37th National Garden Railway Convention – Day 2

The 2022 National Garden Railway Convention (NGRC) was held in the epicenter of railroading in the Rocky Mountain west – Denver, Colorado. The Denver Garden Railway Society hosted the 2022 event, which is the ninth national convention coordinated by the group.

Convention highlights included tours of over 50 garden railways through the metropolitan Denver and northern Colorado region, informative clinics, a convention hall filled with an array of hobby-related resources and special events. Throughout the entire convention, delegates had the opportunity to connect with old friends and make new contacts.

For those unable to follow our regular updates on Instagram during the convention, we wanted to share a few images from the event with you here.

Borrowed landscapes and breath-taking vistas were among the features that made Denver area garden railways truly unique (Mark Edwards, image).
Hand-crafted details add a personal touch to many of the mature garden railways on the multi-day layout tour (Mark Edwards, image).
This expansive layout, modeling the Colorado & Northwestern Railway Company, also known as the Switzerland Trail of America, filled the owners’ landscape with plants, scenery and movement (Mark Edwards, image).
Standing out as the only indoor layout on the tour, this Fn3 model railroad is rich with detail, artistry and craftsmanship (Mark Edwards, image).
The first day of garden railway layout tours concluded with an opportunity to eat, drink, socialize and ride trains at an exclusive BBQ at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. A must see whenever you are visiting Colorado (Mark Edwards, image).
The “No Aqua” water tower from the Rio Grande Railroad is featured prominently at the high point of the Colorado Railroad Museum site. This water tower services several of the museum’s operating narrow gauge steam locomotives (Mark Edwards, image).