The Central Iowa Garden Railroad Society (CIGRS) met at the Madison
County Historical Museum in Winterset for its April get-together.
The original Rock Island depot has been moved
to the museum complex and refurbished. The interior of the station
includes an agent's desk and awesome "Round
Oak" stove. The depot's freight dock
is these days occupied with a G-scale layout. On this particular
afternoon, we were blessed with winds near 50 mph,
and people were having trouble keeping even heavy
locomotives on the rails. Lighter rolling
stock remained in safer locations.
A large collection of additional model equipment
and railroad memorabilia is housed nside the depot's freight room.
The CIGRS meeting, under the able supervision of President Joe
Godfroy and Treasurer Bill Joy, was held in the
old depot waiting room.
Speaking of garden railroads, we have ours back in operation.
These pictures, taken on April 25, show all the freight
rolling stock (15 cars) circling the layout in a single
train, pulled by a GE 45 tonner.