2011 Ontario Train Shows, Open Houses and Meets

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Frequent
 
Day Time Place Name Details
Frequent 7:30 Guelph GHRA
Guelph Historical Railway Asscociation
Cooperators Building, 130 Macdonnel Street, downtown Guelph
2011: September 12, October 17, November 14, December 12.
Fare: Fare: Visitors welcome.
Annual Dues: Regular (25-64) $50, Senior (65+) $40, Junior (under 25): $25.
Info: www.ghra.ca
or inquiry@ghra.ca
Frequent varies Komoka Komoka Museum 133 Queen Street
June, July and August: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 9-4
September to May: Saturday 9-12
Fare: Paid admission.
Volunteer meetings: 3rd Thursday of each month 7:30 pm.
Info: Komoka Rail Museum www.komokarailmuseum.ca
or station-master@komokarailmuseum.ca
or 133 Queen Street, PO Box 22, Komoka, Ontario N0L 1R0 519-657-1912
Frequent varies Halton County Halton County Radial Railway July and August: Daily
May, June, September and October: Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
Monday to Friday 11-4:30
weekends and holidays 11-5
Last ride leaves half hour before closing
Fare: Paid admission.
Info: www.hcry.org
or Halton County Radial Railway, Milton   519-856-9802
Frequent 11-4 Hamilton Hamilton Museum of
Steam and Technology
Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers
Public Steaming Days
900 Woodward Avenue
Check www.ghls.ca for dates, May to October
  • Free rides for train fans of all ages
  • See and ride behind real (large scale model) coal burning steam locomotives
  • 1200 feet of elevated dual gauge 4.75"/3.5" track with transfer table and steaming bays
  • 1400 feet of ground level 7.25" gauge with turntable, loading hoist and steaming bays
  • riding cars for all gauges
  • station house, car barn and storage shed
  • pedestrian bridge crossing both tracks
  • Efficiency Trials in August
  • club memberships open
    Fare: Free.
    Info: steammuseum@hamilton.ca
    or 905-546-4797
  • 1st and 3rd
    Tuesdays
    7:15- Thorndale
    (near
    London)
    Thames Valley Central
    Model Railway Club
    Open Houses
    Thorndale Community Centre, Thorndale Fairgrounds
  • 12' x 58' HO DCC layout.
    Info: Ed Campbell 519-681-2833 London
    or Dan Robilliard 519-461-9082 Thorndale


  • January 2011
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Tuesday
    Jan 4
    2011
    7:30- Kingston Frontenac Society of Model Engineers Inc.
    Meeting
    Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue
    Interest is Model Engineering which includes model trains.
  • Discuss progress with members' models.
  • Videos and slides pertinent to the hobby.
  • Guest speakers.
    FSME has 100 feet of portable track and is restoring a 3.5 inch gauge Hudson locomotive.
    Info: www.trainweb.org/fsme/
    or Dave D'Albertanson dave_dalbertanson@hotmail.com
  • Tuesday
    Jan 4
    2011
    7:30- Ottawa Bytown Railway Society
    Meeting
    Canada Science and Technology Museum
    1867 St. Laurent Boulevard
    Info: www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/
    or info@bytownrailwaysociety.ca
    or PO Box 47076, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5P9
    or 613-745-1201 (answering machine - please leave a message)
    Tuesday
    Jan 4
    2011
    7-9:30 London London Model Railroad Group Meeting and Open House 69 Holborn Avenue (behind the Taco Bell on Wharncliffe Road South)
  • Trains run 7:30-9.
  • O scale "LE&I (Lake Erie and International) Railway" since 1938.
    Fare: By donation.
    Info: www.rrhobby.ca/OGuage/LMRGhome.htm
    or www.lmrg.org
  • Wednesday
    Jan 5
    2011
    7:30 Cornwall Moccasin Model Railroad Club
    Monthly Meeting
    St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church Hall
    1509 Second Street West
  • All model railroad enthusiasts are welcome to attend.
    Info: Colin Marshall marshallcg@sympatico.ca 613-936-1660
  • Thursday
    Jan 6
    2011
    7:30 Morrisburg Seaway Valley Model Railroaders
    Monthly Meeting
    McIntosh Country Inn
    Info: Steve Skerry stvskerry@sympatico.ca
    Sunday
    Jan 9
    2011
    10-3 Woodstock Woodstock Model Train Show Oxford Auditorium, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis Street
    (From 401, exit Highway 59, right at Dundas Street, left at West Avenue or next left at McKenzie Avenue.)
  • 16,300 sq ft:
  • About 170 vendor and flea market tables.
  • Model trains, train sets, locomotives, track, rolling stock, transformers, structures, photos, DVDs, railroad memorabilia.
  • Operating layouts,
    Fare: Adults $4, under 12 free with adult.
    Info: www.woodstockshow.com
    or www.woodstocktoyshow.blogspot.com
    or www.toyshow.blogspot.com
    or www.thetoyshow.homestead.com
    or Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875
  • Saturday
    Jan 16
    2011
    1-4:30 London The Buffers
    British Railway and Transportation
    Modelling and Prototype Meeting
    Optimist Club Building, Elliott Street
    (Elliott runs north off Oxford Street East, 3 blocks east of Adelaide)
  • Presentations, slides, etc.
  • Portable 10'x18' OO scale layout "Ardleigh Bitton".
    (will be at Stratford Railway Heritage Show in June)
    Membership: $25 for 10 meetings and monthly colour newsletters.
    Info: Geoff Chandler gvchandler@bell.net
    or www.thebuffers.ca/index.htm
  • Sunday
    Jan 16
    2011
    10-4 Paris NMRA NFR Western Ontario Division
    Paris Junction 2011
    Model Train Show
    Paris Fairgrounds, Silver Street
    (turn west off Highway 24A / Grand River Street at Home Hardware)
  • Operating layouts.
  • Dealers.
  • NMRA craftsman tables.
    Fare: Adults $4, NMRA and CARM members $3, children under 12 free.
    Info: John Moseley jmoseley@sympatico.ca 519-455-1311
    NMRA Info: www.nmra.org/
    NMRA Canada Info: www.nmracanada.ca/
  • Tuesday
    Jan 18
    2011
    7:30 Ottawa Bytown Railway Society
    Slide and Video Night
    Canada Science and Technology Museum
    1867 St. Laurent Boulevard
    Info: www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/
    or info@bytownrailwaysociety.ca
    or PO Box 47076, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5P9
    or 613-745-1201 (answering machine - please leave a message)
    Saturday
    Jan 22
    2011
    evening Ottawa NMRA St. Lawrence Division
    Meet
    New location: Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive, Ottawa, K1Y 0B7 (beside Queensway (Highway 417)
  • Usually clinics in the morning.
  • Usually layout tours in the afternoon.
  • Usually model displays.
    Info: www3.sympatico.ca/gd.knowles/sld/sld_index.htm
    NMRA Info: www.nmra.org/
    NMRA Canada Info: www.nmracanada.ca/
    Web site lists this as January 22 but says meets are the last Saturday of every second month from September to May (September, November, January, March and May) which would be January 29.
  • Tuesday
    Jan 25
    2011
    7:30 Mississauga Erin Mills Model Railroad Association
    General Meeting
    Sheridan United Church, 2501 Truscott Drive L5J 2B3
    (between Winston Churchill and Southdown, south of QEW)
  • 20 minute business session.
  • Social break and raffle.
  • Presentation on a model railroad topic.
    Fare: Visitors may attend 2 meetings per year free.
        Membership is $40 / year. Optional HO SIG $20 / year. Optional N SIG $10 / year.
    Info: www.trainweb.org/emmra/
    or emmra.info@gmail.com
  • Sunday
    Jan 30
    2011
    10-3:30 Ancaster Rail-Ops Club
    TH&B Model Railroad
    Flea Market
    New Marritt Hall, New Ancaster Fair Grounds, 630 Trinity Road
    (Exit Highway 403 south at Highway 52 / Trinity Church Road, on right past Wilson Street)
  • Operating layouts.
  • Over 120 tables.
    Fare: Adults $5, under 12 free.
    Info: John Henwood 905-335-9112
    (Thanks, Richard Dilley)


  • February 2011
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Saturday?
    Feb ?
    2011
    evening Ottawa NMRA St. Lawrence Division
    Workshop
    Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Road
    (north corner of Smyth and Dauphin Roads, just east of the CHEO Hospital)
    Info: www3.sympatico.ca/gd.knowles/sld/sld_index.htm
    NMRA Info: www.nmra.org/
    NMRA Canada Info: www.nmracanada.ca/
    Tuesday
    Feb 1
    2011
    7:30- Ottawa Bytown Railway Society
    Meeting
    Canada Science and Technology Museum
    1867 St. Laurent Boulevard
  • Topic: "How to Start a Shortline" by Doug Wilson.
    Info: www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/
    or info@bytownrailwaysociety.ca
    or PO Box 47076, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5P9
    or 613-745-1201 (answering machine - please leave a message)
  • Wednesday
    Feb 2
    2011
    7:30 Cornwall Moccasin Model Railroad Club
    Monthly Meeting
    St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church Hall
    1509 Second Street West
  • All model railroad enthusiasts are welcome to attend.
    Info: Colin Marshall marshallcg@sympatico.ca 613-936-1660
  • Thursday
    Feb 3
    2011
    7:30 Morrisburg Seaway Valley Model Railroaders
    Monthly Meeting
    McIntosh Country Inn
    Info: Steve Skerry stvskerry@sympatico.ca
    Saturday
    Feb 5
    2011
    10-4 Burlington Burlington Model Railway Club
    Burlington Model Railway Show
    Saint John's Anglican Church Hall, 2464 Dundas Street (Highway 5)
    (south side, just west of Guelph Line)
  • 2 full floors
  • Operating model layouts in N, HO, O trolleys and G (Garden) scale.
  • Other displays.
  • Repair table for free minor repairs.
  • Sale table.
  • Model railroaders available to answer your questions.
  • Door prizes.
  • Refreshments and light lunches available.
    Fare: Adults $5, under 12 free with adult.
    Info: www.burlington-model-railway-club.com
    or bmrc@burlington-model-railway-club.com
    or Jim Torrance 905-335-1177
    or Ed Norman 905-318-0313
  • Saturday
    Feb 5
    2011
    evening Ottawa NMRA St. Lawrence Division
    MR 101 Session 2
    New location: Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive, Ottawa, K1Y 0B7 (beside Queensway (Highway 417)
  • Introduction to Model Railroading public session.
    Info: www3.sympatico.ca/gd.knowles/sld/sld_index.htm
    NMRA Info: www.nmra.org/
    NMRA Canada Info: www.nmracanada.ca/
  • Saturday
    Feb 5
    Sunday
    Feb 6
    2011
    10-4:30
     
    10 - 3
    Port Hope Ganaraska Railway Modellers
    18th Annual Port Hope
    Model Railway Show
    Town Park Recreation Centre, 62 McCaul Street
    (from 401, south on Ontario Street, left/southeast on Hope Street, left/east on McCaul Street)
  • Operating layouts, vendors and exhibitors.
    Fare: Adults $5, children 6-12 $2, under 5 free.
    Info: Dave Ganaraska.Railroaders@gmail.com 905-800-0410
  • Tuesday
    Feb 8
    2011
    7-9:30 London London Model Railroad Group Meeting and Open House 69 Holborn Avenue (behind the Taco Bell on Wharncliffe Road South)
    See Jan 4.
    Thursday
    Feb 10
    2011
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Annual Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor
    (a short walk north from Front Street)
  • Programme to be announced.
  • The programme is preceded by the Annual General Meeting at 7 pm for members only.
       
    Fare: Free.
  • Saturday
    Feb 12
    2011
    6:15/7-10 London London Model Railroad Association
    Winter Meeting
    ELAM (East London Anglican Ministries), 2060 Dundas Street East
  • Speaker: Dick Walker on his HO scale CPR mid-1950’s Woodstock and area layout through the years.
  • Master Modeller video presentation.
  • 2011 Layout Tour discussion.
  • Dicker Table (bring your items).
  • Refreshments provided.
    Bring your email address.
    Fare: $5 for meeting or LMRA Membership $10/year for 2 meetings and the fall layout tour
    Info: jameslg@amtelecom.net
    or 519-773-8652
    LMRA Info: Robert Langlois rplanglois@gmail.com 519-860-4864
    (Thanks, John Kanakos.)
  • Saturday
    Feb 12
    2011
    10-3 Dundas CANCELLED Dundas Modular Railway Club
    Flea Market
    St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park Street West
    (Take QEW to 403 Hamilton to Main Street West exit, left onto Main West, right on Cootes Drive (just past McMaster University) to Dundas, turn right on Cross Street. Church is 1 block on the left.)
  • Model trains, planes, cars, sailing ships, warships, die cast cars, books, photos, kits, memorabilia, reference books.
  • Dealers and private vendors.
  • Dundas Modular Railway Club operating layout.
  • Snack bar - free hot dogs for kids with their parent.
    Fare: Adults $3, children under 12 free.
    Info: home.cogeco.ca/~dmrc
    or Bryant 905-387-5669
    Maps: home.cogeco.ca/~dmrc
  • Saturday
    Feb 12
    2011
    10-2 Windsor Windsor Modular Railway Club
    10th Anniversary Open House
    Market Square, in the basement, 2109 Ottawa Street (at Walker) www.windsor-modular.com/location.php
  • New N Scale permanent layout (about 60' long with lower level staging).
  • HO Scale permanent layout.
  • HO Scale modular layout.
    Fare: Free.
    Info: www.windsor-modular.com
    (Regular meetings are on Tuesday nights at 6 pm.)
    (Thanks, John Kanakos and Ron Pare.)
  • Sunday
    Feb 13
    2011
    12-4:30 Toronto Model Railroad Club of Toronto
    Central Ontario Railway
    Open House
    171 East Liberty Street (formerly Hannah Avenue), Suite B1, Toronto
    (near King and Dufferin, served by TTC and GO)
  • O scale set in the 1950s.
  • 40 feet x 110 feet.
  • Over 5000 feet of track.
    Fare: Adults $8, seniors $5, children $4.
    Free parking is available on-site and on East Liberty Street and at low cost in three adjacent public lots.
    The Ossington bus now comes right to the building on East Liberty Street.
    It is only a short walk from King Street West and from the GO Transit Exhibition station.
    Info: www.modelrailroadclub.com
    or info@modelrailroadclub.com
    or David MacLean 416-536-8927
    (Open houses are on the last 3 Sundays and Family Day every year.)
  • Tuesday
    Feb 15
    2011
    7:30 Ottawa Bytown Railway Society
    Slide and Video Night
    Canada Science and Technology Museum
    1867 St. Laurent Boulevard
    Info: www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/
    or info@bytownrailwaysociety.ca
    or PO Box 47076, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5P9
    or 613-745-1201 (answering machine - please leave a message)
    Saturday
    Feb 19
    Sunday
    Feb 20
    2011
    10-5

    10-4
    Springwater
    (near Barrie)
    Barrie-Allandale Railway Modellers lsrrailway@sympatico.ca
    41st Annual Barrie-Allandale
    Model Train Show
    Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery, Dunlop Street, Springwater
    (west of 400 at County Road 27 / Dunlop Street West / Highway 90 Barrie)
    (take Highway 400 to Barrie, exit at Dunlop Street West,
    head west to Angus (Camp Borden), greenhouses will be on your right)
  • Over 18000 sq ft.
  • Layouts from N to G.
  • About 80 vendor tables.
  • Club memberships open.
  • Each paid adult admission will receive a coupon for $6 off a 35 purchase at Bradford Greenhouses.
    See 2009's modelrailroadcanada.com/videos
    /Barrie-Allandale%20Train%20Show%202009_0002.wmv

    Fare: Adults $6, seniors $4, students $4, under 6 free
    Info: www3.sympatico.ca/hattons.hideaway/BARM/TrainShow.htm
    or Rick Hatton 705-737-9363
    or Rick Lazenby r.h.lazenby@rogers.com
    Vendor Info: Rick Hatton lsrrailway@sympatico.ca
    Club Layout Info: Richard Spearing rwspearing@somcoemail.com
  • Saturday
    Feb 19
    2011
    1-4:30 London The Buffers
    British Railway and Transportation
    Modelling and Prototype Meeting
    Optimist Club Building, Elliott Street
    (Elliott runs north off Oxford Street East, 3 blocks east of Adelaide)
    See January 16.
    Sunday
    Feb 20
    2011
    10-4 Copetown CARM Copetown Train Show
    Presented by CARM
    Operated by Milepost 36.9
    The Bayview Junction Modular Group
    Copetown and District Community Centre, 1950 Governor's Road
    (Highway 99 just east of Highway 52)
  • Operating Canadian prototype layouts.
  • Displays by model craftsmen.
  • Railway special interest groups (SIGs).
  • Canadian model manufacturers displays and sales.
  • Photo vendors.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Refreshments available.
    Fare: $5.
    Info: www.caorm.org/copetown/Copetown_2011.pdf
    or John Johnston editor@caorm.org
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
    (Thanks, John Kanakos.)
  • Sunday
    Feb 20
    2011
    12-4:30 Toronto Model Railroad Club of Toronto
    Central Ontario Railway
    Open House
    See February 13
    Monday
    Feb 21
    2011
    Family Day
    12-4:30 Toronto Model Railroad Club of Toronto
    Central Ontario Railway
    Open House
    See February 13
    Tuesday
    Feb 22
    2011
    7:30- Etobicoke TRIG Toronto Railway Interest Group meeting
    Tuesday
    Feb 22
    2011
    7:30 Mississauga Erin Mills Model Railroad Association
    General Meeting
    Sheridan United Church, 2501 Truscott Drive L5J 2B3
    (between Winston Churchill and Southdown, south of QEW)
  • 20 minute business session.
  • Social break and raffle.
  • Presentation on a model railroad topic.
    Fare: Visitors may attend 2 meetings per year free.
        Membership is $40 / year. Optional HO SIG $20 / year. Optional N SIG $10 / year.
    Info: www.trainweb.org/emmra/
    or emmra.info@gmail.com
  • Tuesday
    Feb 22
    2011
    8 pm- Uxbridge York Durham Heritage Railway
    Slide Presentation and Book Signing
    Keith Hansen:
    The Northern Alberta Railways
    Uxbridge Council Chambers, 51 Toronto Street South
    Fare: Free but donations appreciated.
    Saturday
    Feb 26
    Sunday
    Feb 27
    2011
    10-3 Essex 2011 Essex Model Toy and Train Show Essex District High School, 244 Talbot Street North (County Road 34)
    (Essex is just 30 minutes from Windsor-Detroit, easily accessed from the Ambassador Bridge. Take the second Essex exit off Highway 3.)
  • The largest show of its kind in Southwestern Ontario.
  • Extra floor space this year for vendors and exhibitors.
  • The historic Michigan Central Essex Station will also be open both days.
    Accomodations available locally.
    Fare: Adults $5, free parking.
    Info: Cheryl Skilton and Bill Gay heritageessex@bellnet.ca 519-776-9811 (24 hour voice mail), fax 519-776-7241.
  • Sunday
    Feb 27
    2011
    12-4:30 Toronto Model Railroad Club of Toronto
    Central Ontario Railway
    Open House
    See February 13
    Sunday
    Feb 27
    2011
    11-4 Toronto Scarborough Model Railroaders
    Train Show
    17 Jeavons Avenue
    (From southern Birchmount, one block south of Danforth Road (not Ave) turn east on Parnell, then south on Jeavons.)
    (Do not park on the east side of the street.)
  • Two floors of model railroads.
  • 1500 square foor fifties era HO scale layout set in southern Ontario featuring:
    • Authentic steam and diesel sound.
    • Walkaround Digital Command Control.
    • Passenger and freight train operation.
    • Refreshments available.
  • Over 1000 square foot (and growing!) N scale layout with:


