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2009 American Invasion, Introduction

Back in ’98, Ken Brunt of Pennsylvania set out into the Canadian wilderness north of Ogdensburg, NY in search of the fabled Ironwood, Peter’s Pond & Western Railway. Unnerved by the lonely highway through the empty countryside, our intrepid explorer was glad when he reached Ottawa an hour later. There he met up with his …

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2009 American Invasion, Day 1

On Thursday the 16th of July 2009, garden railway enthusiasts from Canada, the United States of America, and England gathered at Doug Matheson’s to run on his Northland Railway. Doug’s garden railway is designed for narrow gauge live steam motive power, with a strong emphasis on the garden. What a grand time! He’s got a …

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2009 American Invasion, Day 2

On Friday the 17th of July 2009, the weather was great! Garden railway enthusiasts from Canada, the United States of America, and England gathered in Fred Mills’ backyard for a day of operations on his Ironwood, Peter’s Pond and Western Railway. There would be a standard gauge railway operation both before and after lunch, followed …

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2009 American Invasion, Day 3

On Saturday the 18th of July 2009, garden railway enthusiasts from Canada, the United States of America, and England gathered in Fred Mills’ backyard for a second day of operations on his Ironwood, Peter’s Pond and Western Railway. There would be a narrow gauge railway operation both before and after lunch, followed by a “run …

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2009 American Invasion, Day 4

On Sunday the 19th of July 2009, garden railway enthusiasts from Canada and the United States of America made a visit to Bill’s Scobie’s Sn3 Rio Grande Southern layout in Aylmer, Quebec. The railroad ran very well and it was an opportunity to see one of the finest Sn3 layouts in the world. Thanks Bill!

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