For us, model railroading is more than a hobby- it’s a passion. As a branch of Corona Heritage Park, we are committed to modeling the packing house era, 1945 to 1955. Our members highly research Corona, Riverside, and Fullerton, California to showcase a period-correct HO scale railroad. View both steam and diesel operations and learn about the role railroads played within the local communities during this time. Witness historically accurate trains representative of the Santa Fe, Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, and the Pacific Electric. Maybe you will recognize some of packing houses and depots reincarnated as restaurants and manufacturing plants within the Inland Empire.
Our clubhouse is a converted 1922 home located on the grounds of a former citrus ranch. Our model railroad is approximately 565 square feet and is NCE DCC and NMRA compliant. The layout is constantly evolving. With each visit, you are assured to see something recently added to the operation.
We are open to the public on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM. Come visit and be amazed at the attention to detail. Witness an EMD F7 lead the Grand Canyon Limited passenger service from Chicago to Los Angeles. Listen to sounds of steam while watching endless trains of citrus refrigerator cars head to market. Learn about area celebrities from Hollywood. The Corona Model Railroad Society is a hidden gem just a 30 minute drive from Fullerton, San Dimas, San Bernardino, or Murrieta. We are proud to showcase our model railroad Best of all, we are free to the public.
BECOME A PART OF OUR FAMILY
Membership is open. Stop by and request an application.
HOURS OF OPERATION
We are open to the public most Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM.
General meetings are held at 7 pm on the fourth Tuesday in January, April, July, and October in the meeting room across from the clubhouse.
Mid-week group visits can be coordinated through Corona Heritage Park.