La Mesa Model Railroad Club
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La Mesa Model Railroad Club

La Mesa Model Railroad Club layout represents the Bakersfield/Tehachapi Pass area of California. The joint Southern Pacific-Santa Fe lines are modeled to represent approximately the 1930-1960 time period, which covers both steam and diesel eras. The layout is Prototypical, both in detail and in operation.  Every four months we run a train orders/timetable operation session, using actual Southern Pacific/Santa Fe timetables.

Our railroad layout is located inside the San Diego Model Railroad Museum in the Casa de Balboa Building, west of the Fleet Science Center and east of San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park, San Diego, California.

The museum is open Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Tuesday evenings after 6:00 pm are work nights where building  and enhancing the layout takes place. From July  to November 2001, construction of the public walkway over the layout will take place. Afterwards, building of the Tehachapi Loop will begin!!

Interested modelers are invited to visit us both during the day while the layout is in operation, and Tuesday evenings, to discover secrets for building prototypical scenery, track spiking, rolling stock and DCC.

Dedicated prototype modelers are also invited to join our club to help continue the 20 year legacy of the layout.

For further information on the club and layout, keep browsing.........
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