Thursday, November 28, 2013

Biggest Model Railroad Yard?

If I filled every inch of the CP Rail M & M Sub. yard in Fort Frances, Ont., I could squeeze in maybe 50 cars.

That's nothing compared to what Todd Treaster's yard can hold. His yard holds 3,200 cars.

That's right: Over 3,000.

Of course, his layout is N scale, and my yard is HO. But still--that is one big yard!

Todd, an engineer for Norfolk Southern, has built a large layout in his basement (called the New York, Susquehanna & Allegheny Pittsburgh Division). His yard is 54 feet long and 40 tracks wide.

Altogether, Todd owns 1,500 locomotives and and nearly 15,000 cars--no wonder he needs such a big yard! (Although most are in display cases in his basement.)

More photos of Todd's layout are below.

Read more about Todd's layout on  There's also more info on this website. Also check out Todd's Facebook page and on this Facebook page. You also find a video of the layout on YouTube.

1 comment:

  1. I love these kinds of models.
    Thanks for the absolutely beautiful photos.
    They evoke good feeling in us.