Thursday, June 29, 2017

Winnipeg Model Railroad Club member gets published by Kalmbach

Long time WMRC member Paul Ullrich has had an article published in the July issue of Classic Toy Trains, a Kalmbach publication. His article, which is about how to model trees using Christmas tree branches, ground foam and hair spray appears on the "Tips, Tools and Techniques" section of the magazine. A picture of a section of his layout was also published with the article.

Paul has been a contributor to Classic Toy Trains since 2002. He has also had two articles published in Trains magazine. He has two more articles pending publication in Classic Toy Trains.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Toad Hall Toys holds model contest

To celebrate their 40th anniversary, Toad Hall Toys is holding a model / miniature contest. Make any model, any miniature, but it must have a "TOAD" in it. The maximum size 10"x 10”.

Finished models will be displayed in their store at 54 Arthur Street until after their birthday celebrations on August 19, 2017. All models will be judged by the England family. The lucky winner will receive a Toad Hall Gift Certificate for $100.

Deadline for entries will be Saturday, July 29th. All displays must be dropped off at Toad Hall Toys on or before that date.For more information, please call Darryl Audette or Dianna Berard at 204-956-2195.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Trains magazine’s June issue features Manitoba railway

How cool is this? Trains magazine has featured a Manitoba short line in its June 2017 issue. The Keewatin Railway, owned and operated by the Mathias Colomb Cree nation, runs a regularly scheduled mixed train from The Pas, Manitoba to Puktawagan. It’s featured on page 22 of the print edition, and a photo gallery has been posted on the website, which you can see by clicking here.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Nick Andrusiak honoured at Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's annual banquet

WMRC President Godfrey South presented Fran Andrusiak, who delivered a tribute to her late husband, Nick Andrusiak, at the WMRC’s annual banquet last month. 

The late, great Nick Andrusiak was honoured at the WMRC’s annual banquet and awards ceremony, which was held last month at the Canad Inn at Polo Park. The club created a special award for digital prototype railroad photography in his name. 

Nick’s widow, Fran Andrusiak, gave a moving tribute to her late husband at the banquet and presented the award named after Nick to its first recipient, WMRC secretary Cliff Davidson. 

Fran Andrusiak presented the very first Nick Andrusiak memorial award for digital prototype railroad photography to Cliff Davidson at the club’s annual banquet and awards ceremony.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Portage la Prairie Model Railroad Club to hold open house this Saturday

The Portage la Prairie Model Railroad Club will be holding their annual open house on Saturday, June 17 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. There will be a barbecue, family friendly model railroad demonstrations and a 50-50 draw. The Portage Model Railroad Club is located at the Canadian Pacific Railway station in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba at 215 street N.E.  The club is a wheelchair accessible facility. 

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Assiniboine Valley Railway holds first open house this weekend

All aboard for the Assiniboine Valley Railway’s first open house of the year! Ride the rails on the AVR this weekend! They’re open from 11:00AM to 5:00PM on Saturday, June 10, and from 1:00PM to 5:00PM on Sunday, June 11. 

One ride costs two bucks, and you can buy a 12 ride pass for only $20! Children two years of age and under ride for free! All minors must be accompanied by an adult. 

The AVR is located at 3001 Roblin Boulevard, just west of Assiniboine Park. They hold public open houses on the second full weekend of each month from June to October.  

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Gateway Western memories at Doors Open Winnipeg 2017

Everyone had a great time running trains at the Gateway Western Railway in the Winnipeg Railway Museum during Doors Open Winnipeg last weekend! The next time the Gateway will be open to the general public will be during Railway Days in September. Hope to see you all then! All photos by Morgan Turney.