Hi, everyone. Just wanted to let you know that my family and I had LOADS of
fun at the Bitter Creek
Western last Saturday. We must have ridden trains at least eight times
apiece. We arrived at about
10:20 AM and all rode the first train together. After that, there were more
people there so we had
to split up and ride different trains. But that was great because we were
able to wave to each
other at different points along the route. Enough trains were running to
result in multiple over/
under train meets at a few spots. The layout is very well designed and
landscaped. The view from
the long curved trestle out toward a small valley bordering the property is
really nice. I was
impressed with the realistic way the signals work, and with the real working
Perhaps the only down side was that I was starting to get saddle sore from
riding on the cars with
wooden benches, so the padded seats on other cars were much appreciated.
And the steak lunch was terrific. We left about 3:00 PM with full stomachs
and "all trained out"
but very happy. Thanks very much for a most enjoyable time.
I was wondering if there is a diagram of the BCW layout available anywhere. [Yes, see the Bitter Creek Western web site.] I have a train game
that allows one to simulate layouts and I'd like to approximate the BCW if I
Again, many thanks. We'd like to come to the next Chew Choo Saturday next