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San Diego Model Railroad Museum

At 28,000 square feet, the museum is the world's largest operating model railroad museum. This unique museum contains four enormous scale and model layouts, built by separate clubs, which depict railroads of the Southwest in O, HO, and N scales. In addition, the San Diego Model Railroad Museum features a Toy Train Gallery with an interactive Lionel layout for children and state-of-the-art theater lighting. 

Tue. - Fri. 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Monday.
(619) 696-0199
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Join Motive Mac and Friends for fun filled activities in the SDMRM education room every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 3pm.
The kids corner is open to children of all ages to enjoy railroad themed crafts, listening to stories and playing games.

Mac’s Kids Corner is closed on the first Tuesday of every month.

The Erwin Welsch Memorial Research Library focuses on all aspects of railroading with a particular emphasis on railroading in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The collection covers railroads throughout North, Central, and South America, Europe, and Asia. Reference materials include books, periodicals, professional journals, government publications, manuscript materials, maps, engineering drawings, DVDs, videotapes, slides, photographs, and other ephemera. The on-line catalog may be accessed from the Museum web site.

Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11:00am to 4:00pm, depending on volunteer availability
Contact: Email or call (619) 696-0199 to make an appointment.

Friday Dec 4, closed during the day, open 5-9pm
Saturday, Dec. 5, Open all day

Take an extraordinary journey back in time at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum to the 1915 Panama-California Exposition with the Centennial Railway Garden featuring a miniature Balboa Park. The exhibition highlights the historic Class 1 Street car and seven iconic features including the Spreckels Organ Pavilion and the California Tower

San Diego Model Railroad Museum
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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