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Train Rides

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Train Rides


Welcome to the Orange County Model Engineers Inc. Home Page. We are a non-profit organization that operates a 7 1/2" gauge railroad at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa, California. Officially known as, Mackerel Flats and Goat Hill Junction Railroad, the club was founded in 1988 by a group of local railroad buffs. Currently there is over 5 miles of actual track winding through the park. A variety of trains run on the track and represent 1 1/2", 2 1/2" and 3 1/2" scale equipment.

Welcome to the Orange County Model Engineers Inc. Home Page. We are a non-profit organization that operates a 7 1/2" gauge railroad at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa, California. Officially known as, Mackerel Flats and Goat Hill Junction Railroad, the club was founded in 1988 by a group of local railroad buffs. Currently there is over 5 miles of actual track winding through the park. A variety of trains run on the track and represent 1 1/2", 2 1/2" and 3 1/2" scale equipment.


Public ride days are the highlight for the club. They are conducted on the 3rd Saturday and Sunday of each month from 10 am until 3:30 pm. In 2006 we gave rides to over 30,000 people. The club has a variety of engines and riding cars. Trains on public ride days are made up of 4 to 6 bench cars that seat 5 to 6 adults and children. Rides are free however, our club survives solely on donations from the guests and train enthusiasts that come out for a ride on our railroad. Remember, your donations help keep the trains running!


For Children to ride the trains, they must be able to walk and be at least 31" tall.

  • Fairview Park
  • 2500 Placentia Avenue
  • Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: (949) 548-7246

Website: Click to Visit

Saturday, May 20, 2017 : 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Third Saturday of every month
  • Third Sunday of every month

Suitable for: 2 - 17

$0.00

Free, provided on location.

Special Family Events

Event dates, times and cost are subject to change without notice. Before heading out, please contact the event organizer to verify the information provided. If you have questions about a particular event, please contact the event organizer directly.

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