Sierra Railroad 1955

Modeling the Sierra Railroad in Twain Harte, CA


Tuesday, 15. May 2007 by John

This site is dedicated to the Sierra Railroad and the railroads that had connections with the Sierra Railroad. Although the layout is based on the Sierra Railroad of 1955 I have taken the liberties of modeling various locations of the Railroad at its peak traffic period to add additional Operating interest. For example the Angels Branch was gone in 1939 but on the layout the tracks have been relaid down to the Stanislaus River and the town of Melones after another large deposit of gold was found.

Where possible the prototype is followed as closely as possible. This includes structures, locomotives, and train operations. The focus of the layout is operations.

Although far from complete I hope you enjoy viewing the site and I hope you visit often. Additional posts will be made as needed to discuss additions to the site, completed projects on the railroad and to pass on general information about the railroads being modeled on the layout.

Ideas and suggestions for the site are welcomed.


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The Sierra Seminar is normally held the 3rd weekend in April, the Sunday after the West Side Loggers Convention, in Sonora, CA. For information on this year's Seminar please visit the Tuolumne Historical Railroad Association website.

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