The Southern Pacific Coast Line

as done by

Jim Pattison


This was my Layout from 2004-2008.  It was dismantled when we put our house on the market.  Hopefully, the trains will emerge from storage and be back on a new and better Coast Line someday in the not to distant future.

This web site is devoted to my depiction of the Coast Line as seen in the mid-50's.  Based on the automobiles on the Layout, I'd say it was set sometime in the summer of 1957.  Most of the Layout is centered around San Luis Obispo and Santa Margarita.  Since I lived in Santa Margarita in 1956-57, this is the single largest portion of the Layout.

Downtown Santa Margarita Somewhere on the Coast Line
San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo

Intermountain FP7

More pictures WARNING!!  This page has large thumbnails and the files associated with them are very large.  Beware if you are using a dial-up connection.

The Layout history This is a series of pages that that shows the Layout from it's beginning to it's current state.  03-04  04-05  05-06  06-07 07-08

The latest update. This is the latest entry in the Layout history pages. Updated 3/3/08

Known errors can be found here.

For fun, and because when I was a boy I wanted a Lionel Budd RDC, I added an RDC to my version of the Coast Line.  Since the one and only SP RDC didn't run on the Coast Line, I felt free to use a different version RDC-one that I got cheaply at some train show. Here is the RDC project.

Thanks for stopping by.  Jim Pattison

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This page was last updated on 06/15/15.