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Welcome to the SDGRS website!

 (Members, be sure to log in to see all the menus and resources and pictures)

Please remember to RSVP if you are going to the September meeting, see the calendar for details.

Board of Director Elections coming up in October:

Current nominees for the 3 upcoming positions are HERE, remember if you are interested, nominate someone, even yourself.

SDGRS is now a 501(c)(7) entity

Thanks to literally years of work by the BOD and our illustrious president, we are finally officially "non-profit". Thanks Chuck!

Unfortunately, donations are not tax deductible. But it allows SDGRS to NOT pay taxes on dues and other incindentals, which allows us to spend more money on events for you, the member!

Get involved! There are several committees you can join, no elections needed.

See all of our committees HERE join up and have more fun!


Note: changes are underway on the site.

I'm changing to a more updated system, with easier menu operations. There may be interruptions in function. Colors and highlighting will be changing.

Let us know !!!!

At our last meeting on the 23rd, several people commented that there were issues with logging in, and/or getting newsletters. If you don't tell me, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., I won't know and I cannot help you. Please EMAIL me, and if I do not respond in a reasonable time frame, then contact any other board member. If you don't get a response from me then you can't be sure you got your message across. I try hard, but I don't have ESP ;-)

Check the SDGRS calendar:

This is updated before anything else, we work hard to keep it updated. 90% of the questions emailed in are about event times and dates. Click CALENDAR at the top of any page.

No newsletter? Did your membership lapse? Like to Join?

If you no longer receive the newsletter, then your SDGRS membership has lapsed. We'd like you back! Click here for the membership/renewal form and renewal instructions. We give a "grace" period, so while dues are due by the end of January, we will send the newsletter to last year's members up to and including the March issue.

July-August 2023 Garden Railroad eNews newsletter available:

Here is a direct link to the July-August newsletter CLICK HERE

The official site is:

SDGRS is also hosting the Garden Railroad eNews newsletters (as we host 7 other garden railroad newsletters)  as a member convenience, they can be found under "resources" or CLICK HERE Note: only members who are logged into this site can access the other 7 club newsletter archives. If you are a member, and need a login, read down.

Members' layouts and personal pages:

All members are invited to submit pictures of their layouts, and we offer limited space for personal "pages" (like a mini web site). 

Check out the newly posted DIY guide to installing battery power by Steve siedensticker: CLICK HERE 

The general index to member pages is here: MEMBER PAGE INDEX

For sale items:

Please follow the RESOURCES -- FOR SALE menus, or click here

Navigating this web site:

Notice the menu items on the top, the calendar, resources and member info. There's a lot of information there. Also you can use the search menu at the top right to find things you are interested in.

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

Login to this site to unlock more "goodies":

Please note the login "boxes" at the bottom of the page. Please contact me to apply for a login yet, or have login issues.  email me directly to get your login or help: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . When you login you will have access to all our back newsletters, the current newsletters and newsletters from several other clubs. You can also access the member list for contact information. Note: not all members have their contact information listed, it is by their choice. If you need to reach an "unlisted" member, please contact me, Greg.

Need help? Have a question?

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.

Also, please check out our facebook page: Again you need to be a member in good standing to join the group.

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.


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.