Joshua Tree & Southern 7 ½ inch Division

In my December 11, 2011 blog I showed photos of the G Scale Division at the Joshua Tree & Southern Railroad. Bill Shepherd, one of our members, is a member of the Joshua Tree & Southern and he kindly took some photos of their ride-on 7½ inch layout. As you will see below their members have some beautiful locomotives. If you want to visit the layout their schedule can be found by clicking on “Calendar of Events” on this page. Bill explained to me that very little wood is used in the construction due to the arid climate. When you look at the photos you can see that there is extensive use of steel.

View of the camp site at Joshua Tree & Southern

View of the camp site at Joshua Tree & Southern

Joshua Tree & Southern 7 ½ inch Railroad 2-8-0 getting up steam

Joshua Tree & Southern 7 ½ inch Railroad 2-8-0 getting up steam

Joshua Tree & Southern 7 ½ inch Railroad 4-6-0 at rest in a siding

Joshua Tree & Southern 7 ½ inch Railroad 4-6-0 at rest in a siding

Joshua Tree & Southern 7 ½ inch Railroad Shay in the Maintenance Area

Joshua Tree & Southern 7 ½ inch Railroad Shay in the Maintenance Area

Joshua Tree & Southern 7 1/2 inch Railroad Close up of the Shay’s Pistons

Joshua Tree & Southern 7 1/2 inch Railroad Close up of the Shay’s Pistons

Joshua Tree & Southern 7 ½ inch Railroad Forney posed on a steel bridge

Joshua Tree & Southern 7 ½ inch Railroad Forney posed on a steel bridge

Joshua Tree & Southern 7 ½ inch Railroad Forney posed on one of the steel bridges

Joshua Tree & Southern 7 ½ inch Railroad Forney posed on one of the steel bridges

Joshua Tree & Southern Railroad 7 ½ inch Forney waiting to make a run

Joshua Tree & Southern Railroad 7 ½ inch Forney waiting to make a run

Joshua Tree & Southern Railroad 7 ½ inch Forney waiting to make a run

Joshua Tree & Southern Railroad 7 ½ inch Forney waiting to make a run

Joshua Tree & Southern Railroad 7 ½ inch Railroad - front of the 4-6-0

Joshua Tree & Southern Railroad 7 ½ inch Railroad - front of the 4-6-0

Joshua Tree & Southern 7 ½ inch Railroad Shay

Joshua Tree & Southern 7 ½ inch Railroad Shay

 

Joshua Tree & Southern 7 ½ inch Railroad Shay in the maintenance Area

Joshua Tree & Southern seven and half inch Railroad Shay in the maintenance Area

Thanks for the pics Bill.