Founded by Irene Lewis in 1966. She lived next door to the museum for many years. Around her house were small gauge tracks similar to what Southern California Live Steamers runs now. She also ran a company called Little Engines Inc. which built the scale engines. Two of those engines are still in the museum today. The steam locomotive, 1765, in the picture is a 1902 Baldwin with a Southern Pacific tender. There are also two cabooses, a boxcar and an Oil tank car. The museum building itself is a replica of a 19th century depot that was in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Inside the building there are many tools, artifacts and pictures from the US rail systems.