The Pacific Fleet is in!

  The Pacific Fruit Express Fleet …  that is.   The PFE R-30-12’s have arrived and are available in three paint schemes.   We have filled all the “Special Orders” but still have some left …call the store for specific availability as quantities are limited. (626-796-7791) (They will be leaving the station soon … as they get ready […]

Model Railroading is “steaming back to life” during the coronavirus pandemic

A story recently reported April 5 by CNN.  When Larry Ginsberg began working from his New Jersey home last week due to the coronavirus pandemic, he never expected a faint smell of smoke and the sound of a roaring locomotive to emanate from his basement. The sound and smell were from a beloved model train set […]

Store may be closed – but sales continue as normal …

Due to the restrictions on non-essential businesses, we have closed the “Retail” operations on Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. This does not mean we are closed for operations! We are receiving NEW products daily, have a full inventory and the shelves are stocked! Phone-Orders, Mail-orders and Internet Sales continue as normal. Fred is in the store from 10 am […]


Let’s see, Day 7 in California … you have officially cleaned off your work bench, re-arranged your tools, organized all the kits and alphabetized your books, now what? Remember that corner you wanted to do something with?  The space you saved for your railroad …that you would someday work on? There will be no better time […]


In accordance with guidelines for city and county free standing business operations – approved sanitation materials will be on hand … and we will adhere to social distancing practices … one person will be allowed in the store at a time.   The Original Whistle Stop will be open but will operate with limited store hours. […]