Welcome to Iowa's largest 1 1/2" scale railway
EJ&K Mission Statement:
Maximizing Inefficiency Through Unnecessary Complexity
The EJ&K Ry is a 1/8 scale model railroad in Boone, IA designed for live steamers, railroad employees, and model railroaders. It is not an amusement park open to the general public. We are usually open for visitors on Sundays, but we can also accommodate visitors on Saturdays and some weekdays with advance notice. Maintenance of facilities, grounds, and equipment is done by amateurs to rural residential standards. Visitors assume risk of injury.
Videos of operations on are YouTube: Search EJ&K Train Farm.
2022 Fall Sunday Steam Spectacular
The FMRA (Federal Model Railroad Administration) has issued a cautionary warning to the EJ&K Ry that there have been an inadequate number of steam operation days and diesel operation days this year. Consequently, management has decided to have several Sundays where steam will be operating and where diesel trains will be available. Diesel train options are 1) East Joliet to West Jackson through freight trains; 2) way freights; 3) Mail and Express trains; 4) Maintenance of Way train working on track projects. Number of trains operating will depend on the number of people who show up to play.
Schedule is always subject to Mother Nature's approval. All sessions start at about noon and are finished about 4:00pm. Maintenance of Way operates from 1000am to 200pm.
Sunday, Aug. 21
Sunday, Aug. 28
Labor Day weekend; contact CGW Executive Management Team
Sunday, Sept. 18
Sunday, Sept. 25
Sunday, Oct. 2
Sunday, Oct. 16
Any questions, call me at 515-231-1370 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ray and Julie replaced ties on over 900 feet of mainline track. The goal is to replace every fourth tie on the mainline with next four years. It is back breaking, knee throbbing work. Anyone who needs a good stretching workout is welcome to assist.
19 years of consecutive monthly steam was completed on March 20, 2022
Roundhouse construction is progressing well.
NYC 5343 operates from May to October. It is at Godshall Engineering for renewal of running gear and will be back in service by summer, 2023.
We try to model realistic derailments as well as realistic operations
I was talking to Garrison Keillor and he mentioned that
his father was an RPO mail clerk on the Great Northern
working out of Minneapolis.
Builder's Photo: Bob built the car and Bob painted it.
This is the water car to give the Hudson additional
water tank capacity.
Air hose project took 23 years and 15 minutes to complete
October, 2016 at Valley City before the VC Industrial Park opened
Bob at MP 68 with his IC Geep
CGW 85 has been a regular winter locomotive, going into the Rowan Locomotive Works shop in 2021 for overhaul and new boiler
Frequent log trains all year. After taking down many invasive Siberian elms and creating a savannah, we have a lot of freight to move. If you want some good firewood come out and take it away.
The Roundabout passenger cars have been restored and will be the primary passenger carrying cars
The Geeps were out late at night on May 5 with a full moon