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Golden State Model Railroad Museum

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What boy (no matter how old) doesn't like model trains?

I'm just seven decades old and this place put me back playing with my American Flyer set-up, Lionel... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Spencer b
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Point Richmond, California
A must see for model railroad buffs

The Golden State Model Railroad Museum has a fantastic layout. But it is best to read the... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
Ed S S
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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17 Jan 2017
“What boy (no matter how old) doesn't like model trains?”
10 Jan 2017
“A must see for model railroad buffs”
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900A Dornan Dr, Point Richmond, CA 94801-4126
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

I'm just seven decades old and this place put me back playing with my American Flyer set-up, Lionel trains and HO cars. And, it was my Sister-in-law who brought me even though I live only a mile away. She enjoyed it as much as I...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Spencer b
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The Golden State Model Railroad Museum has a fantastic layout. But it is best to read the description of the layout before you walk through. They have many different gauges (O, On3, N, Nn3, HO, HOn3) and that can be easily missed. The layout is...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Ed S S
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

We went when the trains were operational, at first glance we were wondering if it was worth the drive and money since it's not a very big display. My reference to big is the railroad museum in flemington, nj which extends across multiple rooms. But...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank NinaadD
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Here is a place that is fun for the young at heart as well as the young. But right off the bat I recommend you call and make sure the model trains are running. It can be sporadic at times. This place is huge with...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This non-profit museum is run by a group of model train enthusiasts who gladly answer questions. You are free to walk and look at your own pace. This group has created backdrops representing key railroad paths in California; these are as much fun to view...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Rita B
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