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Public Announcement - Latest Update 10/04/20

Click for Latest Map of Open/Closed Trails in Fairview Park

Fairview Park is Currently Open to the public for walking, hiking, and
bike riding dawn to dusk. Be sure to Maintain a Six Foot Separation Distance Around Each Person and Wear a Face Protecting Mask.

OCME is currently allowed to have six people (five members and a supervising Board member) to perform work on the facility and equipment. All workers must be registered during their presence at the facility. The Railroad is Not Operating for Public Rides at this time.

October Board Meeting Highlights
1. Next month (November) a General Members Meeting will be held on Zoom one hour prior to the Board Meeting. All members are invited to participate and will receive a link via email the week before the meeting. Further details are included in the minutes of the board meeting.

2. The Hank Hornsveld bridge has been closed to all train and foot traffic due to concerns for its structural integrity. See the minutes for further details.

3. A new locking mechanism has been installed on A&B containers to replace the locks in the role up doors. The new pad locks open with an existing container key.
Steam Boiler Certification
Section 867(g) of the OCME Operating Rules requires that all steam
locomotives have a current OCME Pressure Certification on file in the
Club House. Pressure Certifications were to take place in March 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 imposed shutdown none took place. This means
that ALL Steam Locomotives must have a new pressure certification
to be able to operate on our facility. Schedule with Dixon Now!!

Dixon Sheldon
909-718-9560 or Dix4449@msn.com

Next Free Public Ride Days
Public Rides will Return as soon as the COVID-19 Virus is under control.
Please keep checking for updates here and on our Social Media
Facebook and Instagram pages
Riding Requirements
For Children to ride the trains, they must be able to walk
and be at least 31" tall. Small Children must sit on the seat immediately
in front of a Parent or Responsible Adult

Featured Member
OCME member Mike Getscher has built a beautiful
1" scale / 7" gauge Falk Steam Locomotive
Click to see the locomotive and a full description by Mike

Muzeo Museum Event
OCME and Mike Getscher are displaying locomotives and
running stock from Nov 14th to Jan 16th at the
Muzeo Museum & Cultural Center
241 S Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805
           
      Falk Locomotive       Plum Cove & Caboose    Plum Cove & Diesel
(Click on pictures to enlarge)
Sunburst Youth Academy Special Work Days
We have been forced to suspend all work days until the
COVID-19 Virus is under control.
Please keep watching as we plan to continue this
valuable service as soon as possible.
OCME in the News
• Video featuring OCME produced by the City of Costa Mesa (View)
• 2019 in Review Video (View)
• Moving a Mine Car (View)
OCME Volunteers of the Fall Months
We are awarding two Volunteer of the Month Awards to cover
this Fall Season. The recipients are Kevin and Jeff Tolen.
Please stay tuned for more info

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Orange County Model Engineers Inc. is a non-profit club that
operates a 7 1/2" gauge railroad over a 5 mile layout of
track at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa, CA.