Model Railroad Historical Society

Membership Cost and Process:

Dues for regular members in the Sacramento Model Railroad Historical Society are $20 per month. New members will be given a sponsor and must complete a probationary period of 3 months. Upon completion, probationary members are either accepted or rejected by the board of directors. Other classes of membership are available including junior memberships for ages 16-18. Membership is open to both junior (under 18) and adult members.

You can print out an application form by clicking on this link:

Membership Application

Return this with first month's dues payment.

Benefits of Membership:

HO and HOn3 Layouts:

Only members may operate their personal model equipment on the Society's layouts. Both layouts adhere to high standards for trouble-free running.

Prototypical Operations:

Regular sessions are held for both the HO standard and narrow gauge layouts. "Proto Ops" sessions follow many "real railroad" practices such as freight car forwarding using waybills and car cards, track warrants, and train dispatching.

Develop Modeling Skills

TheSociety provides an opportunity through clinics or layout construction to improve skills necessary to fully enjoy model railroading.


A variety of topics covering a wide range modeling skills are presented on a regular basis. Past clinics have included DCC sound decoder installation, structure building, resin casting, and signal use.

Blue Vests and Dues:

Members have the privilege of paying dues and wearing the Society's historical and fashionable blue vests.

Enthusiasm for Trains:

Since 1948, members have enjoyed a camaraderie developed from a shared an interest in railroading and model trains.

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