The Tehachapi Loop Railroad Club is open to all railroad enthusiasts, whether modelers of G,O,HO,N,or Z, fans of Loinel,American Flyer and Marx, standard guage travelers/historians,artists,photographers, collectors of memorabilia, dreamers; anyone wishing to share in the Spirit of Train Faire. The club holds several Free Model Train Shows that are set-up throughout the year for the public to view the club's modular layout's as well as guests layouts and vendor tables. There is a spring extravaganza in April, a show in August and one in November. We operate a large HO scale layout,plus a "G" gauge (outdoor gardening rr), N scale and a Z scale in a briefcase, layout. Also a toy train layout running Lionel, American Flyer and Marx trains. When not preparing for our Model Train Shows, we try to schedule event,trips throughout the year that relates to real trains, Whether it is going to a train show, chasing the real trains, or visiting historical train sites, these events are designed to be a social interaction amidst the membership. Among our most popular is the Metrolink Trips organized by Marlin Woodside. We also have our Mascot the Tehachapi Loop Railroad Club Caboose. It can be found at many community events and in local parades. As well as directing people to our Model Train Shows on train show weekend in front of the Historic Tehachapi Depot. We also have member submitted information and pictures on the history of railroading through the Tehachapi Pass and throughout California. Finally our monthly business meeting is held in Tehachapi, California. On the second Saturday of each month at Henry's Cafe. 550 Tucker Rd. The meeting starts at 10:00 am. In July the monthly meeting is called a Crew Change BAR-B-QUE. Where newly elected officers are installed. The location of the event varies. In addition for the December meeting the club has a Holiday luncheon. There are no meetings on train show weekends. Last but not least we have a monthly newsletter that is E-mailed to all members. This newletter includes the minutes from last meeting, any up-coming events and railroad related articles, submitted by our members.
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