Model Trains

Model Trains 

Running Through the Depot

June 19 - August 22, 2021


Trains are back for the summer!

2021 Family Train Passes are available for purchase for $15.
The pass entitles families to visit the museum every day during trains.

Special Summer Hours During Trains: June 19 - August 22
Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 1 pm
Sunday 12 - 3 pm

Diablo Pacific Short Line Railroad at the Museum
Saturday, July 17 from 10 am -1 pm
The Diablo Pacific Short Line Railroad will be up and running outside the Museum. This admission free exhibit of portable large scale model railroads is an amazing site for young and old alike.
The DPSL is constructed in “large scale” (garden railways, G scale) modules to encourage participation and observation by young children through those of senior age. It is built on table-tops low enough to be visible to children in order to stimulate and respond to their interests in the railroad.
Each module is individually constructed with unique themes or scenery, but the rails are designed to interlock to provide various configurations, depending on the space available at each venue. Trains are run via electrical or battery-operated controls. They represent steam locomotives of the late 19th through the middle 20th century and diesels and electric locomotives of the ‘40s and ‘50s until the current era. Both freight and passenger trains are depicted.
The trains will be running inside and outside the Museum on July 17 so All Aboard!