• About the SLHRS

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    The San Leandro Historical Railway Society (SLHRS) is housed in the San Leandro depot which was built in 1898 by the Southern Pacific Railroad. The depot was sold to the Society (for $1.00) in 1988. On December 11, 1988, the building was moved to its current site and work was begun on its restoration. In June, 1989, the museum and depot were officially reopened to the public.
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  • Indoor HO Display

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    H0 scale (HO scale in North America, Japan, and Australia, and sometimes in Europe, including the UK) is the most popular scale of model railway in most of the English-speaking and non English-speaking world (in the United Kingdom, OO gauge—with trains built to a larger scale but using the same track as H0—predominates).
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  • G & O Garden Display

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    The G&O Garden Railroad is the only public garden railroad in Northern California. The railroad consists of both G gauge and O gauge (3-rail) displays, hence the G&O name. Construction started in May 2008 and will never be finished.
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2022 Halloween Show | 10/29/22

Join us for our annual Halloween show on October 29! Both layouts will be operating a variety of themed and decorated trains! The show is on October 29th from 5pm-9pm in addition to our normal Saturday operating hours of 10am-4pm.

Upcoming Event Schedule

  • Halloween Open House (10/29/22 5pm-9pm)
  • Holiday Show (12/17/22 10am-4pm)
  • Dinosaurs at the Depot (4/15/23 10am-4pm)
  • 4th of July show (7/1/23 10am-4pm)

COVID-19 Hours & Mask Policy

As of 3/1/22 Masks are optional for those who are fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated you must wear a mask inside the Depot. This is subject to change at any time; we follow rules and mandates set by both the City of San Leandro and Alameda County.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions severely affecting member availability, the building is not likely or guaranteed to be open on Tuesday nights. We HIGHLY recommend you visit us on Saturday during our normal hours of 9am-1pm. Thank you for your understanding

Membership Meetings

The General Membership of the San Leandro Historical Railway Society meets on the 1st Saturday of every month at 10am in the Depot Museum.  These meetings are open to the public to attend.

In observance for Social Distancing, meetings are currently being held online via Zoom.  Contact Us if you’d like the information to attend.

Virtual Tour


Event Calendar

Check the calendar below for details on SLHRS events and other local train enthusiast related events.

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The San Leandro Historical Railroad Society accepts monetary donations as well as model railroad related items, including locomotives, rolling stock, structures, toy vehicles, etc.

To make a donation of model related items, please contact Donations Chair Bob Goforth directly at 510.566.3499

For those who would like to contribute to the San Leandro Historical Railway Society (SLHRS) and choose not to participate in the Society, there are Contributing Sponsorship available for as little as $15 per year.

The San Leandro Historical Railway Society is a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation.  Receipts for your donation can be provided upon request.  Contact Us to learn how you can donate.

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