Ed Van Pelt Train Tribute

Ed Van Pelt Train Tribute We are sad to announce that in August, we lost one of our long-time members Ed Van Pelt to cancer.  The SLHRS is celebrating his passion for trains with a Train Tribute for him on November 8, 2015.  G and O gauge trains will be run from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM in Ed’s honor, with a BBQ lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs starting around 1:00 PM.  Donations to cover food costs are welcome. We...
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New Clinic! Keeping Trains on the Track

New Clinic! Keeping Trains on the Track Our HO Division Superintendent, Tom Blinn, will be running our first clinic for the 2015-2016 season!  This clinic will be “Keeping Trains on the Track”.  This is a fundamental clinic that all should understand in order to maximize the enjoyment of the railroading hobby.  This works for all scales.  You will have to bring nothing other than an open mind and a desire to have your track and trains...
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Construction is Complete on our SP Depot

Construction is Complete on our SP Depot HUGE thanks are in order to the City of San Leandro!  As you recall, the Eastern side of our SP Depot was damaged on December 30th, 2014 in the big wind storm here in San Leandro.  A large Eucalyptus tree on the Thrasher Park property uprooted and fell into our building, damaging the eves, a window, and some of the Norris Falls area of the G&O Garden Railway. We cleaned up the railway,...
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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! Happy 4th of July from the San Leandro Historical Railway Society! We’re open as usual today from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  It’s very likely that patriotic trains like this will be running again today!  Come by & celebrate with us, or just check out all the pictures from last year’s G&O 4th of July Fun Run in our Gallery! [Show slideshow] 1234► Share this:Click to...
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Congratulations 2015-2016 SLHRS Board Members

Congratulations 2015-2016 SLHRS Board Members Elections were held at the June Business Meeting for the Society on June 5th.  We had a record showing of members attend to cast their votes and it was the closest race that current Vice President and founding member Bill Alexander had ever seen!  Congrats are in order for our newly elected 2015-2016 Board Members, who will continue or start their service July 1st. President Mark Johnson Vice...
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