2012 Ontario Train Shows, Open Houses and Meets

Event Count: 125 so far (with 2013 preview removed).
 Last Update: Friday December 28, 2012. 
  Recent Changes:  
  December 29-30,  
  2013 events in 2013shows.htm.
 

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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
Schedule: Meetings are normally the second Monday of each month at 7:30. If that is a holiday the meeting is the following Monday.
2012 meetings include:
    January 9, February 13, February 18 (Spotlight on Heritage – Stone Road Mall (Tentative)), March 12, April 16 (Moved due to Easter), ...
    September 10 (slideshow of inside the Electro Motive, London assembly plant in October 2011 just prior to closure), ...
    Work parties started in May.
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 Halton County Halton County Radial Railway Schedule:
    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 info@ghls.org
    or 905-546-4797
  • Frequent varies Komoka
    (near
    London)
    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
    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
    Second
    Sundays
    May to
    October
    (weather 
     permitting)
    all day? Milton Toronto Live Steamers
    Operating Days
    Humes Auction Farm, 9313 Esquesing Line (4th Line)
    (Exit Highway 401 at James Snow Parkway, north to Steeles Ave, west to Esquesing Line (4th Line, with water tower on corner), north 4 km to tracks)
  • 680 feet of multi gauge elevated track.
  • 4 3/4", 3 1/2", 2 1/2" gauges.
  • Visitors welcome.
  • Boiler certificates required for visiting locomotives.
  • Info: Mike mikesalisbury@hotmail.com 905-820-6178
    or Brian bdmbcole@rogers.com 905-857-0853
    or Dave djcroft@globalserve.net 905-854-2789
    or Jim 905-821-7104


    January 2012
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Sunday
    Jan 8
    2012
    10-3 Woodstock Woodstock Model Train Show Oxford Auditorium, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis Street
  • Operating layouts.
  • Over 125 vendor tables.
  • Lunch available.
  • Fare: Adults $4, under 12 free with adult.
    Free parking in fairgrounds parking lot and Civic Arena parking lot at 895 Nellis Street (two driveways east)
    Info: www.woodstockshow.com
    or www.thetoyshow.homestead.com
    or www.toyshow.blogspot.com
    or Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm
    Vendor Info: Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm
    Monday
    Jan 9
    2012
    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.)
  • Annual General Meeting and elections.
    Fare: Free.
    Info: www.torontotransportationsociety.org
  • Thursday
    Jan 12
    2012
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor
  • Topic: Richard Crawford on the Shining Waters Railway - the railroad from Peterboro to Toronto and his involvement in the passenger railway start up.
    Fare: Free.
  • Sunday
    Jan 15
    2012
    10-4 Paris 2012 Paris Junction
    NMRA Model Train Show
    Paris Fairgrounds, 130 Silver Street
  • Over 50 dealers.
  • 6 operating layouts.
  • Several how-to clinics.
  • NMRA craftsmen tables.
  • Fare: Non-NMRA/CARM Member Adults $4, NMRA/CARM member Adults $3, under 12 free.
    Info: John Moseley j.moseley@sympatico.ca 519-455-1311 after 6 pm.
    NMRA Western Ontario Division Info: www.wod-nmra.ca/WOD/Welcome.html
    NMRA Info: www.nmra.org/
    NMRA Canada Info: www.nmracanada.ca/
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
    Tuesday
    Jan 17
    2012
    7:30-9:30 Mississauga CARM Toronto Chapter Meeting Panther Hobbies, 2580 Wharton Glen (south off Dundas Street East)
  • Brief busines meeting.
  • Visit N scale and HO/On30 layouts.
  • Also the store was open.
  • Fare: Free.
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
    Sunday
    Jan 29
    2012
    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 120 tables.
    Fare: Adults $5, under 12 free.
    Info: John Henwood 905-335-9112


  • February 2012
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Saturday
    Feb 4
    2012
    7-10 London London Model Railroad Association
    Winter Meeting
    ELAM (East London Anglican Ministries), 2060 Dundas Street East
  • Speakers:
          Leo Johansen – on making manual turnout controls.
          Brian Smith – on his new layout, featuring a town district, ethanol plant and scrap yards.
  • Prize tables with the traditional raffles.
  • Modelers Corner with Bring and Brag. Prizes will be awarded by category.
  • All members and guests are welcome to bring any models.
  • 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 4
    Sunday
    Feb 5
    2012
    10-4:30
     
    10-3
    Port Hope Ganaraska Railway Modellers
    19th Annual Port Hope Model Railway Show
    Town Park Recreation Centre, 62 McCaul Street
    (On the east side of the Ganaraska River off Elgin St.)
  • Operating layouts, vendors and exhibitors.
  • Fare: Adults $5, seniors $4, children 6-12 $2, under 5 free.
    Info: Dave Hughes ganaraskarailwaymodellers@hotmail.com 905-885-7190
    Thursday
    Feb 9
    2012
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor
  • Topic: A presentation by one of the board members.
  • The programme is preceded by the Annual General Meeting at 7 pm for members only.
    Fare: Free.
  • Saturday
    Feb 11
    2012
    10-3 Dundas Dundas Modular Railway Club
    Flea Market
    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. The Legion Hall is on the left 2 blocks past Market Street.)
  • Model trains, planes, cars, sailing ships, warships, die cast cars, books, photos, kits, memorabilia, reference books.
  • Dealers and private vendors.
  • Dundas Modular Railway Club 14'x14' 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 Tom Allan thomaseallen@shaw.ca 905-575-9326
    (Thanks, Gerry Wilkinson.)
  • Sunday
    Feb 12
    2012
    10-4 Copetown CARM Copetown Train Show 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.
  • Lunch and refreshments available.
    Fare: $6, children under 12 free with adult.
    Info: www.caorm.org/copetown
    or John Johnston editor@caorm.org
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
  • Sunday
    Feb 12
    2012
    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.
    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 of February and Family Day every year.)
  • Saturday
    Feb 18
    10-4 Windsor Windsor Model Railroad Club
    Annual Open House
    2109 Ottawa Street (corner of Ottawa and Walker),
    in the basement level of the Market Square.
  • See WMRC permanent HO and N scale layouts.
  • Learn more about the club.
  • Fare: Free, free parking.
    Info: www.Windsor-Modular.com
    Saturday
    Feb 18
    Sunday
    Feb 19
    2012
    10-5

