Heavy Steam on the High Iron of the Highland Pacific Railroad
Cameraman and Producer Ray D. Olesen


This video by Ray Olesen has HO-scale model trains on the move at the Highland Pacific model train club in San Gabriel, CA. The first clip features Jerry Duncan's mostly-Santa Fe refer train pulled by a sound-equipped Milwaukee Road steamer. In the final clip the same refer drag has a Santa Fe 2-10-2 on the point. Sandwiched in between, a Southern Pacific passenger train is pulled by a pair of Kodachrome SDP45s followed by Steve Smith, Sr.'s Union Pacific business special pulled by a custom painted SD70AH #1943.


Southern Pacific Gravel Train on the Highland Pacific Railroad
Cameraman and Producer Ray D. Olesen

Ray D. Olesen, unofficial videographer of the Highland Pacific Railroad, is back. This time he regales us with a video of Jack Ross's mighty gravel train. Nice job, gentlemen!


Southern Pacific and Cotton Belt B40-8s on the Highland Pacific rails
Cameraman and Producer Ray D. Olsen

A trio of Cotton Belt/Southern Pacific B40-8s pull a freight train on the Highland Pacific HO-scale model train club layout, San Gabriel, CA.


UP DD40Xs Pull a Freight Over Highland Pacific Railroad Tracks
Cameraman and Producer: Ray D. Olesen

Ray Olesen gives us a look at David Dodds's pair of DD40Xs. The locomotives are sound equipped and add to the realism as they travel on the Highland Pacific. January 2018


SP Passenger Train on the Highland Pacific
Producer and Photographer: Ray D. Olesen

Ray takes us on a trip around the Highland Pacific Railroad while following a 14-car Southern Pacific passenger train. January 2018


2017 Open House at the Highland Pacific Railroad
Producer and Photographer: Ray D. Olesen

This is Ray's compilation of video clips from the Highland Park Society of Model Railroad Engineers, Inc. This HO–scale model railroad held its 69th Annual Open House on November 4-5, 2017. The video is a record of a trip over the mighty Highland Pacific Railroad, beginning at the railroad's "East" end and travels over the layout to the "West" end of the layout. November 2017


2016 Open House at the Highland Pacific Railroad
Producer and Photographer: Ray D. Olesen

Take a rail trip with us on the famous Highland Park Society of Model Railroad Engineers, Inc. large model HO–scale model railroad. The Society owns and operates the Highland Pacific Railroad, now in its 69th year. Located in San Gabriel, CA the video was filmed and edited in November 5–6, 2016 at the 68th Annual Open House. November 2016


2015 Open House Highland Pacific Railroad
Producer and Photographer: Ray D. Olesen

Highland Pacific HO scale Model Railroad Club open house November 2015 . Clips start at the Western terminus of Vista Yard and work around the layout to the division point at Underhill. Thanks to Arie Korporaal for his clip of the Red & Silver "Texas Special" at Deka Siding.


2014 Open House Highland Pacific Railroad
Producer: Ray D. Olesen

HO scale model train open house. Santa Fe El Capitan Highlevels & Super Chief, BNSF, BN, Milwaukee Road, UP, SP and more. (11:26)


2013 Open House Highland Pacific Railroad
Produced by Ray D. Olesen

HO scale model train club open house at the Highland Pacific, San Gabriel, CA Nov. 2013 Starting at Vista Yard and working our way around the railroad up to the loop and storage yard at the other end of the line. (16:22)


2012 Open House Highland Pacific Railroad
Producer: Ray D Olesen

Highland Pacific - HO scale model train club open house clips. Look for the semaphore action just after the 9 min mark. (10:26)


2011 Open House Highland Pacific Railroad
Camera Operator: Dawson Weber; Producer: Arie Korporaal

This footage of the 2011 Open House was filmed by Dawson Weber on the layout of the Highland Park Society of Model Railroad Engineers, Inc. This large model railroad is located in San Gabriel, CA and is open to the the public most every Wednesday evening, 7 to 10 PM. Call ahead at 626.285.1031. (06:26)


2010 Open House Highland Pacific Railroad
Producer: Jet Burns

The Highland Park Society of Model Railroad Engineers operates the Highland Pacific Railroad that was founded in 1948 in Al's Hobby Shop in Highland Park. Since 1963 the club has been in San Gabriel and is one of the few, member owned facilities. (05:01)


2009 Overview Tower in Action
Camera operator and Producer: Arie Korporaal

The Highland Pacific Railroad, a model railroad in Southern California, recently installed a new, all-digital dispatcher's panel. In this short video Javier Gomez dispatches trains from Overview. (00:37) (October 12, 2009)


2005 Open House Highland Pacific Railroad
Producer: Ray D Olesen

Highland Pacific Model Railroad Club Open House 2005 Clips of various model trains: UP, Metrolink, Amtrak, Cab Forward steamer, SOO line, etc. (02:44)


2005 Highland Pacific Society of Model Railroad Engineers Layout Donation
Producer: Arie Korporaal

The Highland Park Society of Model Railroad Engineers, Inc. (HPSMRE) was commissioned to build a model railroad layout “live” during the 2005 World’s Greatest Hobby convention and show. Materials, scenery, and trains were donated by the model railroad hobby industry. After the convention, the layout was then donated to the San Gabriel Valley Boys and Girls Club. This video shows members of the HPSMRE setting up and installing the layout. (02:06)


Layout Tour of the Highland Pacific Railroad (Date unknown)
Producer: SCVOutWest.com and WhistleStopUSA (YouTube Channel)

Tour of HO model RR club in San Gabriel, Calif. (12:02)