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Gowanda & Buffalo Model Railroad Club

Every 2nd Sunday – November thru April 12 – 4 PM
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Operation – maintenance – meetings – Fridays 7 pm – public welcome

Basement – Building #73 – On the Grounds of the Collins/Gowanda Correctional Facilities

14267 Taylor Hollow Road – Collins, New York 14034

Access to the display area is by stairs only.

Two operating Model Railroad Layouts!

 

The G&B is a 33 by 50 foot HO gauge railroad. Celebrating 52 years!

It was originally started in 196l by Doctor Zucker as an occupational therapy project for patients at the former Gowanda Psychiatric Hospital. This local landmark has been maintained by a group of volunteers dedicated to the preservation of this creativity and local railroad history. Highlights include a 52-inch long toothpick suspension bridge that was originally built by a former patient; a large mountainous region with a cogwheel incline railroad serving a mountain top resort; an oil refinery, a steel plant on the water front in “Buffalo” and a village scene of “Gowanda”.   Other areas include Collins, Lawtons, Eden, Hamburg and Buffalo Creek Junction.  Current construction projects include scenery, mining operations, an engine facility with roundhouse and turntable and the 30-foot long Collins Yard.  There are over 115 switches, 3 large yards, 600 feet of mainline track, an operational signal system and 10 “block control” panels on the Gowanda & Buffalo Railroad.

 

            The new N gauge layout is operating.  Part permanent and part standardized “N-trak Modular” allowing us to combine it with other modules or to stand alone at model railroad shows. Some of the modules are scenic others are bare.  You can see the many stages of the construction and ask the builders the “how’s and why’s”.  This is a walk around operation from the mountains to the sea on three main lines and a mountain line; with interchange,  a three track  wye, a main yard, many passing sidings and industrial spurs.

 

Admission is FREE.  Donations are appreciated.

 

Access to the display area is by stairs only.

 

 Membership is open

 

Contact – Caryl 716-380-9187 or caryl@bellaterragreenhouse.com

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