View model railroad displays at the Carquinez Model Railroad Society’s 2023 Open House events:
- October 14-15, 2023, 10am-4pm
- December 9-10, 2023, 10am-4pm
Welcome to October and the varied colors of Fall! The Carquinez Model Railroad Society is adding to the color by featuring short line railroads for this month’s Open House. Short line railroads play an important role bringing freight from local industries to the major railroads, and they do it in a variety of colorful paint schemes!
Open from 10 AM to 4 PM on both Saturday and Sunday October 14-15. We’re located at 645 Loring Avenue in Crockett across from C&H Sugar. Admission is $5, with those under 16 free when accompanied by an adult.
The 36′ x 60′ HO scale model railroad (on three levels!) depicts the Southern Pacific/Union Pacific railroad from Oakland, across the Sierra Nevada mountains, to Sparks, NV. Our railroad allows you to walk alongside the trains as they journey from Oakland, up through Berkeley and Richmond, over to Crockett and Martinez, and across the bridge to Fairfield. From there, it’s a short trip up the stairs – the trains use a helix – to Davis, and on to Sacramento and Colfax. From there you wind your way across the Sierras arriving in Sparks, NV.
Try the Scavenger Hunt – can you find all ten items as you walk along the railroad?
The Crockett Toy Train Operating Museum (CTTOM), a separate model railroad club upstairs will also be open both days. They are focused on Lionel and other larger scale toy trains from the present and past.
Admission to CTTOM is $5, with those under 16 free when accompanied by an adult. You can visit them on-line at www.cttom.org.
And if you can’t attend this Open House, our next Open House is on December 9-10. Next year’s Open Houses will take place on February 10-11, April 13-14, June 22-23, August 24-25, September 14, October 26-27, December 7-8.
NOTE: This date/event is in the past. Keep browsing.Sat October 14, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Carquinez Model Railroad Society 645 Loring Avenue Crockett, CA
Admission is $5, youth under 16 are free with an adult.
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