Gardenville Short Line Garden Railway

REGION: Gatineau East

The 1:22.5 scale GSLRR represents a modern-day narrow gauge tourist railroad inspired by the Roaring Camp RR in Santa Cruz, CA. It is a folded dogbone plan supported on an elevated treated-lumber base. The layout is a fully landscaped island design with four ponds and three waterfalls.

The GSLRR runs steam locomotives pulling local freight and passenger consists. Patrons of the tourist road have three choices for their railfan experience: a Delton Doozie, a two-car open tourist consist and a 2-car Pullman set pulled by a 2-4-2 steamer. Lumber operations may be a thing of the past on the GSLRR but fans can still enjoy a run-by of a 2-6-6-2 Mallet and log disconnect train. At the height of the season, a 20-car Circus Train borrows the GSLRR right of way.
SCALEScale G (1:22.5 scale narrow gauge)SCENERY
SIZE50 x 15POWERAristocraft Train Engineer, Radio DC
LOCALESomewhere on the West coastERA1950s to present
FEATURESMature natural shrubs and flowering plants, 4 ponds with waterfalls and stream, scale structures, 8’ cedar trestle, 4’ steel girder bridge
Young visitors to the GSLRR can run an RC Diesel switcher pulling an ore car consist. Adults like them too!
Maximum 30 visitors at one time. Fully accessible via street-level side gate. Will be open “rain or shine”.

self-guided tour of model train layouts