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Southern Pacific Division

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Next Meet:

May 28th, 2017

Open House

 Meet Times:

9:00am – Setup, Layouts

9:15am – Sellers and Gold Bar

9:30am – Doors Open to Members & Guests

10:00am – Doors Open to the Public

12:00pm – Business Meeting

12:30pm – Auction

2:00pm +/- -Raffle (typically after end of auction)

3:00pm – must be out of the hall

 

 At

Brookhurst Community Center
2271 W. Crescent Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92801

 

The following meeting date is:

June 25th, 2017

Meet Times:

9:00am – Setup, Layouts

9:15am – Sellers and Gold Bar

9:30am – Doors Open to Members & Guests

10:00am – Doors Open to the Public

12:00pm – Business Meeting

12:30pm – Auction

2:00pm +/- -Raffle (typically after end of auction)

3:00pm – must be out of the hall

 

 At

Brookhurst Community Center
2271 W. Crescent Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92801

 

Our Mission:

To encourage the wonder and excitement of operating and collecting toy trains and to share our collective knowledge with future society members.

Who is Southern Pacific Division?

The Southern Pacific Division (SP)was founded in 1974 by Norwood Doland and other members of the Southwestern Division of TTOS who were looking to establish a TTOS Division in Orange County southward.

The Southern Pacific Division is a dynamic and active voice for the hobby of operating and collecting toy trains, sometimes called Lionel trains. We have not forgotten American Flyer as the other identifiable name in the past history of the hobby.

The Southern Pacific Division has hosted four Toy Train Operating Society National Conventions in it’s history. The event locations were in San Diego in 1981, Long Beach in 1991, Long Beach in 2000, with the latest being the 2006 National Convention in Costa Mesa, California.

We actively support the La Habra Children’s museum.

What is our web site about?

 

The Activities page will show you where we hold our monthly meetings along with the dates for these meetings. Click on the map and you will be able to produce a map from your home to the meet. The public is invited to our meetings. You will also find listings for other events that are train related prototype or toy train.

 The Photo Gallery page has a collection of our events. Visit this page frequently as it is always changing. If you have a photo you would like to add, contact Jeff Meyer, he’ll review it for posting. Send photos to Jeff at jeffersonjmeyer@roadrunner.com .

Browse our Links page to find the latest offerings from the manufacturers, you will be amazed at what you will find, You will also find a list of the local toy train dealers who support SP and can provide you with more information.

Our Products page will show you a selection of limited production and very unique offerings from the Southern Pacific Division. Look carefully, because you will find these products nowhere else but at SP.

The Membership page is for those of you who would like to join the Southern Pacific Division. Membership in the Southern Pacific Division is $25.00 per year.

On the Contact Us page, you will find a the list of our division officers and Board of Directors. Feel free to contact anyone of them with your questions or comments.

Where is the hobby going?

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Toy trains have experienced an explosion in popularity in the past ten years. Much of this was brought on by new as well as long established toy train manufacturers introducing computer technology and all that it offers into the hobby. Did you know that Lionel celebrated it’s 100th year in 2000 and that the hobby of toy trains is the oldest continuing interactive hobby in the U.S.

While the Southern Pacific Division embraces the future of the hobby it also honors the past. We have active members who both operate and collect the toy trains of the past 120 years. Some have permanent layouts in their homes that they share with friends, school children and those who show interest in the hobby. Many of our members run their trains on layouts at train shows and at other locations.

After all, “operating” is our middle name!