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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. 

May 27- September 5,2016 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Closed Monday. Regular hours: Tue. - Fri. 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Sat. and Sun. 11:00 am to 5:00 pm 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.

Nothing says Happy Holidays like a model train around the tree! Come see the San Diego Model Railroad Museum all decked out for the holidays with our Winter Wonderland model railroad display and 12 foot train themed Christmas tree!  Also a visit from Santa and a Holiday Train Station.

Closed during the day on Friday. Open free both evenings from 5-9pm

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

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