37th National Garden Railway Convention – Day 4

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.

Beautifully designed and executed home retreat with the garden railroad as a focal point from all directions (Mark Edwards, image).
Custom structures sited in hidden locations evokes a sense of discovery and encourages guests to explore all corners of the miniature world (Mark Edwards, image).
The practical need to store rolling stock and house control systems is creatively integrated into the layout with overlays of themed buildings (Mark Edwards, image).
Weathered rolling stock, buildings and landscape add realism to this Fort Collins, Colorado layout highlighting mining and lumber operations (Mark Edwards, image).
The convention offered several informative clinics on a range of topics, including the use of 3D printing technology in the hobby. These custom creations will not be found on any railroad other than that of the hobbyist (Mark Edwards, image).
Models of the Rio Grande Southern “Goose” were popular at several layouts on the tour, including this expansive Windsor, Colorado garden railroad (Mark Edwards, image).