Welcome to the SDGRS website!

Election results are in!

Per the bylaws, the 5 elected positions were added to the board of directors, and also officers were selected:

  • Our new president is Tom Swank
  • Our vice president is Gene Cook
  • Our Treasurer is Andy Kann

Other BOD members from the election:

  • Greg Elmassian
  • Chuck Klein

We did have a tie between James Kuhns and Tom Swank and per the bylaws used chance to determine the winner, a toss of a coin, subsequently, James was appointed to the BOD after a BOD vote, per the bylaws.

The Annual meeting was great!

The weather was perfect, the food was plentiful and tasty, lots of things at the swap meet, and you only had to walk a few yards to get a ride the large scale trains around the park.

Big Boy pictures!

We are considering adding some of the pictures of the Big Boy to the site, feel free to send any you have in!

Below is a great shot by Rich Perrelli:   CLICK HERE for more

big boy


New! A place to ask for and receive help.

For members only (you need your login), see questions and requests for help from your fellow members. New? This is a great way to ask for help by posting a request where all the membership can see. Look in the RESOURCES menu, or CLICK HERE

Members: this site is for you!

We are working hard to make this site fun, and also useful. We have started a "Tips" page (look under FAQs on the top menu). Feel free to email me with any suggestions how we can make this site easier, more fun, etc.  Regards, Greg   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

New events are added to the calendar all the time, so check there! Most events are also provided with a map, and you can get directions, and more information by clicking on an event.

If you know of a train-related event that should be on the calendar, email me, Greg, or any board member.

For Sale:

Be sure to check out the "for sale" link under "RESOURCES" in the main menu. We are making this service available to club members for non-commercial purposes.

If you are not getting the newsletter, it is probable that your membership is no longer active!

If you have not renewed yet, you will no longer receive the newsletter and enjoy the other membership benefits. The instructions for renewing are in your newsletter or on the downloadable form under "MEMBER INFO". ! Click here to see the current newsletter: http://sdgrs.com/images/files/current.pdf

Check the Calendar!

As always, please check the Calendar to see the next meetings, open houses and events! Note that you can click on an event and get a map and driving directions and contact information.

Note: there's a lot of information on the site, the SDGRS bylaws are posted, member's layouts, etc. Just "explore" a bit!

Updated: click on the RESOURCES menu above, and then MEMBERS LAYOUTS. A lot of pictures have been added, there are about 26 layouts shown. We are currently working with Rick Blank to add many more layouts and pictures. If you want your layout there, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll get you "on the air". If your layout is there, but needs more/updated pictures, email us. In fact if you have ANY suggestions, email Greg. This is here for your enjoyment and we are not done yet, by a long shot.


Please note the login form below: All Members are entitled to a login, which will give members more access & information on this site, including the member roster. I'm working on them, but feel free to email me directly to get yours now. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.