Our Club is located in Grand Junction, Colorado. Grand Junction was a stop on the historic
Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
- ABOUT OUR CLUB -
We are located at "Cross Orchards" ( 3073 F Road ) which is part of
The Club was formed in 1987. We are a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, registered with the IRS and the State of Colorado. Our members, along with volunteers and businesses of the community built our thirty by sixty foot building at Cross Orchards in 2000.VISITORS are always welcome
GRAND JUNCTION is located 32 miles east of the Utah Colorado state line on Interstate 70. We are on what was the the mainline of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (D&RGW), now the Union Pacific. It's mainline ran from the Mile High City of Denver, Colorado to Salt Lake City, Utah. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Check out our videos onYouTube
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Our construction is progressing very well. Yard and the track ballasting done. We are fine tuning the electronics that operate the layout as well as installing electronic uncouplers where needed.
We have just completed a Winery/Vineyard on the layout. Palisade, a town just east of us, known for its famous peaches has in the last few years become a famous wine producing area as well.
The helix, with a grade of 2%, the scenery on the mountain that encloses it is complete.
We are now working on getting the dispatch computer all set up, making sure it operates properly.
Our second layer (the Leadville mine and smelter district) plate on the back wall is in place and is operational.
Mt Garfield, a prominent landmark in the valley was named after President Garfield. It is in the Bookcliff Range of the Colorado Rockies. Since it is so visible ( just a few hundred feet north of I-70), we thought it only fitting that it be a part of our layout. Below is a photo of the Mt. Garfield on our layout.
The photo to the right is a birds-eye view of our HO layout.
UP COMING EVENTS
OUR 28TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOW 2016
Tenatively set, last three weekend of Dec, first weekend of Jan. 2017
At our club's building at Cross Orchards