The T.T.O.S. Southwestern Division's purpose is to further the hobby of operating and collecting toy trains through the sharing
of knowledge and fun with our fellow members
club promotes the hobby through multiple programs including organizing and
holding monthly train meets at the Masonic Center in Arcadia, Ca. At these
meets, model and antique toy trains are traded by the membership, there is an auction held,
there are operating layouts and model train displays, there is also a train repair
clinic. Several times a year, a local parts dealer brings a vast inventory of replacement and repair parts to
sell. Any persons seeking out information or help with toy or model train layout
design/setup, toy or model train restoration and advice are welcome to attend a monthly meet to
engage our knowledgeable club members who will be more than happy to
assist and advise. The camaraderie of other operators/collectors is something special that is enjoyed
at these train meets.
T.T.O.S. Southwestern Division members have developed and constructed a large portable operating train layout which is displayed at
various locations throughout Southern California during the year, as well as at our monthly
train meets in Arcadia. Other club members bring their own portable or modular layouts to the meets as well. You will
typically see 'O' scale high-rail, O gauge 3-rail, Standard/Wide gauge and HO scale operating layouts at the monthly T.T.O.S. Southwestern Division meets. These layouts support running of TMCC, DCS and conventionally powered electric engines. And of course, any mechanical/clockwork powered locomotives too! Please feel free to bring your own trains to run on these layouts.
T.T.O.S. Southwestern Division was founded in 1966. The T.T.O.S. Southwestern Division was incorporated in 1985.
The T.T.O.S. Southwestern Division keeps its members up to date with a quarterly newsletter
containing articles, photos, and details of upcoming events.
T.T.O.S. Southwestern Division web site
The Activities Page is where the dates, times and location of our monthly train
meet can be found. There is a meet schedule, a list of activities and fees. There is also a
map image designating the location of the Arcadia Masonic Center, driving directions, and an on-line fillable
signup form for those who wish to opt-in to receive electronic notifications via email of the club's activities.
The Membership Page
is for those who are interested in learning how to join the division. The page contains a printable
application form and there is a discussion about the benefits of membership in T.T.O.S. Southwestern Division.
The Photo Gallery Page is a navigable photo
montage displaying some memorable moments from past T.T.O.S. Southwestern Division
train meets, Picnics and Cal-Stewart meets.
The Newsletter Page contains an on-line downloadable copy of the latest issue
of the T.T.O.S. Southwestern Division 'Limited' newsletter as well as on-line copies of previous editions of the T.T.O.S.
Southwestern Division 'Limiteds'. You must have Adobe Acrobat viewer to be able to see the newsletters.
On the Contact Us Page
you will find a list of our current members of the T.T.O.S. Southwestern Division Board of Directors and the Southwestern hot-line
telephone number. Please feel free to contact us with your questions or comments. To send a message to any BOD member simply click
on their name, or you can also use the general mailbox firstname.lastname@example.org
T.T.O.S. Southwestern Division
1108 West Palm Ave.
Burbank, Ca 91506