Images from 2019 National Garden Railway Convention – Portland, Oregon

Central California Coast Garden Railroad Society members travelled north to Portland, Oregon to attend the 2019 National Garden Railway Convention hosted by the Rose City Garden Railway Society. Julie and Walt Wajda were kind enough to share images of several convention highlights. If you did not make the trip to Portland this year, start planning your trip to Nashville, Tennessee in Spring 2020.

UPDATE (31-Aug-2019). The National Garden Railroad Convention will be hosted in Denver, Colorado in 2021 and San Francisco, California in 2022.

We are told there are 6 Master G-Scale Modelers in the United States. Four of the six are members of the Rose City Garden Railway Society in Portland. This is the layout of one of those Master Modelers (Walt Wajda, image).
Innovative use of space along a privacy fence (Walt Wajda, image).

Blending trains into the lush gardens, complimented by moving water, ponds, water plants and koi (Walt Wajda, image).
The layout of yet another Master G-Scale Modeler was open for delegates to enjoy (Walt Wajda, image).
Rose City Garden Railway Society members welcome delegates to their layout (Julie Wajda, image).
Overview of the layout, but it does not fit in the frame! (Julie Wajda, image)
Detailed mill, spillway and hand laid track illustrate the modeling skills represented in the Portland club (Walt Wajda, image) .
Trestles, rivers, canyons in the lush Pacific Northwest (Julie Wajda, image).
The famous SP 4449 “Daylight” transported delegates to the convention barbeque dinner. The same locomotive was used to move the American Freedom Train across the United States during the bicentennial celebration (Walt Wajda, image).
A quick break from trains for a meal at the “Original Spaghetti Factory” (Walt Wajda, image).
Walt Wajda poses with the Lake Oswego Trolley during one of many convention events (Julie Wajda, image)