From the Museum Mailbag

We’re Just Dying To See You on the Pumpkin Express

We're just dying to see you aboard the pumpkin express

We are happy to announce the return of the Pumpkin Express! Join us for train rides, Halloween themed displays and our outdoor Pumpkin Patch. This year’s train rides will be following CDC and San Diego County health guidelines. All passengers will be required to wear a mask during the train ride and while inside our museum buildings. To allow for social distancing, we will be limiting each train to 50 passengers. Unfortunately we are unable to offer First Class tickets this year. Reservations are required.

For groups, please arrive together to ride together. For a complete list of details, including train ride times, please click here. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to seeing you! Book your tickets today!

Museum in Campo to Reopen September 5!


Great news! Please read & share: Our Campo Railroad Park and Museum will be reopening on Saturdays & Sundays starting on September 5th & 6th. As we reopen for train rides and visitation, the safety and well being of our visitors and our volunteer staff will be our highest priority.

Our main display building and our 37-acre property allows for plenty of space and enjoyment of our many outdoor displays. Face coverings are required while riding the train and while inside any building including the Gift Shop, Display Building, and restrooms. High-touch surfaces will be sanitized throughout the day.

Our Valley Flyer Caboose Train will operate on an “as-needed” schedule between 11am and 3:30pm. We are limiting each trip to 10 passengers to allow for sufficient social distancing. High-touch surfaces on the caboose will be sanitized after each round trip.

The purchase of your ticket keeps the lights on and the trains rolling at our 100% volunteer-operated museum. We can’t wait to see you!

La Mesa Depot Museum to Remain Closed Until Further Notice

UPDATE: Museum leadership has elected to postpone reopening the La Mesa Depot facility due to the ongoing uncertainties presented by California State leaders.

As with any organization our fixed costs continue to require payment and this organization continues to incur thousands of dollars in monthly expenses. If you can help financially in this difficult time, your assistance is greatly appreciated! You can learn more about how you can help at