Located at The Napa Valley Expo fairgrounds

The layout occupies a 3600 square foot "L" shaped room. With a 1600 square foot second floor serving as a meeting area, library, and workshop.

The general concept of the Napa Valley Northern is of a railroad line running from Napa north through Lake County, with northbound connections to Portland, and southbound connections to Stockton. The layout has over 1500 feet of track. The time period is from 1940 to present. The observer will see various types of prototype and freelance rail equipment and buildings around the layout. Because of space limitations, areas are not reproduced in their exact geographical configurations.

The Napa Valley Model Railroad Historical Society was formed in 1955 for the purposes of constructing an HO Scale layout and to advance the hobby of model railroading in the Napa Valley and surrounding areas. The Society was incorporated in 1966.

We have had several layouts in various locations, settling in our current home at the Napa Valley Expo in 1970 when fair management donated two Quonset structures and a two story 40' x 40' building was built by our members connecting them.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 2614
Napa, CA 94558