Welcome to the Fern Creek and Western Garden Railroad Website!

The Fern Creek and Western (FCW) is a Garden Railroad located right near the heart of Santa Cruz, California. Since its creation in 2014, this F Scale (1:20.3) layout has grown from a small loop to a garden railroad empire that encompasses the entire yard!

We frequently hold events for the public. We also keep up an active Facebook group where you can see upcoming events as well as updates on the railroad:


There is always something new going on at the FC&W!

Follow our progress as the railroad grows!


Where: 419 Ocean View Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062

When: 11 AM – 4 PM on Sunday August 21

After a 3 year hiatus, the Fern Creek & Western Garden Railroad will once again open up to the public! We will have lots of trains running around the railroad for the entire event! Kids and adults alike will love to watch the F scale trains run around the yard, through tunnels, over bridges, and between the towns that can be found all over this little railroad. There is going to be a lot to see at this open house, and for our returning visitors, we have added lots of new features. Over the course of the last 3 years, the railroad has been entirely rebuilt, and the new track layout is a real show stopper. We have a lot of new accomplishments to show off, so come join us for some fun in the garden. We hope to see you there!

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