From the Museum Mailbag


Preliminary 2019 Rules and Review Class Schedule

For those of you interested in joining or continuing to be a part of our volunteer train operations crews, here is some important information about our 2019 rules class schedule.  While we’re still working on scheduling Safety and Security Class dates and sending out reminders to our existing crew for which classes they are now due for, here are the preliminary dates for GCOR, Air Brake, and Air Brake and Train Handling classes.  All classes are held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3902 Kenwood Dr., Spring Valley, CA  91977

Safety and Security Class – 4 hours of instruction

  • Dates and Times TBD

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 10 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.

Museum Closed until January 12

As the year comes to a close, we will be closed for a few weeks to reset our train and facilities after another successful North Pole Limited season. The museum will reopen on January 12.

SD&A’s 100th Birthday Celebration Begins Now!

On November 15, 2018, the San Diego & Arizona Railway’s 99th birthday, we kicked off our 100th Anniversary Celebration year for the Impossible Railroad – brainchild of John D. Spreckels.  We encourage you to read more here throughout 2019.  We have many exciting events, educational programs, and train rides planned for this year-long celebration of an historic milestone for San Diego.