins, the PSR Contest Room, Railette events, and many other activities to keep you interested, informed and entertained. There is also aother concurrent event as part of the Convention - Saturday is the Model Railroad Swap Meet sponsored by the San Diego Division, PSR, NMRA


Decks Over Cuesta, Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society Convention, October 29 - November 1, 2014, San Louis Obispo, CA http://www.sphts.org/convention/

CONVENTION PRESENTATIONS (TENTATIVE): Slide Potpourri of California Espee (Burket), Transition Era Cuesta Operations (Thompson), Oil and The SP (Zehnder), Trolleys through the Wonderland, the Early Pacific Electric Railway (Crossley), Modeling PFE Wood Ice Reefers — Revisited (Hartley), The Southern Pacific on the Central Coast, 1985-1990 (Hornbeck), Modeling Transition Era Beet Trains and the Guadalupe Interchange (Inman), Working the Carrizozo Sub (Signor), Milepost Memories Along the Southern Pacific: Milepost #4 (Lange), San Luis Obispo's First Railroad: the Pacific Coast Railway (Merriam), Slip-Sliding Away — Heavy Rains on the Coast Line, 1978 (McGinley), Piggyback with Paul (Koehler), SPH&TS Archives Preview (Coscia), Old Timers Panel (various)