San Diego & Arizona Centennial Celebration Day
Instead of our our usual Fall Meet at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum, the San Diego Division will attend the San Diego & Arizona Centennial Celebration Day on November 16 at the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum (PSRM) in Campo, CA.
The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum opens at 9am and closes at 5pm on Saturday, November 16th for this special event. We will be displaying the Division's Boy Scout Modules and manning a membership table as well. We will be promoting the Division and the NMRA by offering discounted Rail Pass memberships during the event. Please stop by to say "Hi" and sign in so we know who from our membership is in attendance.
Thanks to a generous benefactor, NMRA Members were offered a Train Ride and Catered Lunch for a nominal fee. We had a tremendous response and all of those special tickets are sold out. But this does not mean you cannot take part. You can still buy your own train ticket and order a lunch before the day from PSRM. See the PSRM web page for reservations for the event through the museum, and the costs. Keep in mind, that if you chose not to buy a train ticket, there is a $10 admission fee. Click this link to see costs and purchase tickets from PSRM: https://www.psrm.org/centennial-day/
The day will include train rides, special exhibits on the history of the SD&A, vintage railroad equipment on display, entertainment, a catered lunch (must be purchased ahead of the day), hay-wagon rides, fun for the kids, and more. Bring the whole family. Click this link to see all of the event details:
1) Exit at exit number 51 for Buckman Springs Road (about 30 minutes East of San Diego or 60 minutes West of El Centro)
2) Head southwest on Buckman Springs Road and continue for about 10 miles
3) Turn right onto State Highway 94 where Buckman Springs Road ends and continue for about 1.5 miles
4) After passing over the railroad tracks, turn left onto Forrest Gate Road and follow the signs into the museum
Estimated total drive time from Downtown San Diego: 1 hour, from El Centro 1.5 hours.
Please allow extra time when driving to Campo. Foul weather and traffic can significantly affect your drive time.
Alternatively, you may take State Highway 94 from downtown San Diego. Highway 94 is a two-lane country highway east of Spring Valley, which makes for an interesting scenic drive for those so inclined. Please allow an extra 30 minutes when taking State Highway 94
You should allow about 90 minutes of driving time from downtown San Diego for the first time you make the trip. Please plan on arriving at least 30 minutes before your excursion’s departure time.