March 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Trains and Planes

10 am – 4 pm each day

Friday April 9
Saturday April 10
Sunday April 11

Join us for our annual Spring Model Train Show. This year there will be three separate model train layouts set up at the museum.

Advance on-line tickets available HERE (but not required) 

Museum Members FREE and do not need advanced tickets

The Museum has adopted a Health and Safety Plan in accordance with state and County guidelines to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. For more information on the Museum’s Covid-19 response click here.

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Display dates: Saturday March 27 – Sunday April 11

Diablo Pacific Short Line large G-scale modular railroad. They are known throughout the Bay Area and exhibit at regional parks, museums, train hobby shows and community events. They are one of the oldest and largest modular large-scale clubs in the world.

  • Large layouts are low enough for small children to see and be close to the action.
  • See a variety of scenic themes with great detail and animation.
  • Trains represent late 19th century steam locomotives up to 21th century diesel powered engines.
  • Freight and passenger trains.
  • Discover the importance of railroads and railroad history.
  • Learn from knowledgeable hobbyists in woodworking, electrical and scenic construction techniques.

Display dates: Saturday March 27 – Sunday April 11

The Golden Gate Lionel Railroad Club is a group of train enthusiasts that operate three rail O-scale and classic trains on a 20 ft. by 35 ft. hi rail modular layout with three loops of track.

This is the fourth layout they have built since their founding in 1986 by Gerry Bretshneider in San Francisco. It is now one of five Lionel Railroad Clubs in the U.S. The layout is never finished as their many creative members are continually detailing several areas. Look closely!!

For more information about the club, please see their website at www.gglrrc.org.

The BBF&FRR (Bob Burke Family & Friends RR)

Display dates: Saturday March 27 – Saturday April 3

The BBF&FRR (Bob Burke Family & Friends RR) is an O gauge 3 rail layout with many operating accessories. It was designed for family fun and is displayed in an open area for 360* viewing. All the accessories Ice loader, Log loader/unloader, Barrel loader, Culvert loader/unloader, Operating milk car, Operating freight car and Magnetic crane work.