  • March 2011
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Tuesday
    Mar 1
    2011
    7:30- Ottawa Bytown Railway Society
    Meeting
    Canada Science and Technology Museum
    1867 St. Laurent Boulevard
    Info: www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/
    or info@bytownrailwaysociety.ca
    or PO Box 47076, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5P9
    or 613-745-1201 (answering machine - please leave a message)
    Wednesday
    Mar 2
    2011
    7:30 Cornwall Moccasin Model Railroad Club
    Monthly Meeting
    St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church Hall
    1509 Second Street West
  • All model railroad enthusiasts are welcome to attend.
    Info: Colin Marshall marshallcg@sympatico.ca 613-936-1660
  • Thursday
    Mar 3
    2011
    7:30 Morrisburg Seaway Valley Model Railroaders
    Monthly Meeting
    McIntosh Country Inn
    Info: Steve Skerry stvskerry@sympatico.ca
    Saturday
    Mar 5
    2011
    10-4 Cobourg Cobourg Model Railroaders
    Cobourg Model Train Show
    Cobourg Lions Community Centre, 157 Elgin Street East
    (from 401 exit 474 south on Division Street, left/east on Elgin)
  • Vendors.
  • Operating layouts.
  • Exhibits.
  • Food and beverages.
  • The biggest model train show in Northumberland County.
    Fare: Adults $5, children 12 and under $1
    Info: Ted Rafuse allarafu@eagle.ca, 181 Armour Court, Cobourg K9A 4S6 905-372-8375
  • Sunday
    Mar 6
    2011
    11-4 Toronto Scarborough Model Railroaders
    Train Show
    17 Jeavons Avenue
    (From southern Birchmount, one block south of Danforth Road (not Ave) turn east on Parnell, then south on Jeavons.)
    (Do not park on the east side of the street.)
  • Two floors of model railroads.
  • 1500 square foor fifties era HO scale layout set in southern Ontario featuring:
    • Authentic steam and diesel sound.
    • Walkaround Digital Command Control.
    • Passenger and freight train operation.
    • Refreshments available.
  • Over 1000 square foot (and growing!) N scale layout with:
    • 28 scale miles of double-tracked mainline.
    • Running through mountain scenery.
    • The only permanent N scale club layout in the GTA.
    Fare: Adults $5, seniors $3, children $2, family (2+2) $12
    Info: www.scarborough-model-railroaders.org
    or Flyer with map
    Video (2010/11/27): www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQt3jNXQj7Q
    Map: SMR-SPRING-2011.PDF
    (Dates are usually the last Sunday in November, the first in December, the last in February, and the first in March.)
    (Thanks, Keith Rudge.)
  • Sunday
    Mar 6
    2011
    10-3:30 Niagara Falls Niagara Railway Museum
    Model Railroad Show
    Optimist Park Hall, 4751 Dorchester Road (at Morrison), L2G 4C8
    (Take the QEW Niagara and exit at Thorold Stone Road East.
    Turn right onto Dorchester Road (south)
    and turn right at the second set of traffic lights.
    Optimist Park is on the right side.)
  • Over 8000 sq ft of vendors, layouts and displays
    Fare: adults $5, under 12 free with adult
    Info: Niagara Falls Railway Museum Show www.nfrm.ca/nfmrs.php
    or: www.nfrm.ca/downloads/ShowFlyer.doc
    or: www.nfrm.ca
    or: Niagara Falls Model Railway Show info@nfrm.ca
    Vendor Info: www.nfrm.ca/downloads/nfmrsoct.doc
    or Niagara Falls Railway Museum info@nmrm.ca
    6251  6521 Burdette Drive, Niagara Falls ON L2E 5H4 905-357-6539
  • Tuesday
    Mar 8
    2011
    7-9:30 London London Model Railroad Group Meeting and Open House 69 Holborn Avenue (behind the Taco Bell on Wharncliffe Road South)
    See Jan 4.
    Thursday
    Mar 10
    2011
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor
  • Clayton Langstaff presenting "Rail Days in Galesburg" at the Galesburg Railroad Museum in Galesburg, Illinois, and other stops such as Rochelle and Homewood.
    Fare: Free
  • Saturday
    Mar 12
    2011
    Library
    opens and
    Registration
    9 am
    Start 9:30
    Burlington NMRA International Division
    Spring Meet
    Burlington Central Library, 2331 New Street
    (2 1/2 blocks west of Guelph Line)
  • Layout Open Houses: Ron Robinson, Bob Mitchell, Charlie Olden.
  • Clinics:
        Marty Gold: "DCC Decoder Selection and installation basics".
        Roger Chrysler: "Using card stock building construction techniques to represent the rears of businesses facing the railway, rather than the fronts along the main street".
  • Sell/Swap Tables: See the Cinder Cruncher for details.
  • “Diorama on a CD” Contest Rules:
        1. The scene modeled must be railway related.
        2. Scene can be of any nature, topic, realistic, or comical.
        3. Scene must be modeled on standard 4 ½" CD.
        4. All components of the scene modeled must be within the outside diameter of the CD (no height restrictions).
    Info: Richard Sparrow rands.sparrow@sympatico.ca
    NMRA Info: www.nmra.org/
    NMRA Canada Info: www.nmracanada.ca/
  • Sunday
    Mar 13
    2011
    10-3 Lambeth Thames Valley Modular Railroad Club
    Annual Show and Model Railroad Flea Market
    Lambeth Community Centre, 7112 Beattie Street West
    (north on Colonel Talbot from Highways #401 and #402, first left past stoplights in Lambeth)
  • Huge flea market.
  • 12’ X 54’ Thames Valley Central Modular railroad
    with DCC operation, new buildings and scenery, animation, lighting effects and neon signs, operating turntable, huge operating container terminal, lots of trains running throughout the show.
  • Hourly door prize draws.
  • English Buffers layout.
  • Hershey’s Kidz “N” scale model railroad.
  • Snack bar.
    Fare: Adults $4, students $2, under 12 free.
    Vendor tables $20.
    Info: Paul Rooks 2020opticalservice@gmail.com 519-659-0404 (day) 519-455-1713 (evening)
    (Thanks, John Kanakos.)
  • Tuesday
    Mar 15
    2011
    7:30 Ottawa Bytown Railway Society
    Slide and Video Night
    Canada Science and Technology Museum
    1867 St. Laurent Boulevard
    Info: www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/
    or info@bytownrailwaysociety.ca
    or PO Box 47076, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5P9
    or 613-745-1201 (answering machine - please leave a message)
    Friday
    Mar 18
    Saturday
    Mar 19
    Sunday
    Mar 20
    2011
    various
    times
    Toronto Thomas & Friends™ Live! On Stage
    in "Thomas Saves the Day"
  • A story for the whole family, teaching life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation. Join Thomas, Percy, Sir Topham Hatt and friends as they work together to save the Magic Lantern Festival, embarking upon fun and adventure on the magical island of Sodor.
  • See web site for "Build & Grow with Lowe's!" at 12:30pm on March 19 and 20 to build a FREE wooden project before the 2pm shows.
    Fare: $25 to $66.75. See web site.
    Info: www.sonycentre.ca/Events/Event-Detail.aspx?evtID=304
    or info@sonycentre.ca
    Tickets: Online or 416-872-2262 (416-368-4343 for group sales) M-F 11-6 Sat 11-4
  • Saturday
    Mar 19
    2011
    1-4:30 London The Buffers
    British Railway and Transportation
    Modelling and Prototype Meeting
    Optimist Club Building, Elliott Street
    (Elliott runs north off Oxford Street East, 3 blocks east of Adelaide)
    See January 16.
    Saturday
    Mar 19
    2011
    9-4:30 Toronto Toronto Prototype Modellers Meet Humber College, North Campus, Building B, rooms B201 and B202
    205 Humber College Boulevard (southwest of Highway 27 and Finch Avenue)
    (Building B is on the southwest side of the campus adjacent to parking lots 13 and 14. Enter via entrance E from eastbound Humber College Boulevard.)
    Clinics:
  • Mike Salfi: "Modelling Accurate HO Scale CPR and CNR Passenger Cars".
  • Efram Ellenbogen: "Contemporary Diesel Weathering".
  • Al Crisp: "Canadian Pacific Piggyback in the 1950s".
  • Terry Hughes: "Promoting Prototype Modelling Through Our Railway Heritage to the Public".
  • 5 minute workshop tips (contact Brian to give one).
  • Model Display and Discussion (please bring your own models to display).
    Fare: $10.
    Info: Brian Gauer bdgauer@rogers.com
  • Saturday
    Mar 19
    Sunday
    Mar 20
    2011
    10-4
    10-4
    Kingston CRHA-Kingston Division
    Rail-O-Rama Show
    Ambassador Hotel, 1550 Princess Street
    (near the VIA Rail Station)
    (From Highway 401 exit 613, south on Sydenham Road, left at first light onto Princess Street)
  • Model train layouts.
  • Railway displays.
  • Railway vendors of all types.
  • Interactive layout for the youngsters.
  • Thomas activity table.
  • Refreshments and dining on site.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
    Fare: Adults (13+) $6, seniors (60+) $5, children (5-12) $3, free parking.
    Info: Peter Macdonald machobby@hotmail.com 613-389-8517
    or Graham Oberst graham.oberst@bell.net 613-542-9461
  • Sunday
    Mar 20
    2011
    10-3 Burlington Burlington Model Train Show Burlington Holiday Inn, 3063 South Service Road
    (QEW and Guelph Line)
  • Over 90 vendor tables.
  • Model trains, train sets, locomotives, track, rolling stock, transformers, structures, photos, DVDs, railroad memorabilia.
  • Operating layout.
    Fare: Adults $5, children under 12 free with adult.
    Info: www.burlingtontrainshow.blogspot.com
    or Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 M-F before 8 pm
    (Thanks, Steve Hoshel and John Kanakos.)
  • Saturday
    Mar 26
    2011
    evening Ottawa NMRA St. Lawrence Division
    Workshop
    Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Road
    (north corner of Smyth and Dauphin Roads, just east of the CHEO Hospital)
    Info: www3.sympatico.ca/gd.knowles/sld/sld_index.htm
    NMRA Info: www.nmra.org/
    NMRA Canada Info: www.nmracanada.ca/
    Saturday
    Mar 26
    2011
    tickets
    and
    maps:
    9-3
    tour:
    9-9
    Kitchener
    Waterloo
    Cambridge
    Guelph
    area
    28th Annual Doubleheaders
    Model Railroad Self Guided Home and CLub Layout Tour
    Register 9-3 at Hespeler Arena, 640 Ellis Road West, Cambridge.
    (exit 401 at Townline Road North (#286), turn left at Ellis Road)
    GPS: N43.4280 W 80.2919
  • Traditionally over 40 home and club layouts.
  • One of Canada's largest annual layout tours.
  • The layout tour involves you driving to people's homes and clubs to enjoy their model train layouts.
    Fare: $5 for every person, children must be supervised by an adult.
    Info: Preview the layouts at: www.doubleheaders.org
    or flyer: www.trainweb.org/doubleheaders/flyerbl.htm
    or club info: dhtour@gmail.com
    (Thanks, John Kanakos.)
  • Sunday
    Mar 27
    2011
    10-3 Kitchener Kitchener Model Train Show Bingeman's Ballroom, 425 Bingeman's Centre Drive
  • Over 140 vendor tables.
  • Model trains, train sets, locomotives, track, rolling stock, transformers, structures, photos, DVDs, railroad memorabilia.
  • Operating layouts.
  • Lunch counter.
    Fare: Adults $5, children under 12 free with adult, parking free
    Info: www.kitchenertrainshow.blogspot.com
    or Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 M-F before 8 pm
    (Thanks, Steve Hoshel and John Kanakos.)
  • Tuesday
    Mar 29
    2011
    7:30 Mississauga Erin Mills Model Railroad Association
    General Meeting
    Sheridan United Church, 2501 Truscott Drive L5J 2B3
    (between Winston Churchill and Southdown, south of QEW)
  • 20 minute business session.
  • Social break and raffle.
  • Presentation on a model railroad topic.
    Fare: Visitors may attend 2 meetings per year free.
        Membership is $40 / year. Optional HO SIG $20 / year. Optional N SIG $10 / year.
    Info: www.trainweb.org/emmra/
    or emmra.info@gmail.com


  • April 2011
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Saturday
    Apr TBD
    2011
    evening Ottawa NMRA St. Lawrence Division
    Workshop
    Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Road
    (north corner of Smyth and Dauphin Roads, just east of the CHEO Hospital)
    Info: www3.sympatico.ca/gd.knowles/sld/sld_index.htm
    NMRA Info: www.nmra.org/
    NMRA Canada Info: www.nmracanada.ca/
    Saturday
    Apr 2
    2011
    all day? Stratford NMRA Western Ontario Division
    Make and Take Model Clinic
    Arden Park Inn
    (corner of Ontario (Highway 7/8) and Romeo Street North)
  • Make a GHQ HO Scale 1940s D8 8R Cable Bulldozer
    Fare: $25 at clinic (and bring the tools they advise)
    Space is limited to 25 people.
    Registration Deadline: March 15, 2011.
    Register with: John Moseley, 20 Graham Crescent, London, N5W 4L8
        John Moseley j.moseley@sympatico.ca
        Send your name, address, phone and email.
    NMRA Info: www.nmra.org/
    NMRA Canada Info: www.nmracanada.ca/
    (Thanks, John Kanakos.)
  • Saturday
    Apr 2
    2011
    9 am
    all day
    Grimsby CARM Golden Horseshoe Chapter
    Annual Meeting
    Trinity United Church, 100 Main Street
  • Annual Meeting and Election of Officers.
        (One nominee for Chair and one for Secretary/Treasurer as of Feb 7.)
  • Clinic: Bob Rivers: "Car Care." Bring a couple of cars to work on, and required tools.
  • Layout tour: Dave Manary, Bruce Rousseau.
  • Please RSVP to Tom Allan thomaseallan@shaw.ca.
    Fare: $2.
    Guests welcome.
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
  • Saturday
    Apr 2
    2011
    7:30 am
    all day
    Waterloo
    Elmira
    Waterloo Central Railway
    special trains to
    Elmira Maple Syrup Festival
    Waterloo Station: 10 Father David Bauer Drive (near city hall)
    Elmira Station: 25 Erb Street, Elmira
  • Five trains between Waterloo and Elmira on the festival day.
  • Trains leave Waterloo at 6:30, 8:30, 10:30. 1:30 and 3:30.
  • Trains leave Elmira at 7:30, 9:30, 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30.
  • Buy tickets online or at Waterloo Station 10-4 starting March 29.
  • Weather and machinery permitting, rides will be offered on a trailer pulled by a railway motor car at Elmira Station.
    Fare: Adult $24, Senior $22, Student $22, Child $18.
    Tickets also include Elmira Maple Syrup Tickets.
    Free parking in City of Waterloo Station Lot or Bauer Lot.
    Info: waterloocentralrailway.com/
    Directions: waterloocentralrailway.com/your-visit
    Map: maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=embed&hl=en&geocode=&q=10+Father+David+Bauer+Drive,+Waterloo&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=33.435463,79.013672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=10+Father+David+Bauer+Dr,+Waterloo,+Waterloo+Regional+Municipality,+Ontario+N2L+6C2,+Canada&t=h&ll=43.464382,-80.526695&spn=0.021804,0.041199&z=14&iwloc=A
  • Saturday
    Apr 2
    Sunday
    Apr 3
    2011
    10-5
     
