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Mountain View Railroad Train Run

18 May 2024 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Free

Join us for a special train run in the Santa Ynez Valley, with a sweeping vista of the Figueroa and Grass Mountains, at the Mountain View Railroad – a garden railroad where working G-gauge model trains navigate through sculpted miniature forests to delight the child within. Meandering through the walkways surrounded by 700 dwarf Alberta spruce and redwood trees, a visitor is transported into a Disneyesque environment with miniature trains making their way through forests, over bridges, by custom-built buildings and around a koi pond, with whistles signaling their passage. Don has a life-size caboose, which he built himself. It houses an authentic caboose seat, which holds a huge, serenading animatronic bear. In the garden stands a line shack that also was designed and built by Morgan with the help of his gardener. It is constructed out of uneven wood planks, and it is a favorite spot to sit and take in the expansive view, both of the mountains and of the garden railway. Trains are battery and track powered. Don has a railroad lamp and lantern collection plus an operating wigwag and Griswold crossing devices.

Details

Date:
18 May 2024
Time:
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Don Morgan

Venue

Mountain View Railroad
1905 View Road
Santa Ynez, CA 93460 United States
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