The Tehachapi Loop Railroad Club is open to all railroad enthusiasts, whether modelers of HO, G, N or Z, fans of Lionel and American Flyer, standard gauge travelers, historians, artists, photographers, collectors of memorabilia, dreamers: anyone wishing to share in the Spirit of Train Faire.
The club holds several Model Train Shows that are set up throughout the year for the public to view the club’s modular layouts, as well as guests layouts and vendor tables. There is a spring extravaganza in April, a show in mid-Summer, and our last show of the year is usually in November. We operate a large HO scale layout, plus G Gauge, N scale, and a Toy Train (American Flyer, Lionel, Marx, etc.) layout. More information on the show and layouts can be found at theses links; Model Train Shows and Modular Layouts
When not preparing for our Model Train Shows, we try to schedule events/trips throughout the year that relate to real trains. Whether it is going to a train show, chasing real trains, or visiting a historic train site, these events are designed to be a social interaction amongst the membership. Among our most popular is the Metrolink Trips organized by Marlan Woodside. More information can be found at this link; Metrolink Tours
We also have our Mascot, the Tehachapi Loop Railroad Club Caboose. It can be found at many community events and in local parades in the Tehachapi area, as well as directing people to our Model Train Shows on Train Show Weekends comfortably from in front of the Historic Tehachapi Depot. More information on the caboose, as well as schedule of appearances, can be found at this link; TLRC Caboose
We also take part in the Train Crazy Saturday event hosted once a year by the Mojave Transportation Museum on the flight line of the Mojave Air and Spaceport in Mojave. In addition to a guest speaker and various vendors that the Museum brings in to the event, we provide a Lionel layout, N Scale layout, Z scale layout in a suitcase and HO Demonstration modular for the public to see. We also provide information about the World’s Greatest Hobby, Model Railroading. More Information on the exciting event can be found at this link; Train Crazy Saturday
We also have member submitted information and pictures on the history of Railroading through the Tehachapi Pass and throughout Southern California. Those articles can be found at this link; Tehachapi Pass Info
Finally, our monthly business meeting is held in Tehachapi, California, on the second Saturday of each month at Kelcy’s Café across from the Depot. The meetings start at 10 am. In July, the monthly meeting is called a Crew Change Dinner where newly elected club officers are installed; the location of this event varies. In addition, for the December meeting, the club hosts a Holiday Dinner. Last but not least, we have a monthly newsletter that is e-mailed to all members. This newsletter includes the minutes from our last meeting, any up-coming events, and railroad-related articles submitted by our members. An archive of our newsletters can be found online for viewing and download here at this link; TLRC Newsletters