The “We Said There’d Be Trains” Collection

I don’t know what it is about trains, but they sure seem to have a hold on a lot of people. When I was little, we had what I think was a small HO-scale (1:87 scale) layout in our garage in Long Beach. I don’t remember much about it because my Dad seemed to be the one operating it and it stayed behind when we moved to Colorado in the summer of 1964.

Anyway, I inherited, so to speak, an outdoor garden railroad when my wife Lynne and I were married and I have been a fan ever since. The photos in this collection are mostly related to my Carquinez & Alhambra Valley Railroad and to specific modeling projects I have undertaken related to the layout.

I am a long-time member of the Bay Area Garden Railway Society, one of the oldest and largest groups of its kind in the United States. I have recently become editor of Trellis & Trestle, the monthly BAGRS newsletter and that has given me access to a number of resources … and photos, some of the best of which are contained here.

Finally, it turns out that full-size trains exist to provide materials for us modelers, and so there are some photos of the big boys, as well.

Click on an image below to launch the album galleries, with the usual larger, full-size images and commentary.

Also check out the Flickr feed (currently under construction) with more images from a variety of albums and collections.

You are also invited to post your comments below.


Carquinez & Alhambra Valley RR
The Best of BAGRS
The Big Boys
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