SP System Map 1944

SP System Map 1944
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Oakhurst Railroad

HO Scale - Era: in the 1920’s
Owner: Marty Bradley
Layout Location:Los Alamitos, CA
The Oakhurst Railroad is an HO scale model railroad running through the central Sierra town of Oakhurst California.
Although no real railroad ever ran through Oakhurst, the area is rich in logging and gold mining history and several railroads and logging flumes operated nearby.
The Oakhurst Railroad is a two level point-to-point railroad with a helix and an optional continuous run that occupies an 8.5’ x 11’ room and closet.A round trip on the Oakhurst Railroad is approximately 3 scale miles.
For operations, trains are put together in the Oakhurst yard and then travel to the logging or mining areas on the upper level.
Logs are taken from Camp 3 or Central Camp to the North Fork sawmill.
Cut lumber and mining ore are taken to Oakhurst for interchange with a Southern Pacific branch (a fictional extension of the Friant branch line) that connects (through staging) to the mainline in Fresno. Passenger trains take guests to and from the Yosemite resort in Wawona.

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