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Meetings & Events

Events of interest to members of the society.

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Upcoming events

    • 07/21/2018
    • 07/22/2018
    • 2 sessions
    • San Jose and its surrounding communities

    Our second tour in July is being held in our largest district... Backyard Garden Railroad layouts throughout San Jose will be open for tours both Saturday and Sunday, 10am until 4pm. Come see some outstanding layouts, from high up the foothills of Mt. Hamilton to Live Steam in the valley... this tour has it all! A listing of the open layouts will be printed in the July edition of BAGRS Trellis & Trestle newsletter and also on the postcard mailed to all members. These tours are open to BAGRS Members only so if you are not a member, Join today! Cost is only $35 per year for the entire family.

    • 08/04/2018
    • 08/05/2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Up & Down the Peninsula from Millbrae to Los Altos with many stops between

    Welcome to a wonderful weekend of tours!... Backyard Garden Railroad layouts up and down the SF Peninsula will be open for tours both Saturday and Sunday, 10am until 4pm. Come see some World Class layouts, many of which have been featured in Garden Railways Magazine. A listing of the open layouts will be printed in the August BAGRS Trellis & Trestle newsletter and on the postcard mailed to all members. These tours are open to BAGRS Members only so if you are not a member, Join today! Cost is only $35 per year for the entire family.

    • 08/18/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Hollister and surrounding communities

    Welcome to the 24th Annual South County Railroad Days where model Railroad Enthusiasts allow access to their wonderful layouts for the benefit of the local Food Bank. Visit 5 backyard gardens in Morgan Hill, Gilroy and Hollister. This is not a BAGRS sponsored event but many of our members participate for this worthy cause. Hundreds of families attend every year and you should too! Here are some Photos from a past event. This event is open to the public and you do not have to be a BAGRS member to attend.

    View 2018 Tour Book Here.

    View GOOGLE Map Here.

    • 09/01/2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 09/03/2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont

    The Ardenwood Railfair held over the Labor Day Weekend is a wonderful family event featuring trains of all kinds. The Society for the Preservation for Carter Railroad Resources is located here and runs narrow gauge train rides during the event. BAGRS will have our Live Steam Oval set up with scale Live Steam trains running. The Diablo Pacific Shoreline will also have their module layout up and running with G-Scale trains. This is not a BAGRS Sponsored event but many of our members participate.

    • 09/15/2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Los Altos History Museum

    The Los Altos History Museum puts on a wonderful family event featuring trains of all kinds. BAGRS will have our Live Steam Oval set up with scale Live Steam trains running. The Diablo Pacific Shoreline will also have their module layout up and running with G-Scale trains. The museum doesn't have the exact date posted on their website yet but this event usually happens around this time. Whenever it is though, we will be there! 

     This is not a BAGRS Sponsored event but many of our members participate.

    • 09/22/2018
    • 09/23/2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon and surrounding communities

    Welcome to BAGRS last tour weekend of the season! Backyard Garden Railways in Livermore, Pleasanton and San Ramon along with layouts in the surrounding communities will be open on both Saturday and Sunday. A listing of the open layouts will be printed in the September BAGRS Trellis & Trestle newsletter and on the postcard mailed to all members. These tours are open to BAGRS Members only so if you are not a member, Join today! Cost is still only $35 per year for the entire family.

    • 10/07/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Just Trains in Concord

    The Bay Area Garden Railway Society's Live Steam Oval will once again be set up at the the premier East Bay Model Railroad Store... Just Trains in Concord for their Annual Open House Event. The Diablo Pacific Shoreline will also have their module layout up and running with G-Scale trains. The store doesn't have the exact date posted on their website yet but this event usually happens around this time. Whenever it is though, we will be there! 

     This is not a BAGRS Sponsored event but many of our members participate.

    • 10/14/2018
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • To be Determined - Keep an eye on this space

    This is the last of 3 Swap Meets BAGRS holds during the year. Many great deals can be found and many collections change hands. Now is the chance for you to add to your collection or find the perfect gift just before the holidays. The final logistics have yet to be worked out so keep your eye on this space. Swap tables will be available to BAGRS Members only so if you want to sell some items, join BAGRS today!

    • 12/30/2020
    • Mailed to your addreess

    Use this link to order a BAGRS name tag for yourself or a family member.

     


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