Welcome to the Carquinez Model Railroad Society

Contra Costa County COVID-19 Mask Requirement

Effectively immediately and by order of the Contra Costa County Health Department, all Carquinez Model Railroad Society members and all guests will be required to wear a mask while inside the the club building. Your cooperation during this ongoing health crisis, whether you're vaccinated or not, will be greatly appreciated.

Announcing Our 2021 Open House Schedule

October 23-24, 2021*
December 11-12, 2021*
Our Open House on December 11-12, 2021 will be in coordination with our upstairs neighbor, the Carquinez Toy Train Operating Museum (CTTOM). CTTOM will request a separate $5 donation for visitors to its exhibits.

We will be open to the public 10AM to 4PM both Saturday and Sunday of these weekends. Donation of $5 per adult is requested; kids under 16 are free if accompanied by a paying adult. Visitors are required to wear face coverings while at the Club. See our social media posts for more details.

* - All donations made at our June, October 23-24, and December Open Houses will be matched by the Crockett Community Foundation.


Previous Open Houses in 2021

October 16-17, 2021
CMRS held a coordinated open hose with our upstairs neighbor, the Carquinez Toy Train Operating Museum (CTTOM).
September 11, 2021
On Saturday September 11, the Carquinez Model Railroad Society hosted a one day Open House to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11. CMRS donated the day's proceeds to the Crockett Carquinez Volunteer Fire Department. This Open House focused exclusively on passenger trains of the Nation and world.
Passenger Trains on Parade 2021.09.11

Leading off the parade was the American
Freedom Train that toured the United
States during the 1976 Bicentennial.

Thanks to Don Trinque, CMRS Vice-President, a portion of our September 11th event was Live on Facebook!

August 14-15, 2021
June 26-27, 2021* [Live Tour Video]

Member Signup

This CMRS member signup is now voluntary and is provided as a benefit to the membership to coordinate meet-ups.

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If you join our mailing list, rest assured that we won't spam you nor sell your contact info for a few extra dollars. We typically send out less than one e-mail a month on average - generally a week before our next open house.


Virtual Tour

The Carquinez Model Railroad Society welcomes the public to virtually visit our facility through this video produced by TSG Multimedia and narrated by long time CMRS member Frank Greman that discusses the history of the club and highlights on the layout.