Upcoming Events

October 15 , 2014

 
 

Cajon Division Meet, November 15, 2014, Henderson, NV Meet

Pacific Southwest Region Convention, September 16-20, 2015, Scottsdale, AZ Convention

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

 

Pumpking Train, October 18-19, 25-26, 2014, Perris, CA http://www.oerm.org/

Pumpkin Train is a Fall tradition not to be missed at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, CA.

On October 18, 19, 25 and 26, ride a trolley to the pumpkin patch where you can pick out and decorate your own pumpkin. In addition to the trolley ride, there will be a bounce house, children's games, a balloon entertainer, bubble wands, storytelling during a decorated train ride, Spooky Caboose and child-size train rides. Wear your costume and take part in a costume contest at 12:30 p.m. each day.

It's our annual Halloween event and it's sure to please the whole family.

 

A Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, November 8-9, 11, 15-16, 2014

Beloved children's choo-choo train Thomas and his railway friend Percy are chugging into the Orange Empire Railway Museum to greet fans of all ages. Departure dates are Nov. 8, 9, 11, 15 and 16.

Day Out With Thomas™: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 offers aspiring engineers and their families the opportunity to take a 25-minute ride with the famous #1 engine. This year, for the first time, Percy, the locomotive, will be at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. Children can also meet Sir Topham Hatt®, the Superintendent of the Railroad.

This year, for the very first time, Thomas the Tank Engine will TALK to his fans! You won't believe your eyes and ears!

 

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)

 

Cajon Division Fall Meet, November 15, 2014, Henderson, NV Meet Flyer
The Cajon Division of the National Model Railroad Association will hold its Fall meeting in Henderson, Nevada this year. All members of the NMRA as well as the public are invited to participate in this one day event. There will be educational model railroad clinics, a model railroad equipment swap meet and “Show and Tell” model displays, open to all . An NMRA Cajon Division membership meeting will be held following the regular program to discuss the status of the Division, Upcoming meetings, suggestions for interesting events, etc.

 

All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt's Trains, November 13, 2014 - February 9, 2015

San Francisco, CA http://www.waltdisney.org/trains

The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to present All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt’s Trains, on view from November 13, 2014 through February 9, 2015. This comprehensive exhibition explores the influence that railroading had on Walt Disney's life and work. It also tells the story of how his railroading legacy lives on to this day in Disney films and theme parks around the world. Including more than 200 artifacts, firsthand accounts, archival videos, images of Walt and his trains, and actual model trains running throughout the show, All Aboard highlights how Walt's passion for trains developed long before manifesting itself in Disney short cartoons, feature films, and in Walt's personal life at home.