The G & T is a hypothetical L & N branch line in North Georgia. Uses two levels with some staging below. Point to point operation (reverse loop to reverse loop for open house). The grade change between levels is mostly exposed (with a passing track) on a peninsula. The railroad serves carpet factories, a paper mill, a marble yard and chicken feed dealers along with typical industries. Operations feature a great deal of interchange traffic with other L & N lines and Southern Rwy. Scenic terrain and trees are mostly complete, most track is ballasted, most cars are weathered, most locomotives have sound, much work yet to do on structures. Features fall foliage. Turnouts are mostly Tortoise powered with controls (with LEDs) on the fascia. Yard control panels are in place at three smaller yards and there is a large panel for the Coosawattee Yard towerman (also staging yard controls). Several turnouts have dual control. On the Pilgrimage for the first time since 2018.
Scale / Gauge
Size of Layout
Around the walls in two basement rooms 16'x20' and 12'x22'
Hypothetical L & N branch line running from Dalton, GA, to Gainesville, GA, with some Southern Rwy trackage rights.
Runs East-West across north Georgia "Ridge and Valley" country connecting three L & N North-South lines to the Gainesville Midland
Set in fall of 1979 (more or less) during the colorful Family Lines era.