April 20, 2005
Contact: Susan Robinson

Red Bluff, CA: Join us for a tour of some of the premier riding railroads in Northern California! Your GSQ TOUR will include visits to the San Francisco Zoo, home of the classic (nearly 100 years old!) 22” gauge Cagney and a discussion with restorer Don Micheletti. Another highlight will be the world-renown 15” gauge Redwood Valley Rwy. where you will be treated to unlimited rides, a “behind the scenes” tour a catered lunch. During your private visit to the 15” gauge Sonoma Traintown railroad (“the Most Well Developed Scale Railroad In The Americas!”) you will enjoy another shop tour and a visit with the son of the man who built the railroad.
No tour of California would be complete without a tour of the world class California State RR Museum. From the only remaining Cab Forward to the original C.P. Huntington, this collection of immaculately restored equipment is incredible! As a special treat, we will also visit the exclusive and private 16” gauge Panella Pacific, home to the “best collection of MTC equipment in the world”. We will also be visiting the 18” gauge Billy Jones Wildcat RR, founded by Southern Pacific engineer Billy Jones, who brought in the steamer that had originally run in Venice, California. Another historic line, the 19” gauge Swanton & Pacific, is also on the tour. Swanton is the home of the MacDermot Overfair Railroad Equipment which was built for and ran in the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
These railways are but some of the highlights of this grand tour. The tour also takes in the three day Grand Scales Convention in Reedley, California. Accommodations and admission are included in the tour package. For more information, contact Robinson & Associates at 530-527-0141 or visit

TOUR Dates: September 25- October 2, 2005

Tour Includes: 8 nights hotel accommodations (including during the convention), admission to the Grand Scales Convention, 12 meals, admission to all railroads and museums.

TOUR begins in San Francisco on Sunday, September 25, with a final night in San Francisco on Oct. 2nd.