    10-4
    Springwater
    (near Barrie)
    Barrie-Allandale Railway Modellers lsrrailway@sympatico.ca
    42nd Annual Barrie-Allandale
    Model Train Show
    Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery, Dunlop Street, Springwater
    (west of 400 at County Road 27 / Dunlop Street West / former Highway 90 Barrie)
    (Take Highway 400 to Barrie, exit at exit 96 / Dunlop Street West,
    head west to Angus (Camp Borden), greenhouses will be on your right.)
  • Over 18000 sq ft
  • More layouts from N to G
  • More than 80 vendor tables
  • Club memberships open
  • See last year's modelrailroadcanada.com/videos
    /Barrie-Allandale%20Train%20Show%202009_0002.wmv

    setup Friday 9-4 and Saturday 7-10, takedown Sunday 4-6 ?
    Fare: Adults $6, seniors $4, students $4, under 6 free.
            Admission includes $6 off in-store purchase at Bradford Greenhouses.
    Info: www3.sympatico.ca/hattons.hideaway/BARM/TrainShow.htm
    or Rick Hatton 705-737-9363
    or Rick Lazenby r.h.lazenby@rogers.com
    Sunday
    Feb 19
    2012
    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.
    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 of February and Family Day every year.)
  • Sunday
    Feb 20
    Family
    Day
    2012
    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.
    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 of February and Family Day every year.)
  • Saturday
    Feb 25
    Sunday
    Feb 26
    2012
    10-4
     
    10-3
    Essex
    (near
    Windsor)
    2012 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.
  • Accommodations 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 26
    2012
    11-4 Toronto Scarborough Model Railroaders
    Train Show
    17 Jeavons Avenue
    (From southern Birchmount, one block south of Danforth Road (north of Danforth 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 foot fifties era HO scale layout set in southern Ontario featuring:
    • Authentic steam and diesel sound.
    • Walkaround Digital Command Control.
    • Passenger and freight train operation.
  • 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.
  • Refreshments available. Fare: Adults $5, seniors $3, children $2, family (2+2) $12.
    Info: www.scarborough-model-railroaders.org
    Video (2010/11/28): www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQt3jNXQj7Q
    Photos (2011/11/27): www.insidetoronto.com/photozone/1255133
    More Photos (2011/11/27): snapd.at/eeb4kt
    (Dates are normally the last Sunday in November, the first in December, the last in February, and the first in March.)
  • Sunday
    Feb 26
    2012
    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.
    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 of February and Family Day every year.)


  • March 2012
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Saturday
    Mar 3
    2012
    all day Mississauga Erin Mills
    Model Railroad Association
    Spring Clinics
    Sheridan United Church, 2501 Truscott Drive
  • Hunterline Craftsman Kits
  • Fast Tracks Turnouts
  • Info: emmra.info@gmail.com
    Saturday
    Mar 3
    2012
    10-4:30 Cobourg Cobourg Model Railroaders
    Cobourg Model Train Show
    Cobourg Lions Community Centre, 157 Elgin Street East
  • Vendors.
  • Operating model train layouts.
  • Displays.
  • Food and beverages available.
  • The biggest model train show in Northumberland County.
  • Fare: Adults $5, children under 12 $1.
    Info: Ted Rafuse tedrafuse@yahoo.ca, 181 Armour Court, Cobourg K9A 4S6 905-372-8375
    Sunday
    Mar 4
    2012
    11-4 Toronto Scarborough Model Railroaders
    Train Show
    17 Jeavons Avenue
    (From southern Birchmount, one block south of Danforth Road (north of Danforth 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 foot fifties era HO scale layout set in southern Ontario featuring:
    • Authentic steam and diesel sound.
    • Walkaround Digital Command Control.
    • Passenger and freight train operation.
  • 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.
  • Refreshments available. Fare: Adults $5, seniors $3, children $2, family (2+2) $12
    Info: www.scarborough-model-railroaders.org
    Video (2010/11/27): www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQt3jNXQj7Q
    Photos (2011/11/27): www.insidetoronto.com/photozone/1255133
    More Photos (2011/11/27): snapd.at/eeb4kt
    (Dates are normally the last Sunday in November, the first in December, the last in February, and the first in March.)
  • Sunday
    Mar 4
    2012
    10-3:30 Niagara Falls Niagara Railway Museum
    12th Annual
    Niagara Falls
    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.
  • Drinks and food 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/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
      6521 Burdette Drive, Niagara Falls ON L2E 5H4 905-357-6539
  • Saturday
    Mar 10
    2012
    1-3:30 Toronto CARM Toronto Chapter
    Roundhouse Tour
    Roundhouse Park
    Photos and text: torontorha.blogspot.ca/2012/03/carm-toronto-visits-roundhouse-park.html
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
    Saturday
    Mar 10
    2012
    9:30-2:30 Ingersoll NMRA WOD (Western Ontario Division)
    Make and Take Clinic
    Ingersoll Seniors Residence, 250 Ingersoll Street South
    Clinic: Build a Wood Tunnel Portal
  • Rick and Maureen of Hunterline will take you from start to finish of their kit.
  • Suitable for Beginners.
  • No matter what your skill level everyone will learn something new!
  • Techniques to learn will be: distressing wood, cutting, staining, gluing, installing N/B/W castings, finish weathering ready to install on your layout.
    Fare: Only $10. Includes kit, weathering stains, instruction, venue, LUNCH (sandwiches), refreshments. (Subsidized by WOD)
             Register with John Kanakos not later than March 1 2012, PAY AT THE DOOR.
    Info and Registration: 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, Junction Gang News and Graham Macdonald, WOD Registrar.)
  • Saturday
    Mar 10
    Sunday
    Mar 11
    2012
    10-4
     

