Spanning over 27,000 square feet of trains, trestles, and tracks we are in the heart of natural beauty framed by the majestic backdrop of Balboa Park. The San Diego Model Railroad Museum (SDMRM) is a space where imagination is beautifully engineered. SDMRM features both indoor and outdoor exhibits and programming for all ages.
Our mission is to research, collect, preserve, and present the heritage of American railroading with scale models of California railroads. At every twist, turn, and tunnel we spark curiosity with developing educational programming that includes education milestones like critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving. Our exhibits transform little engineers to modelers who tinker with engines and nail down track to build and transform something from nothing.
Executive Director: Anthony Ridenhour
Deputy Director: Alyssa Thompson
Membership & Development: Amanda Ochoa
Director of Education: Julia McMeans
Education Coordinator: Eddie Vega
Marketing & Community Engagement: Fernando Beltran
Curator of Collections: Margaret Harris
Gift Shop & Volunteer Manager: Brandi Wilson
Facilities and Security Officer: Alex Lyman
Board of Directors
Gary Schulte Andrea Zinko
President: Scott Maase
Vice President: Cheryl Waggoner, M.Ed.
Chief Financial Officer: Brian Eshelman
Secretary: Tom Ilas