White Creek Railroad Michigan

On Saturday, February 12th, 2011, in Outdoor Activities, Railroading, by Al Gengler
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The White Creek Railroad is a private 7.5-inch gauge track constructed by Russ and Mara Eldred and is located in a rural country setting in Western Michigan on approximately 120 acres of land. The track meanders through densely wooded hills and open fields, across marshy lowlands and nearly encompasses two picturesque lakes.

The first section of track was laid on December 6, 1994, six months after Russ retired from working as a high school teacher and three months after discovering one-eighth scale railroading. Initial planning, building and roundhouse construction began a few months prior to the inaugural track laying.

Jumping ahead to May 1, 2000 the railroad statistics included 5 miles of mainline with 6.5 miles total track, over 1000 feet of trestles, 190+ switches, bi-directional running with 30 passing sidings, 30 signal blocks, 27 industry spurs, 2 yards, and 9 junctions. The story continues…

 

White Creek Railroad is located in western Michigan, the White Creek Line is a 1:8 scale railroad with approximately 5 miles of main line situated on 120 acres of private property.

For more information about White Creek Railroad visit: www.whitecreekrr.com

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One Response to White Creek Railroad Michigan

  1. Paul Herman says:

    what a great layout and area, I sure would like to visit it someday. I live in Yorkville, Il. and near Sugar Grove, Il. we have a 1&1/2 scale riding trains. I rode them and really enjoyed the ride and scenery.

    I have a O gauge 3 rail layout 40 x 30 in my basement and have regular meets every 2 months.

    Tonight is a meet night and about 9 O gauge fans who also have layouts are arriving about 7PM. We take turns at running each others train layouts once a month.

    Thanks for your internet tour.

    Buffalo Rock is the layout near me. I’m sure you know about it.

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