    10-4
    Kingston CRHA-Kingston Division
    Rail-O-Rama Show
    Ambassador Hotel, 1550 Princess Street
    (Highway 401 exit 613, south on Sydenham Road, left at first light onto Princess Street, near the VIA Rail Station.)
  • Operating layouts.
  • Clinics.
  • Railroadania.
  • Historical groups.
  • Dealers.
  • Thomas activity table.
  • Demonstrations.
  • Fare: Adults (13+) $6, seniors (60+) $5, children (5-12) $3.
    Info: Peter Macdonald machobby@hotmail.com 613-389-8519
    Info: Graham Oberst graham.oberst@bell.net 613-542-9461
    Saturday
    Mar 17
    2012
    9-4:30 Toronto Toronto Railway
    Prototype Modellers Meet
    Humber College, North Campus, Building B, rooms B201 and B202
    203 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 Preview:
    - From Coteau to Cote St.Luc - Foaming in Montreal - by Efram Ellenbogen
    - CP Train Masters - by Mike Salfi
    - Building Etched Brass Kits - by Roger Chrysler
    - Creating Models by Computer:using 3D modeling software to design and build models by laser cutting and 3D printing - by Scott Heiden
  • Model Display and Discussion: Please bring your own models to display.
    Fare: $10. Free parking.
    Info: Brian Gauer bdgauer@rogers.com
  • Sunday
    Mar 18
    2012
    10-3 Burlington Burlington Model Train Show Burlington Holiday Inn, 3063 South Service Road
    (QEW and Guelph Line)
    (From Toronto: From QEW take exit #102 (Guelph Line), turn left on Harvester Road West, turn left at stop light on South Service Road.)
    (From Hamilton: From QEW take exit #102 (Guelph Line), turn right on Harvester Road West, turn left at stop light on South Service Road.)
  • Over 90 vendor tables.
  • Model trains, train sets, locomotives, track, rolling stock, transformers, structures, photos, DVDs, railroad memorabilia. All scales.
  • Operating layouts.
    Fare: Adults $5, children under 12 free with adult.
    Info: www.burlingtontrainshow.blogspot.com
    or Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm
  • Saturday
    Mar 24
    Sunday
    Mar 25
    2012
    10-5
     
    10-4
    Lindsay Lindsay and District Model Railroaders
    38th Annual Lindsay Model Railway Show
    Railway Modelling Clinics
    Victoria Park Armoury, 210 Kent Street West (at Victoria Avenue)
    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 ldmrshow@gmail.com 705-454-2746
    or Lindsay & District Model Railroaders Inc., PO Box 452, Lindsay, ON K9V 4S5
    Sunday
    Mar 25
    2012
    10-3 Kitchener Kitchener Model Train Show Bingemans Ballroom, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive
    (From 401: Take exit #278 to Hwy 8 West toward Kitchener, take exit Hwy 7 East / Hwy 85 North towards Guelph, fork right towards Victoria/Frederick/Wellington, exit to Wellington Street East, turn south on Shirley Avenue, then Bingemans entrance on left side.)
  • Over 150 vendor tables.
  • Model trains, train sets, locomotives, track, rolling stock, transformers, structures, photos, DVDs, railroad memorabilia. All scales.
  • 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 Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm
    Bingeman's Info: www.bingemans.com/ 519-744-1555 or 1-800-667-0833
    Map and Directions: www.bingemans.com/conferences/contact_directions.php
  • Saturday
    Mar 31
    2012
    tickets
    and
    maps:
    9-3
    tour:
    9-9
    (times
    vary)
    Kitchener
    Waterloo
    Cambridge
    Guelph
    area
    29th 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


  • April 2012
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Tuesday
    Apr 10
    2012
    7:30-9:30 Toronto CARM Toronto Chapter
    Public Meeting
    City Hall Committee Room 4 (second floor), 100 Queen Street West (North-west corner of Queen Street West and Bay Street).
  • Mongolian Railways - Gerald Harper
  • Toronto Area Model Railways - Ian McIntosh
  • Fare: Free.
    City Hall is easily reached by public transportation (preferable, although there is a parking lot).
    Map: www.toronto.ca/311/location_city_hall.htm
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
    Thursday
    Apr 12
    2012
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor
  • Topic: Richard McQuade on The Move of 6213, a presentation on the planning of and the actual moving of the former Canadian National Railways’ 4-8-4 Northern type steam locomotive from the Canadian National Exhibition grounds to the Toronto Rail Heritage Centre site in June 2009.
         Due to technical difficulties, this was replaced with Ian McIntosh presenting a variety of train and model train photos, including a few on the CNT 4-9-4 6213 move in June 2009.
  • Raffle.
    Fare: Free.
  • Saturday
    Apr 14
    2012
    Slide
    Swap:
    12-4

