Camarillo Pacific Railroad


Jim Camarillo reports that operating the Camarillo Pacific Railroad in the University Heights neighborhood in Menlo Park has a two-fold benefit: “It gives me something to do during shelter-in-place and delights neighborhood children who stop by when they are out walking.”

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Camarillo Pacific Railroad fires up rebuilt steam locomotive to visitors’ delight

Colin Camarillo, who operates Camarillo Pacific Railroad in the front yard of his Menlo Park home, kept his many diesel engines in the train barn this afternoon in favor of his recently rebuilt steam locomotive (two far right bottom images). “The locomotive was one of the first I bought when I built the railroad in […]

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Camarillo Pacific Railroad debuts special new bridge

There have been some major renovations of the Camarillo Pacific Railroad since we first visited, none more spectacular than the new eight-foot bridge built by Colin Camarillo in memory of his good friend, Bryce Gilbert, who passed away last year. “Bryce’s father gave me a really special locomotive — there are only a few hundred […]

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Camarillo Pacific – Menlo’s hidden railway treasure

Maybe you’ve noticed. InMenlo loves to find the hidden treasures of Menlo Park. Add Camarillo Pacific Railroad to the list – right near the top. “It’s like a real railroad,” explains owner Colin Camarillo about the model train operation that surrounds all sides of the University Park home where he grew up. “I can run […]

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