TRAIN MOUNTAIN HISTORY
Train Mountain was founded in 1987 by Quentin Breen. Quentin assembled the property and developed over 25 miles of track before he passed away in 2008.
In 2009 the IRS recorded $13.8 million dollars of tax liens against the Train Mountain property based on Quentin's tax problems. In 2010 a law suit was initiated by Fred Vertel to find a way to discharge the IRS liens. An August 1, 2012, Settlement Conference resulted in Friends of Train Mountain being appointed custodian of Train Mountain on November 1, 2012, with the authority to apply to the IRS to discharge the liens. A proposal has been made to the IRS. If the IRS accepts the proposal, Train Mountain will be owned by Railroad Institute which will use the facility to provide railroad education.
On November 1, 2012, Friends of Train Mountain became the custodians of Train Mountain, and will operate Train Mountain as custodians pending resolution of the IRS leans.
Going forward, Friends of Train Mountain will continue to build new track. Train Mountain Railroad will offer members access to the track, organize meets and events, and coordinate the volunteer work projects. Klamath and Western railroad will continue to offer rides to the public. Railroad Institute will not initiate its major educational programs or accept donations until the IRS has agreed to discharge the liens and allow the property to be transferred to Railroad Institute.
TRAIN MOUNTAIN TODAY
Train Mountain is the world's largest model railroad ... over 36 miles of 7.5 gauge track on 2205 acres of pine forest spanning 2 miles by 4 miles near Chiloquin in South Central Oregon... see Track Plans and Maps.
Train Mountain Railroad is a club. Membership is reasonably priced and open to anyone interested in railroading. The club operates restricted access tracks on which members can operate their personally owned trains or club owned trains. Members may bring guests to the railroad.
The Klamath & Western Railroad adjacent to Train Mountain gives rides to the public every Saturday from 10:00am to 3:00pm from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.
Friends of Train Mountain is a club that works to build more track at Train Mountain.
Railroad Institute is developing a railroad education program that it plans to initiate in 2014.
These organizations work together to make this World Class Facility everyone's favorite railroad. We invite you to get involved and have more fun. Only by seeing and experiencing the “World’s Largest Hobby Railroad” first hand will you be able to believe what Train Mountain has to offer.
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