Upcoming Events

August 13, 2014


Cajon Division Meet, October 11-12, Banning, CA Meet

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

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


Santa Susana Railroad Historical Society, Open house and Swap meet, August 23, 2014

Simi Valley, http://www.santasusannadepot.org/Clubhome.html

Swap meet 7:00 am - 10:00 am, open house 10:00 am - 4:00 pm,

Santa Susana Model Railroad Club


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



Banning Train Fest & NMRA Cajon Division Meet, October 11-12, 2014, Banning, CA

http://banningtrainfest.com/ or Cajon Fall Meet
There will be a swap meet, 11,000 square feet of modular layouts, vendors, displays, food booths, a children’s riding train and more. The two venues are the Banning Community Center and the Banning Schools Gymnasium. These are one block apart.
Additionally, Cajon Division/NMRA will conduct their Fall Meet as part of Train Fest. Their model railroad clinics and presentations will be open to the public at no additional charge over the $5.00 general admission (good for both days). The Cajon Division Meet will feature model and prototype subject clinics, displays, a model contest, a Hobo auction and a “TimeSaver” switching layout.


October Railfair, McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, October 11–12, 2014, Scottsdale, AZ

All Aboard! This free event features model train displays and exhibits, the park's award winning Model Railroad Building displaying O, N, and HO scale trains, moonwalks, and other entertainment. Free tours through the Roald Amundsen Pullman car, a former presidential car. Many of the park's seldom seen railroad equipment will be on display.


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)