Gillette's Castle State Park thread at RyPN

Discuss park gauge trains and large scale miniature railways having track gauges from 8" to 24" gauge and designed at scales of 2" to the foot or greater - whether modeled for personal use, or purpose built for amusement park operation or private railroading.

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Gillette's Castle State Park thread at RyPN

Post by Atkinson_Railroad » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:42 am

This thread discussing Gillette's Castle State Park may be appreciated by a few folks here.

I remember reading about Mr. Gillette's railroad when I was a kid.

Here's the URL to the discussion in case you've not stumbled upon it yet:

For me, it reflects what ultimately happens to most all of our railroad empires as they reach the end of their "lines".


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Re: Gillette's Castle State Park thread at RyPN

Post by Glenn Brooks » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:42 am

John, thanks for finding this and posting the links. Looks like a great setting for a Live Steam Club to establish operation.

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Re: Gillette's Castle State Park thread at RyPN

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:41 am

Cool! I was just in the area last month riding the Essex steam train and boat ride, but never made it up to the castle.
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