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Welcome to the website of the Willow Creek Railroad.
 
The Willow Creek Railroad -- "officially" known as the Willow Creek Subdivision of the Union Pacific Railroad -- is a freelanced HO-scale model railroad layout set in the early 1950s, the transition era between steam engines and diesel locomotives. This website provides information about the layout including fictional history, track plan, operating scenario, construction techniques, and other information. Current pictures of the model railroad layout are also provided.
 

Family and friends visiting this website will most likely find the History, Layout Pictures, and Videos web pages to be of primary interest.

 
Operating Session Guide.  A new web page has been created specifically for individuals scheduled to participate in an Operating Session on the Willow Creek.  The Operating Session Guide web page identifies key information about the layout typically of interest to operators.

Other modelers visiting this website will hopefully find the detailed information provided on the various web pages to be of interest.
 
  
NEW ! ! !

The NMRA Magazine, the official publication of the National Model Railroad Association, published one of my articles -- "A Staging Yard for the Willow Creek" -- in their August 2018 publication.  The magazine also featured a photo of the Willow Creek on the cover.  Check out the article and the cover on the Published Articles web page.

An exciting new product has been added to support operations on the Willow Creek Railroad -- a WiFi-based Fast Clock System.  A review of this new product is available on the Published Articles web page.

New "Operations: Passenger Trains" video has been published for the Willow Creek Railroad. See the Videos web page for links.

Be sure to check out all the Willow Creek Railroad videos on YouTube, the "Vigment13" channel -- More than 79,600 views to date!  See the Videos web page for links.

  
(Updated 11/19/18)