    Slide
    Show:
    7-11
    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 Galt Sub crossing)
    Fare: $5 for Slide Trade and Sale, $7 for Slide Show Evening, $10 for both.
    Info: i156.photobucket.com/albums/t16/bayviewmofo/2012PosterCrevised.jpg
    or tempo.jr@sympatico.ca
    Saturday
    Apr 14
    2012
    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, modular and micro layouts.
  • Critters and geared locos in Nn3, HOn30, Sn3, Sn42, On3, On30, Gn15, etc, etc.
  • Dealers.
  • Manufacturers.
  • Model contests in nine categories, and each and every entry gets a draw prize ticket!
  • Photography contest.
  • Workshops and a full slate of excellent clinics.
  • 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 15
    2012
    2- Port Elgin CARM
    Ontario Midwestern Chapter
    Spring Business Meeting
  • Business meeting for members.
    Info: Steve Hoshel shoshel@omniglobe.ca
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
  • Sunday
    April 15
    2012
    10-3 Milton
    NEW
    LOCATION
    (since
    September
    2011)
    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 long and $40 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
    Sunday
    Apr 15
    2012
    11-4 Toronto York Railway Modellers
    Open House
    5 Oakland Avenue, North York
  • Over 1600 sq ft of model railway.
  • CNR and CPR in southwestern Ontario, in the period of 1953 to 1957.
  • 13 scale miles of mainline going through 10 towns.
  • New model buildings under construction.
  • Steam and diesel engibes being made.
  • Authentic steam and diesel sounds.
  • Videos to watch.
  • (Also April 22)
    Fare: Adults $5, children $1
    Info: www.yorkrailwaymodellers.ca
    or Bill Dewar wmdewar@sympatico.ca
    or Andy Orr 416-951-9641
    Sunday
    Apr 15
    2012
    9 am- Hamilton Area HO Model Engineers' Society (HOMES club)
    12th Annual Hamilton and District Layout Tour
    (Also April 22)
    Info: www.trainweb.org/homesclub/
    Saturday
    Apr 21
    2012
    10-4 Schomberg Narrow Gauge Madness Gang
    Seventh Annual Ontario
    Narrow Gauge Show
    Schomberg Community Hall, 325 Main Street
    (one half hour north of Toronto, west off Highway 400 on Highway 9 (interchange 55), then south two minutes on Main Street, west side)
  • Narrow gauge layouts.
  • Dealers.
  • Manufacturers.
  • Model 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
  • Saturday
    Apr 21
    2012
    9-5 Brantford Area 6th Annual Brantford and Area Model Railroad Layout Tour Tickets for this self guided tour will be sold on the day of the tour at 2 locations:
  • 51 Newport Lane, Port Dover
  • 37 Hill Ave, Brantford
  • Visit 14 model railroad layouts in Simcoe, Port Dover, RR Waterford, Mt. Pleasant, RR Burford and Brantford.
  • In support of BRANT FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
  • Fare: $5, children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult.
    Info: revtedblack@hotmail.com
    Saturday
    Apr 21
    2012
    9:30-3 St. Catharine's CARM Golden Horseshoe Chapter Meeting St. Catharine's Library, 54 Church Street
  • Layouts on display from 9:30 to 11:00.
  • Meeting starts at 11:30:
            Annual meeting.
            Election.
            Clinics TBA.
  • Guests welcome.
    Fare: $2.
    Info: caorm.org/flyers/ghc210412.pdf
    or Tom Allen thomaseallan@shaw.ca
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
    Sunday
    Apr 22
    2012
    11-4 Toronto York Railway Modellers
    Open House
    5 Oakland Avenue, North York
    See April 15.
    Sunday
    Apr 22
    2012
    9 am- Hamilton Area HO Model Engineers' Society (HOMES club)
    12th Annual Hamilton and District Layout Tour
    (Also April 15)
    Info: www.trainweb.org/homesclub/
    Friday
    Apr 27
    Saturday
    Apr 28
    Sunday
    Apr 29
    2012
    all
    day
    Sudbury NMRA/ NFR Convention
    Sudbury Saturday Night Express
    Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 50 Brady Street
  • Visits to extraordinary home layouts.
         From Z to G, from basement empires to a backyard shortline and tabletop compacts.
  • 1:1 railfanning including the Holo.
  • Special opening of Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre in Capreol, with 6060-class 6077, with reduced admission price.
  • Proposed Clinics:
        * Piggy Backs of the 1950's (Al Crisp, MMR)
        * Algoma Eastern Railway
        * DCC A to Z
        * Building Your Own Turnouts using Fast Tracks (Clark Cooning, MMR)
        * Scratchbuilding in Wood and other Tips (Neville Meads)
        * Hands on Styrene Cattle Ramp (by Clark Cooning, MMR) [extra fare event]
        * more to come ...
  • Layout Tours:
        * Mike Svos "Matawa Valley Railway" HO Full basement
        * Richard Lefebvre "Larken Valley Railroad" On30 10'x12'
        * Trevor Ross "Bonin Basement Railroad (BBR)" N (x2) and Z 12’x14’
        * Al Melanson "Canadian Northern - Sudbury Division" HO Full basement
        * Dave Karen "CPR Madison Branch" G Outdoors
        * Dave Karen "Dave Karen Branchline (DKB)" N 1.5'x16'
        * Garth and Ian Harris HO 18’x18’
        * Brian Buss HO 10’x10’
        * Richard Gattoni Lionel O 24’x8’ (L Shape)
        * Wayne Cowen HO 26'x40'
        * Wes Carmichael N 8'x14'
        * Zachary and Lucas Ross "Mining Mountain Railroad" N 3'x7'
        * Dave Clements Z 2'x3'
        * Bruce Emmerson HO 10'x12'
  • Fare: $90 including buffet banquet. Tour of VALE (formerly Inco) transportation $30 extra. NORM extra. Non-NMRA members must join for 6 months for $10.
    Day Pass (no extras) $40. Convention only $55. Banquet only $40. Student (no banquet) $25. Kooning Clinic $10.
    Add $10 after March 1 early registration deadline.
    Info: www.sudburymodelrailroading.com/nfr2012/
    or Facebook "Sudbury Saturday Night Express"
    Saturday
    Apr 28
    Sunday
    Apr 29
    2012
    10-5
     
    10-4
    Brampton Platelayers Society
    Great British Train Show
    Back to The Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre, 292 Conestoga Drive
  • Operating layouts.
  • Static displays.
  • New and used collectables.
  • New and used sales items.
  • Refreshments available.
    Fare: Adults $10, children $5, family of 4 $20, parking free.
    Info: www.theplatelayers.org
    or John Rowe johnmrowe@rogers.com 519-928-5213
  • Saturday
    Apr 28
    Sunday
    Apr 29
    2012
    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.)
    Also May 5 and 6, May 12 and 13.
    Aberfoyle Junction will be closing for about 18 months and moving to St. Jacobs, where it will be the St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Junction Model Railway Inc.
  • 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
    or cprailmmsub.blogspot.ca/2012/04/great-and-soon-to-be-late-canadian.html


