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Bay Area Garden Railway Society
 

Meetings & Events

Events of interest to members of the society.

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Upcoming events

    • 05/17/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 05/19/2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • San Mateo County Fairgrounds

    BAGRS once again plans to have our Live Steam Oval set up at the Bay Area Maker's Faire. The Bay Area Garden Railway Society has a large and very active Live Steam Contingent and quite a few of our members actually build their own scale Live Steam Locomotives. We enjoy running our scale trains and showing them off and explaining them to the public. This is not a BAGRS sponsored event but many of our members participate. This is the oldest and largest of the Maker Faire events and is something we look forward to attending every year.

    • 05/25/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 05/26/2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • San Jose and Santa Clara Districts

    Our first tour of the year is being held in our largest district. Backyard Garden Railroad layouts throughout San Jose and Santa Clara will be open for tours both Saturday and Sunday, 10am until 4pm. Come see some outstanding layouts. A listing of the open layouts will be printed in the May 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.

    • 06/08/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 06/09/2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Fremont, Castro Valley, San Leandro and surrounding communities

     Backyard Garden Railroad layouts throughout the East Bay, west of the hills, will be open for tours both Saturday and Sunday, 10am until 4pm. See some award winning and innovative layouts while enjoying the mild weather of the beautiful East Bay! A listing of the open layouts will be printed in the June 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.

    • 06/15/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 06/16/2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Near Felton in the Santa Cruz Mountains

    BAGRS once again plans to have our Live Steam Oval set up during the Father's Day Weekend up at Roaring Camp Railroads in Felton.  The Bay Area Garden Railway Society has a large and very active Live Steam Contingent and we love running our scale Live Steam Locomotives for the public. If you are attending this wonderful event, stop by and ask us questions and we will do our best to explain the wonders of our hobby. A highlight of the weekend is usually the Shay race where we race one of our scale Shays on our track against one of the full size Narrow Gauge Shays on Roaring Camp's track. Never a fair contest but always fun to try!

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

    • 06/29/2019
    • 06/30/2019
    • 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 June 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.

    • 07/10/2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 07/14/2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Sacramento

    Come join us at the largest scale Steam Up in California. The National Summer Steamup draws attendees from around the world to Sacramento every year. This is not a BAGRS sponsored event but many of our Live Steam contingent participate every year.

    • 07/20/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 07/21/2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • San Rafael, Corte Madera, Novato and other locations in the North Bay

    Our only tour in July, Incredible Backyard Garden Railroad layouts throughout Marin County and the North Bay will be open for tours both Saturday and Sunday, 10am until 4pm. Make a relaxing weekend out of it by spending the night up in beautiful Marin County. Come see some World Class layouts in all their glory! A listing of the open layouts will be printed in the July 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.

    • 08/03/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 08/04/2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Concord, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Lafayette and the surrounding area

    Backyard Garden Railroad layouts throughout the Diablo Valley will be open for tours both Saturday and Sunday, 10am until 4pm. See some outstanding layouts in all their glory! 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.

    • 08/10/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Hollister and surrounding communities

    Welcome to the 25th Annual South County Railroad Days where model Railroad Enthusiasts allow access to their wonderful layouts for the benefit of the local Food Bank. Visit 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.

    • 08/31/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 09/01/2019
    • 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.

    • 09/28/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 09/29/2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • 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.

    • 10/06/2019
    • 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. This FREE Event is Open to the Public.

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

    • 12/30/2020
    • Mailed to your addreess

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