Welcome to the E J & K Railway!
The E. J. & K. Railway is a 1/8th scale model railroad located in rural Boone County, Iowa. The railroad consists of approximately 9,100 feet of 7 1/2" gauge railroad track. Construction started in 1990 and will be completed sometime before 2050. We have operated steam service continuously at least once a month since March, 2003. Model railroaders, neighbors, and live steamers are always welcome. It is NOT open to the general public. Call 515-232-7740 for directions.
All steam operations are subject to Mother Nature's approval. No operations during severe weather conditions.
Check the Facebook page "E J & K Railway" for latest update. Additional days will be posted on Facebook
There will be no formal "run days" this year. If enough people show up to have an operating sessions and if someone wants to be the dispatcher, we will use timetable and card system.
EJK 724 will be the primary steam locomotive this winter with possible helper service from the CGW
Tentative Winter Steam Schedule:
December 3: Gate open 1000am; closed 300pm
January 1: noon to 300pm
February 1: noon to 300pm
March 1: noon to 300pm
If you are coming a long distance, call or
Read the most recent updates about the farm on Mother Nature's Blog.
To prevent eye injury, any child who wants to ride a steam locomotive must wear some kind of eye protection, either regular glasses or safety goggles.
We try to model realistic derailments as well as realistic operations
Builder's Photo: Bob built the car and Bob painted it.
This is the water car to give the Hudson additional
water tank capacity.
after the Golden Spike, typical of prototype railroads,
hurry up and wait.
It took a little over three years to build 724 (finished in 1986) and she still can still look pretty. However. she is showing her age. Like her owner, her cab is sagging, she emits unexpected odors, leaks occasionally, takes longer to get fired up, likes short trains and short days; but, can still get up a full head of steam, can get around the railroad, and usually stays on track.
his father was an RPO mail clerk on the Great Northern
working out of Minneapolis.
qualified on nYC 5343.