The Scytheville Railroad

The Scytheville RR is a 7-1/4" gauge railroad I'm building in the woods behind our house. We live in Elkins, New Hampshire, which is now a part of New London, NH, but 100 years ago was a separate town known as Scytheville because it was home to many water-powered scythe factories. The factories are long-gone, and Elkins is now a quiet rural residential area.

I've been into model trains since my parents gave me a Lionel set as a little kid. When I was in 7th grade, I helped a friend rebuild a 7-1/2" RR around their house, and ever since I've wanted my own backyard RR. It took 30 years, but I finally got around to it!

My railroad is named in memory of the industry that used to live here, which included a small factory railroad! That RR was almost certainly horse- or human-powered, but it had cars that ran on rails, and that's good enough for me!

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