Gateway To The Sunset Route

Gateway To The Sunset Route


Welcome to
Gateway To The Sunset Route 1973

This HO layout is the meeting site for the Sunset Operating Crew, a group that enjoys recreating a true railroad experience.

About Us

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About the Layout

This layout recreates Southern California Railroading in 1973. The principal railroad is the Southern Pacific Lines. Supporting railroads are AMTRAK, the UP, the AT&SF, the Eagle Mountain (Kaiser) RR , and a fictional Hemet Valley Railroad and Historical Society (HVRR). 

The main objective of an operating session is to create two very busy main lines, that intersect at Colton Junction. However, there is also car forwarding going on simultaneously, for online customers, and in the railroad yards of Colton, Ferrum, Hemet, and San Bernardino. 

The layout occupies a combined space of 790 sq. ft. on two levels, with three connecting helixes. Trains are controlled by MRC DCC Radio Cabs.

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Location

The "Gateway To The Sunset Route" is located in residetial Beaumont CA, near the Interstate 10, and one mile north of the real Beaumont Hill Summit, not by choice, but by good fortune.

Member: NMRA, PSR, Cajon Division, and OPSIG. 

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About Operations

New operators are always welcome. They will receive an orientation packet by email, before joining the Sunset Crew for an operating session. The optimum number of operators is 12, while the minimum number required is six. After each session, there is comradery in the crew house, with refreshments.

Interested in participating? Please contact us at:  sunset73





Future Operating Sessions

To Be Announced

PSR "Ontario Manifest"

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