|Milwaukee Road box motors cross one of those epic Pacific Northwest chasms on the mystery layout.|
Photo courtesy Interacting with Miniature Railroading
So it caught my attention when I stumbled on this Milwaukee Road electric layout on the Interacting with Miniature Railroading blog. Unfortunately, IWMR didn't tell us about the owner or offer a track plan. The layout is apparently located in Marin County, California. Would be awesome to know more about this model railroad.
This layout gets me wondering: the Great Northern and the Virginian also had electric lines in the mountains of the US--so are there any GN or VGN electric layouts hidden away out there? As much as American model railroaders love their Applachian coal haulers, I'm surprised we've never seen a VGN electric layout. There was that VGN track plan in one of Kalmbach's planning annuals 15 or so years ago . . . did that layout ever get up and running?
But meanwhile, click through and get to beholding some of that majesty.