    10-4
    Lindsay Lindsay and District
    Model Railroaders
    37th Annual Lindsay
    Model Railway Show
    Victoria Park Armoury, 210 Kent Street West, K9V 2Y8
    Fare: Adults $5, children 6 to 12 $2, under 6 free
    Info: ldmr.org
    or Lindsay and District Model Railroaders ldmrclub@hotmail.com
    or Don McClellan donald.mcclellan@gmail.ca
        weekdays 705-328-0474 weekends 705-454-2746
    or Lindsay & District Model Railroaders Inc., PO Box 452, Lindsay, ON K9V 4S5
    Sunday
    Apr 3
    2011
    10-3 Toronto Lakeshore Model Railroaders' Association
    LMRA Flea Market
    Humber College North Campus gym, entrances D and E, Humber College Boulevard, Etobicoke
    Tables are 8 feet and $35 each.
    Info: www.trainweb.org/lmra/fleamarket.htm
    or Steve McCoy supertraindude@yahoo.ca 416-817-4015
    Note: Future LMRA Flea Markets will be at the John Tonelli Sports Centre, 217 Laurier Ave, Milton ON L9T 3R5, because Humber College no longer accepts non-athletic gym bookings.
    Monday
    Apr 4
    2011
    ? Toronto LSWR T-3 4-4-0 delivery Roundhouse Theatre, Roundhouse Park, Bremner Boulevard
    (southeast of CN Tower)
  • The LSWR T-3 4-4-0 from the UK National Railway Museum at Shildon and matching coach to be used in The Railway Children play were to arrive at Roundhouse Park.
  • Info: See May 3 listing.
    Info on the locomotive: www.nrm.org.uk/OurCollection/LocomotivesAndRollingStock/CollectionItem.aspx?objid=1975-7000&pageNo=14
    (Thanks, John Kanakos.)
  • Tuesday
    Apr 5
    2011
    7-9:30 London London Model Railroad Group Meeting and Open House 69 Holborn Avenue (behind the Taco Bell on Wharncliffe Road South)
    See Jan 4.
    Tuesday
    Apr 5
    2011
    7:30- Ottawa Bytown Railway Society
    Meeting
    Canada Science and Technology Museum
    1867 St. Laurent Boulevard
  • Topic: "Canadian National Steam" by Don McQueen.
    Info: www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/
    or info@bytownrailwaysociety.ca
    or PO Box 47076, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5P9
    or 613-745-1201 (answering machine - please leave a message)
  • Wednesday
    Apr 6
    2011
    7:30 Cornwall Moccasin Model Railroad Club
    Monthly Meeting
    St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church Hall
    1509 Second Street West
  • All model railroad enthusiasts are welcome to attend.
    Info: Colin Marshall marshallcg@sympatico.ca 613-936-1660
  • Thursday
    Apr 7
    2011
    7:30 Morrisburg Seaway Valley Model Railroaders
    Monthly Meeting
    McIntosh Country Inn
    Info: Steve Skerry stvskerry@sympatico.ca
    Saturday
    Apr 9
    2011
    9:30-? Woodstock NMRA WOD (Western Ontario Division) Clinics Woodstock Quality Inn, 580 Bruin Boulevard
    Clinics:
  • "Static Grass Scenery" by Don Wesley (and John Kanakos):
    Don and John will demonstrate construction of an inexpensive “static grass applicator” and demonstrate its use. The audience will have a chance to use one of three applicators. If there is enough interest, the WOD will organize a construction session to build your own.
  • "Decoder Pro Locomotive Programming" by Bob Byck:
    This clinic will demonstrate using your computer to easily program locomotives. A SPROG interface will be used.
    This clinic is a repeat of the demonstration presented by Bob and John Kanakos at the Toronto Christmas Train Show.
  • "Programming Locomotives with a Digitrax DT400 Hand Throttle" by Rick Doyle:
    Rick will demonstrate programming on a dedicated programming track and also “on the main” in “Ops Mode”.
  • Bring a DCC equipped engine and have Bob or Rick program it for you! (Best if you can bring the engine/decoder manual!)
    Fare: Free.
    Info: John Kanakos WOD Program Director mailto:johnkana@fc.amdsb.ca 519-660-1844
    NMRA Info: www.nmra.org/
    NMRA Canada Info: www.nmracanada.ca/
    (Thanks, John Kanakos WOD Program Director)
  • Saturday
    Apr 9
    2011
    10-3 Mississauga Credit Valley Railway Company
    True Line Trains
    Meet and Greet / Display
    2900 Argentia Road, Unit 24 905-826-1306
    (south of Highway 401 between Erin Mills Parkway / Mississauga Road and Winston Churchill Boulevard)
  • Darren Altbaum and Mark Kaluza from TLT will have samples on display.
  • Answering questions about their Canadian-specific paint line, with a good selection of them there to play with.
  • Discussing TrueLine's current paint situation and the legislation that our government has passed, and where that leaves us now, and in the future importing paint and other goodies.
  • Also expect to see the HO scale Canadian National U2g Northern 4-8-4.
  • The latest sample of the 'now in factory production' GO Transit MP40.
  • A few other new things they are working on.
    Fare: Demos are free. Purchases are not.
    Info: www.cvrco.com 905-826-1306
    or query@cvrco.com
    or www.truelinetrains.ca/
    or Mark Kaluza mark@hobbycraft.com
  • Saturday
    Apr 9
    2011
    Slide
    Swap:
    11:30-4

    Slide
    Show:
    6-11
    Campbellville Forest City Railway Society
    Annual Slide Trade and Sale Day
    and Slide Show Evening
    Campbellville Lions Club, 42 Guelph Line
    (south of the CPR Gald Sub crossing)
    Fare: $5 for Slide Trade and Sale, $7 for Slide Show Evening, $10 for both.
    Info: i156.photobucket.com/albums/t16/bayviewmofo/2011Poster2.jpg
    or Dave Stowe or Ian Platt tempo.jr@sympatico.ca
    (Thanks, John Kanakos WOD Program Director)
    Saturday
    Apr 9
    Sunday
    Apr 10
    2011
    9-3 Dundas Canadian National Railway
    and Via Rail Memorabilia
    Estate Sale
    by Samantha Hyland
    11 Skyline Drive L9H 3Z3
    (driving directions on web site)
  • CN conductor and trainman hats from the 1960's.
  • Some conductor uniforms.
  • Large assortment of CN timetables from the 60s and 70s, operating manuals, safety manuals, tickets, ticket puncher, pins, ashtrays.
  • Lantern, blue and red light covers (glass and plastic).
  • CN flag.
  • An assortment of other non-railway things.
    Info: www.samhelps.com
    Note: The sale is indoors, but for the safety and security of the staff and contents, the number of customers allowed into the home at one time will be limited and there could be a wait time outdoors. Please dress appropriately for the weather and be aware there are no public washroom facilities. Be prepared to remove your shoes upon entering the home.
    No advanced sales.
  • Thursday
    Apr 14
    2011
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor
  • Bram Bailey presenting "The Ontario Northland Railway".
  • In addition to the book “Ontario Northland in Color” Bram offers a CD with the original manuscript, called The ONR at Milepost 100, and all of the B&W photos he could not use in the book (because of Morning Sun’s all colour format). Included are archive photos and builder’s photos as well as on line “Railfan” photos. Pricing on that is $50 (US) for the whole package. The original manuscript offers a more in-depth history of the railroad and a section on railfanning that could not be included in Morning Sun’s format.
    Fare: Free.
  • Saturday
    Apr 16
    2011
    1-4:30 London The Buffers
    British Railway and Transportation
    Modelling and Prototype Meeting
    Optimist Club Building, Elliott Street
    (Elliott runs north off Oxford Street East, 3 blocks east of Adelaide.)
    See January 16.
    Saturday
    Apr 16
    2011
    9-3 Newcastle Soper Valley Model Railroad Association
    Newcastle Model Railroad Flea Market
    St. Francis of Assisi Church, 214 King Avenue East
  • New and used model railroad supplies.
    Fare: $2.
    Info: Ron Radcliffe rjr.kse@sympatico.ca 905-987-3099
  • Saturday
    Apr 16
    2011
    10-4 Schomberg Narrow Gauge Madness Gang
    Sixth Annual Ontario
    Narrow Gauge Show
    Schomberg Community Hall, 325 Main St
    (one half hour north of Toronto, west off Highway 400)
  • Narrow gauge layouts.
  • Dealers.
  • Manufacturers.
  • Model and photography contests.
  • Workshops.
  • Demonstrations.
  • Canada's only exclusively narrow gauge show.
  • Lunch counter.
    Fare: $10 advance, $15 at the door.
    Info: www.narrowgaugemadness.com
    or Yahoo! group groups.yahoo.com/group/narrowgaugemadness/
    or Christopher Creighton narrowgaugeontario@hotmail.com 905-939-0694
  • Sunday
    Apr 17
    2011
    10-3 Woodstock Woodstock Model Train Show Oxford Auditorium and Mutual/Market Buildings, Woodstock Fairground, 875 Nellis Street
  • Over 170 vendor tables.
  • Model trains, train sets, locomotives, track, rolling stock, transformers, structures, photos, DVDs, railroad memorabilia.
  • Operating layouts.
  • Lunch counter.
    Fare: Adults $5, children under 12 free with adult, parking free.
    Info: www.woodstocktrainshow.blogspot.com
    or Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 M-F before 8 pm
    (Thanks, Steve Hoshel and John Kanakos.)
  • Sunday
    Apr 17
    2011
    new date
    2- Holland Centre CARM
    Ontario Midwestern Chapter
    Spring Semi-Annual
    Business Meeting
    Grey Central Railway Club
    Participation Lodge boardroom, 684136 Side Road 30
    (5 minutes northeast of Holland Centre on Side Road 30, in basement of nursing home)
  • Business meeting for members.
  • Less formality ... more sharing of ideas.
  • Switching challenge on portable switching layout bought from Grey Central.
    Info: Steve Hoshel shoshel@omniglobe.ca
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
  • Sunday
    Apr 17
    2011
    9-3 Toronto Canadian Toy Collectors' Society
    Spring Show
    Downsview Park, 40 Carl Hall Road, Studio 3
    (south of Sheppard between Keele and Allen Road, TTC bus #101)
    Fare: Adults $10, Seniors $8, 6-12 years $1, under 6 free. Free parking.
    Pre-show trading rights available: Single (Sat+Sun) $50, Family (Sat+Sun) $60, Single (Sun) $20.
    Info: www.ctcs.org
    Tuesday
    Apr 19
    2011
    7:30 Ottawa Bytown Railway Society
    Slide and Video Night
    Canada Science and Technology Museum
    1867 St. Laurent Boulevard
    Info: www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/
    or info@bytownrailwaysociety.ca
    or PO Box 47076, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5P9
    or 613-745-1201 (answering machine - please leave a message)
    Saturday
    Apr 23
    2011
    3 trips Waterloo
    St. Jacobs
    Waterloo Central Railway
    Easter Bunny Train
    Waterloo Station: 10 Father David Bauer Drive, Waterloo
    St. Jacobs Station: Farmers Market, St. Jacobs
  • Mr. Bunny will pass out Easter candy to all his friends as the train makes its way through Waterloo, past the Farmers Market and to its final destination of St. Jacobs.
  • Trains will operate on their regular 10:00, 12:00 and 2:00 schedule departing from our Waterloo Station. Trains depart St. Jacobs at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00.
  • Passengers are welcome to get off the train at the Market for a visit and then continue your trip on a later train as well as visit the Village of St. Jacobs and return on a train of your choice.
    Fare: $10/$12/$15 - See waterloocentralrailway.com/category/tickets.
    Info: waterloocentralrailway.com/.
    and http://www.eol.ca/~ianmc/trains.htm#Tourist_Railways (scroll down)
  • Sunday
    Apr 24
    2011
    moved
    ? Holland Centre CARM
    Ontario Midwestern Chapter
    Spring Semi-Annual
    Business Meeting
    Moved to April 17
    Grey Central Railway Club
    Participation Lodge, 684136 Side Road 30
    (5 minutes northeast of Holland Centre on Side Road 30, in basement of nursing home)
  • Business meeting for members.
    Info: Steve Hoshel shoshel@omniglobe.ca
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
  • Tuesday
    Apr 26
    2011
    7:30 Mississauga Erin Mills Model Railroad Association
    General Meeting
    Sheridan United Church, 2501 Truscott Drive L5J 2B3
    (between Winston Churchill and Southdown, south of QEW)
  • 20 minute business session.
  • Social break and raffle.
  • Presentation on a model railroad topic. This month: Contest night.
    Fare: Visitors may attend 2 meetings per year free.
        Membership is $40 / year. Optional HO SIG $20 / year. Optional N SIG $10 / year.
    Info: www.trainweb.org/emmra/
    or emmra.info@gmail.com
  • Thursday
    Apr 28
    2011
    6-10 pm Burlington Friends of Freeman Station
    Buffet Dinner Fundraiser
    Emma's Backporch, 2084 Old Lakeshore Road
  • A buffet dinner will be served featuring Emma's "Best in Town" chicken wings, pork ribs, Caesar Salad, pizza, unlimited soft drinks and more.
  • Door prizes and raffles.
  • An opportunity to view and purchase a print of the Freeman Station generously donated by William Biddle of Biddle Art Gallery. Framed, signed and numbered, the print is $225 and unframed it is $80.
  • Proceeds from the dinner tickets, raffle and prints will help support the relocation and restoration of Burlington's historic 1906 train station.
    Fare: Adults $30, children 10 and under $15.
        A cash bar will include unique alcoholic drink specials.
    Tickets: Sheila Gnish sheila@burlingtonautoworks.com 905-332-9966.
    Media Contact: Jacquie Gardner, Publicity Chair rincewind50@yahoo.ca 905-484-6937.
  • The Friends of Freeman Station is a non-profit community group whose aim is to locate, restore and preserve the historic Freeman Station for the enjoyment of current and future generations.
  • The Freeman Station, built in 1906 by the Grand Trunk Railway, has been recognized for its architectural and historic significance by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Culture and Heritage Burlington.
  • Thursday
    Apr 28
    2011
    7- Toronto Heritage Toronto
    Illustrated Lecture by Derek Boles
    How the Railways Shaped Toronto
    St. Lawrence Hall, 157 King Street East (at Jarvis), 3rd Floor - Great Hall
  • See rare images and animations that illustrate how the railways formed and altered Toronto.
  • Discover the role that St. Lawrence Hall played in railway history.
  • Heritage Toronto 2011 Spring Walks brochures will be available.
    Fare: Free.
    Info: www.heritagetoronto.org/news Scroll down to April 6 2011.
    For some reason this is not listed on the events list: www.heritagetoronto.org/find-out-more/event .
    If you think it should be, email them via www.heritagetoronto.org/contact and ask why it isn't.
  • Saturday
    Apr 30
    2011
    10-4:30 Aberfoyle Aberfoyle Junction
    Open House
    128 Brock Road, Village of Aberfoyle
    (Large Quonset hut on east side at the south end of Aberfoyle, opposite the gravel company, 1.5 km north of Highway 401 exit 299.)
  • Very large CN/CP O scale layout.
    Fare: Adults $8, seniors $6, students $6, children $5.
    Info: www.aberfoylejunction.com Click on "Shows".
    or Craig Webb 257 Broadway Avenue Hamilton Ontario L8S 2W7 905-527-5474
  • Saturday
    Apr 30
    2011
    11-5 Innerkip Hank Duivenbode
    Maple Lake Junction Open House
    43 Maple Lake Park RR #2 Innerkip 519-469-3695
    (Exit 401 between Kitchener and Woodstock at Drumbo Road West (Oxford County Road 29) towards Innerkip, pass Oxford County Road 22, right into Maple Lake Park at railroad sign)
  • 450 square foot S scale (1/64) model railroad.
  • Real running water.
  • Sorry, no wheelchair access.
    Fare: Free.
    Info: Hank Duivenbode hankw.1933@hotmail.com 519-469-3695
    (Thanks, John Kanakos.)


