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The Museum Trains
A Lionel 1951 Santa Fe freight engine is able to "stretch its legs" on the CTTOM layout.
The complete 1951 Santa Fe set with the additional "B" unit.
Views of the Layouts
Its easy to walk around and get up close to all the scenes modeled around the trains.
A partial view of the trestle which is over 15 feet long, and bulit on site of black walnut.
The Campbell River. While we do construct some real life scenes of Crockett and surrounding areas, you won't find this river on any map! It was created on-site by member Kate Campbell-Tayler and named in her honor.
Top view of Campbell Falls and River.
The Carquinez Straits. Here we see the rivers coming down from the Sierra to meet the Bay.
Located on the Straits is the little town of Crockett. The main railroad line from the East to the Bay Area comes through town.
On the south side of the Straits is the San Francisco Bay Trail: a walking and biking trail that goes around the Bay. Here the hills are steep and covered with oak trees in some areas. The trail is what is left of the original road that carried cars from Martinez to Crockett.
Ready to pick oranges from the Grove.
Camp April in the California redwoods. All the trees were made by members
The Christmas tree farm is up and harvesting.
Fruit packers operation getting ready to go to market.
No toy train layout would be complete without Lionel's operating milk and cattle cars. They are here for all the "kids" to see them work.
More of the milk and cattle car area.
Every trip need a stop for a burger and shake at Mel's Diner.
Bears are visiting the local hobo camp.
Halloween at CTTOM. The trestle is a double track, over 15 feet long, and was built on site of black walnut.
Christmas time during the Museum Holiday Train Show.
Members Ed, standing, Will and Billy participating in the Crockett Tree Lighting Event. This small, portable layout is used by the museum to take to various programs and organizations around the area.
Working on the layouts is always fun! Just ask members Bob and John
Bob working with hs orange "tin plate" train. Members can bring their own trains to run on the layouts. This photo also shows the amazing, black walnut trestle that was built on-site.