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CTTOM Spring Open House Success

A huge thank you to all members who participated and all visitors who came to see the trains!

Our spring event was truly unbelievable as we had 680 visitors over the two-day event. Youngsters were running trains, even with the regional power blackout on Sunday, as we had converted some trains to run on battery power. Thomas the Tank remains every popular and the more senior folks enjoyed the recent release of the Lionel Strasburg Railroad Wood Sided Passenger cars. Keeping in the spirit of the upcoming July 4th, the Santa Fe GS-4 “4449” was rolling with a consist of the Lionel Presidential cars. Our animated accessories were also a big hit with play from the young attendees. LCCA comes through again by helping with gifts and member participation. This was our most successful LCCA Special Event.

Photos from the event can be seen on the Visual Tour page.

We look forward to our next two open houses later this year. Put the dates on  your calendars, they are listed below.

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CTTOM Museum Building Remodel

The Odd Fellows building, which houses our museum, is undergoing some  needed restructuring to the exterior. This means that the museum will be closed until all siding work has been completed. Please check back to see when we re-open -hopefully by Labor Day of this year.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2022

Spring Open House  -            June 25 & 26

Fall Open House  -          October 15 & 16

Holiday Open House - December 10 & 11

These are the three major fundraiser events for the Carquinez Toy Train Operating Museum [CTTOM]. There is still the possibility for changes. Any changes will be posted here if and when they are needed.

A $5 donation per person is requested when attending these shows.

On these same dates, the HO Club may also be having their "Open Houses." Check their website at:  www.cmrstrainclub.org

As before, the Crockett Community Foundation will match donations up to $1,000.00.

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These events are sponsored by the Crockett Community Foundation.

And the Lionel Collectors Club of America [LCCA] www.lionelcollectors.org

We thank them for their support.

CURRENT SCHEDULE

CTTOM is again open to members and visitors. Masks are worn in accordance with the requirements as set forth by the Contra Costa Health Department.
OPEN DATES:
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  

Come and view our displays.

"PLAY WITH THE TRAINS" DATES:
The third Saturday and Sunday of each month from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. 

Play-Dates are times when members and guests can come to the Museum and run the trains. It is a good time to learn the operation of the trains and accessories. The public is invited to come and meet the Museum members and participate.

If you are touring and visiting this part of the San Francisco Bay Area at any time, please feel free to contact us to set up a day to come and visit our Museum. We could be available most days and encourage all train enthusiasts to consider a trip to CTTOM.

For additional information please call:

Dave Pfeifer   --------   (510) 325-4674

Will Taylor  ---------   (925) 334-0034

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Location:  Odd Fellows Building

645B Loring Ave. Crockett

Suggested Donation:  $5  

18 and under free

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