LG & W Railroad

The Locust Grove & Western Railroad is a 20' x 30' HO scale modular layout representing a fictional shortline, the LG & W, operating in North Central Alabama in the 1950's. A second mainline, Class I railroad "The Southern" is also represented on the layout. The LG&W was built and is operated by the Wrecking Crew to promote the hobby of model railroading to the general public through the presentation of a high quality model, prototypical, operating layout.

The layout consists of twelve 30" x 60" modules plus four diagonal corner modules and two 16' long staging yards. Digitrax DCC is used for train, signal and switching control. Scenery is based on typical features found in Central Alabama. Construction on the layout began in 2000 and was substantially completed in 2005. In 2006 three of the modules underwent major reconstruction to enlarge one of our cities. This layout replaced a smaller layout that was started in 1989.                  

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The LG&W has won numerous awards .