Costa Mesa's Neighborhood Blog: Costa Mesa Miniature Trains to Keep on Rolling

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Costa Mesa Miniature Trains to Keep on Rolling

Costa Mesa Miniature Trains to Keep on Rolling

This week, Costa Mesa City Council voted to extend Goathill Junction's lease for another 5 years allowing the popular miniature trains in Fairview Park to continue to delight children, young and old.  


The Orange County Model Engineers (OCME) have run the Goathill Junction miniature trains in Fairview Park since 1988. There are about 100 members of OCME and have invested about $750,000 into building and maintaining the railroads in Fairview Park over the past 25 years. The trains have given about 40,000 rides per year for the past two and a half decades. The trains are open to the public on the third weekend of each month, and the rides are free though donations are accepted happily.     The trains have holiday celebrations throughout the year with Pumpking Patch Runs and a visit to the North Pole at Christimas. 


For more information about Costa Mesa miniature trains, see: Fun, Free or Near Free Things to Do in Costa Mesa - Minature Trains 5 Things to Do in Costa Mesa with Young Kids  


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Originally posted at: Costa Mesa Miniature Trains Receive Extension on Lease


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Comment balloon 2 commentsChristine Donovan • September 29 2013 12:33PM


Glad to see the lease  extended so the children can continue to enjoy these delightful miniature trains.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 5 years ago

Margaret - So were we.  It made no sense not to allow the kids to have it.


Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 5 years ago

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