October 8th, Model Railroad Swapmeet 7am-11am (more info)
November 5-7 November on Tehachapi Operating session.
Loco for Locos: Railroadiana and Railroad Kitsch
Extended to November 2016
Most railroad lines were (and are) large enterprises requiring vast amounts of material and equipment to operate. One way of remembering this bygone era is through collecting railroad artifacts that have survived the years. Small items like lanterns, china, paper, and locks are well within the reach of individual collectors. Therefore, many people seek out such items -- often called "railroadiana"
In Loco for Locos you'll see many examples of the variety of items used to promote rail travel. So come visit us and get Loco for Locos.
SDMRM is excited to announce the opening of a new garden exhibit in Balboa Park!
We invite you to go back in time, to the Panama-California Exposition and visit an exciting scale model version of Balboa Park. Visitors will be able to operate Streetcars and have fun controlling our interactive garden features. Not only is this exhibit a new feature for Balboa Park, but it also adds a brand new outdoor G'Scale exhibit for the Model Railroad Museum!
If you have a special skill or just want to donate your time, we have a good number of volunteer opportunities.
SDMRM appeals to our supporters to make a tax deductible donation to the museum. Your donations help support a variety of functions here at the Model Railroad Museum. As many of you know we provide great educational programming to the community and provide access for this programming for many underserved populations. Please help us continue this important work in your community by giving a donation to the San Diego Model Railroad Museum.
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or you can send a check to the SDMRM: 1649 El Prado #4,
San Diego, CA 92101
The museum library has an extensive reference collection of books, magazines and photographs related to both prototype and model railroading. It also has a sizeable collection of railroad timetables and railroad promotional brochures dating from 1893. more info...
1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101