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Fern Creek and Western owners/builders Trevor Park (right) and Eric Child (left) with dog Bingo watch SPC #21 as she passes under one of the Twin Bridges. A Shmuel Thaler photo for Santa Cruz Sentinel.

The Fern Creek and Western Garden Railroad, located in Santa Cruz, California, is a G Scale Garden Railroad that was started in 2014 by Eric Child and Trevor Park. The railroad was originally conceived to be a small loop in the back yard of the property it is located on, however it was soon decided to build the railroad all the way out to the front yard in the current configuration it is today. What started as a small project, meant to only take the summer, has transformed itself into a Garden Railroad empire! With over 350 feet of mainline track, 2 yards, 13 engines, 45 pieces of rolling stock and a railroad that was built to model the narrow gauge railroads of Coastal California, everyone young and old is sure to enjoy the Fern Creek and Western as a testament to the dedication of what was once considered a distant fantasy by its creators.

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