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Garden Rairoad Tour - June 2, 2007 - page 1 of 3

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Every year the garden railroads of South Jersey hold an open house. You can visit these wonderful garden layouts and enjoy their diversity and the creativity of their owners. This year the garden layouts of Delaware have been added. Anyone in our club who is interested in garden railroading can come along.

All pictures on this page Copyright 2006 by Jules Heiliczer

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We met at the commuter parking lot on the Parkway at Belmar Blvd. We started out at 8:30AM ( A little late for us).We took 3 cars and there were 12 including kids.
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Our first stop was Gene Ewan outdoor layout in Atco New Jersey..
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His railroad features a large pond and many trains running at once.
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Gene has a bump out on his garage that allows him to drive the trains right in.
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He has many bridges on the railroad and some are very long.
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Here is a look down his long main line.
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Next on to Bob Whipple's Layout in West Berlin New Jersey. Parked in his driveway was a completley restored early 50's fire truck. It belongs to Bob's neighbor and he was giving out fire hats to all the kids (young and old).
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Bob designed his layout and had EagleWings Iron Craft send him the components. It is a metal raised framework.
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Here is a shot of Jim Brown sporting his hat.
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A final look at Bob Whipple's raised layout.
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Our final stop in New Jersey was Frank Anchor's Lakeside Railroad. This is always one of my favorites. It has Kirkwood Lake as a beautiful backdrop.
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This shot only captures a small section of this very large layout.

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