Pebble Creek Model Railroad Club - Goodyear, AZ

Between Dodger Spring Training games, I visited model railroads in Goodyear and Cornville.

The PCMRC ( created both an outdoor G scale layout and indoor HO railroad. 

Construction of the G scale railroad began in 2001 and now consists of three independent loops.  Locomotives are controlled by radio links and on-board batteries are used to power them.  The club owns the layout’s buildings/rolling stock and operates the railroad periodically for special events and celebrations.

The freelanced HO layout models the Great Lakes Western and depicts railroading around the Chicago area in 1960s.  The very impressive layout is approximately 41' x 21' and took several years to complete. 

The GLW's main yard and engine facilities are in Hammond, Indiana.  Calumet City is a heavy industry area with steel mill and petroleum processing.  Raw material for steel making comes from Carbondale, IL (coal), Aurora, IL (lime), and from ships and interchange lines (ore).  Chicago and Milwaukee are represented as train staging.   Additional (hidden) staging includes trains from Kansas City and St. Paul from the west and Toledo and Fort Wayne from the east.

Guests are welcome to visit GLW work and operating sessions Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 to Noon.