  • May 2012
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Saturday
    May 5
    2012
    deliver
    and view
    8:30-10:45
     
    sale
    11-4
    Stayner Nottawasaga Model Railroad Club's
    18th 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 5
    2012
    9-4 Milton Canadian Council for
    Railway Heritage
    Spring Meeting
    Halton County Radial Railway
    (Ontario Electric Railway Historical Association)
    13629 Guelph Line, Milton
    Fare: $35 membership.
    Info: www.railwayheritagecanada.ca
    Saturday
    May 5
    Sunday
    May 6
    2012
    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.)
    Also April 28 and 29, May 12 and 13.
    Aberfoyle Junction will be closing for about 18 months and moving to St. Jacobs, where it will be the St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Junction Model Railway Inc.
  • 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
    or cprailmmsub.blogspot.ca/2012/04/great-and-soon-to-be-late-canadian.html
  • Saturday
    May 5
    Sunday
    May 6
    2012
    10-4:30
     
    10-4
    Ottawa Ottawa Train Expo 2012 Carleton University Fieldhouse, 1125 Colonel By Drive
  • Largest show in eastern Canada dedicated to scale model trains.
  • 48,000+ square feet.
  • For everyone who enjoys building, operating, or simply watching scale model railroads.
  • Beautifully detailed operating layouts from some of the best modelers in Canada.
  • Live clinics and demonstrations will offer something for everyone.
  • Shop for scenery, tools, electronics, parts, videos, books, building supplies, software ... everything you could want to make your hobby more enjoyable!
  • Easily accessible from Highways 417, 416 and 31 and on the O-Train and OC Transpo bus routes.
  • On-site parking ($2/day).
  • Displays include Bytown Railway Society, Tim Warris' CNJ Bronx Terminal, the Toronto Railway Historical Association, and many more.
  • Also the St. Lawrence Division of the NMRA, Ottawa Valley NTrak, Ottawa Valley HOTrak will have one of their largest public layouts, the AMF de Drummondville, and Chemin de fer Vermont and Essex will be coming from Quebec.
  • Vendors include Hobby-Worx, Hunterline, Sylvan Scale Models, and more.
  • A raffle table to die for: Craftsman kits, Train sets, and more, even a prize from Rapido.
  • Fare: Adults $8, 12 and under free with adult. $1 off coupons on flyer at many hobby shops.
    Info: ottawatrainexpo.com/
    or ottawatrainexpo@gmail.com
    Vendors and Exhibitors Info: Fred Adams ottawatrainexpo@gmail.com
    Clinic Schedule: ottawatrainexpo.com/common/ClinicSchedule.pdf
    (Thanks, John Kanakos.)
    Sunday
    May 6
    2012
    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
    Monday
    May 7
    2012
    arrive
    11 to 12
    leave
    3 or 4
    Brighton CARM Toronto Chapter Trip Memory Junction Museum in and around former Brighton GTR/CNR railway station
  • Trip to Memory Junction Museum in Brighton
  • See museum exhibits, station, baggage shed, maintenance building, 2-8-0 #670, box cars, cabooses, maintenance equipment.
  • Railfanning - 85 trains a day.
  • Fare: Free except for travel expenses, bring or buy your lunch
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
    Museum Info: www.memoryjunction.netfirms.com 613-475-0379
    Saturday
    May 12
    2012
    9:30-3
    AGM:
    11-11:30
    Stratford NMRA WOD (Western Ontario Division) Clinics and AGM Arden Park Hotel, 552 Ontario Street
    Clinics:
  • "Tuning up your rolling stock - Weight, wheels, trucks and couplers" by Graham Macdonald
  • "Rock types and methods – Hands-on rock building for scenery" by Stuart Taylor
  • Bring and Brag: Bring any model, finished or not, to display and share your ideas and methods.
  • 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
    May 12
    Sunday
    May 13
    2012
    10-4:30 Aberfoyle FINAL 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.)
    Also April 28 and 29, May 5 and 6. Closing at end of May 13 open house.
    Aberfoyle Junction will be closing for about 18 months and moving to St. Jacobs, where it will be the St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Junction Model Railway Inc.
  • 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
    or cprailmmsub.blogspot.ca/2012/04/great-and-soon-to-be-late-canadian.html
  • Saturday
    May 26
    Sunday
    May 27
    2012
    10-5
    10-4
    Midland Midland District Railroad Club
    24th 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.
  • 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 Richard Small smallrichard@rogers.com
    or midlanddrc@yahoo.ca
    Map: map
    Saturday
    May 26
    Sunday
    May 27
    2012
    varies Toronto Doors Open
    Toronto 2012
    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
    • Model Railway Show in Steam Whistle's party space.
    • 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 4-8-4 steam engine 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!
    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
  • The final building list was available around May 1.


