Sierra Railroad 1955

Modeling the Sierra Railroad in Twain Harte, CA


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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  1. Looks great, guess I need to get back to the WP site and update it… can’t let you get to far ahead of me, now that you are the leader in amount of track
    WP Steve

    Comment: WP Steve – 18. May 2007 @ 9:49 am

  2. Now it is is a mileage competition. The WP did have it all over the Sierra in sheer trackage! But I guess you two have to fight about something!

    Great site John, and frankly, Steve, yours ain’t too bad either! One of these days I will come up and run again. What’s it been? Seven Years?????

    Derick at the Sierra West End
    (where we have steam again starting this week!)

    Comment: Derick Sturke – 20. May 2007 @ 6:26 pm

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