Year 1 of the Stonehedge & Shadypines
& Shadypines Railroad built by Richard
Lawrence, Waverly, NY.
Your narrator for this webpage is his Son,
It all started in
the Summer of 2001.
I had not done any model railroading for
over 15 years..
I used to have an HO scale layout when I
was in highschool.
I would still visit train shops once in
awhile..just to "look around".. ;)
Well one day I went to this HUGE shop
that had tons of G gauge trains!
they were BIG! :) and REALLY COOL! :)
My Dad had also noticed them in
supermarkets and resturants and such..
My Dad has been
building models for a long time..
he has built amazing scratch-built ship
An incredible scratch-built model of the
USS Constitution and a HO scale model
of the Ship he was on in the Navy! 5
and he used to scratch-build buildings
for my HO railroad when I was a kid..
Well my Mom and Dad
have a cool Garden, with Rock walls and Ponds and
My Dad loves building the rock work..
My Mom jokingly named the garden
"StoneHedge" one day a few years ago..
(as opposed to "StoneHenge" in England)
and the name stuck!
So my Dad casually
mentions one day that those "Garden trains are
hmmmm..he has a Garden, loves building
walls and ponds and waterfalls in it,
already loves model building, thinks G
trains are cool..where else could this lead?! ;)
So I decieded that for Christmas my Dad
needed G gauge trains!
and that was the beginning..
In October 2001 I bought a Bachman
Anniversary 4-6-0) from Gary Lantz at
train shop in Horseheads. Here is the engine
I also got a USA trains caboose and an
LVRR gondola. I converted all 3 over to
Here is the engine in its new home on
Christmas Day! in the stonehedge
garden itself. I re-lettered the tender
for the LSHRR.
The decals were custom made by Ricky Rupp.
Spring, actual construction begins!
Year 2. April 13, 2002..First Tracks down!
April 13, 2002,
First tracks were laid on the ground, just to have a
Already Dad is
plotting and scheming! ;)
None of this track
was kept in this position..except for the
cinder block in
the center..this will become a viaduct..
Page 8 - 2009, and the end of the
Stonehedge & Shadypines Railroad.