Upcoming Events

Our General Meetings are typically held on the 2nd Saturday of the Month at 7:30pm at the National City Depot. Visitors welcome!

Join us at 5:30 for an optional no-host dinner at The Barbecue Pit Restaurant - 920 E. Plaza Blvd, National City about 1 block east of Highland Ave. and Plaza Blvd.

Plan to arrive at 7pm to see the Gift Shop, chat, and buy raffle tickets. The raffle starts at 7:15. General Meetings are open and free to the public.

Board Meetings are normally the 2nd Monday of the month at the National City Depot - 7pm. Meetings are open to the public.

  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - Spreckels & The Impossible Railroad - July 17 to November 1, 2015
  • In an exhibition that will help celebrate the Centennial of Balboa Park's 1915 Panama-California Exposition, artists Suzanne Hellmuth and Jock Reynolds will take as their point of departure MCASD Downtown's Jacobs Building. Once the baggage terminal of the historic Santa Fe Depot, the westernmost stop on the San Diego & Arizona railroad, the building was constructed under the ownership of John D. Spreckels. Hellmuth and Reynolds are creating a layered, multi-media installation employing working model trains, projected historic photographs, and an abundance of vintage luggage. The exhibition will evoke both the construction and many challenges that beset what became known as the "Impossible Railroad." The artists will explore how John D. Spreckels, San Diego's great pioneering business leader and benefactor, pressed on against every imaginable setback to fully complete America's southern transcontinental railroad route.

    MCASD Downtown > Jacobs and Copley Buildings & 1001 Kettner
    1100 & 1001 Kettner Boulevard
    (between Broadway and B Street) San Diego, CA 92101 - 858 454 3541

    11 AM - 5 PM daily. Closed Wednesday.The Museum is free on the third Thursday of every month from 5-7 PM.

    For more details, visit the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego at

  • General Meeting - October 10, 2015
  • 7:00 PM: Depot Opens
    7:30 PM: Meeting begins

    Tom Carnes will present a video from the series Ultimate Restorations that documents the rebuilding of Sierra #3 which ranks ahead of any steam engine in Hollywood and television, having been in movies such as High Noon and tv programs like Rawhide. It shows how modern technology can be used paralleling old techniques to guide a complete restoration project.

  • Board of Directors Meeting - October 12, 2015
  • 7:00pm at the National City Depot

  • Annual Meeting - November 14, 2015
  • 7:00 PM: Depot Opens
    7:30 PM: Annual Meeting and Election of Officers/Directors begins