Train Mountain Railroad Museum Entrance
Train Mountain Institute owns Train Mountain and operates it for educational purposes. Train
Mountain is the world's largest model railroad with over 35 miles of
7.5" gauge track on 2200 acres near Chiloquin, Oregon.
Train Mountain Institute :
Provides a venue for educational programs with an emphasis on railroad education
Operates the Train Mountain Railroad Museum
Operates the Train Mountain Library
Operates the Train Mountain Store
Provides a venue for educational events and activities such as:
the Boy Scouts of America
Union Pacific Railroad training and safety meetings
antique truck and car groups
Organizes educational programs including :
the annual Operations Meet
Tours of the Museum
Lectures on Railroads
Lectures on 7.5" gauge Railroading
Train Mountain Institute cooperates with two other organizations in the operation of the Train Mountain project:
Train Mountain Railroad is a railroad club that takes care of the facility in exchange for being able
to use the track and hold train meets.
Friends of Train Mountain is a club that builds track and maintains the railroad. Programs include the Big Build each September. Friends also owns a Scenic Easement that protect the views from the track and leases part of the property on which it is working to expand the railroad. From 2007 to 2015 Friends of Train Mountain has built about 9 miles of new track at Train Mountain and has replaced over 2 miles of track.
Membership -- Most people join the Train Mountain
project. They become a member in all 3 organizations. Follow this
link for membership information.
Major Projects -- Train Mountain Institute
has been working on these Capital Projects :
Improving the Energy Efficiency of Central Station
Fixing the Sewage problems at Central Station
Bringing the facility up to code
Water System Repairs