Convention Update News
Feb 17, 2024 Clinics & Clinicians now available under the Clincs menu (just the beginning). More to come.
Jan 4, 2024 Hotel Registration booking is now available on the Hotel page and on the Home page under Hotel
Dec 22, 2023 Clinic Presenter Form now available
Dec 3, 2023 National Train Show announcement on the home page
Nov 15, 2023 New Contact Us page with updates for Clnics
Aug 17, 2023 Online Registration is now available
Jul 10, 2023 Mail-in Registration for Member, spouse, youth is available
Hotel / Convention Center

Westin Long Beach

A great convention needs an amazing location, and the The Westin Long Beach in downtown Long Beach is the place. The Westin Long Beach is two blocks from the beach, harbor, and pier. Directly across the street from Center for Performing Arts and the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.

Use the button below to book your hotel reservation for the SurfLiner 2024 Convention.
Clicking on the button below will redirect you to the Westin Hotel Online reservation page.

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Airplane Restaurant

More than 100 clinics consisting of on-site presentations by local model railroaders, nationally recognized “Master Model Railroaders”, and virtual presentations by clinicians around the world will be available. Clinics will cover the history of railroading in Southern California (the SP, UP, ATSF and others) and the Southern California citrus industry. There will also be clinics on basic and advanced model railroading, backdrop painting and methods, along with electronics and animation, battery powered model railroading (Dead Rail), layout planning, layout design, scenery techniques and much more.

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Prototype Tours

Fruit Growers Climax

Prototype Tours currently include Los Angeles Union Station, The Southern California Railway Museum, Travel Town Museum Rail Giants Train Museum, Metro Rail Fleet Services Facility and Self Guided Tours of Tehachpi Loop and Cajon Pass.

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General Interest Tours and Activities

Queen Mary

There are many activities at the convention for attendees that are not related to model railroading, including on-site crafting, quilting, painting, games, speakers, and social events. General interest tours include the Queen Mary, San Antonio Winery, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour with more being added soon.

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National Train Show

National Train Show

For more information regarding the National Train Show, please contact the NTS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.