The UC&W Railroad is an operations-oriented, modern-day, Class 1 railroad. The railroad interacts with CP, CN, CSX, UP, BNSF, and VIA Rail. The railroad owns NS and all Amtrak operations in North America except for the NE Corridor and the Amtrak lines in California. The modeled portion of the railroad features sections between Salt Lake City, Utah and Seattle, Washington. Operations feature mainline freight, commuter rail, main-line passenger, steam excursions, and local freight.
Scenery is about 70% complete, with the major remaining features including two town areas, an industrial area, and select industries.
Visitors will notice that the layout owner has a sense of humor.
Scale / Gauge
Size of Layout
43 X 14
Western United States - Salt Lake City to Seattle
Style of Track Plan
End to End
Length of Main Line
L girder, Open Grid
Walthers, Fast Tracks, Micro Engineering
Minimum Main Line Radius
Carved foam covered with plaster gauze and matboard lattice covered with building paper and plaster gauze
% Scenery Complete
Painted hardboard and wallboard
DCC - other
Car Forwarding System
Car Cards, Switch List
Train Authority / Dispatching
Sidewalk from driveway around to the back of the house.