Rich Johnson Garden Railroading & Lasers
Here is a photo tour of our Garden Railroad; "The Moccasin Gap"

Shops

The locomotives are located here.  We have a roundhouse and turntable available here as well as a few storage tracks for the Locomotives and equipment.
I use AirWire and battries for power. There is no track power.  I also use a battery to power all the switch Machines.  The battery chargers are all here at my work bench.

San Jose

This is the main yard location.  Trains are created and returned here.  The Locos are pulled and sent to the Shops to get ready for their next run.  Shops Is through the tunnel portal on the right of the photo below.  The left photo is a build photo.  The right photo was taken 9/8/18.  With the tempiture over 100 deg some days I have added umbrellas for protection from the UV stuff.  You will get a burn from the tracks if you are not carefull.  The umbrellas really helpe a lot.
The above left view is looking from Bullfrog logging over San Jose towards Newark.  The right view is San Jose.

Bullfrog Logging

Located in the costal mountains, the Redwood and Douglas fir trees are harvested for the lumber and local building industries.  The scenery is a 2019 summer project.

Los Gatos

A town along the right of way.

Wrights

This was added in July 2018.

Also known as Wrights Station, all though a small village, is an important shipping point, for the  extensive fruit growing farms as well as the ranches in the surrounding mountains. 
In the distance is Harris Ranch with a siding for all the local Ranches.  The siding  by the station is the shipping location for the fruit growers.

There is a few businesses here at Wrights mostly for the locals but travlers are also welcome.  There is a local eatery and mountain supply company that has most of the necessities and hardware for the mountain life.

This is also water stop for the Steam Locomotives. 


Ardenwood

This is a cross over point for us.  If you go streight, it will take you on to East Bay, 2019 summer project.  One way is to branch off to Centerville.  Yet another way will take you to Newark.

Centerville

Centerville is the home of Carter brothers manifacturing and Leslie Salt.  There is also a interchange staging track here.  Above is building storage.

Newark

Splinters sawmill is located here and this is where the lumber from Bullfrog Logging is processed.  There is an iceing facility and a fuel depot.

Drawbridge

This is our connection back to San Jose.

Update Dec 2019

Everything has been put away in the shed for the winter.  Wind Rain and leaves and cold keeps us away until maybe April. 

I do have winter projects to work on in the train room.


Rich Johnson Garden Railroading & Lasers