    May 2011
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Sunday
    May 1
    10-5 Guelph Guelph Model Railroad Society
    Pacific Western Railroad Open House
    50 Crimea Street
    (west of Edinburgh Road North, near GEXR tracks)
  • 2,400 square feet with approximately 750’ of mainline track, excluding yards.
  • Established in 1968.
  • Fare: adults $5, under 12 free.
    Info: www.trainweb.org/gmrs/events.html
    or 519-856-4983
    or 905-878-5009
    Map: www.trainweb.org/gmrs/events.html
    Sunday
    May 1
    2011
    10-4:30 Aberfoyle Aberfoyle Junction
    Open House
    See April 30.
    Sunday
    May 1
    2011
    10-3 Ancaster Nostalgia Show and Sale Concession Building, Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Road
    (Exit Highway 403 at exit 55 (Copetown Road), half mile south (left) on Highway 52, south across Highway 2, right at fairgrounds)
  • Featuring small antiques, old tin toys, advertising signs, vintage paper, bottles, tins, coins, postcards, china, glassware, comics and records.
  • Also movies, TV,
    railroad, Coca-Cola, sports, automobile, gas station, military, brewery and other vintage collectibles.
  • Over 90 tables.
    Fare: Adults $5, children under 12 free with adult.
    Info: Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 M-F before 8 pm
  • Sunday
    May 1
    2011
    7:30- Toronto The Railway Children final dress rehearsal Roundhouse Theatre, Roundhouse Park, Bremner Boulevard
    See May 3.
    Fare: $25 tickets available at 3 pm at the Roundhouse Park Don Station.
    Tuesday
    May 3
    2011
    ? Toronto The Railway Children play Roundhouse Theatre, Roundhouse Park, Bremner Boulevard
    (southeast of CN Tower)
  • The York Theatre Royal production of The Railway Children - with a new all-Canadian cast - will be presented in Toronto by Matthew Gale and Jenny King for the Touring Consortium (RC) International and Robert Richardson for Marquis Entertainment, with tickets available through TicketKing.
  • The show stars a working, moving, huffing and puffing, 66-ton vintage steam locomotive.
    It's reported to be LSWR T3 class, 4-4-0 number 563 (built 1893), from National Railway Museum, in Shildon, Durham, England.
  • The Railway Children is based on the famous Edwardian-era novel by Edith Nesbit about Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis, three children - reduced to poverty after their father is unjustly imprisoned - who move from their middle class London home to a poor, rural cottage beside the railroad t! racks. The children befriend the local railway porter and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure, etc.
  • Toronto's new 1000 seat Roundhouse Theatre will be located beside the old CN Roundhouse in Roundhouse Park.
  • The London (England) version was performed in London's Waterloo Station on moving platforms that roll along railroad tracks, with the audience seated on either side.
    Group tickets for groups of 10 or more are available now through Mirvish Group Sales 416-593-4142 or 1-800-724-6420.
    Single tickets will be available April 4, 2011.
    Preview performances began May 3, 2011.
    Official Opening May 8, 2011.
    Performances until October 2011, possibly longer.
    Backstage tour May 14-15.
    Fare: $30 to $90 from Mirvish Group Sales 416-593-4142 or 1-800-724-6420
    Info: www.railwaychildren.ca/
    or Mirvish Group Sales 416-593-4142 or 1-800-724-6420
    or May 1st Toronto Star special section
    Info on the locomotive: www.nrm.org.uk/OurCollection/LocomotivesAndRollingStock/CollectionItem.aspx?objid=1975-7000&pageNo=14
  • Tuesday
    May 3
    2011
    7-9:30 London London Model Railroad Group Meeting and Open House 69 Holborn Avenue (behind the Taco Bell on Wharncliffe Road South)
    See Jan 4.
    Wednesday
    May 4
    2011
    7:30 Cornwall Moccasin Model Railroad Club
    Monthly Meeting
    St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church Hall
    1509 Second Street West
  • All model railroad enthusiasts are welcome to attend.
    Info: Colin Marshall marshallcg@sympatico.ca 613-936-1660
  • Thursday
    May 5
    2011
    7:30 Morrisburg Seaway Valley Model Railroaders
    Monthly Meeting
    McIntosh Country Inn
    Info: Steve Skerry stvskerry@sympatico.ca
    Saturday
    May 7
    2011
    deliver
    and view
    8:30-10:45
    sale
    11-4
    Stayner Nottawasaga Model Railroad Club's
    17th Annual
    Model Railroad Auction
    St. Patrick's Parish Hall
    (east of Airport Road, south of highway 26, Cedar Street between William and Beech)
  • Auction.
  • Raffle.
  • Coffee kitchen.
  • Lot pickup sevice available.
    Fare: $4.
    Info: Bill Payne 705-429-2762
    or Dolf Roelofsen 705-445-7317
  • Saturday
    May 7
    2011
    varies Whitby Doors Open
    Whitby 2011
    Various locations around Whitby, including:
  • 10-4: Station Gallery
        (1450 Henry Street (beside Iroquois Park))
        - "This building, built in 1903 as the Grand Trunk Railway station for Whitby Junction, operated as a train station until 1969. Originally located near the present-day GO Transit platform, the station was moved to Victoria and Henry streets in 1970 and opened as an art gallery. It was relocated next to Iroquois Park in 2004."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13023_1.html#
        or www.whitbystationgallery.com/
    Fare: Free.
    Info: Doors Open www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13023_1.html
    or www.whitby.ca/
    or doorsopen@whitby.ca
  • Saturday
    May 7
    Sunday
    May 8
    2011
    varies Hamilton Doors Open
    Hamilton 2011
    Various locations around Hamilton, including:
  • 10-4: Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers
        (900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton - off Burlington Street, by the Queen Elizabeth Way) 905-546-4797
        - "At this year's Doors Open event, Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers will operate miniature locomotives on the grounds of the historic Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, a National Historic Site and a civil and power engineering landmark."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13099_1.html#14043
        or www.hamilton.ca/CultureandRecreation/Arts_Culture_And_Museums/HamiltonCivicMuseums/
  • 10-4: Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway (TH&B) / Hamilton GO Centre
        (36 Hunter Street East)
        - "This rare example of an art moderne public building has curved forms, polished metals and machined detailing throughout. Retirees from the TH&B operate a railway museum on the mezzanine level and tell visitors about Hamilton train history. Interpretative panels highlight the architecture and reconstruction of this landmark 1933 building, now used as a GO Transit railway and bus station."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13099_1.html#14039
    Fare: Free.
    Info: Doors Open www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13099_1.html
  • Saturday
    May 7
    Sunday
    May 8
    2011
    10-4:30 Aberfoyle Aberfoyle Junction
    Open House
    See April 30.
    Thursday
    May 12
    2011
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor
  • Ron Brown presenting a topic to be announced.
    Fare: Free
  • Saturday
    May 14
    2011
    8-12 Elmwood County Line Caboose
    13th Annual Model Railroad Garage Sale
    014121 Bruce County Road 10, RR #1 Elmwood N0G 1S0
    (north of Hanover, Bruce Penninsula)
    Fare: Free to public and to vendors.
    Info: Carol sales@countylinecaboose.ca 519-807-2345
    Saturday
    May 14
    Sunday
    May 15
    2011
    10-4:30 Aberfoyle Aberfoyle Junction
    Open House
    See April 30.
    Saturday
    May 14
    Sunday
    May 15
    2011
    9:30-12:30 Toronto Roundhouse Theatre The Railway Children tour Roundhouse Theatre, Roundhouse Park, Bremner Boulevard
    (southeast of CN Tower)
  • Tour the new 1000 seat Roundhouse Theatre, located beside the old CN Roundhouse in Roundhouse Park.
  • See the set of The Railway Children.
  • See "Vicky", an LSWR T3 class, 4-4-0 number 563 (built 1893), from National Railway Museum, in Shildon, Durham, England.
  • Somewhere around 12:30, see the train moved out of the theatre onto the turntable in preparation for thr 2:00 matinee performance.
    Fare: Free, free popcorn, water, tea and coffee.
    Info on the locomotive: www.nrm.org.uk/OurCollection/LocomotivesAndRollingStock/CollectionItem.aspx?objid=1975-7000&pageNo=14
    See May 3.
    The Roundhouse Park miniature train ride is also open (but not free).
  • Sunday
    May 15
    2011
    12-3
    board
    12:15
    depart
    12:30
    Guelph Destiny Tours
    Guelph Junction Express
    Lunch Train
    This was thought to possibly be the final run of the Guelph Junction Express with maybe also be a dinner excursion if time permitted, but see August 13.
    Fare: See www.destinytours.com/gje/gje_schedule.asp
    Info: www.destinytours.com/gje/#Excersions
    Booking: 519-823-9799 or toll free 1-877-823-9799.
    Tuesday
    May 17
    2011
    7:30- Ottawa Bytown Railway Society
    Meeting
    Canada Science and Technology Museum
    1867 St. Laurent Boulevard
  • Topic: Presentation by Steve Barry, editor of Railfan Magazine
    Info: www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/
    or info@bytownrailwaysociety.ca
    or PO Box 47076, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5P9
    or 613-745-1201 (answering machine - please leave a message)
  • Saturday
    May 21
    2011
    1-4:30 London The Buffers
    British Railway and Transportation
    Modelling and Prototype Meeting
    Optimist Club Building, Elliott Street
    (Elliott runs north off Oxford Street East, 3 blocks east of Adelaide)
    See January 16.
    Friday
    to
    Monday
    May 20 to 23
    2011
    6pm-9pm
    Friday

    9am-11pm
    Saturday

    8am-5pm
    Sunday

    Also
    Layout
    Tours
    10am-3pm
    Monday
    Ottawa 2011 CARM Canadian Railway Convention
    "Trains and Tulips"
    Algonquin College Residence & Conference Centre - Building A
    1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2G 1V8
  • Meet 'n' Greet.
  • Workshops.
  • Clinics (model and prototype).
  • Layout tours.
  • Non-rail tours.
  • Train show and vendors (Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22 - see next event).
  • Displays and modelling contests.
  • Banquet.
  • Good inexpensive accommodation in nearby residence.
    Open to CARM members and also all interested in railroads and model railroads.
    Info: www.caorm.org/2011_ottawa
    or Gary Baillargeon (Chair) 2011convention@caorm.org
    or Mike Hind (Convenor) hind_mike@yahoo.ca 613-821-3741
    or Mike Hind, PO Box 108, #2681 Derby Street, Metcalfe, ON, K0A 2P0
  • Saturday
    May 21
    Sunday
    May 22
    2011
    10-5

    10-4
    Ottawa 2011 CARM Canadian Railway Convention Train Show Algonquin College Gym
    1385 Woodroffe Avenue at Baseline, Ottawa, ON, K2G 1V8
  • Over 10 Operating Layouts.
  • All Popular Scales.
  • Over 40 Exhibits and Vendors.
  • Books, Videos, Photos, Memorabilia.
  • Demonstrations, Clinics, Advice.
  • Operate a Train.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
    Fare: Adults (13+) $5, Children 5-12 $2, Children under 5 Free. Free parking.
    Info: www.caorm.org/2011_ottawa/vendors.html
  • Saturday
    May 28
    2011
    evening Ottawa NMRA St. Lawrence Division
    Workshop
    Location TBD (as of May 3)
    Info: www3.sympatico.ca/gd.knowles/sld/sld_index.htm
    NMRA Info: www.nmra.org/
    NMRA Canada Info: www.nmracanada.ca/
    Saturday
    May 28
    2011
    varies Milton Doors Open
    Milton 2011
    Various locations around Milton, including:
  • 10-4: Halton County Radial Railway Museum
        (13629 Guelph Line, Milton - north of Highway 401, south of Highway 7) 519-856-9802
        - "The Halton County Radial Railway Museum is Milton’s best-kept secret! Take a ride on a vintage streetcar, visit the historic railway station and see the old streetcars, radial cars and work cars in the display barns. The oldest railcar dates from late 1800s. Show your Doors Open brochure at the gate!"
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13077_1.html#14141
        or www.hcry.org/
    Fare: Free.
    Info: Doors Open www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13077_1.html
  • Saturday
    May 28
    Sunday
    May 29
    2011
    varies Toronto Doors Open
    Toronto 2011
    About 150 locations around Toronto, including:
  • TRHC John Street Roundhouse / Roundhouse Park / Steam Whistle Brewing
        (255 Bremner Boulevard, southeast of the CN tower)
        Info: www.trha.ca/roundhousepark.html
    • Ride the miniature railway around the park on one of five miniature engines.
    • Tour the original roundhouse stalls and see the work in progress (10-4 Saturday and Sunday).
    • See CNR 6213.
    • Visit the fully restored Cabin D with its restored switch gear.
    • Visit the fully restored Don Station in its new location.
    • Take a ride on the restored turntable.
    • Get right up close and personal and explore the diesel engines and steam engines.
    • See rolling stock at various stages of their restoration.
    • Take a ride on one of the work speeders.
    • See the two rail computer simulators under construction.
    • See the working cranes and other rail stock cars.
    • Bring your camera!
  • TTC McCowan Car House (1720 Ellesmere Road) 12-4:30 Saturday
  • TTC Roncesvalles Carhouse/Division (20 The Queensway) 12-4:30 Saturday
  • Union Station (65 Front Street West) 10-4:30 Sunday
    Fare: Free.
    Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca
    or www.toronto.ca/doorsopen/
    or www.toronto.ca/doorsopen/buildings.htm
    or Doors Open Toronto doorsopen@toronto.ca
    or Official Guide in Toronto Star special section likely the last Thursday in May
    or Doors Open Toronto headquarters at Toronto City Hall telephone 311
    TRHC / John Street Roundhouse: wx.toronto.ca/inter/culture/doorsopen2011.nsf/c6aa5b41200ea1758525720d004c5e96/f12e2d4034313f3b85257841005450d5?OpenDocument
    Steam Whistle Brewing: wx.toronto.ca/inter/culture/doorsopen2011.nsf/BuildingsAll/A5D9EBCFD550826985257837007BECC6?OpenDocument
    TTC McCowan Car House: wx.toronto.ca/inter/culture/doorsopen2011.nsf/BuildingsAll/35AF3E0B4BD6C9408525785D005B5278?OpenDocument
    TTC Roncesvalles Carhouse: wx.toronto.ca/inter/culture/doorsopen2011.nsf/c6aa5b41200ea1758525720d004c5e96/71dc3822e97fda668525785d005e7be9?OpenDocument
    Union Station: wx.toronto.ca/inter/culture/doorsopen2011.nsf/BuildingsAll/B0796D3965193404852578380045E9DB?OpenDocument
  • The final 2011 building list was available May 1.
  • Saturday
    May 28
    Sunday
    May 29
    2011
    10-5
    10-4
    Midland Midland District Railroad Club
    23rd Annual Model Railroad Show
    North Simcoe Sports and Recreational Centre, Midland Arena, 527 Len Self Boulevard (472 King Street)
  • One of the biggest shows in all Ontario. >li> 20 layouts and 70 tables last year.
    Fare: Adults $6, seniors $5, children $2.
    Info: www.midlanddistrictrailroadclub.info/
    or flyer docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B-RgyG265EX4ZWEwNzI0YzgtOTQ5MS00Mzk0LWI3NWUtMjUwNWZkMmZjYTkw&hl=en
    or video www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X1_aLBu_wg&feature=player_embedded
    or Vern Jamieson 705-527-5307
    or midlanddrc@yahoo.ca
    Map: map
    Exhibitor Coordinator: Don Charlebois charleboisd@simcoe.net
                                129 Champlain Road, Penetanguishene, Ontario L9M 1R5   Telephone/Fax 1-705-549-7451
  • Saturday
    May 28
    Sunday
    May 29
    2011
    varies Brockville
    area
    Doors Open
    Brockville-Thousand Islands 2011
    Various locations around Brockville and the Thousand Islands, including:
  • 10-4: Brockville Railway Caboose
        (Armagh Sifton Price Park, Water Street, Brockville, 613-342-4397)
        - "Brockville obtained the caboose in 1987 to enhance the city’s railway heritage. It is located outside the historic Brockville Railway Tunnel."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_11283_1.html#4793
  • 10-4: Brockville Railway Tunnel
        (Armagh Sifton Price Park, Water Street, Brockville, Info: 613-342-4397).
        Architect: De Bergue Sykes; Year Built: 1860.
        - Canada’s first underground railway tunnel, half a kilometre long under Brockville, built in 1860, drilled and blasted through mostly solid rock to provide rail access to the city’s central shoreline. The tunnel was in service for 94 years, with regular service ending in 1954.
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_11283_1.html#8489
  • Fare: Free.
    Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_11283_1.html
    or www.brockvilletourism.com
    or Brockville and District Tourism tourism@brockvillechamber.com 1-888-251-7676
    Sunday
    May 29
    2011
    10-3 Ancaster Nostalgia Show and Sale Auditorium and Mutual Buildings, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis Street
  • Featuring small antiques, old tin toys, advertising signs, vintage paper, bottles, tins, coins, postcards, china, glassware, comics and records.
  • Also movies, TV,
    railroad, Coca-Cola, sports, automobile, gas station, military, brewery and other vintage collectibles.
  • Over 90 tables.
    (Exit Highway 403 at exit 55 (Copetown Road), half mile south (left) on Highway 52, south across Highway 2, right at fairgrounds)
    Fare: Adults $5, children under 12 free with adult, free parking.
    Info: www.woodstockshow.com
    or www.nostalgiashow.blogspot.com
    or Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 M-F before 8 pm
  • Sunday
    May 29
    2011
    9-2 Ancaster Toy Show and Sale Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Road
    (Exit Highway 403 at exit 55 (Copetown Road), half mile south (left) on Highway 52, south across Highway 2, right at fairgrounds)
  • Trucks, trains, boats, etc.
    Fare: Adults $4, children under 12 free with adult.
    Info: Larry or Brenda Stricker, 2960 No 2 Highway, Jerseyville ON L0R 1R0 905-648-2507
  • Tuesday
    May 31
    2011
    7:30 Mississauga Erin Mills Model Railroad Association
    General Meeting
    Sheridan United Church, 2501 Truscott Drive L5J 2B3
    (between Winston Churchill and Southdown, south of QEW)
  • 20 minute business session.
  • Social break and raffle.
  • Presentation on a model railroad topic.
    Fare: Visitors may attend 2 meetings per year free.
        Membership is $40 / year. Optional HO SIG $20 / year. Optional N SIG $10 / year.
    Info: www.trainweb.org/emmra/
    or emmra.info@gmail.com


  • May / June 2011
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Monday
    May 30
    to
    Tuesday
    June 28
    2011
    varies Canada Jason Shron's
    Rapido Trains
    Cross-Canada
    The Canadian
    Tour
    Featuring the first test sample of The Canadian as well as the FP9A and LRC locomotives.
    Times are railray time, and assuming Via is on schedule:
  • Monday May 30 - Québec, QC
  • Tuesday May 31 - Halifax, NS
  • Wednesday June 1 - Moncton, NB
  • Thursday June 2 - Montreal, QC
  • Sunday June 5 - Mississauga, ON
            12:30-16:00 - Credit Valley Railway, 2900 Argentia Road, Unit 24, Mississauga 905-826-1306
  • Monday June 6 - Hamilton, ON
            16:00-18:00 - Modeller's Choice, 1400 Upper James St., Hamilton 905-574-3322
  • Tuesday June 7 - Sudbury, ON
            12:30-14:00 - Hobby Depot Sudbury, 609 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury 705-560-8452
  • Friday June 10 - London, ON
            11:30-13:30 - Broughdale Hobby, 1444 Glenora Drive, London 519-434-0600
  • Sunday June 12 - Mississauga, ON
            13:30-16:00 - Canadian Model Trains, 2576 Dunwin Dr, Unit 10, Mississauga 905-601-3004
  • Monday June 13 - Ottawa, ON
            18:00-Whenever - Hobby House, 80 Montreal Road, Ottawa 613-749-5245
  • Wednesday June 15 - Markham, ON
            17:00-19:00 - George's Trains, 550 Alden Rd Unit 101, Markham 905-470-6200
  • Thursday June 16 - Winnipeg, MB
  • Friday June 17 - Winnipeg, MB
  • Tuesday June 21 - Red Deer, AB and Calgary, AB
  • Wednesday June 22 - Calgary, AB
  • Thursday June 23 - Edmonton, AB
  • Monday June 27 - Surrey, BC
  • Tuesday June 28 - Vancouver, BC
  • Fare: Free
    Info: www.rapidotrains.com/tour1.html
    and www.rapidotrains.com/blog.html


