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Corona Model Railroad Society

Reproduced, HO scale railroad model of Corona ca. 1949

Open Saturdays only : 10AM-2PM 

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Formed in October of 2001, the Corona Model Railroad Society has since moved full speed ahead. The organization is creating a historic reproduction of 1940's Corona-area rail systems continues making great strides.  Visitors enter a period station waiting room where you will be directed down a hallway depicting Historic photographs of the Santa Fe route between Los Angeles and Chicago, explaining that the east coast would have had no fresh California citrus without the railroads. The viewing window was designed to replicate the appearance of the exterior of an old Pullman car.


There in front of you, in meticulously-scaled miniature, is 1949-era Corona. The Third Street Pacific Electric Line, the rail-side packing houses, and the Main Street station right off the Grand Circle.  Visible eastward down the tracks is Riverside, with all of it’s own packing houses and industries.


Then westward, coming through the hills of the Santa Ana Canyon, is the chugging of a refrigerator train full of oranges. There in the distance, you can see every building, street and siding along the Fullerton right-of-way.  An incredible landscape — not painted, projected, or holographic — but created with tiny detailed models.

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The Generosity of individuals and corporations play a pivotal role in our ongoing efforts to expand our collections. All donations are formally acknowledged and are tax deductible, as appropriate. Thanks to our many donors, we have been empowered to carry out our mission to make the history of Corona, California accessible to the community.


Corona Heritage Park & Museum 

510 West Foothill Parkway

Corona, CA 92882

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Directions once you arrive at the park 

The Corona Model Railroad Society building is located in the small yellow home across the parking lot from the Museum, next to the Arts Colony.   

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