Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
Bay Area Garden Railway Society
Bay Area Garden Railway Society is one of the oldest and largest garden railway clubs in the nation. Open house tours provide members with the opportunity to share their railroads and run the trains for people who share their enthusiasm and passion. Visiting the open layouts is a great way to learn about this engaging hobby and exchange ideas.
Gorgeous Garden Railways by Mark Horovitz and Pat Hayward (Kalmbach Books, 2006) is loaded with gorgeous photos and tips on creating and maintaining your own garden railway. It has chapters on landscaping challenges, how to build the necessary infrastructure, the history of garden railways and a section on ponds, bridges and water features. Four stars for this excellent publication! 136 pages, full color photographs, index and appendix.