    June 2011
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Wednesday
    June 1
    2011
    7:30 Cornwall Moccasin Model Railroad Club
    Monthly Meeting
    St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church Hall
    1509 Second Street West
  • All model railroad enthusiasts are welcome to attend.
    Info: Colin Marshall marshallcg@sympatico.ca 613-936-1660
  • Thursday
    June 2
    2011
    7:30 Morrisburg Seaway Valley Model Railroaders
    Monthly Meeting
    McIntosh Country Inn
    Info: Steve Skerry stvskerry@sympatico.ca
    Saturday
    June 4
    varies Whitchurch-Stouffville Doors Open
    Whitchurch-Stouffville 2010
    Various locations around Whitchurch-Stouffville, including:
  • 10-4: Richmond Hill Live Steamers
        (15922 McCowan Road, Stouffville, 416-261-9789)
        - "This group of hobbyists and engineers has a wonderful collection of privately owned miniature trains based on real engines dating back to the 1820s. Take a ride on one of the miniature railways – there are three sizes to choose from! – and learn how railways operated in days gone by. Year Built: 1977."
        Info: richmond-hill-live-steamers.tripod.com
  • Fare: Free.
    Saturday
    June 4
    2011
    varies Whitchurch-
    Stouffville
    Doors Open
    Whitchurch-Stouffville 2011
    Various locations around Whitchurch-Stouffville, including:
  • 10-4: Richmond Hill Live Steamers
        (15922 McCowan Road)
        - "This group of hobbyists and engineers has a wonderful collection of privately owned miniature trains based on real engines dating back to the 1820s. Take a ride on one of the miniature railways – there are three sizes to choose from – and learn how railways operated in days gone by."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13021_1.html#13191
  • 10-4: York-Durham Heritage Railway
    Caboose at the Stouffville Train Station
        (Stouffville Train Station)
        - "The York-Durham Heritage Railway (YDHR) is a volunteer organization that specializes in preserving and restoring heritage rail equipment to operational condition while promoting rail heritage. The YDHR is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Visitors will be welcome to view the inside of a 1953 Canadian Pacific Railway Caboose."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13021_1.html#13239
    Fare: Free.
    Info: Doors Open www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13021_1.html
    or www.doorsopenws.ca/
    or wsmuseum@townofws.com
  • Saturday
    June 4
    Sunday
    June 5
    2011
    varies Owen Sound Doors Open
    Owen Sound 2011
    Various locations around Owen Sound, including:
  • 10-4 + 12-4: Former Canadian National Railways Station/Owen Sound Marine and Rail Museum
        (1155 1st Avenue West) 519-371-3333
        - "In 1931, Canadian National Railways built this station, which had a separate waiting room for women and children, to replace the original Grand Trunk Railway Station. Passenger service ended in 1970. Today, the station serves as a landmark and tourism hub, housing the Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum and the Visitor Information Centre."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13057_1.html#
        or www.marinerail.com/
    Fare: Free.
    Info: Doors Open www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13057_1.html
    or www.owensound.ca/planning/doorsopen.php
    or building@owensound.ca 519-376-4440 ext 1275
  • Sunday
    June 5
    2011
    varies Smiths Falls Doors Open
    Smiths Falls 2011
    Various locations around Smiths Falls, including:
  • 10-4: Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario
        (90 William Street West) 613-283-5696
        - "The museum is located in the former Canadian Northern Railway station, built in 1912. Later used by Canadian National Railways, the station remained in service until 1979 and was designated a National Historic Site in 1985. Behind-the-scenes tours beginning on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will showcase projects in progress in the restoration shed."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13035_1.html#13379
        or www.rmeo.org/
    Fare: Free.
    Info: Doors Open www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13035_1.html
    or www.smithsfalls.ca/attractions.cfm?id=34
  • Sunday
    June 5
    2011
    10-3 Brantford Brantford Model Train Show
    (new show)
    Best Western Brant Park Inn, 19 Holiday Drive
    (exit Highway 403 at Wayne Gretzky Parkway)
  • Over 60 vendor tables.
  • Model trains, train sets, locomotives, track, rolling stock, transformers, structures, photos, DVDs, railroad memorabilia.
  • Operating layouts.
    Fare: Adults $4, children under 12 free with adult, parking free.
    Info: www.brantfordtrainshow.blogspot.com
    or Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 M-F before 8 pm
    (Thanks, Steve Hoshel and John Kanakos.)
  • Sunday
    June 5
    2011
    ?-? Stratford Stratford Railway Heritage Show Stratford Rotary Complex, 353 McCarthy Road (west end)
    Fare: 2010 was adults $2, under 12 free.
    Info: William Bickley 519-271-6190
    (Thanks, John Kanakos.)
    Sunday
    June 5
    preview
    11
    sale
    1
    Burlington Collectible Train, Toy, Barbie and Doll Auction Burlington Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Centre, 3063 South Service Road, Burlington, ON, L7N 3E9
  • Hundreds of collectible toys including Lionel trains, Meccano,steel trucks, Dinky and other diecast, Barbie’s, books, windup toys, doll accessories, games, pedal cars.
  • Complete listing of all items is posted at www.antiquetoys.ca along with photos.
        Go the toy auction tab.
  • There will be a 10% buyers premium charged at this sale.
    If you wish you can bid live online through Proxibid.
    There will be an additional 5% buyers premium charged for this service.
    To register online go to www.proxibid.com.
    Info: www.antiquetoys.ca
    or Doug Jarvis dougjarvis@sympatico.ca 905-945-2775
    Tuesday
    June 7
    2011
    7:30- Ottawa Bytown Railway Society
    Meeting
    Canada Science and Technology Museum
    1867 St. Laurent Boulevard
  • Topic: "Toronto Railway Heritage Centre" by Derek Boles
    Info: www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/
    or info@bytownrailwaysociety.ca
    or PO Box 47076, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5P9
    or 613-745-1201 (answering machine - please leave a message)
  • Thursday
    June 9
    2011
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor
  • Joel Rice presenting a topic to be announced.
    Fare: Free.
  • Wednesday
    June 15
    2011
    5-7 Markham George's Trains
    Thursday Night Guest Speaker
    550 Alden Road Unit 101 905-470-6200
    (one block west and one driveway north from Warden and 14th Ave, beside the tracks)
  • Jason Shron (Rapido Trains) on his cross-Canada train tour featuring the first test sample of The Canadian as well as the FP9A and LRC locomotives.
  • See May 30 - June 28.
  • Fare: Free
    Info: www.georgestrains.com 905-470-6200
    or sales@georgestrains.com
    or: www.rapidotrains.com
    Saturday
    June 18
    2011
    1-4:30 London The Buffers
    British Railway and Transportation
    Modelling and Prototype Meeting
    Optimist Club Building, Elliott Street
    (Elliott runs north off Oxford Street East, 3 blocks east of Adelaide)
    See January 16.
    Saturday
    June 18
    2011
    varies Kingston Doors Open
    Kingston 2011
    Various locations around Kingston, including:
  • 10-4: The Pump House Steam Museum
        (23 Ontario Street) 613-546-4291
        - "The Pump House Steam Museum opened in 1973, over 20 years after the building it occupies, constructed in 1849, ceased operation as Kingston’s water pumping station. The museum houses two of the three original steam-powered pumping engines, among other exhibits, including one that explores the world of trains and their history."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13087_1.html#13389
        or www.hamilton.ca/CultureandRecreation/Arts_Culture_And_Museums/HamiltonCivicMuseums/
    or http://www.steammuseum.ca
    Fare: Free.
    Info: Doors Open www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13087_1.html
  • Saturday
    June 18
    Sunday
    June 19
    2011
    10-5

    10-4
    Huntsville Huntsville Train Station Society
    Huntsville Model Railway Exposition
    Canada Summit Centre, 100 Park Drive
    (Next to Muskoka Heritage Place museum and The Portage Flyer)
  • 20,000 square feet of family fun.
  • Operating layouts up to 20’ x 40’.
  • Demonstrations of model building.
  • Children’s workshops.
    Fare: Adults $6, Seniors (60+) $5, Students 12-18 $5, Children Under 12 Free (must be accompanied by an adult).
    Info: www.huntsvilletrainstation.com
    or trainstation@surenet.net
    Exhibitor Info: Lucille Frith lakeofbays.lucille@gmail.com
  • Saturday
    June 18
    Sunday
    June 19
    2011
    all day Huntsville POSTPONED
    TO 2012
    Huntsville Train Station Society
    Muskoka Heritage Transportation Days
    Replaced this year by Huntsville Model Railway Exposition above.
    (Thanks, Will Annand www.muskokacomputes.com)
    Saturday
    June 18
    Sunday
    June 19 2011
    10-4 St. Thomas Canada Southern Hobby Show
    and Railway Nostalgia Weekend
    St. Thomas Station, 225 Wellington Street
    and Elgin County Railway Museum, 750 Talbot Street
  • Large rolling stock outside.
  • Model railroads and vendors inside.
        At both the Station and the Museum.
    Fare: Railway Museum Hobby Show: 2010 prices were: Adults $5, under 12 free.
    Info: Elgin County Railway Museum www.ecrm5700.org/ "Hours & Events"
    or Elgin County Railway Museum promotions@ecrm5700.org 519-631-4873
    Vendor Tables: Ron Bareham promotions@ecrm5700.org 519-633-2535 or 519-637-6284
    or www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&gid=105455959489815
    or museum 519-637-6284
    or tourismandevents@narhf.org
    Some photos taken last year: railfan.thegrebs.com/St-Thomas-June-19th-2010
    (Thanks, John Kanakos.)
  • Tuesday
    June 21
    2011
    7:30 Ottawa Bytown Railway Society
    Slide and Video Night
    Canada Science and Technology Museum
    1867 St. Laurent Boulevard
    Info: www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/
    or info@bytownrailwaysociety.ca
    or PO Box 47076, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5P9
    or 613-745-1201 (answering machine - please leave a message)
    Tuesday
    June 28
    2011
    7:30 Mississauga Erin Mills Model Railroad Association
    General Meeting
    Sheridan United Church, 2501 Truscott Drive L5J 2B3
    (between Winston Churchill and Southdown, south of QEW)
  • 20 minute business session.
  • Social break and raffle.
  • Presentation on a model railroad topic.
    Fare: Visitors may attend 2 meetings per year free.
        Membership is $40 / year. Optional HO SIG $20 / year. Optional N SIG $10 / year.
    Info: www.trainweb.org/emmra/
    or emmra.info@gmail.com


  • July 2011
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Saturday
    July ?
    2011
    ? Komoka Live Steam Meet
    (by invitation only)
    ?
    Saturday
    July 9
    2011
    varies Aurora Doors Open
    Aurora 2011
    Various locations around Aurora, including:
  • 10-4 Saturday: Aurora Lions Club Hall
        (33 Mosley Street, Aurora, 905-727-6079)
        www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13135_1.html#13493
        - "The Aurora Mechanics Institute and Library Association originated in 1855. It constructed this building, now the Lions Club Hall, in 1870, enlarging it in 1888. Over the years, the hall has been used for numerous local plays and concerts, as well as meetings, auctions and lectures. For Doors Open, it hosts the Scarborough Model Railroaders display."
        or www.e-aurora.ca
  • Fare: Free.
    Info: Doors Open www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13135_1.html
    or www.e-aurora.ca
    or Town of Aurora Planning Department malnabhan@e-aurora.ca 905-727-3123x4351
    Saturday
    July 9
    Sunday
    July 10
    2011
    10:30-4 Ballantrae Richmond Hill Live Steamers
    Open House Weekend
    15922 McCowan Road
    (at St. John's Side Road, north of Aurora Road, 45 minutes north of Toronto)
  • Watch or ride on live steam model trains.
  • Bring your camera.
  • 3 1/2", 4 3/4", 5" and 7 1/4" gauge tracks.
  • Snack bar.
    Fare: Donation.
    Info: www.geocities.com/richmondhill_livesteam/
    or Brian Burns brianburns@rogers.com
    or Eric Motton fmotton@yahoo.com 416-261-9789
    Video: www.yrmg.com/streaming/video/lsteamers.html
    (Also open most Sundays 1-3 from May to September.)
    Map: richmond-hill-live-steamers.tripod.com/LocationMap.html
  • Friday
    July 15
    Saturday
    July 16
    Sunday
    July 17
    2011
    various
    times
    8:00-6
    St. Thomas Day Out With Thomas Elgin County Railway Museum / St. Thomas - Elgin Memorial Centre, 80 Wilson Avenue
  • 25 minute ride with full size Thomas the Tank Engine.
  • Meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway.
  • Thomas and Friends storytelling and video viewing.
  • Imagination Station, Temporary Tattoos, Hay Bale Maze.
  • Live music.
  • Free admission to the Railway Museum.
  • Build with Mega Blocks.
  • Much more.
    Arrive at least one hour before your scheduled train departure.
    Fare: $20, under 2 free.
    Info: www.ticketweb.ca/dowt 1-888-222-6608
    or www.ecrm5700.org/dowt2011/main.html
    or Elgin County Railway Museum www.ecrm5700.org/ "Hours & Events" or "Upcoming Events"
    or 519-637-6284
  • Friday
    July 22
    Saturday
    July 23
    Sunday
    July 24
    2011
    various
    times
    8:00-6
    St. Thomas Day Out With Thomas Elgin County Railway Museum / St. Thomas - Elgin Memorial Centre, 80 Wilson Avenue
    See July 15-17.
    Saturday
    July 23
    2011
    varies Kapuskasing Doors Open
    Kapuskasing 2011
    Various locations around Kapuskasing, including:
  • 8:30-4:30: Ron Morel Memorial Museum
        (25 Millview Road) 705-337-4474
        - "Housed in two passenger cars and a Canadian National Railways 5107 engine, the Ron Morel Memorial Museum houses a number of different exhibits. Permanently on display is a collection of trains and train memorabilia, as well as working N-gauge and HO-gauge model railroads. The clay sculpture gallery features pioneers of northern Ontario."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13093_1.html#13141
        or www.hamilton.ca/CultureandRecreation/Arts_Culture_And_Museums/HamiltonCivicMuseums/
    Fare: Free.
    Info: Doors Open www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13093_1.html
  • Tuesday
    July 26
    2011
    7:30 Mississauga Erin Mills Model Railroad Association
    General Meeting
    Sheridan United Church, 2501 Truscott Drive L5J 2B3
    (between Winston Churchill and Southdown, south of QEW)
  • 20 minute business session.
  • Social break and raffle.
  • Presentation on a model railroad topic.
    Fare: Visitors may attend 2 meetings per year free.
        Membership is $40 / year. Optional HO SIG $20 / year. Optional N SIG $10 / year.
    Info: www.trainweb.org/emmra/
    or emmra.info@gmail.com


  • August 2011
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Saturday
    August 13
    2011
    board
    9:30 am
    depart
    10 am
    return
    2:30 pm
    Guelph Guelph Historical Railway Association
    Guelph Junction Express
    Train
  • This will be the final scheduled run for the Guelph Junction Express.
  • Boarding will take place at the former site of John Galt's home and one of the GJR's original train stations know as The Priory.
  • Train ride in climate controlled stainless steel 1950s vintage Budd Cars.
  • 4.5 hour tour of all track owned by the Guelph Junction Railway including:
        o Route through heart of Guelph (Woodlawn Road to Stone Road),
        o Northwest Industrial Area (both spurs) and Alice St. wye track,
        o Route South of Guelph through Arkell, Corwhin and Moffat,
        o Guelph Junction Rail Yard.
  • Photo op at Northwest Industrial Area.
  • Run-past photo op at Limestone Cliff area.
  • Optional lunch onboard.
  • Tour of OSR facilities and equipment at Guelph Junction rail yard.
  • Partial proceeds donated to the Guelph Historical Railway Association to benefit the restoration of their 1941 CPR Caboose #436994 and 1950 CNR Baggage Car #8900.
    Fare: Adult $59 per person plus HST.
            Optional lunch must be purchased prior to Thursday August 11. Menu TBA.
    Info: www.destinytours.com/gje/excursions/2011081
    Booking or questions: Destiny Tours 519-823-9799 or toll free 1-877-823-9799.
    The equipment has been bought and moved to the York-Durham Heritage Railway, operating between Stouffville, Goodwood and Uxbridge.
  • Saturday
    Aug 20
    2011
    11-3 Chatham William Glassco Railroad Fun Day Chatham Railway Museum, 2 McLean Street
    (in the Queen - William - McLean Streets triangle, just north of the VIA Rail Station)
  • Museum tours, multiple railway models of HO scale and hopefully more, kids activiy and craft table, a safety display, and more artifact displays.
  • Fare: Free, but donations accepted.
    Info: 519-352-3097.
    Map: gisweb.chatham-kent.ca/onpoint/servlet/onpoint?DEFAULTSKIN=advanced&LINK=true&PROJECT=general&MAPTAB=General&ENVELOPE=true&MINX=402817.427693878&MAXX=403088.838306122&MINY=4694571.247&MAXY=4694712.727
    or wikimapia.org/10726496/Chatham-Railway-Museum
    If using Google Maps, search for "2 St. Patrick Street" until they add McLean Street to their maps.
    Saturday
    Aug 27
    2011
    varies Markham Doors Open
    Markham 2011
    Various locations around Markham, including:
  • 10-4: Markham Train Station
        (214 Main Street North, Markham Village)
        - "Built in 1871 during Canada’s golden age of railway development, the station was restored by the Markham Village Conservancy in 2000. Today, it serves as a community meeting space and waiting room for the GO train. The exterior has been restored to its 1910 appearance."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13083_1.html#14085
  • Fare: Free.
    Info: Doors Open www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13083_1.html
    or Markham Heritage Planning www.doorsopenmarkham.ca
    or Markham Heritage Planning gduncan@markham.ca 905-477-7000 extension 2296
    Saturday
    Aug 27
    2011
    10-11:30 Toronto Toronto Transit Commission
    Harvey Shop Tour
    Harvey Shop, 1138 Bathurst Street
    (By TTC: From the Bloor-Danforth line, get off at Bathurst Station and take a Bathurst 7 bus north to Hillcrest complex.)
    Meet by the Security gatehouse.
  • TTC staff will guide you through the shop explaining what the various highly skilled trades such as welders, tool and die makers, blacksmiths and millwrights do.
  • One of the only two working blacksmith shops in Canada is located here.
  • Fare: Adults $15 (photo ID required), Children 12 or under $5, cash only at the door.
    Registration: Email publictours@ttc.ca
    with each person's name, date of birth, address and telephone number, the tour date (August 27) and the location (Harvey Shop) that you would like see.
    You should get a reply within 24 - 48 hours.
    Space is limited to 20 people so register early.
    Registration Requirements: Name, date of birth, address and telephone number.
    Safety Requirements: No open toe shoes, no shorts, no pets allowed. Photo ID required.
    Info: www3.ttc.ca/TTC_Business/TTC_Tours/Locations.jsp
    Sunday
    Aug 28
    2011
    10-4 St. Thomas Railway Heritage Day 2010 Elgin County Railway Museum, 750 Talbot Street
    and St. Thomas Station, 225 Wellington Street
  • Large rolling stock outside.
  • Model railroads and vendors inside.
  • Flea market.
        At both the Museum and the Station.
    Fare: 2010 prices were: $5, children under 13 free.
    Info: www.ecrm5700.org/PDF/Heritage Day 2010.pdf
    or Elgin County Railway Museum www.ecrm5700.org/ "Hours & Events"
    or Elgin County Railway Museum promotions@ecrm5700.org 519-631-4873
    or www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&gid=105455959489815
    or Elgin County Railway Museum 519-637-6284
    Vendor Tables: Ron Bareham promotions@ecrm5700.org 519-637-6284
    (Thanks, John Kanakos.)
  • Tuesday
    Aug 30
    2011
    7:30 Mississauga Erin Mills Model Railroad Association
    General Meeting
    Sheridan United Church, 2501 Truscott Drive L5J 2B3
    (between Winston Churchill and Southdown, south of QEW)
  • 20 minute business session.
  • Social break and raffle.
  • Presentation on a model railroad topic.
    Fare: Visitors may attend 2 meetings per year free.
        Membership is $40 / year. Optional HO SIG $20 / year. Optional N SIG $10 / year.
    Info: www.trainweb.org/emmra/
    or emmra.info@gmail.com


