Mission Statement: The San Luis Obispo Model Railroad Association (SLOMRA) will be operated exclusively for educational and non profit purposes, and shall be limited to those purposes permitted by Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Our mission is to preserve and present the heritage and history of railroading in the United States, particularly the Pacific Coast Railway, San Luis Obispo’s own narrow gauge railroad. This shall be accomplished through the collection and public display of model railroad layouts, educational materials and educational presentations, and related documents, artifacts, and equipment. We will:
* Enlist public support in model railroading activities through cooperative layout construction, group operating sessions, educational instruction and the establishment and maintenance of a permanent space for group model railroading activities which is open to the public.
* Promote and support the model railroading hobby on the Central Coast of California through the maintenance of an official website, publication of a newsletter, and the production of an annual train show.
* Provide a point of contact for potential members, organizations, the public and interested parties to connect with the local model railroading community.
BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2017:
Peter Gallagher, president
Joyce Wilson, vice president,
Harry Schade, chief financial officer
Matthew Metoyer, secretary
Robert Booth, membership director
Stuart Young, superintendent
From Left to Right: Stuart Young, Robert Booth, Matthew Metoyer, Harry Schade, Joyce Wilson, Peter Gallagher
The Oceano Depot is the location of our public meeting held on the third Monday of every month, and also the site of our work sessions and other public events.
We are always in need of donated train-related items. Many of the donated items we have collected over the years have found their way onto club owned layouts, used for layouts constructed by the club, donated to other non-profit organizations or sold at our yard sale tables at our shows to help keep SLOMRA train shows free to the public.
Your donations are appreciated and are tax deductible as we are a registered 501(c)3 organization. To make a donation of merchandise, please send an email to:
or you may mail a tax-deductible check to:
SLOMRA, PO Box 4547, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403