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Welcome to the:

Fullerton Model Railroad Historical Society

A committee of the Fullerton Railway Plaza Association



  
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Bridging the Past with the Future
     -Who we are
     -Core Values
Organizational Activities
     -What we do
     -Current Activities
Membership & Meeting Information
     -Who can Join
     -How to Join or Attend Meeting
FMRHS Photo, Fullerton Railroad Days 2000 Booth


Photo: Arthur Lloyd. Source: Donald Duke's "Santa Fe: The Railroad Gateway To The American West"Bridging the Past with the Future

Who we are

The Fullerton Model Railroad Historical Society (FMRHS) is a non-profit group of volunteers dedicated to preserving our local rail and historical heritage.  A committee of the Fullerton Railway Plaza Association, our future goal is to design and construct an operating museum-quality historical model railroad layout, which will ultimately be housed in the proposed FRPA museum, located next to the Fullerton train depot.  This exhibit will be designed to give maximum access and education to the public through use of FMRHS volunteers.
(Click here for photos of the FMRHS layout diorama of the circa 1950 Fullerton Depot area.)
(Click here to go to Library of Historical Documents relating to Fullerton, Orange County and Los Angeles Railroads.)
(Click here to see Library of Photos of FMRHS Events, Shows, and Special Outings.)
(Click here for an archive of FMRHS press releases.)
(Click here for more information on the FRPA.)


Core Values

  • Providing education and entertainment to the public

  • (Click here to check our library of historical information.)
    (Click here for schedule of FMRHS future shows & events.)
  • Providing continued learning and growth for FMRHS members
  • Having fun while working together

  • (Click here to see Library of Photos of FMRHS Events, Shows, and Special Outings.)
  • Promoting Southern California History, railroad history, and the hobby of model railroading
  • Taking pride in a job well done

Photo courtesy of TrainWebOrganizational Activities

What We Do

Currently, we are researching Fullerton and Orange County railroad history while constructing a portable HO scale display with accompanying photos depicting Fullerton during the 1940's and 1950's.
(Click here for photos of the FMRHS layout diorama of the circa 1950 Fullerton Depot area.)
(Click here to go to Library of Historical Documents relating to Fullerton, Orange County and Los Angeles Railroads.)

We meet at the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce building every month on the fourth Tuesday at 7:00 PM.  Come join us!
 

Directions: 
Fullerton Chamber of Commerce, 219 E.Commonwealth in Fullerton. 
Located between Harbor and Lemon on the North Side of Commonwealth. 
Enter through side (east door of building). Parking is at the rear of the building


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The FMRHS is constructing an historically accurate model railroad layout focused on Southern California, with special emphasis on Orange County and Fullerton.  This photo shows the scale model of the Fullerton depot that will be a focal point of the layout.  (Click here for photos of the FMRHS layout diorama of the circa 1950 Fullerton Depot area.)

The FMRHS exhibits its current display which includes the HO model diorama of the Fullerton Depot area, along with a collection of historical photos at various events throughout southern California.
(Click here for schedule of FMRHS future shows & events.)

FMRHS activities are supported by ongoing historical research.
If you think you may have historical information that may be of value to our efforts, click here.


Membership & Meeting Information

Who Can Join

Our membership is open to ANYBODY!
We have members with some of the following interests...
  • Railroad History
  • Model Railroading
  • Southern California History
  • Fullerton History
  • Railfanning
  • Railroad Memorabilia Collecting
  • Anyone generally interested in railroading!

How to Join or Attend a Meeting

Membership in the FMRHS requires a membership in the Fullerton Railway Plaza Asociation.
If you are interested in joining our group, or wish to attend a meeting, please contact:

Rick Bremer, Membership Coordinator, at 714-990-1394, or email: rcbfmrhs@yahoo.com.

or

George Barlow, FRPA, at 714-278-0624, or  email: frpa@trainweb.com.

General Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce.
Please see "What We Do" section above, for directions. The meetings are open to any prospective member.  However, we recommend you contact Rick to let us know your interests and to confirm the meeting date when you plan to attend.


Back to Top of Page Supporting the Fullerton Railway Plaza Association

Web page developed by "Friend of the FMRHS" Jim Fuhrman.
Page last updated 7-08-2002
© 2001, 2002 Fullerton Railway Plaza Association. Inc.
Check out these links to Friends, Partners and Supporting Organizations:
2Fdesign- A Web Development Company. Jeff Frey, Owner.
Fairplex Garden Railroad- Pomona, CA. Considered the oldest and largest garden railroad in America. Contact Bob Toohey, Coordinator for further information. grattan@fairplex.com
Jim Fuhrman's personal web site. Features historical information on the Santa Fe, BNSF and Seaboard Airline Railroads. http://members.aol.com/JFuhrtrain
Fullerton (City of) Historical Places. http://www.ci.fullerton.ca.us/historicplaces
Fullerton (City of) Public Library, Launer Local History Room. Cathy Thomas, Curator 714-738-6342 http://www.ci.fullerton.ca.us/library/localhis.html
Fullerton Railway Plaza Association. http://www.trainweb.com/frpa
Glenwood Display Models. Contact Ron Nelson, Owner at glenprod@yahoo.com
Orange County Module Railroaders. http://www.trainweb.org/ocmr
Overland Trail, 1949 Club Lounge Car. Believed to be the only operating railroad car in the world with an operating barbershop. Bill Hatrick, Owner.

http://overlandtrail.com
Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society. http://www.atsfrr.net
Trainweb.com. The most visited railroad related site on the Web. Steve Grande and Ray Burns, Owners. http://www.trainweb.com
Whittier College- Fairchild Aerial Collection. Stephanie Braux, Director. http://www.whittier.edu/fairchild/home.html
Check out these links to some other related sites:
California State Railroad Museum. http://csrmf.org
Elephant Packing House Information. http://www.ci.fullerton.ca.us/historicplaces/elephantpacking.html
Fullerton, (History of). http://www.ci.fullerton.ca.us/facts/history.html
Los Angeles Museum of Railroading. http://www.lamor.org
National Model Railroad Association- Pacific Southwest Region, Cajon Division. http://www.cajondiv.org
Orange County G.L.I.S. Aerial Photography. http://www.oc.ca.gov/pfrd/geo/products/aerial_photography.asp
Orange Empire Railway Museum. http://www.oerm.org
Pacific Railroad Society and Library. http://www.pacificrailroadsociety.org
Packing Houses of Orange County- Jim Lancaster with Bill Messecar.

http://ljames1.home.netcom.com/scph.html
Rail Advocates of Orange County. http://www.railadvocates.org
San Bernardino Railway Historical Society- Home of ATSF No. 3751. http://www.sbrhs.org
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. http://www.sjpl.lib.ca.us/Calif/sanborn/default.htm
Southern California Scenic Railway Association. http://www.scsra.org



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