From the Museum Mailbag


PSRMA Annual Dinner 2019

It’s time again for PSRMA’s Annual Dinner Meeting and review of all of our accomplishments for 2018. This year’s focus will be on the SD&A’s 100th birthday.

The Annual Dinner will be held at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse at 2150 Harbor Island Drive in San Diego from 6 PM – 10 PM on Thursday, May 30th. Buy your tickets now!  Price per person is $50.

Questions or concerns? Please reach out to us on the Contact Us page with the subject PSRMA Annual Dinner.

Finalized Railroad Rules and Review Dates

For those of you interested in joining or continuing to be a part of our volunteer train operations crews, here are the finalized dates for GCOR, Air Brake, and Air Brake and Train Handling classes for 2019.  All classes are held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3902 Kenwood Dr., Spring Valley, CA  91977.  For current train crew members, reminders for which classes you need this year will be sent out shortly by mail.

Safety and Security Class – 4 hours of instruction

  • Friday, June 7 starting at 18:00
  • Friday, July 12 starting at 18:00
  • Friday, August 2 starting at 18:00

General Code of Operating Rules Class – 8 hours of instruction, 1 hour lunch break

  • Saturday, June 8 starting at 09:00
  • Saturday, July 13 starting at 09:00
  • Saturday, August 3 starting at 09:00

Air Brake Class (for Brakemen and Conductors) – 4 hours of instruction

  • Friday, June 21 starting at 13:00
  • Friday, July 19 starting at 13:00
  • Friday, August 16 starting at 13:00

Air Brake and Train Handling Class (for Engineers) – 8 hours of instruction, 1 hour lunch break

  • Saturday, June 22 starting at 09:00
  • Saturday, July 20 starting at 09:00
  • Saturday, August 17 starting at 09:00

For more information, please contact us at training@psrm.org.

Engineer for an Hour 2019 Dates Posted!


Please join us this summer for a truly unique railroading experience. Engineer for an Hour allows you to sit in the engineer’s seat of one of our powerful diesel locomotives and take charge under the guidance of one of our certified locomotive engineers.  You won’t want to miss it.  Reservations are available for several weekends between June and September.  Please visit the Engineer for an Hour page for additional details.