Sunday, September 23, 2018

Manitoba Mega Train Show is happening on September 29 and 30

You've never seen anything like it! 40,000 square feet of trains, trains and more trains! Tons of displays and over 70 vendors! This is the event all of Manitoba's model railroaders and rail fans have been waiting for all year!

Yes, it's Manitoba Mega Train Show time, and the Winnipeg Model Railroad Club will be there in full force, doing the set-up and the take down, volunteering at the admissions table, running the mega-train and holding their own display table.

The two days of fun begins on Saturday, September 29 at 9:00AM and runs until 5:00PM at the Red River Exhibition Place, 3977 Portage Avenue, right by Assiniboia Downs. The hours are the same on Sunday, September 30. Admission is only seven bucks. Admission for youths ages 4-12 is five bucks. A family pack admission is only twenty bucks. Free admission for children 3 and under. Admission includes unlimited free rides on the mega-train. Don't miss this event!

Monday, September 17, 2018

John Longhurst scores another article in Trackside Photographer

 Our good friend and long time WMRC member John Longhurst has informed us that he has a posting in Trackside Photographer, titled "Blowing the Past Away". It's about the abandoned grain elevator in the former town of Thrasher, Saskatchewan. It was deemed a safety hazard and burned to the ground by the owner. It's sad to see the loss of another one of these prairie giants which dotted the landscape. You can view his post at:

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

See the Gateway Western Railway in action at Railway Days at the Winnipeg Railway Museum

Join the Winnipeg Model Railroad Club and the Winnipeg Railway Museum's annual celebration of railroading and see the Gateway Western Railway, Winnipeg's largest operating HO railway, in action! The Gateway Western Railway is open to the public just twice a year, so don't miss this rare opportunity to view it!

The volunteer crew from the Winnipeg Model Railroad Club and the Winnipeg Railway Museum have been working hard every week on making improvements to the layout, so even if you've seen it just a few months ago in May during Doors Open Winnipeg, you're bound to see something new this time!

The museum is located on the second level of the Via Rail station at 123 Main Street, and is open from 11:00AM to 5:00PM on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16. Admission by donation.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Double header clinics featured at Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's September meeting

We have a thrilling double header, featuring longtime WMRC member Dwight Kjartanson, who will give a presentation about his work as a CN signals engineer. He will also be promoting the Assiniboine Valley Railway dinner train, which will running on September 15 and 16.

Then WMRC program director Dave Downie will present "Rebirth of a model railroad", showcasing his progress rebuilding his layout in the past months, including his venture into creating scenery.

 We'll also be having a 50/50 draw, our monthly model display, and the canteen will be open!  The fun starts on Friday, September 14 at  7:30 P.M. in the Tank Room at the Charleswood Legion, 6003 Robin Boulevard. Not a member? Not a problem! Guests are always warmly welcomed! Hope to see you all there! 

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Take a ride on the Assiniboine Valley Railway this September weekend

The Assiniboine Valley Railway is holding their fourth public open house of the year this weekend. Celebrate the coming of fall by taking a train ride through the beautiful forested canopy of the AVR!

They're open from 11:00AM to 5:00PM on Saturday, September 8, and from 1:00PM to 5:00PM on Sunday, September 9. A ride costs two bucks and you can buy a 12 ride pass for only $20! Kids 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.