Desert Ops

Important Dates

June 1

Registration opens at
6:00 PM

August 13

Layout selection closes

August 13

Hotel Reservations Due

Thursday
October 23


Noon - 4:00 PM
- Packets available -

6:00 PM
- 1st Operating Session -

Friday
October 23


10:00 AM
- 2nd Operating Session -

Evening
- Group Dinner-

Saturday
October 25


10:00 AM
- 3rd Operating Session -

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Open House tours -

Desert Ops 2014 - Phoenix - October 23-25


Welcome to Desert Ops 2014 - our second bi-annual model railroad operations weekend in Phoenix.

In even-numbered years the Desert Ops is held in Phoenix; in odd-numbered years, in Tucson. Details for Desert Ops 2014 are:

Participation will be first-come first-served by registration through this web site. Registration will open June 1, 2014. There will be three opearting session this year.

We also plan to host a group dinner this time, on Saturday evening. This will be a sign-up and prepay event. Details to follow later.

The host hotel will again be the Tempe Holiday Inn Express - as in 2012. You can now visit the hotel page.

"Outlaw" sessions and Open House tours will be available at some layouts. See the 'Information' menu tab.

Prototype railroad operating sessions in the Phoenix area started in 1959 and have been held continuously ever since. Layout owners here are pleased to host this event to share the fun and comraderie. If you have any questions not covered at this web site, contact info@desertops.org or David Doiron at 602-550-3583

Desert Ops 2015 - Tucson - Date TBD