  • September 2011
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Thursday
    Sept 1
    2011
    7:30 Morrisburg Seaway Valley Model Railroaders
    Monthly Meeting
    McIntosh Country Inn
    Info: Steve Skerry stvskerry@sympatico.ca
    Tuesday
    Sept 6
    2011
    7:30- Ottawa Bytown Railway Society
    Meeting
    Canada Science and Technology Museum
    1867 St. Laurent Boulevard
  • Topic: TBA.
    Info: www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/
    or info@bytownrailwaysociety.ca
    or PO Box 47076, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5P9
    or 613-745-1201 (answering machine - please leave a message)
  • Wednesday
    Sept 7
    2011
    7:30 Cornwall Moccasin Model Railroad Club
    Monthly Meeting
    St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church Hall
    1509 Second Street West
  • All model railroad enthusiasts are welcome to attend.
    Info: Colin Marshall marshallcg@sympatico.ca 613-936-1660
  • Thursday
    Sept 8
    2011
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor
  • Gord Billinghurst presenting railway developments.
    Fare: Free.
  • Saturday
    Sept 10
    2011
    10-11:30 Toronto Toronto Transit Commission
    Russell Carhouse Tour
    Russell Carhouse, Queen Street East and Connaught Street
    (By TTC: From the Yonge subway line at Queen subway station (transfer required to board streetcars) board any Queen 501 streetcar going eastbound to Queen Street East and Connaught Street.)
    Meet by the Transportation Office.
  • TTC staff will take you on a guided tour of Russell Carhouse.
  • Russell Carhouse is one of TTC’s central facilities for maintaining and storing light rail vehicles.
  • Initially, Russell Carhouse was built by the Toronto Railway Company in 1913 and was used as a vehicle paint shop.
  • At the time, it was called the King Carhouse and it was equipped with a total of six tracks.
  • In 1916, the King Carhouse was ravaged by fire and shortly thereafter it was rebuilt into a streetcar maintenance facility.
  • Fare: Adults $15 (photo ID required), Children 12 or under $5, cash only at the door.
    Registration: Email publictours@ttc.ca
                        with each person's name, date of birth, address and telephone number,
                        the tour date (September 10) and the location (Russell Carhouse) that you would like see.
                        You should get a reply within 24 - 48 hours.
    Space is limited to 20 people so register early.
    Registration Requirements: Name, date of birth, address and telephone number.
    Safety Requirements: No open toe shoes, no shorts, no pets allowed. Photo ID required.
    Access: Stairs only.
    Info: www3.ttc.ca/TTC_Business/TTC_Tours/Locations.jsp
    Saturday
    Sept 10
    Sunday
    Sept 11
    2011
    10-5
    9-4
    Fort Erie Niagara Railway Museum
    Open House
    21 Warren Street
    (Follow Warren across the tracks and then turn right and head toward the Diesel Shop.
     Please park along side the entrance road near the building.)
  • Displays include all 3 of their locomotives:
        - HEPC 0-4-0ST steam engine #46,
        - HEPC electric locomotive E-7 (cab open for viewing) and
        - Ontario Hydro Plymouth Diesel 40 (cab open for viewing).
  • Rides on a track motor car over the museum track.
  • Artifacts, photos, and model trains.
  • Building is mostly wheelchair accessible.
  • No rest rooms.
    Fare: Donation.
    Info: Niagara Railway Museum www.nfrm.ca/events.php
    or: www.nfrm.ca
    or Niagara Falls Railway Museum info@nmrm.ca
    or c/o 6521 Burdette Drive, Niagara Falls ON L2E 5H4 905-357-6539
  • Saturday
    Sept 10
    Sunday
    Sept 11
    2011
    10:30-4 Ballantrae Richmond Hill Live Steamers
    Open House Weekend
    15922 McCowan Road
    (at St. John's Side Road, north of Aurora Road, 45 minutes north of Toronto)
  • Watch or ride on live steam model trains.
  • Bring your camera.
  • 3 1/2", 4 3/4", 5" and 7 1/4" gauge tracks.
  • Snack bar.
    Fare: Donation.
    Info: www.geocities.com/richmondhill_livesteam/
    or Brian Burns brianburns@rogers.com
    or Eric Motton fmotton@yahoo.com 416-261-9789
    Video: http://www.yrmg.com/streaming/video/lsteamers.html
    (Also open most Sundays 1-3 from May to September.)
    Map: richmond-hill-live-steamers.tripod.com/LocationMap.html
  • Sunday
    Sept 11
    2011
    11-3 Milton
    NEW
    LOCATION
    Lakeshore Model Railroaders' Association
    LMRA Flea Market
    John Tonelli Sports Centre, 317 Laurier Avenue
    Fare: Adults $5, youth $2, children under 6 free, parking free
    Tables are 8 feet and $35 each.
    Info: www.trainweb.org/lmra/fleamarket.htm
    or Steve McCoy supertraindude@yahoo.ca 416-817-4015
    or 416-656-4498
    Map: www.trainweb.org/lmra/fleamarketmap.htm
    Saturday
    Sept 17
    2011
    varies St. Marys Doors Open
    St. Marys 2011
    Various locations around St. Marys, including:
  • 10-4: Grand Trunk Trail
        (Access and parking at Wellington Street North and Ingersoll Street North) 1-800-769-7668
        - "Once a Canadian National Railway line, the Grand Trunk Trail is now a 3.2-kilometre paved walking trail offering picturesque vistas of St. Marys from an elevated trestle bridge cross the Thames River. A community-based project to convert this abandoned rail line to a trail that complements its environment was completed in 1998."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13039_1.html#10559
        or www.townofstmarys.com/discover/attractions/attractions.aspx?id=4334
  • 10-4: Riverview Walkway
        (Intersection of Jones Street East and Water Street South)
        - "This walkway follows the former right-of-way of the St. Marys and Western Ontario Railway, later part of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Town of St. Marys acquired the right-of-way along the Thames River from Queen Street to the cement plant and developed the paved 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometre) Riverview Walkway in 1992."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13039_1.html#13647
        or www.townofstmarys.com/discover/attractions/attractions.aspx?id=4334 (at bottom)
  • 10-4: St. Marys Train Station
        (5 James Street North) 1-800-769-7668
        - "Constructed in 1907 for the Grand Truck Railway, the station was purchased by the town and refurbished in 1988. Still functioning as a station for VIA Rail passengers, the building is also home to St. Marys Tourism Information Centre."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13039_1.html#10565
        or www.townofstmarys.com/discover/attractions/attractions.aspx?id=4332
    Fare: Free.
    Info: Doors Open www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13039_1.html
    or www.townofstmarys.com/ 519-284-3500 or 1-800-769-7668
  • Saturday
    Sept 17
    2011
    10-4 Holland Centre Grey Central Railway Club
    5th Annual Open House
    and Train Show
    Participation Lodge, 684136 Side Road 30
    (5 minutes northeast of Holland Centre on Side Road 30, in basement of nursing home)
  • See the 20'x30' sceniced HO scale Grey Central layout.
  • Nottawasaga Railway Club may bring their portable layout.
  • Steve Hoshel may bring his Free-mo modules.
  • A portable switching layout will probably be there also.
  • Check out the latest supplies from vendors.
  • Free vendor tables. Setup 8:00 am.
  • Meet fellow modellers for some good old “chit chat”.
  • This is a very friendly environment for modellers who are comfortable
        in low pressure environments.     How could it be better . . . than trains?
  • Lunch available.
    Fare: $5, children 12 and under free.
    vendor Info: Al allanireton@hotmail.com 519-794-3692
    or Paul Korhonen pkorhonen@rogers.com 519-538-5904
    Also sponsored by Midwestern Chapter of Canadian Association of Railway Modellers
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
  • Saturday
    Sept 17
    Sunday
    Sept 18
    2011
    10-5

    10-4
    Picton Picton Model Railroaders
    23rd Annual Model Train and Hobby Show
    Prince Edward Curling Club, Picton Fairgrounds, Main Street East (Highway 49)
  • Operating train layouts, modules and displays.
  • Radio controlled boats.
  • Model aircraft displays.
  • Model farm machinery displays.
  • Hobby vendors.
  • Door prizes.
    Hands-on opportunities to try:
  • Slot car racing.
  • Operating a model railroad.
  • Flying a radio controlled flight simulator.
  • Operating a radio controlled model boat.
    Fare: Adults $5, children under 13 $1.
    Info: Jack Strachan 613-476-3721 or Frank 613-476-4503
    New members always welcome.
  • Saturday
    Sept 17
    Sunday
    Sept 18
    2011
    varies South
    Bruce
    Peninsula
    Doors Open
    South Bruce Peninsula 2011
    Various locations around South Bruce Peninsula, including:
  • 10-4: Wiarton Train Station
        (400 William Street)
        - "This 1904 Canadian National Railways station closed in 1960. It was moved from its former site to Bluewater Park in 1971. Built entirely of wood in combined château and stick styles, the station has Queen Anne towers on its bay side and magnificent coffered tongue-and-groove ceilings. It now houses the South Bruce Peninsula Heritage Interpretive Centre and Gallery."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13033_1.html#13735
    Fare: Free.
    Info: Doors Open www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13033_1.html
    or www.southbrucepeninsula.com/en/
    or tsbpinquiry@bmts.com
  • Saturday
    Sept 17
    Sunday
    Sept 18
    2011
    varies Middlesex Doors Open
    Middlesex 2011
    Various locations around Middlesex, including:
  • 10-4: Komoka Railway Museum
        (133 Queen Street, Komoka) 519-657-1912
        - "Train spotters and enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to this museum, housed in a former Canadian National Railways station. The museum’s pride and joy is a 1913 Shay steam locomotive. Many other items – telegraph keys, spike hammers, spike pullers, switch lanterns, steam gauges, a railroad safe and baggage sleigh – document the rich history of rail. Imagine riding the three-wheeled velocipede!"
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13079_1.html#13995
  • Fare: Free.
    Info: Doors Open www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13079_1.html
    or http://www.middlesextourism.ca/
    or sheila@middlesextourism.ca 519-641-7190.
    Tuesday
    Sept 20
    2011
    7:30 Ottawa Bytown Railway Society
    Slide and Video Night
    Canada Science and Technology Museum
    1867 St. Laurent Boulevard
    Info: www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/
    or info@bytownrailwaysociety.ca
    or PO Box 47076, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5P9
    or 613-745-1201 (answering machine - please leave a message)
    Saturday
    Sept 24
    2011
    varies East Elgin
    area
    Doors Open
    East Elgin 2011
    Various locations around East Elgin, including:
  • 10-5: Port Burwell Marine Museum and Historic Lighthouse (Tourist Information Centre)
        (20 Pitt Street and 17 Robinson Street, Port Burwell) 519-874-4807
        - "The museum contains an impressive collection of lighthouse lenses, including the rotating Fresnel lens and the old Long Point light’s working mechanism. View Lake Erie shipwreck artifacts and a model of the railway car ferry Ashtabula. The 1840 wooden lighthouse, one of the oldest on Lake Erie’s north shore, was the first marker built west of Long Point."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13115_1.html#13485
        or www.bayham.on.ca/siteengine/activepage.asp?PageID=109
  • Fare: Free.
    Info: Doors Open www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13115_1.html
    Formerly
    Saturday
    Sept 24
    2011
    Moved London area LMRA / CARM / NMRA
    London and District Layout Tour
    MOVED TO OCTOBER 1
    (Thanks, John Kanakos.)
    Saturday
    Sept 24
    2011
    sale:
    9-5
    bbq: 11-3
    Markham George's Trains
    Customer Appreciation Sale and BBQ
    550 Alden Road Unit 101
  • See next listing: Railview Associates Model Railroaders open house one building away.
  • Meet Matt Herman from ESU and hear the new Loksound Select DCC decoders.
  • Eric Gagnon will be there to sign his new book "Trackside with VIA". $5 from every book sale will be donated to Make-a-Wish.
    Info: campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=bdh6pybab&v=001a54n5PqXCch3cMCkBl2N9yJ1mADcybQhhGpISNE05EyHDanWAls5Ya9ea-b9IN-izLj3gYTFc5pJi3xx6fUmpmfou22MOQgl55-snP4wdvm-WWFSJXfMo0v36HIDNM84
    or 905-470-6200
  • Saturday
    Sept 24
    Sunday
    Sept 25
    2011
    10-3 Markham Railview Associates Model Railroaders Open House 550 Alden Road
  • One of Canada's largest club layouts.
  • Note the layout height is 4 feet or higher.
  • Fare: Adults $10 admission includes $2 for George's charity BBQ (see previous listing), under 12 $5.
    Info: campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=bdh6pybab&v=001a54n5PqXCch3cMCkBl2N9yJ1mADcybQhhGpISNE05EyHDanWAls5Ya9ea-b9IN-izLj3gYTFc5pJi3xx6fUmpmfou22MOQgl55-snP4wdvm-WWFSJXfMo0v36HIDNM84
    Saturday
    Sept 24
    Sunday
    Sept 25
    2011
    varies Grimsby
    area
    Doors Open
    Grimsby 2011
    Various locations around Grimsby, including:
  • 10-4: Great Western Railway Station – Forks Road Pottery
        (53 Ontario Street) 905-945-8041
        - "Considered the oldest wooden railway station in Canada, Grimsby’s original train station was built by local subscription in 1855, as a stop for the new Great Western Railway. For over 100 years, Niagara fruit was shipped across Canada and to the United States and Europe from this station. It has housed Forks Road Pottery since 1997."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13105_1.html#13549
        or www.forksroadpottery.com/home_page/welcome_to_forks_road_pottery.php
  • Fare: Free.
    Info: Doors Open www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13105_1.html
    Sunday
    Sept 25?
    10-3 Komoka London Model Railroad Group
    (O scale club)
    Annual Model Train Show and Sale
    Komoka Railway Museum, 133 Queen Street, Komoka
  • Operating layouts.
  • Large number of vendors.
    Fare: Adults $5, children 12 and under free.
    Info: Don McAulay dmmcaulay@rogers.com 519-451-6909
    or London Model Railroad Group 519-432-1491
    LMRG Info: http://www.lmrg.org/
    or www.rrhobby.ca/OGuage/LMRGhome.htm
  • Tuesday
    Sept 27
    2011
    7:30 Mississauga Erin Mills Model Railroad Association
    General Meeting
    Sheridan United Church, 2501 Truscott Drive L5J 2B3
    (between Winston Churchill and Southdown, south of QEW)
  • 20 minute business session.
  • Social break and raffle.
  • Presentation on a model railroad topic.
    Fare: Visitors may attend 2 meetings per year free.
        Membership is $40 / year. Optional HO SIG $20 / year. Optional N SIG $10 / year.
    Info: www.trainweb.org/emmra/
    or emmra.info@gmail.com
  • Saturday
    Sept 28
    Sunday
    Sept 29
    2011
    varies Cornwall
    area
    Doors Open
    Cornwall-Seaway Valley 2011
    Various locations around Cornwall-Seaway Valley, including:
  • 10-4 and 10-4: Aultsville Train Station and 2-6-0
        (County Road 2, Morrisburg, 613-938-4748)
        - "Constructed between 1866 and 1889 for the Grand Trunk Railway Company, this station was originally located in the Lost Village of Aultsville. Inside the station, visitors will find a ticket office and a collection of train memorabilia. A locomotive, passenger coach and baggage and refrigeration car are also on site."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13119_1.html#12127
        or www.visit.cornwall.on.ca/doorsopen/site12.htm
  • 10-5 and 1-5: Moulinette Train Station (in Lost Villages Museum)
        (County Road 2, Long Sault, 613-938-4748)
        - "The museum offers a collection of 11 historic and heritage buildings from six villages lost in 1958, when the area was flooded to construct the St. Lawrence Seaway. Visit the church, train station, barber shop, schoolhouse, blacksmith’s shop, Forbes Memorial Building Reading Room and other structures. Lost Village survivors will recount their memories of the flooding."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13119_1.html#12127
        or www.lostvillages.ca/en/html/train_station.html
  • Fare: Free
    Info: Doors Open www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13119_1.html
    or www.cornwalltourism.com/doorsopen
    or Cornwall and Seaway Valley Tourism candy@cornwalltourism.com 1-800-937-4748 or 613-938-4748


    October 2011
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Saturday
    Oct 1
    2011
    8 - 8
    times vary
    London area LMRA
    London and District Layout Tour
    Layouts are in London and area.
  • For all people interested in trains, local railway history, indoor and garden railways.
  • N, HO, S, O and G scales.
    Fare: Adults $5, children 12 and under free.
    Printed tour guide $5. If you download it, a donation is requested.
    Info: Lorne James (LMRA President) jameslg@amtelecom.net 519-773-8652
    or londonmodelrailroadersassociation.blogspot.com/
    LMRA Info: www.greatesthobby.com/wgh/directory/MS_325.html
  • Saturday
    Oct 1
    2011
    varies Port Stanley Doors Open
    Port Stanley-Sparta 2011
    Various locations around Port Stanley-Sparta, including:
  • 10-4: The Railroad
        (43051 Gentry Lane, Port Stanley)
        - "The beloved London and Port Stanley Railroad (L&PS) brought prosperity to the village of Port Stanley for over 100 years. Visitors to this venue, in the basement of model railroad enthusiast Gary Crowther, can learn more about the L&PS and view Crowther's beautifully detailed and historically accurate working layout of a 1950s railroading scene."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13045_1.html#11771
    Fare: Free.
    Info: Doors Open www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13045_1.html
  • Saturday
    Oct 1
    Sunday
    Oct 2
    2011
    varies St. Thomas Doors Open
    St. Thomas 2011
    Various locations around St. Thomas, including:
  • 10-4: Canada Southern Railway Station
        (750 Talbot Street) 519-633-2545
        - "This Canada Southern Railway station, built in 1873, served for 106 years as St. Thomas’s main depot, connecting the community to such cities as New York, Chicago, Detroit and Toronto. This year’s Doors Open event will feature the west end waiting rooms and restored offices, and an exhibit about the Michigan Central Railroad Employees’ Band."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13037_1.html#13815
        or www.narhf.org/csrs/csrs.html
  • 10-4: Elgin County Railway Museum
        (225 Wellington Street) 519-637-6284
        - "Built in 1913 as a locomotive repair shop for the Michigan Central Railroad, this building has also been owned by the New York Central Railroad, Consolidated Rail and Canadian National Railways. In 1988, the building became the Elgin County Railway Museum. View a steam locomotive, historic cabooses, diesel locomotives and electric railway rolling stock."
        Info: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13037_1.html#
        or www.ecrm5700.org/
    Fare: Free.
    Info: Doors Open www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_13037_1.html
    or www.city.st-thomas.on.ca/siteengine/ActivePage.asp?PageID=407&MonthView=10/1/2011
  • Saturday
    Oct 1
    Sunday
    Oct 2
    2011
    10-4:30

