Garden railroads picking up steam in Dalton

Garden railroads picking up steam in Dalton

May 13th, 2011 by Susan Pierce in Chattnow Outabout

G-scale model train hobbyists from across the country will travel to Dalton, Ga., this weekend for the Southeast Garden Railroad Show, one of just five such shows held in the country.

Garden railroads are one of the larger sizes of model trains. Garden landscaping typically provides the backdrop for the realistic scenes.

Thirty vendors will sell and show railroad collectibles and memorabilia at the show.

There will be a train-themed art show, several clinics on model railroading and five, full-scale, operational model train layouts to enjoy.

New this year will be O-scale trains and vendors.

The show is scheduled 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road.

Admission is $10 per day for ages 17 and older; free for younger visitors. A two-day pass costs $18. A $2 coupon is available at