Corona Model Railroad Society

Corona Model Railroad Society Corona Model Railroad Society was founded by a group of model railroaders and historians to build a HO Scale layout representative of Corona in March 1949.
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Corona, like many towns, developed and prospered only through the presence of a railroad. It's an important part of our history. One that can be represented, not only educationally, but historically as an exciting visual model. The Corona Model Railroad Society was created to represent 1940's Corona in the heyday of its citrus production. But not only its agriculture. The lumber, mining, manufacturing and all the trackside industries engaged in trade from other communities to other countries. This is the story of how Corona became what it is today, and the railroad's major role during the past. An entire house, which sets on the park property, is devoted to the 600 sq. ft. display. The model railroad is fully operational depicting a part of Corona and local points east with the Santa Fe main line and the Pacific Electric system. SANTA FE, PACIFIC ELECTRIC and SOUTHERN PACIFIC represented. SCALE HO (1/87) Period modeled 1949 – Corona, Riverside and Fullerton, California Room Area (sq ft) 700 (Includes small front room) Layout Area (sq ft) 565 (81%) Total all track (ft) 650 (guess) Staging track (ft) 156 (8 tracks – 312 cars) Layout Height 41” - Staging 48” – Corona, Riverside 51” - Fullerton Track Atlas code 83 super-flex – brown ties Helix Double track-2% grade (approximate) Turnouts Peco streamline Number of turnouts 98+ Turnout minimums #6 mainline -#5 other Turnout Control Circuitron Tortoise switch machines Bench-work Open grid Roadbed Cork and/or homosote over 3/4” plywood Curve radii Minimum 24” – at Porphyry Train control (DCC) NCE PH Pro, command station and 5 amp power station. NCE CAB04e hand controllers. 15 UTP’s strategically placed. Background Scenery Painted by Corona Art Association Follow our progress: http://www.cmrsclub.org

Mission: The purpose of the club shall be: • To build and operate a railroad layout to visually depict the historical importance of the railroads in the development of Corona. • To provide educational activities and demonstrations for the general public. • To do rail-fan activities. • To make trips to railroad related activities, including rail excursions and museums. • To promote safety in relation to railroad activities. • To socialize among other railroad interest members. For Membership information, please contact: Jim Hammond [email protected] Our Member at large Rosemary Capuano- [email protected] Page Admin: Sean Dickerson [email protected] Open First and Third Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM General Business Meetings: Fourth Tuesday every month at 7:00 PM

The 5075 had to go to the shops for handrail repair today. (I hate plastic handrails) LoL
05/05/2020

The 5075 had to go to the shops for handrail repair today. (I hate plastic handrails) LoL

Weathering some engines while on lock down.
04/16/2020

Weathering some engines while on lock down.

03/26/2020

W/B in Riverside

03/26/2020

W/B through Fulerton

03/26/2020

ATSF 3283 W/B passing the Riverside station pulling a Milatary train.

Went to the club house today, took a few picks and videos.
03/26/2020

Went to the club house today, took a few picks and videos.

Photos from Corona Model Railroad Society's post
03/16/2020

Photos from Corona Model Railroad Society's post

1 down 9 to go.
03/14/2020

1 down 9 to go.

One car done, 9 to go.
03/14/2020

One car done, 9 to go.

03/09/2020

Run day 03/02. My military train is comming together.

Run day 03/02/2020
03/09/2020

Run day
03/02/2020

Run Day 02/15/2020
02/15/2020

Run Day 02/15/2020

02/09/2020
02/09/2020
Run day 02/08/2020
02/09/2020

Run day 02/08/2020

The first station 1887 to 1937, the second station (bottom) 1937 to present.The rumor that the house down the street was...
01/09/2020

The first station 1887 to 1937, the second station (bottom) 1937 to present.
The rumor that the house down the street was the original station is false. The wood from the old station was used to build the new station.

12/29/2019

Fun run day today, 12-28-2019

Run day 12- 14-2019
12/15/2019

Run day 12- 14-2019

Photos from Corona Model Railroad Society's post
12/04/2019

Photos from Corona Model Railroad Society's post

3751 (on the right) sits on a siding in Fullerton waiting for the 3755 to highball.
08/08/2019

3751 (on the right) sits on a siding in Fullerton waiting for the 3755 to highball.

Great Run day today with the visiting Pasadena club.
07/21/2019

Great Run day today with the visiting Pasadena club.

07/18/2019

Inspection car on a siding in East Riverside.

07/18/2019

Caught the S.P. 5648 headed to L.A. on the A.T.S.F. line in West Riverside.

SP, 5648 sitting on a siding in East Riverside.
07/18/2019

SP, 5648 sitting on a siding in East Riverside.

S.P. was running today. 09-13-19
07/18/2019

S.P. was running today. 09-13-19

07/18/2019

Run day 09-13-19

Tootsie the CORONA Depot cat
07/08/2019

Tootsie the CORONA Depot cat

07/08/2019
This little kitty cat was actuly a staple to the station in 1940, he was very well known.
07/07/2019

This little kitty cat was actuly a staple to the station in 1940, he was very well known.

06/29/2019
06/29/2019
Fun run day.....06/29/19
06/29/2019

Fun run day.....06/29/19

06/04/2019

3755 headed West to L.A. with a mixed freight.

06/04/2019

3751 headed west to L.A. makes a stop at the Corona station.

Run day and open house.
06/04/2019

Run day and open house.

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510 W Foothill Pkwy
Corona, CA
92882

Opening Hours

Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

Telephone

(951) 675-4707

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Due to the continuing health concerns, the Corona Model Railroad Society will be closed to the public until further notice. Please stay safe and pay us a visit when this is all over. Bruce Hendrick, President CMRS