How to get in and out of your garden railway

Planning access routes for gardening, maintenance, and derailments
1. Guests and operators ford the water via flagstones (foreground), mortared into the river’s edge, to reach the shade of Don and Marilyn Pickett’s central gazebo. Easy access is critical for viewing and operating the Danville, Alamo & Little Creek Railway.
Nancy Norris
Isn't it usually when guests are watching that things get stuck in inconvenient areas of the railway? When we can easily get into those remote regions, without crushing that umpteen-hour project, it's pure joy. However, one size does not fit all when it comes to solving railway access. Resourceful railroad gardeners inspired this article on innovative and inviting landscaping techniques for accessing plantings and trains.

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