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  1. ☆ Unofficial Crown Metal Products Fansite
    www.trainweb.US/crownmetalproducts

  2. www.trainweb.US/crownmetalproducts - Unofficial Crown Metal Products Fansite Between 1960 and the late 1980s, Crown produced over fifty steam locomotives for the amusement park industry. The engines ranged from small 15" gauge models to full size 36" gauge 4-4-0s... Read More>>

  3. ☆ G-16 Miniature Train Company Owners Web-Site
    www.trainweb.US/mtctrains

  4. www.trainweb.US/mtctrains - G-16 Miniature Train Company Owners Web-Site In May of 2001 we purchased a concession building, carousel, miniature golf course and a Miniature Train Company G-16 train and started off on an adventure. Not knowing anything about trains I soon found out that... Read More>>

  5. ★ Park Trains
    www.trainweb.org/parktrains

  6. www.trainweb.org/parktrains - Park Trains The Web's most definitive place for the history, identification, and enjoyment of miniature trains built to run in city or amusement parks. Includes a gallary of park train photos from major manufacturers as well as One-Off trains... Read More>>


Park Trains Related Reports & Photos
by Chris Guenzler:

Nov 12, 2016 - Folsom Valley Railway: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Folsom Valley Railway has been in continuous operation since 1970. It is the only 12 inch gauge railroad remaining in the United States, and only one of seven miniature scale replica steam-powered railroads in public operation. The Railway... Read More>>

Oct 16, 2016 - Travel Town Visit and Train Ride: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Travel Town Museum is a transport museum dedicated on December 14, 1952, and located in the northwest corner of Los Angeles, California's Griffith Park. The history of railroad transportation in the western United States from 1880 to... Read More>>

Oct 16, 2016 - Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum (LALS) is a non-profit public-benefit corporation that was founded in 1956 by live steam enthusiasts for the purpose of educating the public about railroad history and lore, and... Read More>>

Oct 16, 2016 - Griffith Park & Southern Railroad train trip: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Griffith Park & Southern Railroad Located near Los Feliz Blvd and Riverside Drive at the South end of Griffith park, GPS Railroad occupies a location where miniature trains have operated since the late 1940's... Read More>>

Oct 15, 2016 - Goat Hill Railway Orange County Model Engineers train ride: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The Orange County Model Engineers was originally formed in 1977 as the Orange County Live Steamers, after the demise of the short lived Long Beach Live Steamers. Negotiations were started soon... Read More>>

Oct 15, 2016 - The Tom's Farm train rides: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Tom's Farm Brief History: His parents said that Tom wanted to be a farmer from the day he was born in Kansas City, Missouri. When he turned five, they let him work at his father's produce stand. And the rest, as they say, is history. Tom moved west in... Read More>>

Oct 11, 2016 - Santa Ana Zoofari Express Train Trip: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The Santa Ana Zoo is located at 1801 East Chestnut Avenue in Santa Ana, California. The zoo is open daily, except for Christmas Day, New Years Day and Thanksgiving Day. The hours of operation are 10 am to 4 pm daily but guests may remain in the zoo until 5 pm. During the summer, weekend hours are extended from 10 am to 6 pm... Read More>>

Oct 8, 2016 - Descanso Garden Enchanted Railroad Trip: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Descanso Gardens, located in La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County, California, is a 150 acres botanical garden. At one time, this property belonged to newspaper magnate E. Manchester Boddy, who owned the... Read More>>

Oct 8, 2016 - El Dorado Express Trip: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The El Dorado Express is a real park train, which Tony Ruvolo and his son Greg refurbished in 1988. They are a family owned train ride. This beautiful train was originally built as a park train powered by a live steam engine in 1946. Tony and Greg... Read More>>

Jun 24, 2011 - Burnaby Central Railway: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler We left Surrey and drove to Burnaby to our second and final stop of this brief visit to British Columbia, the Burnaby Central Railway. There we met our engineer for our trip Joe Holman followed by Tom Carr, Vice President of the BC Society... Read More>>

Aug 3, 2009 - Riverside and Great Northern Railway: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The Hyde Park Station where I first asked about Dale and was sent to the Ticket Office/Gift Store. After walking back to the Hyde Park Station and then I saw someone walking behind the Hoist Building and I asked if he had seen Dale and it turned out to be Dale. He then started to... Read More>>

Feb 22, 2009 - Steamy Sunday at the Riverside Live Steamers and Orange Empire Railway Museum : Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler We drove to Hunter Park home of the Riverside Live Steamers. They operate two miles of tracks and only steam engines are allowed to run at this operation. I managed to get on the first train of the day. I enjoyed my first run... Read More>>

Dec 7, 2008 - Santa Barbara Zoo Railroad: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler I boarded the train taking the rear facing seat with two delightful children and we talked about me writing the story before the train departed on the twelve minute trip around the Santa Barbara Zoo. In 1968 Volunteers installed the first miniature railroad track to circle the hilltop the... Read More>>

Jun 19, 2008 - Fort Worth Miniature Railroad: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler In 1955, W. H. "Bill" Hames decided to add a miniature railroad to the already existing rides in Forest Park. What was interesting was there was already a train in the park running over a quarter of a mile route. They made a proposal to the Fort Worth Park Board at June 28, 1956 to run their... Read More>>


Park Trains Related Reports & Photos
by Robin Bowers:

Oct 16, 2016 - Little Gems in Our Neighborhood Part Three: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers Griffith Park & Southern Railroad in Los Angeles, California. After a nice Sunday drive through the park we found our first train ride, although not a planned venue but an unexpected nice surprise... Read More>>

Oct 15, 2016 - Little Gems in Our Neighborhood Part Two: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers. Tom's Farm in Corona, California, and also Orange County Model Engineers at Scarecros and Pumpkin Festival at Fairview Park, Costa Mesa, California... Read More>>

Oct 8, 2016 - Little Gems in Our Neighborhood Part One: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers Road Trip to Long Beach and La Canada Flintridge, CA. The seed for this trip started germinating several weeks back when Chris was lamenting the fact that this weekend there would be no passenger train service for Orange County so we were looking for a plan B to find a train to ride on the weekend... Read More>>


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