Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Winnipeg Model Railroad Club mourns passing of founding member Lloyd Franklin


Lloyd Franklin, one of the original founders of the Winnipeg Model Railroad Club,  passed away on July 26. He was 92 years old.

Lloyd was born in Winnipeg in 1929 and grew up in Weston. He worked for many years at CP Rail, then changed careers later in life to become a metals teacher. He graduated from the University of Winnipeg and Red River Community College. He retired after many years of teaching at College Sturgeon Creek Heights Collegiate

Lloyd loved every aspect of trains and had an impressive layout in his basement. He was an expert craftsman and built many projects in his workshop which continue to be admired and used to this day.
 

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

The 2022 Manitoba Mega Train Show is only two months away!

The Manitoba Mega Train Show is just two months away! The biggest train show between Toronto and Vancouver this year is happening on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25 at Red River Exhibition Place, 3977 Portage Avenue. 

Calgary's Supertrain was cancelled this year, but Mega Train will carry on! This year’s show is sponsored by the Winnipeg Railway Museum. Hours are from nine to five on Saturday, and from nine to four on Sunday. Adult admission is just ten bucks. Youths ages four to twelve get in for a fiver. Children ages three and under get in for free! Admission includes free rides on the Mega Train, as always!
 

Friday, July 15, 2022

Take a virtual tour of the Winnipeg Railway Museum on their new web site

The Winnipeg Railway Museum may be down, but they're not out! Although renovations to the Via Rail Station have forced them to closed for the time being, they've revised their website to include a virtual tour of the museum. It's the next best thing to being there! It's jam packed with great images and tons of historical information. To take the tour click here

    Check out their news page, where you'll find a post from the museum's president, Gary Stempnick, who gives an update on the museum's status.  Gary is also a long time member of the WMRC and served as the club's treasurer for several years.