The Garden Railway

The Garden Railway! Our ride on trains are huge, we know, but for those enthusiasts who might like something a little smaller to work with, we have a Garden Railway division.

Right now, we're working hard to develop this into a world class display and permanent exhibit. Visit often, perhaps even join the Society, and watch our progress...!

Just to whet your appetite, here are a few images of the existing layout, and a plan of what we hope to build in the coming months...

trains passingthe shape of things to come


Great Northern Railway rides again!



Update: November 2017

Since the park closed for the season, our members have been hard at work, clearing the existing Garden Railway area, and preparing the proposed expansion area alongside it.

Working on the railroad...!

Here you see the results of their efforts to date... Work will continue through the winter and spring, with the Garden Railway feature expected to formally resume operation in summer 2018.

The great clean up...!
The great plain(s)...!



Update: January 2018

The winter shutdown gives our members the time to focus on maintenance if our trains and tracks, and to work on special projects such as the expansion of the Garden Railway. There's always much to do and winter passes all too quickly - already, we're making preparations for the next operating season starting at Easter time 2018.

No matter the weather, work continues... here you see members of the Garden Railway project team working in snow and rain to prepare this part of the park for showtime!

Laying the blocks...!

How do we get the materials to the site? By train, of course! We have "work" cars for carrying gravel and other materials around the park to places where we need them...

Unloading gravel from the train...!
Smoothing it out...!