    10-4
    Brampton
    Caledon
    Brampton 2011 Model Railroad Show Brampton Fairgrounds, 12942 Heart Lake Road, Caledon
    (3 km north of Mayfield Road, west of Highway 410, east of Hurontario and Kennedy. From Hurontario, go east on Old School Road or Mayfield.)
  • 33,000 sq ft of operating layouts (HO, N, O and G) and dealers.
  • Model trains, kits, memorabilia, collectables, art and photographs and more.
  • "How to" clinics.
  • Proceeds to be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Peel Region.
  • Lunch counter.
    Fare: Adults $5, seniors $4, teens $4, children under 12 free, family of 4 $10 (covers both days). Free parking.
    Info: www.bramptonmodelrailroadshow.com/
    or Dean Beech 905-454-5853, 27 Nipissing Crescent, Brampton, L6S 5A4
    or Terry Link bmrs@canadasouthern.com
  • Sunday
    Oct 2
    ? London EMD Tour Tour of EMD factory Dundas Street East
    Fare: Free
    Sunday
    Oct 2
    10-6 Muskoka "The Muskokian"
    7th Annual
    Muskokian Model Railroad
    Layout Tour
    Tour of about 22 home and club layouts, from N to G,
    in the Alliston, Beaton, Bracebridge, Carnarvon, Coldwater, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Orillia, Severn Bridge, Stroud, and Tottenham area.
    Sponsored by:
  • The Right Track forsyth@muskoka.com, 10 Taylor Road, Bracebridge 705-645-6164
  • Hockley Valley Railroad www.hvrr.ca, 4492 Adjala-Tecumseth Townline, Alliston 705-435-7024
  • George's Trains www.georgestrains.com, 550 Alden Road Unit 101, Markham, 905-470-6200
  • Muskoka Computes and Hobbies , 108 B Main Street East, Huntsville 705-788-7644
  • Lahay's Hobbies and Crafts members.orilliadirect.info/p/lahays-hobby-orillia-21-mississaga-street/, 21 Mississauga Street East, Orillia L3V 6H4 705-325-8141
  • Credit Valley Railway www.cvrco.com query@cvrco.com, 2900 Argentia Road, Unit 24 905-826-1306
  • Clark Industries (Blackhorse Jct RR) clarkindustries.on.ca/
  • Guide books available September 1.
    Fare: Donations gratefully accepted to cover costs. Net proceeds to charity.
    Info: nfr-nmra.org/Files/Muskokian-10-Flyer.pdf
    Info: nfr-nmra.org/Files/Muskokian-10-Maps.pdf
    or Al Crisp beez_al@bell.net
    or Roger Berkeley roger.berkeley@primus.ca
    or at one of the sponsors.
    Tuesday
    Oct 4
    2011
    7:30- Ottawa Bytown Railway Society
    Meeting
    Canada Science and Technology Museum
    1867 St. Laurent Boulevard
  • Topic: "Northern Alberta Railways" by Keith Hansen, author of "North From Edmonton - The Northern Alberta Railways"
    Info: www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/
    or info@bytownrailwaysociety.ca
    or PO Box 47076, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5P9
    or 613-745-1201 (answering machine - please leave a message)
  • Tuesday
    Oct 4
    2011
    7-9:30 London London Model Railroad Group Meeting and Open House 69 Holborn Avenue (behind the Taco Bell on Wharncliffe Road South)
    See Jan 4.
    Wednesday
    Oct 5
    2011
    7:30 Cornwall Moccasin Model Railroad Club
    Monthly Meeting
    St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church Hall
    1509 Second Street West
  • All model railroad enthusiasts are welcome to attend.
    Info: Colin Marshall marshallcg@sympatico.ca 613-936-1660
  • Thursday
    Oct 6
    2011
    7:30 Morrisburg Seaway Valley Model Railroaders
    Monthly Meeting
    McIntosh Country Inn
    Info: Steve Skerry stvskerry@sympatico.ca
    Saturday
    Oct 8
    2011
    10-11:30 Toronto Toronto Transit Commission
    McCowan Carhouse Tour
    McCowan Carhouse, Ellesmere Road one block east of McCowan
    (By TTC: From the Scarborough Rapid Transit exit at the Scarborough Centre stop, transfer to Neilson 133 or Highland Creek 38 bus going eastbound to Ellesmere Road and McCowan Road, and walk 1 block east on Ellesmere Road, north side.)
    Meet by the gatehouse.
  • TTC staff will take you on a guided tour of McCowan Carhouse which is the maintenance facility for the Scarborough RT vehicles.
  • 40 employees perform corrective, preventive and running maintenance on the fleet of 28 vehicles, cleaned and serviced on a daily basis.
  • Fare: Adults $15 (photo ID required), Children 12 or under $5, cash only at the door.
    Registration: Email publictours@ttc.ca
                        with each person's name, date of birth, address and telephone number,
                        the tour date (October 8) and the location (McCowan Carhouse) that you would like see.
                        You should get a reply within 24 - 48 hours.
    Space is limited to 20 people so register early.
    Registration Requirements: Name, date of birth, address and telephone number.
    Safety Requirements: No open toe shoes, no shorts, no pets allowed. Photo ID required.
    Access: stairs only.
    Info: www3.ttc.ca/TTC_Business/TTC_Tours/Locations.jsp
    Thursday
    Oct 13
    2011
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor
  • Topic: Ken Jones on the Niagara Railway Museum.
    Fare: Free.
  • Saturday
    Oct 15
    10-5 Maryhill Waterloo Region Model Railway Club
    Open House
    1589 Maryhill Road (Woolwich Township Road #56)
    (Maryhill is north of Highway 7 midway between Waterloo and Guelph.)
    (in Quonset hut beside first house on right north of Maryhill limits)
  • Modelling the Canadian Pacific Railway Sudbury Division as it existed in the 1970s decade.
  • 2000 sq ft.
  • Multi-level (mushroom) design over 2 floors with tracks interconnected by helices.
  • Track arrangements of towns are duplicated closely to the prototype locations.
  • Locomotives and rolling stock selected to match specific prototype kinds running through Northern Ontario in the 70s.
  • A large layout in mid-construction with new additions for repeat visitors to see.
  • Scenes with Northern Ontario forests, rock-cuts and fills for newcomers to enjoy.
  • Fare: Adults $5, seniors $3, students $3, children with adult free.
    Info: www.wrmrc.ca/
    or wrmrc@hotmail.com
    Saturday
    Oct 15
    Sunday
    Oct 16
    2011
    10-4:30 Aberfoyle Aberfoyle Junction
    Open House
    See April 30.
    Saturday
    Oct 15
    Sunday
    Oct 16
    2011
    10-4:30

    10-4:30
    Bowmanville Soper Valley Model Railroad Association

    25th Annual Bowmanville Train Show
    Bowmanville High School, 49 Liberty Street North
    (North of Highway 401 exit 432, on east side of Liberty Street past King Street.)
  • Operating layouts, static displays, vendors.
  • Fare: Adults $5, seniors $4, family (2 adults + 2 children) $10.
    Info: Ron Radcliffe rjr.kse@sympatico.ca 905-987-3099
    Tuesday
    Oct 18
    2011
    7:30 Ottawa Bytown Railway Society
    Slide and Video Night
    Canada Science and Technology Museum
    1867 St. Laurent Boulevard
    Info: www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/
    or info@bytownrailwaysociety.ca
    or PO Box 47076, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5P9
    or 613-745-1201 (answering machine - please leave a message)
    Saturday
    Oct 22
    2011
    9-1 Niagara Falls NMRA International Division
    Fall Meet
    Victoria Avenue Public Library, 1848 Victoria Avenue, Lamarsh Room
  • Annual elections:
        Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent,Paymaster (Canadian and American) and Clerk.
  • Clinics:
    • Robert Langlois: “Scratchbuilding, lighting and automating an Engine Shed”
    • Richard Sparrow: “Making control panel graphics with Microsoft Excel”
    • George Ziemer (Reserve): “Excavating, stocking and landscaping a pond”
  • Popular choice model contests with prizes.
  • Door prizes from Just Train Crazy and Niagara Central Hobbies.
  • Open layouts in the afternoon:
    • Stan Conron - N Scale
    • Will Boyle - HO Scale
    • Ron Pullano - HO Scale
    • Steve Pirosko - HO Scale
  • Plenty of lunch spots within walking distance.
  • Library opens and registration starts at 9:00, meet begins 9:30.
    Fare: Free, donations appreciated.
    Info: Richard Sparrow rands.sparrow@sympatico.ca 905-892-7958
    Saturday
    Oct 22
    Sunday
    Oct 23
    2011
    10-4:30 Aberfoyle Aberfoyle Junction
    Open House
    See April 30.
    Sunday
    Oct 23
    2011
    10-3 Woodstock Woodstock Model Train Show Oxford Auditorium, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis Street
    (From 401, exit Highway 59, right at Dundas, left at West Avenue or next left at McKenzie Avenue.)
  • 16,300 sq ft:
  • About 175 vendor and flea market tables in two buildings.
  • Model trains, train sets, locomotives, track, rolling stock, transformers, structures, photos, DVDs, railroad memorabilia.
  • Operating layouts.
    Fare: Adults $4, under 12 free with adult.
    Info: www.woodstockshow.com
    or www.woodstocktoyshow.blogspot.com
    or www.toyshow.blogspot.com
    or www.thetoyshow.homestead.com
    or Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875
    (Thanks, John Kanakos.)
  • Tuesday
    Oct 25
    2011
    7:30 Mississauga Erin Mills Model Railroad Association
    General Meeting
    Sheridan United Church, 2501 Truscott Drive L5J 2B3
    (between Winston Churchill and Southdown, south of QEW)
  • 20 minute business session.
  • Social break and raffle.
  • Presentation on a model railroad topic.
    Fare: Visitors may attend 2 meetings per year free.
        Membership is $40 / year. Optional HO SIG $20 / year. Optional N SIG $10 / year.
    Info: www.trainweb.org/emmra/
    or emmra.info@gmail.com
  • Saturday
    Oct 29
    2011
    6:15/7-10 London London Model Railroad Association
    Fall Meeting
    ELAM (East London Anglican Ministries), 2060 Dundas Street East
  • Speaker: Helmut Ostermann (historian, modeller and photographer) on "Striking moments in transportation history", 1950s Steam, Diesel and Electric, much from London and area.
  • Photos on display and for sale.
  • Quick update on LMRA 2011 Layout Tour 2011, 2012 Tour and any additional matters.
  • Prize tables with raffles.
  • Modelers Corner with Bring and Brag, with prizes awarded by category. Bring your models.
  • Refreshments provided.
    Bring your email address.
    Fare: $7 for meeting or LMRA Membership $10/year for 2 meetings and the fall layout tour.
    Info: Lorne James, LMRA President jameslg@amtelecom.net 519-773-8652
    or Bob Merriam, LMRA Vice-President at rmerriam@amtelecom.net 519-866-5931
    or flyer www.modelersguild.com/lmra%20flyer%202011.pdf
    LMRA Info: Robert Langlois rplanglois@gmail.com 519-860-4864
  • Saturday
    Oct 29
    2011
    setup
    8-10
    auction
    10-5
    Harriston
    (Minto)
    Annual "BOOMERS" Auction Harriston Community Centre
    (corner of Young Street East and George Street South,
    about 70 km northwest of Guelph via Highway 6, County Road 93 and Highway 9)
  • Model railroad equipment and materials.
    Fare: $5 includes door prize draws.
    Info: Harold Jones hgjones@execulink.com 519-821-2454
  • Saturday
    Oct 29
    Sunday
    Oct 30
    2011
    10-4:30 Aberfoyle Aberfoyle Junction
    Open House
    See April 30.
    Sunday
    Oct 30
    2011
    10-3:30 Niagara Falls Niagara Railway Museum
    Model Railroad Show
    Optimist Park Hall, 4751 Dorchester Road (off Morrison Street), L2G 4C8
    (Take the QEW Niagara and exit at Thorold Stone Road East. Turn right onto Dorchester Road (south) and turn right at the second set of traffic lights. Optimist Park is on the right side.)
  • Over 8000 sq ft of vendors, layouts and displays.
  • Food and drinks available.
    Fare: Adults $5, under 12 free with adult, free parking.
    Info: Niagara Falls Railway Museum Show www.nfrm.ca/nfmrs.php
    or: www.nfrm.ca
    or: Niagara Falls Model Railway Show info@nfrm.ca
    Vendor Info: www.nfrm.ca/downloads/nfmrsoct.doc
    or Niagara Falls Railway Museum info@nmrm.ca
    6251 Burdette Drive, Niagara Falls ON L2E 5H4 905-357-6539
  • Sunday
    Oct 30
    2011
    10-3:30 Niagara Falls Niagara Railway Museum
    Model Railroad Show
    Optimist Park Hall, 4751 Dorchester Road (at Morrison), L2G 4C8
    (Take the QEW Niagara and exit at Thorold Stone Road East.
    Turn right onto Dorchester Road (south)
    and turn right at the second set of traffic lights.
    Optimist Park is on the right side.)
  • Over 8000 sq ft of vendors, layouts and displays.
    Fare: adults $5, under 12 free with adult.
    Info: Niagara Falls Railway Museum Show www.nfrm.ca/nfmrs.php
    or: www.nfrm.ca
    or: Niagara Falls Model Railway Show info@nfrm.ca
    Vendor Info: www.nfrm.ca/downloads/nfmrsoct.doc
    or Niagara Falls Railway Museum info@nmrm.ca
    6521 Burdette Drive, Niagara Falls ON L2E 5H4 905-357-6539


  • November 2011
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Tuesday
    Nov 1
    2011
    7:30- Ottawa Bytown Railway Society
    Meeting
    Canada Science and Technology Museum
    1867 St. Laurent Boulevard
  • Topic: TBA
    Info: www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/
    or info@bytownrailwaysociety.ca
    or PO Box 47076, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5P9
    or 613-745-1201 (answering machine - please leave a message)
  • Tuesday
    Nov 1
    2011
    7-9:30 London London Model Railroad Group Meeting and Open House 69 Holborn Avenue (behind the Taco Bell on Wharncliffe Road South)
    See Jan 4.
    Wednesday
    Nov 2
    2011
    7:30 Cornwall Moccasin Model Railroad Club
    Monthly Meeting
    St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church Hall
    1509 Second Street West
  • All model railroad enthusiasts are welcome to attend.
    Info: Colin Marshall marshallcg@sympatico.ca 613-936-1660
  • Thursday
    Nov 3
    2011
    7:30 Morrisburg Seaway Valley Model Railroaders
    Monthly Meeting
    McIntosh Country Inn
    Info: Steve Skerry stvskerry@sympatico.ca
    Saturday
    Nov 5
    2011
    9 am- Hamilton Area HO Model Engineers' Society (HOMES club)
    11th Annual Hamilton and District Layout Tour
    Buy the guide book (for $5) from your local hobby shop now and plan your day in advance.
    The guide book is your admission ticket.
    Tour guide books are NOW AVAILABLE from these model railway shops:
  • Modellers' Choice (Hamilton),
  • Dundas Valley Hobby (Dundas - open at 8 am on tour day with free coffee and donuts for early risers),
  • Just Train Crazy (Beamsville),
  • Credit Valley Railway Co (Mississauga),
  • Paris Junction Hobbies (Paris),
  • Niagara Central Hobbies (St. Catharines),
  • and NEW THIS YEAR, Broughdale Hobbies and Doug's Trains (both in London).
    On the day of the tour, guide books will also be available from 9am at the HOMES location, in the Robert Land Community Centre, 460 Wentworth Street North.
  • Layouts in Burlington to Beamsville, Smithville, Hagersville, and Caledonia, plus Hamilton itself.
  • 23 layouts in HO, N, OO and O scales.
  • Several have never been on the tour before.
  • The HOMES layout is 2100+ square feet, and has been under construction for several years. This is the seventh layout the club has built in 63 1/2 years. It depicts the TH&B in the Hamilton area (plus the Welland Sub and Welland) with CNR and NYC interchanges in Welland and CNR in Hamilton, in the 1950s (nominally 1958, but with TH&B steam that was scrapped earlier in the decade to run).
    Info: www.trainweb.org/homesclub/
  • Saturday
    Nov 5
    Sunday
    Nov 6
    2011
    10-5

