Siegel’s Renovation

Gary and Marilyn Siegel’s Montecito exquisite garden railroad is well known among garden railroad hobbyists and model train enthusiasts from around California Gary and Marilyn, who are members of the Gold Coast Garden Railway Society, generously share their railroad with others, which is exemplified by regularly hosting charity events benefitting the Parkinson Association of Santa Barbara.

Walt and Julie Wajda recently attended a “grand reopening” of sorts for the railroad following months of detail work coordinated by our good friends in the Gold Coast Garden Railway Society. Below are a few images from the event.

One of several loading areas has been neatly reconfigured allowing staging of multiple long consists. The new privacy fence featured prominently in the background (Walt Wajda, image).
Climbing to the top of the grade, the visiting family are among the fortunate who view trains operating on this spectacular Montecito garden layout (Walt Wajda, image).
Traversing the narrows. Operators walking the path along the layout’s boundary must have good balance (Walt Wajda, image).