Welcome to the Surf Line in HO Scale

The Surf Line, as I’ve built it, began in 1997. It’s seen several iterations in the years since then. Originally, it depicted San Diego in 1940-1941, just prior to World War II. San Diego was going through a boom as the military began to build up and rail traffic was on the increase. Steam was everywhere, save for the Diesel-powered San Diegans. In 2005, I began a rebuild of the layout, moving the modeled era to 1952. By this time, Diesels had taken over and only a couple of steam engines could be found on the Surf Line. I invite you to take a closer look at the prototype and the layout.

—Keith Jordan

Shore Leave by John Signor