  • June 2012
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Sunday
    June 3
    2012
    10-3 Brantford Brantford Model Train
    Show and Sale
    Best Western Brant Park Inn, 19 Holiday Drive
    (exit Highway 403 at Wayne Gretzky Parkway, go one block south, then turn east at the stoplight onto Holiday Drive.)
  • Over 70 vendor tables.
  • Model trains, train sets, locomotives, track, rolling stock, transformers, structures, photos, DVDs, railroad memorabilia.
  • Operating layout.
  • Two banquet halls.
  • If you want to sell some of your collection, bring it. Many of the dealers are interested in buying.
    Fare: Adults $5, children under 12 free with adult, parking free.
    Info: www.brantfordtrainshow.blogspot.com
    or Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm
    (Thanks, Dave Fleming.)
  • Sunday
    June 3
    2012
    all day Mississauga Credit Valley Railway Co
    Customer Appreciation Day
    2900 Argentia Road, Unit 24
    (Exit Highway 401 south at exit 333 Winston Churchill Boulevard, turn left/east onto Argentia (first lights).)
  • Jason Shron of Rapido Trains will be present noon to 4.
  • Fare: Free except for purchases.
    Info: www.cvrco.com/
     Sunday 
    June 3
    2012
     ?-?   Stratford  Stratford Historical Day William Allman Arena, 15 Morenz Drive (new location)
    Fare: ?
    Info: William Bickley 519-271-6190
    (Thanks, John Kanakos.)                                                                                                                        
    Saturday
    June 9
    2012
    9-5 Markham George's Trains
    George's 50th Birthday Party
    550 Alden Road Unit 101 905-470-6200
    (one block west and one driveway north from Warden and 14th Ave, beside the tracks)
  • Dan Garcia and Matt of Rapido Trains will be present 9 to 5.
  • Mark Kaluza of TrueLine Trains will be present 9 to 12.
  • Fare: Free (unless you buy something)
    Info: www.georgestrains.com 905-470-6200
    or sales@georgestrains.com
    or: www.rapidotrains.com
    Tuesday
    June 12
    2012
    7:30-9:30 Toronto CARM Toronto Chapter Annual BBQ and Annual Meeting Members Only, reservation required for BBQ
  • BBQ
  • Annual Meeting
  • CARM Info: www.caorm.org
    Thursday
    June 14
    2012
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor
  • Topic: Richard McQuade on The Move of 6213, a presentation on the planning of and the actual moving of the former Canadian National Railways’ 4-8-4 Northern type steam locomotive from the Canadian National Exhibition grounds to the Toronto Rail Heritage Centre site in June 2009.
         Due to technical difficulties, this presentation was rescheduled from April.
    Fare: Free.
  • Saturday
    June 23
    Sunday
    June 24
    2012
    10-4 St. Thomas Railway Nostalgia Weekend Elgin County Railway Museum, 750 Talbot Street
    and St. Thomas Station, 225 Wellington Street
  • Tour locomotives, cabooses and other rolling stock outside.
  • Railway artifact displays.
  • St. Thomas the Railway City exhibit.
  • Historical demonstrations of telegraphy, jigger, gas car and a velocipede.
  • Model railroads and vendors inside.
  • Interpreters in vintage costumes.
  • Children’s activities.
  • Music.
  • Classic car displays.
  • Guided tours of the CASO Station.
  • Strawberry Social (Saturday morning).
  • Displays of nostalgic toys and dolls.
  • Heritage of the Rails dramatic vignettes (Sunday).
  • Antique farm machinery and equipment displays and a train-themed people mover for visitors to ride around the event, on the railway lands between the museum and station.
  • The historic BX Tower on Moore Street will be open for tours 10 am - 4 pm.
  • Fare: Railway Museum Hobby Show: 2010 prices were: Adults $7, under 12 free.
    Info: Elgin County Railway Museum www.ecrm5700.org/ "Events & Hours"
    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 in 2010: railfan.thegrebs.com/St-Thomas-June-19th-2010
    (Thanks, John Kanakos.)


    July 2012
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Friday
    July 13
    Saturday
    July 14
    Sunday
    July 15
    2012
    various
    times
    8-6
    St. Thomas Day Out With Thomas
    Mystery On The Rails Tour
    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.
  • Story Telling.
  • Free admission to the Elgin County 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 ecrm5700.org/day-out-with-thomas/
    or Elgin County Railway Museum www.ecrm5700.org/ "Events & Hours" or "Upcoming Events"
    or 519-637-6284
    (Thanks, John Kanakos.)
  • Friday
    July 20
    2012
    ? Guelph
    to
    Guelph Junction
    Guelph Junction Express
    coaches moved to
    York-Durham Heritage Railway
    The passenger cars of the Guelph Junction Express were recently sold to the York-Durham Heritage Railway, operating between Stouffville, Goodwood and Uxbridge, and moved from Guelph to Guelph Junction July 20 for later delivery to YDHR.
    Info: www.guelphtribune.ca/news/tourist-train-sees-its-final-farewell/
    and www.destinytours.com/gje/excursions/2011081
    Friday
    July 20
    Saturday
    July 21
    Sunday
    July 22
    2012
    various
    times
    8:00-6
    St. Thomas Day Out With Thomas
    Mystery On The Rails Tour
    See July 13/14/15.
    Saturday
    July 21
    Sunday
    July 22
    2012
    11-3:45 Ottawa Museum of Science and Technology
    Railway Day
    1867 St. Laurent Blvd.
  • Get an up-close look at locomotives—enormous, powerful machines that drove Canada's history.
  • Climb aboard the 6400 locomotive.
  • Ride a passenger rail car pulled by the Shay steam locomotive.
  • Special guided tour exploring the Museum's railway treasures.
  • Enjoy railway-themed games and craft activities.
  • Many events at specific times.
  • Info: www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/whatson/2012-railway-weekend.cfm
    Saturday
    July 21
    Sunday
    July 22
    2012
    9-4 Long Sault Seaway Train Show 60 Mille Roches Road
    (Off Highway 2)
  • All scales
  • Trains bought and sold
  • Fare: Adults $5, Children under 12 $3


    July/August 2012
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Tuesday
    July 31
    Wednesday
    Aug 1
    Thursday
    Aug 2
    2012
    all day Toronto
    Cochrane
    Moosonee
    Toronto
    Mother Parkers Remembers tour
    featuring the "Pacific" private rail car
    Toronto to Cochrane to Moosonee and return to Toronto
  • Mother Parkers' owners Michael and Paul Higgins Jr. have put their family's historic 1924 rail car, the "Pacific", back into service to help raise research funding for Alzheimer’s.
  • The Pacific was in the Royal Train carrying King George VI and the Queen Mother on their 1939 North American tour.
  • The Pacific will be at the back of Ontario Northland trains on:
         - Tuesday, July 31 - Toronto to Cochrane - The Northlander
         - Wednesday, August 1 - Cochrane to Moosonee and return - The Polar Bear Express
         - Thursday, August 2 - Cochrane to Toronto - The Northlander
  • Mother Parkers will be offering the use of this historic rail car as part of their fundraising efforts.
  • Info: motherparkersremembers.ca/


