Welcome

 
  1. Welcome to the

  2. Puget Sound Garden Railway Society

  3. (PSGRS)


  4. Organized in March 1989 as a group of 30 garden railway enthusiasts, we now sustain an annual membership of more than 150 members.


  1. Our club tends to be a loosely organized, laid-back group - which tends to meld in with garden railroading and the Pacific Northwest. There is a tremendous breadth in our modeling interests and approaches as represented by our involvement with multiple scales, varied railroad themes, radio control, operating sessions, live steam, steam boating, steam and electric modules and monthly breakfasts.


  1. Following our very successful hosting of the 2001 National Garden Railway Convention, the PSGRS converted from a non-profit corporation to a for-profit corporation for purposes of easier reporting and more flexibility in handling finances. The club officers are also the Board of Directors. We have one scheduled business meeting per year in the month of March. This has, in no way, altered our reason for existence, which is to share the fun of running trains outdoors (well, some of us run trains indoors too).


  1. On the whole, we enjoy each other's company even though our connection may only be trains. The will of the club has caused us to host past regional and national events. We hosted the National Garden Railway Convention in 2010.


  1. We encourage innovation, creativity, and have a very high tolerance of whimsy. One of the club's closely held tenets is: "It's your railroad, and your trains, what you do there is your personal business." We think that our collective and individual efforts demonstrate that we are a diverse and fun group with our common bond being Garden Railway hobbyists.


  1. If you need to contact someone in the club, but don't know who, first check the Contacts page.