• Get the M-177 repainted and running.
  • Repaint the Mariposa Engine
  •  Raise funds and purchase materials for the dining car window replacement.
  •  Raise funds and purchase new light fixtures in “The Little Nugget.”
  •  Raise funds and re-mount the “Compendium of Comedy” photo collection for “The Little Nugget” car
  • Maintain and operate two Diesel locomotives at the museum, including raising funds and getting donations for replacement batteries.
  • Assemble, operate and maintain our American Crane


  • Renovate and update the “Holden’s Corner” play area.
  • Design and create several outdoor educational signs to enhance the museum
  • Create and maintain our “Tracks to Learning” play areas with a KaBOOM Grant
  • Give personal tours to over 34,000 people!


  • Purchase, install and operate a bigger, better gift shop
  • Remodel and manage the Craig A. Smith Volunteer Center and O’Dell Research Library.

Lead Volunteers

  • Oversee and help coordinate over 15 Boy Scout Eagle Projects and Girl Scout Gold Projects to improve the museum.
  • Shepherd over 250 youth with our Service-Learning volunteer program
  • Provide the City of Los Angeles with over 63,936 hours of volunteer service
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