    August 2012
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Friday
    August 10
    Saturday
    August 11
    Sunday
    August 12
    2012
    7pm-10pm
     
    8am-9pm
     
    8am-3:30pm
    Palmerston Palmerston Pedestrian Bridge
    100th Anniversary
    (with train and model train events)
    Downtown Palmerston and the Railway Museum
    (The shortest main street and the longest pedestrian bridge)
  • Wellington County Museum Display "Railway Images of Minto"? at the Railway Museum 7pm-9pm Friday.
  • Unveiling of Railway Heritage Murals 7pm-7:30pm Friday.
  • Wellington County Museum Display "Railway Images of Minto" at the Railway Museum 10am-4pm Saturday.
  • Celebrity Handcar Races on the East Tracks 10am-noon Saturday.
  • Handcar and Jigger Demonstrations on the East Tracks noon-3pm Saturday.
  • Farmers' Market at the Railway Station 9am-noon Saturday.
  • Story Telling by Stephen Thorning "History of the Bridge and Railyard" at Norgan Theatre 1:30pm Saturday.
  • Railway Heritage Video Preview at Norgan Theatre 4:30pm-5:30pm Saturday.
  • Railway Heritage Video Showing at Norgan Theatre 11am-noon Sunday.
  • Model Railroad Display? at the Railway Museum Sunday.
  • Other non-rail events.
  • Info: www.palmerstonpedestrianbridge.com/#!events/cno0
    or www.palmerstonrailwaymuseum.ca/
    or Palmerston Railway Museum palmrailroad@wightman.ca 519-343-4014 or 519-343-3435
    or 166 William Street, Palmerston ON N0G 2P0 519-343-4014
    Map: www.palmerstonrailwaymuseum.ca/map.html
    Saturday
    August 25
    2012
    1:30-2:30+ Toronto Heritage Toronto
    Toronto Free Walking Tour:
    Riverdale and the Railway
    Bruce Mackey Park, Queen Street Easr and DeGrassi Street
    to
    St. Matthew's Amglican Church, 135 First Avenue (near Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street East)
  • The walking tour will leave Bruce Mackey Park at 1:30, travel through Riverdale to St. Matthew's Anglican Church.
  • After the tour, at about 2:20, two plaques will be presented at the church by Heritage Toronto and the Riverdale Historical Society, to recognize the Riverdale Heritage Conservation District and the Riverdale Railway Station.
  • Tour guide is Gerald Whyte, Riverdale Historical Society.
  • Fare: Free.
    Info: www.heritagetoronto.org/discover-toronto/walk
    or www.heritagetoronto.org/find-out-more/event
    but on July 13 the 2012 event list was still empty.
    If you think it should be updated, email them via www.heritagetoronto.org/contact and ask why it isn't.
    Saturday
    August 25
    Sunday
    August 26
    2012
    10-4 St. Thomas Railway Heritage Days
    and Flea Market
    Elgin County Railway Museum, 750 Talbot Street
    and St. Thomas Station, 225 Wellington Street
  • Tour the interiors of a steam engine, cabooses, and a baggage car.
  • Talk to former railroaders.
  • Explore railway artifact exhibits, enjoy historic photos and videos, model railway displays, a hobby train show, music, and a BBQ.
  • Model railroads and vendors inside.
  • Flea market.
  • The historic BX Tower on Moore Street will be open for tours 10 am - 4 pm.
  • Guided tours and period costumes.
  • Historical demonstrations.
  • Jigger demonstrations.
  • Activities for the whole family.
  •     At both the Museum and the Station.
    Fare: Probably $7?, children under 13 free.
    Info: Elgin County Railway Museum www.ecrm5700.org/ "Events & Hours"
    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.)


