Norgrove Railway: The Newest “Garden Railroad” on the Central California Coast (Part 1)

In early March 2022, Central California Coast Garden Railroad members were among the guests invited to attend an operating session at one of the central coast’s newest “garden railroads”, the Norgrove Railway located at Norgrove Gardens Vineyard. We had a wonderful visit and are grateful to the friendly train crew and hosts that made our journey so memorable. These images are part one of a two-part series highlighting the day’s events.

Vineyards and orchards south of Arroyo Grande comprise the Norgrove Gardens Vineyard serviced by the Norgrove railway (Mark Edwards, image).
The 2-6-2 Trench Locomotive built by Davenport Locomotive works carried CCCGRS members and other guests to our first destination (Mark Edwards, image).
Dave Hayes was well prepared for the cool coastal weather as we begin our trip up the grade through the orchards and vineyards (Mark Edwards, image).
Another example of the attention to detail found on the Norgrove Railway, these custom-made tie plates are part of the 600 mm gauge trackwork (Mark Edwards, image).
Walt Wadja stands along side the “Buckeye” a rare 0-4-0 locomotive from Berlin, Germany built by Orenstein & Koppel in 1935 (Mark Edwards, image).