37th National Garden Railway Convention – Day 3

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.

No better scene could begin the second full day of garden railway tours. This seasonal layout in Golden, Colorado makes highly effective use of the surrounding landscape (Mark Edwards, image).
Wunderbar! This German inspired garden railway included ingenious track plan that kept the visitors guessing where the trains would be seen next. Mature plants, rock work and custom buildings were among the highlights (Mark Edwards, image).
Downtown Ohio in Colorado? These exquisite buildings model the midwestern town from the owners’ childhood. A three-dimensional photo album in which to relive fond memories (Mark Edwards, image).
All the garden railways visited were operating in top condition. Hosts were warm and gracious. The garden railway tour is a wonderful way to see how real-life occurs in a destination away from your own home (Mark Edwards, image).
Relax and take in the scenery. Every garden railway reflects the unique personality of the hosts. Special scenes, scavenger hunts and “easter eggs” are common (Mark Edwards, image).