Interest Groups

Upcoming events

    • 05/17/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 05/19/2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • San Mateo County Fairgrounds

    BAGRS once again plans to have our Live Steam Oval set up at the Bay Area Maker's Faire. The Bay Area Garden Railway Society has a large and very active Live Steam Contingent and quite a few of our members actually build their own scale Live Steam Locomotives. We enjoy running our scale trains and showing them off and explaining them to the public. This is not a BAGRS sponsored event but many of our members participate. This is the oldest and largest of the Maker Faire events and is something we look forward to attending every year.

    • 05/25/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 05/26/2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • San Jose and Santa Clara Districts

    Our first tour of the year is being held in our largest district. Backyard Garden Railroad layouts throughout San Jose and Santa Clara will be open for tours both Saturday and Sunday, 10am until 4pm. Come see some outstanding layouts. A listing of the open layouts will be printed in the May BAGRS Trellis & Trestle newsletter and on the postcard mailed to all members. These tours are open to BAGRS Members only so if you are not a member, Join today! Cost is only $35 per year for the entire family.

    • 06/15/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 06/16/2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Near Felton in the Santa Cruz Mountains

    BAGRS once again plans to have our Live Steam Oval set up during the Father's Day Weekend up at Roaring Camp Railroads in Felton.  The Bay Area Garden Railway Society has a large and very active Live Steam Contingent and we love running our scale Live Steam Locomotives for the public. If you are attending this wonderful event, stop by and ask us questions and we will do our best to explain the wonders of our hobby. A highlight of the weekend is usually the Shay race where we race one of our scale Shays on our track against one of the full size Narrow Gauge Shays on Roaring Camp's track. Never a fair contest but always fun to try!

    This is not a BAGRS sponsored event but many of our members participate. 

    • 07/10/2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 07/14/2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Sacramento

    Come join us at the largest scale Steam Up in California. The National Summer Steamup draws attendees from around the world to Sacramento every year. This is not a BAGRS sponsored event but many of our Live Steam contingent participate every year.

    • 08/31/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 09/01/2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont

    The Ardenwood Railfair held over the Labor Day Weekend is a wonderful family event featuring trains of all kinds. The Society for the Preservation for Carter Railroad Resources is located here and runs narrow gauge train rides during the event. BAGRS will have our Live Steam Oval set up with scale Live Steam trains running. The Diablo Pacific Shoreline will also have their module layout up and running with G-Scale trains. This is not a BAGRS Sponsored event but many of our members participate.

    • 10/06/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Just Trains in Concord

    The Bay Area Garden Railway Society's Live Steam Oval will once again be set up at the the premier East Bay Model Railroad Store... Just Trains in Concord for their Annual Open House Event. The Diablo Pacific Shoreline will also have their module layout up and running with G-Scale trains. This FREE Event is Open to the Public.

     This is not a BAGRS Sponsored event but many of our members participate.