From the Museum Mailbag

Museum closes escrow and acquires 100 acres

After 20 months, escrow has finally closed on 100 acres in Campo donated to PSRMA by the County of San Diego.  Special thanks are due to Dianne Jacob and her staff for helping make this donation possible.  While much of this land will be saved as open space, several key areas near the main entrance to our Campo Museum will certainly benefit our future expansion plans.  You can read more about our expansion plans here on our website.  By acquiring these key parcels, we’re able to increase the security around our Campo facility by restricting access to our parking lot and other areas which were once accessible through this newly acquired property.  To this end, barricades and signage have been posted.  The next major step is to provide fencing around the new property.  More updates to come…

Grading continues at Museum for the new mine train exhibit

Volunteers have completed the relocation of the donated mine train from Alpine to the Campo Railroad Park & Museum. Funds have been raised to allow grading for the mine train exhibit. The recent rains have made the dirt perfect for grading. Come on out to Campo to see the progress. What to help? We need volunteers and funding. You may donate towards the construction efforts at by choosing “mine train.” To assist by volunteering, contact Jim Lundquist at