Monday, March 06, 2017

See the British National Railway Museum at the Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's March meeting

By Morgan Turney, Program Director

This month, we'll have Tommy Kucera give us a presentation on rail preservation in the United Kingdom. We'll begin with a short video, titled 'Steam on the Roch Valley Viaduct', and then to the main feature, a tour of the British National Railway Museum at York. The museum contains over 300 years of railway history with over one million railway artifacts. You'll see the indoor turntable in action, too!

We need to have any club trophies returned to Morgan Turney either at the March meeting or on a Tuesday evening between 7PM and 9PM at the Gateway Western Railway layout located at the Winnipeg Railway Museum. Please return the trophies before our annual open house and train show, which while be held on April 1 and 2.

Model contest entries will be accepted on Friday evening, March 31st, during set-up night for the annual open house at the Charleswood Legion. If you are unable to attend on the Friday set-up night, models will be accepted on Saturday morning up until 9AM only. Please have all of your paperwork completed beforehand. There is a model contest entry Form in the current issue of The Lantern. If you attend the set-up night but wait to enter your models in the model contest on Saturday morning, they will NOT be eligible for entry. The Saturday morning entry time is only for those who can not be there on the Friday evening.
The meeting starts at 7:30PM on Friday, March 10 at the Charleswood Legion, 6003 Roblin Boulevard. The canteen will be open, and we'll have our monthly model display and a 50-50 draw. Guests are always warmly welcomed. Hope to see you there!

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