    11-4
    Sudbury 14th Annual
    Sudbury Modular Railroad Club
    Sudbury Train and Hobby Show
    Howard Johnson on Bradey Street
  • Vendors:
  • Layouts:
  • Other Displays:
  • Fare: Adults $5, Children $3, Family $10 (day pass).
    Info: sudburymodelrailroading.com/show/index.html
    or sudburymodelrailroading.com/
    or (2010) Graham Toppazzini toll free 1-877-560-8452 or local 560-8452
    Sunday
    Nov 6
    10-5 Guelph Guelph Model Railroad Society
    Pacific Western Railroad Open House
    50 Crimea Street
    (west of Edinburgh Road North, near GEXR tracks)
  • 2,400 square feet with approximately 750’ of mainline track, excluding yards.
  • Established in 1968.
  • Fare: adults $5, under 12 free.
    Info: www.trainweb.org/gmrs/events.html
    or 519-856-4983
    or 905-878-5009
    Map: www.trainweb.org/gmrs/events.html
    Sunday
    Nov 6
    2011
    10-3 Kitchener Kitchener Model Train Show Bingeman's Marshall Hall (not Ballroom), 425 Bingeman's Centre Drive
  • Over 150 vendor tables, bigger than ever.
  • Model trains, train sets, locomotives, track, rolling stock, transformers, structures, photos, DVDs, railroad memorabilia, die cast toys.
  • Operating layouts.
  • Lunch counter.
    Fare: Adults $5, children under 12 free with adult, parking free.
    Info: www.kitchenertrainshow.blogspot.com
    or www.toyshow.blogspot.com
    or Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 M-F before 8 pm
  • Thursday
    Nov 10
    2011
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor
  • Topic: Keith Yates’ presentation of “Railroading Around the Golden Horseshoe, New York Central’s Canada Southern 1946 to 1976” video and his visit to St. Thomas this August.
    Fare: Free.
  • Sunday
    Nov 13
    2011
    10-3:30 Ancaster Rail-Ops Club
    TH&B Model Railroad
    Flea Market
    NEW Marritt Hall, NEW Ancaster Fair Grounds, 630 Trinity Road
    (Exit Highway 403 south at Highway 52 / Trinity Road, on right past Wilson Street / Highway 2/53)
  • Operating layouts.
  • Over 150 tables.
    Fare: Adults $5, under 12 free.
    Info: John Henwood 905-335-9112
  • Tuesday
    Nov 15
    2011
    7:30 Ottawa Bytown Railway Society
    Slide and Video Night
    Canada Science and Technology Museum
    1867 St. Laurent Boulevard
    Info: www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/
    or info@bytownrailwaysociety.ca
    or PO Box 47076, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5P9
    or 613-745-1201 (answering machine - please leave a message)
    Saturday
    Nov 19
    Sunday
    Nov 20
    2011
    10-4:30

    10-4
    Whitby Pine Ridge Railroaders
    Fall Model Railroad Show
    Father Leo J. Austin School, 1020 Dryden Boulevard
    (southwest of Taunton Road and Anderson Street)
  • Display layouts, exhibits and vendors
  • Fare: adults $5, under 14 $2, under 5 free
    Info: www.trainweb.org/prrc/fallshow.htm
    or (2009) Stephen Pees prrsec@gmail.com 905-728-3218
    Saturday
    Nov 19
    Sunday
    Nov 20
    2011
    11-4
     
    11-4
    Mississauga Toronto Christmas Train Show International Centre, Hall 3, 6900 Airport Road
  • 70000 sq ft of layouts and vendors - the largest in Ontario
  • over 50 layouts/exhibits
  • 225 vendor tables in 2010
  • everything for the rail fan, modeller, historian or toy train collector
  • model and toy trains, kits accessories controls, scenery, track, switches, books, videos, DVDs, slides, photos, prints, paintings, real railroadania, preowned older trains, anything railroad
    Info: www.antiquetoys.ca
    or Doug Jarvis dougjarvis@sympatico.ca 905-945-2775
    Exhibitor Info: www.antiquetoys.ca, click on "Exhibitor Info"
    Dealer Info: www.antiquetoys.ca, click on "Dealer Info",
                       then the appropriate form under "Toronto Train Show"
    Vendor, display and Club enquiries: Doug Jarvis dougjarvis@sympatico.ca
    905-945-2775, fax 905-945-0197
    Media and advertising enquiries: Bev Jarvis info@antiquetoys.ca
    905-945-2775, fax 905-945-0197
     
  • Friday
    Nov 25
    2011
    5:30-8 Dundas Dundas Modular Railway Club
    Open House during
    Legion's "Beef on the Bun" Dinner
    New location: Royal Canadian Legion, 280 King Street West
    (Take QEW to 403 Hamilton to Main Street West exit, left onto Main West, right on Cootes Drive (just past McMaster University) to Dundas where it becomes King Street.)
    Info: home.cogeco.ca/~dmrc
    Maps: Click on "Location of Club".
    Saturday
    Nov 26
    2011
    10-3 Dundas Dundas Modular Railway Club
    Open House
    New location: Royal Canadian Legion, 280 King Street West
    (Take QEW to 403 Hamilton to Main Street West exit, left onto Main West, right on Cootes Drive (just past McMaster University) to Dundas where it becomes King Street.)
    Info: home.cogeco.ca/~dmrc
    Maps: Click on "Location of Club".
    Saturday
    Nov 26
    2011
    10-11:30 Toronto Toronto Transit Commission
    Greenwood Shop Tour
    Greenwood Shop, 400 Greenwood Avenue at Felstead Avenue
    (By TTC: From the Bloor-Danforth subway line get off at Greenwood Subway Station and take the 31 Greenwood Bus from the station to the first bus stop (Felstead Avenue).)
  • TTC staff will take you on a guided tour through the Greenwood Shop which is one of two heavy repair and overhaul facilities.
  • The shop covers approximately 190,000 square feet and almost 200 employees perform major vehicle overhaul work and component rebuilds to support the fleet of subway vehicles and workcars at this site.
  • Fare: Adults $15 (photo ID required), Children 12 or under $5, cash only at the door.
    Registration: Email publictours@ttc.ca
                        with each person's name, date of birth, address and telephone number,
                        the tour date (November 26) and the location (Greenwood Shop) that you would like see.
                        You should get a reply within 24 - 48 hours.
    Space is limited to 20 people so register early.
    Registration Requirements: Name, date of birth, address and telephone number.
    Safety Requirements: CSA approved safety shoes, no shorts, no pets allowed. Photo ID required.
    Access: Stairs only.
    Info: www3.ttc.ca/TTC_Business/TTC_Tours/Locations.jsp
    Saturday
    Nov 26
    2011
    all day Stratford NMRA Western Ontario Division
    “Bridge That Gap” Clinic
    and Layout Visit
    Preregister for location, time, tools list and final price.
  • Rick and Maureen of Hunterline will take you from start to finish making their 30 ft. King Post Truss Bridge kit.
  • N, HO, S, or O scale available.
  • No matter what your skill level, everyone will learn something new.
  • Techniques to learn will be: distressing wood, cutting, staining, gluing, installing rods, installing Nut/Bolt/Washer castings, finish weathering.
  • Track is not included.
    Fare: Under $25 ($10???). Pay at the door (cash or cheque).
    Maximum attendees: 25.
    Pregregister by November 16 via John Kanakos.
    Info: John Kanakos johnkana@fc.amdsb.ca 519-660-1844
  • Also included: A must see layout open house:
        Graham Macdonald's Ottawa Arnprior and Parry Sound Railway
  • Sunday
    Nov 27
    2011
    11-4 Toronto Scarborough Model Railroaders
    Train Show
    17 Jeavons Avenue
    (From southern Birchmount, one block south of Danforth Road (not Ave) turn east on Parnell, then south on Jeavons.)
    (Do not park on the east side of the street.)
  • Two floors of model railroads.
  • 1500 square foor fifties era HO scale layout set in southern Ontario featuring:
    • Authentic steam and diesel sound.
    • Walkaround Digital Command Control.
    • Passenger and freight train operation.
    • Refreshments available.
  • Over 1000 square foot (and growing!) N scale layout with:
  • Sunday
    Nov 27
    2011
    11-4 Toronto York Railway Modellers Open House 5 Oakland Avenue, North York
  • Over 1600 sq ft of model railway.
  • 13 scale miles of mainline.
  • CNR and CPR in southwestern Ontario, in the period of 1953 to 1957.
  • New model buildings under construction.
  • Steam and diesel engibes being made.
  • Authentic steam and diesel sounds.
  • Videos to watch.
  • (Also December 4)
    Fare: Adults $5, children $1
    Info: www.yorkrailwaymodellers.ca
    (Thanks, Roger Berkeley.)
    Tuesday
    Nov 29
    2011
    7:30 Mississauga Erin Mills Model Railroad Association
    General Meeting
    Sheridan United Church, 2501 Truscott Drive L5J 2B3
    (between Winston Churchill and Southdown, south of QEW)
  • 20 minute business session.
  • Social break and raffle.
  • Presentation on a model railroad topic.
    Fare: Visitors may attend 2 meetings per year free.
        Membership is $40 / year. Optional HO SIG $20 / year. Optional N SIG $10 / year.
    Info: www.trainweb.org/emmra/
    or emmra.info@gmail.com


  • November/December 2011
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Daily
    Nov 6
    to
    Dec 10
    Toronto Ontario Science Centre
    IMAX Theatre
    CPR 2816 "Rocky Mountain Express" movie
    Ontario Science Centre
    (SW corner of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Ave)
    Schedule: www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/imax/
    November 6 to December 10
    Other locations: www.stephenlow.com/news/newsstory.php?newsID=30
    Some comments and still photos: ogaugerr.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/57660482/m/3922913817
    A video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fuArMb8f7c
    Sunday
    Nov 27
    to
    Saturday
    Dec 3
    in Ontario
    - Canada
    and USA
    CPR Christmas Trains Crossing Canada and USA
    Info: www.cpr.ca/en/in-your-community/holiday-train/schedule/Pages/canada.aspx
    2010 Video: www.zoomers.ca/video/2010-canadian-pacific-railways
  • Entertainers on the Canadian train in Ontario include Valdy and Brothers Dube.
  • Entertainers on the US and parts of Ontario train include Willy Porter and Sydney Grigg.
  • All times are local and approximate.
  • Please check the arrival time prior to attending the event as this schedule is subject to change
    and plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early.
  • Check the CPR web site above for an up to date schedule.
         On November 8 the Ontario schedule was:
    Sunday, November 27
  • Merrickville – 6:45 pm, 103 East Broadway and Country Road 2, south side of crossing near Bay Street
  • Smiths Falls – 8:00 pm, Smith Falls Train Station, 63 Victoria Street
  • Monday, November 28
  • Perth – 9:40 am, Wilson Street railway crossing, south side
  • Belleville – 1:20 pm, South Church Street railway crossing, south of Dundas Street East
  • Trenton – 2:35 pm, RCAF Road/County Road 21, south side of railway crossing
  • Brighton – 3:45 pm, East of railway crossing at Prince Edward Street
  • Bowmanville – 5:45 pm, Scugog Road railway crossing
  • Oshawa – 7:15 pm, behind the Walmart, 450 Stevenson Road South, parking anywhere at the mall
  • Tuesday, November 29
  • Toronto – 6:15 pm, 750 Runnymede Road, in front of CP Lambton yard office, parking only in Walmart lot
  • Hamilton – 7:45 pm (U.S. Train show), area of Kinnear Yard, opposite Gage Park
  • Vaughan – 8:45 pm, Northwest corner of CP Vaughn Intermodal Yard and Nashville Road, near grain elevator
  • Wednesday, November 30
  • Midhurst – 12:40 pm, 12 Anne Street North
  • Mactier – 3:15 pm, Old CP Station
  • *Cambridge – 4:30 pm (U.S. Train show), former Galt Station, 10 Malcolm Street
  • Parry Sound – 5:00 pm, Museum Train Station, 1 Avenue Road
  • *Ayr – 5:50 pm (U.S. Train show), Railway Crossing at Inglis Street
  • Shawanaga – 6:15 pm, near Band office beside railway crossing at Village Road
  • *London – 8:05 pm (U.S. Train show), Richmond St. railway crossing between Oxford Street and Central Avenue
  • Sudbury – 9:20 pm, VIA Train Station, Elgin Street
  • Thursday, December 1
  • Cartier – 10:45 am, CP Train Station, Spencer Avenue
  • Chapleau – 4:15 pm, CP Train Station, 50 Dufferin Street
  • *Windsor – 5:15 pm (U.S. Train show), CP Train Yard, Erie Street West and Janette Street
  • White River – 9:15 pm, CP Train Station, 102 Winnipeg Street
  • Friday, December 2
  • Mobert – 9:00 am, across from Band Office
  • Heron Bay – 11:15 am, old CP Train Station, beside Esso building
  • Marathon – 12:45 pm, beside Curling Club parking lot, Stevens Avenue
  • Schreiber – 3:30 pm, CP Yard at Cenotaph, beside Harvest Food Cupboard building
  • Nipigon – 6:15 pm, CP Yard across from Nipigon Inn, 60 Front Street
  • Thunder Bay – 9:30 pm, CP Train Station, 440 Syndicate Avenue
  • Saturday, December 3
  • Ignace – 9:30 am, CP Train Station
  • Dryden – 12:00 noon, CP Yard entrance, Queen Street and Earl Avenue
  • Vermillion Bay – 1:30 pm, Bay St railway crossing, south of Highway 17
  • Kenora – 3:30 pm, CP South Yard across from Wholesale Store, 8th Avenue South entrance
  • Please bring a cash or food donation to the Holiday Train event in your community and help feed the need.
    2010 Photo: www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=348850


    December 2011
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Thursday
    Dec 1
    2011
    7:30 Morrisburg Seaway Valley Model Railroaders
    Monthly Meeting
    McIntosh Country Inn
    Info: Steve Skerry stvskerry@sympatico.ca
    Saturday
    Dec 3
    Sunday
    Dec 4
    2011
    10-4:30 Aberfoyle Aberfoyle Junction
    Open House
    See April 30.
    Sunday
    Dec 4
    2011
    11-4 Toronto Scarborough Model Railroaders
    Train Show
    17 Jeavons Avenue
    (From southern Birchmount, one block south of Danforth Road (not Ave) turn east on Parnell, then south on Jeavons.)
    (Do not park on the east side of the street.)
  • Two floors of model railroads.
  • 1500 square foor fifties era HO scale layout set in southern Ontario featuring:
    • Authentic steam and diesel sound.
    • Walkaround Digital Command Control.
    • Passenger and freight train operation.
    • Refreshments available.
  • Over 1000 square foot (and growing!) N scale layout with:
  • Sunday
    Dec 4
    2011
    11-4 Toronto York Railway Modellers Open House 5 Oakland Avenue, North York
  • Over 1600 sq ft of model railway.
  • 13 scale miles of mainline.
  • CNR and CPR in southwestern Ontario, in the period of 1953 to 1957.
  • New model buildings under construction.
  • Steam and diesel engibes being made.
  • Authentic steam and diesel sounds.
  • Videos to watch.
  • (Also November 27)
    Fare: Adults $5, children $1
    Info: www.yorkrailwaymodellers.ca
    (Thanks, Roger Berkeley.)
    Saturday
    Dec 3
    Sunday
    Dec 4
    2011
    10-4 Belleville Belleville and Brighton Model Railroad Clubs
    16th Annual Quinte Model Train Show
    Quinte Secondary School
    45 College Street West
    (Take exit 543 South off 401, follow the yellow signs.)
  • 11,000 sq ft of Vendors and Displays.
  • Fare: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Family $10.
    Info: Rick Potter rickp@reach.net
    Tuesday
    Dec 6
    2011
    7:30- Ottawa Bytown Railway Society
    Meeting
    Canada Science and Technology Museum
    1867 St. Laurent Boulevard
  • Topic: TBA
    Info: www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/
    or info@bytownrailwaysociety.ca
    or PO Box 47076, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5P9
    or 613-745-1201 (answering machine - please leave a message)
  • Tuesday
    Dec 6
    2011
    7-9:30 London London Model Railroad Group Meeting and Open House 69 Holborn Avenue (behind the Taco Bell on Wharncliffe Road South)
    See Jan 4.
    Wednesday
    Dec 7
    2011
    7:30 Cornwall Moccasin Model Railroad Club
    Monthly Meeting
    St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church Hall
    1509 Second Street West
  • All model railroad enthusiasts are welcome to attend.
    Info: Colin Marshall marshallcg@sympatico.ca 613-936-1660
  • Thursday
    Dec 8
    2011
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor
  • Topic: Ted Wickson presenting an overview of the principal chapters in the book "Ontario's Grand River Valley Electric Railways", with emphasis on "CP Electric Lines".

  • Fare: Free.
  • Saturday
    Dec 10
    2011
    10-11:30 Toronto Toronto Transit Commission
    Harvey Shop Tour
    Harvey Shop, 1138 Bathurst Street
    (By TTC: From the Bloor-Danforth line, get off at Bathurst Station and take a Bathurst 7 bus north to Hillcrest complex.)
    Meet by the Security gatehouse.
  • TTC staff will guide you through the shop explaining what the various highly skilled trades such as welders, tool and die makers, blacksmiths and millwrights do.
  • One of the only two working blacksmith shops in Canada is located here.
  • Fare: Adults $15 (photo ID required), Children 12 or under $5, cash only at the door.
    Registration: Email publictours@ttc.ca
                        with each person's name, date of birth, address and telephone number,
                        the tour date (December 10) and the location (Harvey Shop) that you would like see.
                        You should get a reply within 24 - 48 hours.
    Space is limited to 20 people so register early.
    Registration Requirements: Name, date of birth, address and telephone number.
    Safety Requirements: No open toe shoes, no shorts, no pets allowed. Photo ID required.
    Info: www3.ttc.ca/TTC_Business/TTC_Tours/Locations.jsp
    Monday
    Dec 12
    2011
    7-9 pm Toronto Toronto Transportation Society
    Meeting
    Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor
    (To get to Metro Hall via TTC, take the Yonge-University-Spadina subway to St. Andrew Station and walk west from University Avenue, along King Street to John Street then south.
      The 504 King streetcar also stops across the street at King Street and John Street.
      Metro Hall is also a short walk from GO Transit services at Union Station.)
  • Speaker: David Vincent
  • Fare: Free.
    Info: www.torontotransportationsociety.org
    Tuesday
    Dec 20
    2011
    7:30 Ottawa Bytown Railway Society
    Slide and Video Night
    Canada Science and Technology Museum
    1867 St. Laurent Boulevard
    Info: www.bytownrailwaysociety.ca/
    or info@bytownrailwaysociety.ca
    or PO Box 47076, Ottawa, ON, K1B 5P9
    or 613-745-1201 (answering machine - please leave a message)
    Tuesday
    Dec 27
    2011
    7:30 Mississauga Erin Mills Model Railroad Association
    General Meeting
    Sheridan United Church, 2501 Truscott Drive L5J 2B3
    (between Winston Churchill and Southdown, south of QEW)
  • 20 minute business session.
  • Social break and raffle.
  • Presentation on a model railroad topic.
    Fare: Visitors may attend 2 meetings per year free.
        Membership is $40 / year. Optional HO SIG $20 / year. Optional N SIG $10 / year.
    Info: www.trainweb.org/emmra/
    or emmra.info@gmail.com


  • 2012 Shows
     
    Day Time Place Name Details

    2012 Shows are now in 2012shows.htm
     


    Other Years
     
    Year Link
    2012  
      2012shows.htm                                   
     
    2010  
      2010shows.htm                                   
     
    2009  
      2009shows.htm                                   
     


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