Model Railroad

All exhibits except the Live Animal Exhibit are currently off display and will be available when we reopen at 199 Museum Way in Fall of 2017.

The model railroad landscape and train exhibits will be open to the public everyday during regular museum hours. Trains can now be run by visitors with the push of a button! These trains are replicas of real Bay Area trains that mobilized our community for decades. We are very grateful for the work completed by the Golden Gate Model Railroad Club members for automating the system and making this amazing train layout more accessible to our visitors.

After 52 years of creating, maintaining and building one of the largest model railroad layouts in California, the Golden Gate Model Railroad graciously turned over ownership of the train layout to the Randall Museum Friends. Club members will still be present to run their own train collections and engage with visitors. The museum is very lucky to partner with such a dedicated group that specializes in the historical art and science of model railroads.

Junior Engineer Day continues to take place once a month, providing visitors with the opportunity to learn more about the detailed control of this intricate locomotion system. The model train layout is up and running thanks to the efforts of volunteers who facilitate the exhibit and maintain the tracks. Please email info@randallmuseum.org if you would like to volunteer your time to maintain this historical exhibit.

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