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...
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.
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.
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!
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...