National Model Railroad Society

The National Model Railroad Association, Inc. NMRA advances the global scale model railroading community through education, advocacy, standards, and social interaction.

Pacific Southwest Region (PSR 3700)

This region covers most of Southern California, Southern Nevada [Las Vegas] and Ariona. The area includes the lowest elevation in the US (- 248 feet MSL) and some of the highest in the 48 states. Mountains and deserts are the common scenes in the undeveloped areas.

The Los Angeles Division includes Ventura and Palmdale to the North, and Claremont to the East.

The Cajon Division includes the chinook side of the Sierras; Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties in CA; and Southern Nevada (Las Vegas). OCMR is a member of this division with some of its members serving in official capacities.

San Diego Division covers the most Southern part of CA from the coast to the Colorado River.

Arizona Division covers the State of Arizona.

Members Links

Several of our club members are active on the Internet, and a few have established sites on the World Wide Web that reflect some of their explorations into the history of various aspects of prototype and model railroading. Check them out:

Member’s Website Links

Per Harwe has a site dedicated to Ambroid kits and his modeling of the 1950 Union Pacific City of Los Angeles passenger train.

Hobby Shops

Arnies Trains

Railroad Museums

Southern California Railway Museum an operating museum with a large collection of Southern California railroad equipment.

California State Railroad Museum a great collection of California railroad history, includes several Virginia & Truckee engines and cars.

Nevada State Railroad Museum  A Large Collection of Virginia & Truckee Railroad Equipment.

Various Railroad Groups, Bob Chaparro Moderates

Model Railroads of Southern California by and for Southern California’s model railroaders where members share their progress, experiences, tips and techniques with each other and the group sponsors free layout tours.

Citrus Industry Modeling Group shares information about Santa Fe, Pacific Electric, Southern Pacific and Union Pacific in relation to the Southern California citrus industry and its rich and fascinating history.

Railway Bull Shippers Group covers livestock transportation, meat packing plants, stock cars and meat reefers. Historical and modeling topics both are welcome.

Other Useful Links

Model Railroads and Freight Cars – An interesting and informative website on model railroading.

Some Texas Railroad History – History of Texas Railroads