Summer Tour 2022 Is Around the Bend!

"Growing Trains in the Garden"

The Rose City Garden Railway Society of Portland, Oregon promotes and practices the hobby of Garden Railroading. Whether you are a long-time hobbyist or a recent enthusiast, we welcome you to join us in planning gardens, building stock and scenery, running trains and, sharing lore and expertise.

We have members with experience ranging from years spent building and operating garden railroads, to those planning their first garden and running their first trains.

You do not need to have a garden railroad or even own any garden railroad equipment to participate in our club. Joining the club is your opportunity to see and run on other club member railroads to see if you like the hobby, with no commitment other than to join and attend some club activities.

Summer Tour

The Rose City Garden Railway Society holds an annual Summer Tour of some of our best layouts all across the greater Portland Metro area and beyond. 

This year the annual Summer Tour will return on Saturday, June 18th 2022 from 10am to 5pm after a two year absence due to COVID.  This year will feature eleven garden railroads, five of which have never been on Summer Tour before.  Three of the new layouts are on the west side, and two are in Vancouver. 

See our list of retail outlets where you can purchase a book for $10 starting May 1st giving you all the information about all eleven layouts and how to drive to them.  GPS is recommended, but driving instructions are also included.  Bring the whole family.  It makes a great Father’s Day present for Dad or Grandpa and a great outing for the whole family.  Tell your friends.  At $10 per family, it is the one of the greatest entertainment bargains you can find in the Portland area.

Retail Outlets Selling the Summer Tour Book

Beginners Clinic

The Beginners Clinic is making a return this Summer! The 2022 Beginners Clinic will be held Saturday, July 23rd.

Check out all the details of this Free intro to Garden Railroading open to anyone that wants to sign up by visiting the Activities page.

Garden Railroad News!

Visit Garden Railroad News to download the most recent Garden Railroad Newsletter full of content from over 100 Garden Railroad Clubs across the world! 

New Around Here?

The Rose City Garden Railway Society is always looking for new Members to share their Knowledge, Expertise, and Enjoyment of Railroading with! 

The About Us page gives a brief overview of our mission as a Club and what we can do together. 

Check out the Activities page to see what it is that we do around here, then take a look at our Photo Gallery to get an idea of the scale, quality, and commitment our Members have to this hobby. 

Decided this Club sounds like something you want to be a part of? Head over to the Join the Club page to come aboard!

Society Newsletter

Make Sure to Join the Club to enjoy our Monthly Newsletter

Published in electronic format, the newsletter contains news about club happenings, upcoming events, clinics, how to articles and railroad history.

Our Newsletters span decades of Rose City Garden Railway Society History, find them in the Archives, and check out our newest Newsletter to keep up with other Club Members.

Upcoming events

June 30, 2022 6:00 PM • The Old Spaghetti Factory - Hillsboro; 10425 NE Tansabourne Dr
July 02, 2022 1:00 PM • 17145 SE Bearspaw St, Portland 97236
July 03, 2022 10:00 AM • 17145 SE Bearspaw St, Portland

(To Schedule an event, address your emails to CALENDAR@RCGRS.COM)

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