History Line

The Rincon Country West Garden Railroad Club is located at the Rincon Country West RV Resort in Tucson, Arizona. The club has been developing the layout, during the winter months, since 2005, as most of our members are "snowbird residents." We have approximately 1000 feet of track with four track powered independent loops and an additional trolley line between town and the circus.

The town of Rincon is composed of lighted scratch built and kit built structures named for RCW clubs (Shuffle Boarding House, Tennis Court House, etc). The extensive irrigated vegetation is maintained by club members. In 2008 a train depot structure was built next to the layout by club members. The train depot contains a work bench, shelf, and track storage areas for trains and all electronics. An industrial area with several loading spurs is located at the front of the layout. The layout also contains a mountain tunnel as well as numerous bridges and trestles.

All residents at RCW, whether for a day, a week, or the winter season are welcome to bring their own trains to run on the RCWGRC layout. During the winter months Garden Railroad members work on the layout and run over forty locomotives of their own.