    September 2012
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    most
    days
    various Rona Grey Cup Tour
  • Sunday Sept 9 2012: Pacific Central Station, Vancouver, 1150 Station Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 4C7 - Fan Celebration
  • Monday Sept 10 2012: Vancouver Main Post Office, 349 West Georgia, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3A0 - Off Train Stop
  • Tuesday Sept 11 2012: Kubota Douglas Lake Equipment, 17924 56th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3S 1C7 - Off Train Stop
    RONA Grandview, 2727 East 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5M 4W3 - RONA Stop
    Kelowna Apple Bowl, Kelowna, BC - Off Train Stop
  • Wednesday Sept 12 2012: RONA Kamloops, 416 Mt. Paul Way, Kamloops, BC, V2H 1A8 - RONA Stop
    Hillside Stadium, Kamloops, BC - Off Train Stop
  • Thursday Sept 13 2012: Jasper Station, Jasper, 607 Connaught Drive, Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0 - Fan Celebration
  • Friday Sept 14 2012: University of Alberta Game, 85 Avenue 116 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2R3 - Off Train Stop
  • Saturday Sept 15 2012: Edmonton Station, Edmonton, 12360-121 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T5L 5C3 - Fan Celebration
  • Sunday Sept 16 2012: RONA Edmonton South, 10450 42nd Avenue North West, Edmonton, AB, T6J 6X4 - RONA Stop
  • Monday Sept 17 2012: Edmonton Main Post Office, 11808 104 Avenue North West, Edmonton, AB, T5J 0J0 - Off Train Stop
  • Tuesday Sept 18 2012: Camrose, 52nd Avenue and 50th Street, Camrose, AB - Fan Celebration
  • Wednesday Sept 19 2012: Red Deer, Edgar Industrial Drive and Johnston Drive, Red Deer, AB - Fan Celebration
  • Friday Sept 21 2012: Spolumbo's Fine Foods and Deli, Calgary, 1308 - 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 0T3 - Off Train Stop
  • Saturday Sept 22 2012: Anderson Station, Calgary, 11015 Anderson Station Way SW, Calgary, AB, T2G 0K5 - Fan Celebration
  • Sunday Sept 23 2012: RONA Calgary, 9630 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary, AB, T2J 0P7 - RONA Stop
    Okotoks, Corner of Daggett St. and Railway St., Okotoks, AB - Fan Celebration
  • Monday Sept 24 2012: Lethbridge, 2nd Avenue N and Stafford Drive N (Save on Foods), Lethbridge, AB - Fan Celebration
  • Tuesday Sept 25 2012: Medicine Hat, Corner of North Railway Street between Pringle Street SE and Prince Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB - Fan Celebration
  • Wednesday Sept 26 2012: Swift Current, North Railway Street and 3rd Avenue NE, Swift Current, SK - Fan Celebration
  • Thursday Sept 27 2012: Moose Jaw, Corner of Main St. and Manitoba St., Moose Jaw, SK - Fan Celebration
    Regina Main Post Office, 2200 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina, SK, S4P 0B0 - Off Train Stop
  • Saturday Sept 29 2012: RONA Regina, 3710 East Street Quance, Regina, SK, S4V 3A4 - RONA Stop
  • Sunday Sept 30 2012: Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field, Regina, 1910 Piffles Taylor Way, Regina, SK, S4P 3E1 - Fan Celebration
  • Info: www.greycuptour.ca/stops
    Sunday
    Sept 9
    2012
    10-3 Milton
    (New
    location
    since
    September
    2011)
    Lakeshore Model Railroaders' Association
    LMRA Flea Market
    John Tonelli Sports Centre, 217 Laurier Avenue
    Fare: Adults $5, youth $2, children under 6 free, parking free.
    Tables are 8 feet long and $40 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
    Tuesday
    Sept 11
    2012
    7-9 Toronto Toronto Transportation Society Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street (in downtown Toronto) on the third floor
  • Topic: Derek Boles presnting a slide-show/lecture on Penn Station in New York City.
  • Fare: Free
    Info: www.torontotransportationsociety.org/meetings.html
    Thursday
    Sept 13
    2012
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor
  • Topic: Paul Bowles presenting Part II of a video titled “Extreme Trains”, a series of trains around the world,
         excerpted from a TV series.
    Fare: Free.
  • Friday
    Sept 14
    2012
    ? Newmarket Nostalgia Store Auction
    including railway items
  • Featuring a number of railway items from the collection of Andrew Merrilees.
    Fare: Free.
    Info: nostalgiastore.ca/nostalgiastore_100_008.htm
  • Saturday
    Sept 15
    Sunday
    Sept 16
    2012
    10-5
     
    10-4
    Pickton Picton Model Railroaders
    Train and Hobby Show
    Prince Edward Curling Club, Picton Fairgrounds, Main Street East
    (From Highway 401, take Highway 89 south, fairgrounds is on right / northwest side
  • Operating train layouts
  • Radio Controlled boats
  • Model aircraft displays
  • Farm equipment displays
  • Hobby vendors
  • Door prizes
  • Hands on:
  • Model railroad operation
  • Slot car racing
  • Flying a radio controlled flight simulator
  • Operating a radio Controlled boat
  • Fare: Adults $5, children 12 and under $1
    Info: Jack 613-476-3721
    or Frank 613-476-4503
    Thursday
    Sept 20
    2012
    7-9:30 Toronto CARM Toronto Chapter Meeting
    Slideshow on the 2012 CARM Convention in Regina
    by Walter Reid, Gerald Harper and Ian McIntosh
    Toronto City Hall conference room 3 (second floor), 100 Queen Street West
    (North-west corner of Queen Street West and Bay Street.)
    City Hall is easily reached by public transportation.
    There is also a pay-parking lot with a fixed rate of $6 after 6 pm.
    Fare: Free. Open to the public.
    Map: www.toronto.ca/311/location_city_hall.htm
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
    Sunday
    Sept 23
    2012
    10-3 Komoka
    (near
    London)
    O Gauge Flea Market Komoka Community Centre
    Queen Street
    Fare: ?
    (Thanks, John Kanakos.)
    Saturday
    Sept 29
    Sunday
    Sept 30
    2012
    10-5

    10-5
    Montreal
    Quebec
    Sun Youth Community Services
    Montreal Model Train Exposition
    Sun Youth Centre, 4251 St. Urbain Street, Montreal, QC H2W 1V6
    Fare: Adult $8, children $6, parking free at Home Depo, 100 Beaubien West with shuttle bus.
    Info: Ivan Dow i.dow@videotron.ca 514-918-1501 or 514-636-9665
    Ivan Dow 580 Pine Beach, Dorval Quebec H9P 2J6
    Saturday
    Sept 29
    Sunday
    Sept 30
    2012
    10-4

    10-4
    Brampton
    Caledon
    Brampton 2012 Model Railroad Show Brampton Fairgrounds, 12942 Heart Lake Road at Old School 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.
            If you get your hand stamped Saturday before leaving, Sunday is free.
    Info: www.bramptonmodelrailroadshow.com/
    or Dean Beech 905-454-5853, 27 Nipissing Crescent, Brampton, L6S 5A4
    Vendor Info: www.bramptonmodelrailroadshow.com/vendor.htm
    Exhibitor Info: www.bramptonmodelrailroadshow.com/exhibitor.htm
    Map: www.bramptonmodelrailroadshow.com/location.htm
  • Saturday
    Sept 29
    Sunday
    Sept 30
    2012
    10-4

    10-4
    Leamington First Leamington
    Toy and Train Show
    Leamington Fairgrounds
  • Over 75 vendors.
  • Canteen and outdoor BBQ.
  • Fare: Adults $5, children under 12 free.
    All door admission funds donated to local children’s charities.
    Info: actionhobbiesrailroad.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/come-see-us-at-the-1st-leamington-toy-train-show-september-29-30/
    Sunday
    Sept 30
    2012
    10-6
    (live
    steam
    11-4)
    Muskoka "The Muskokian"
    8th Annual
    Muskokian Model Railroad
    Layout Tour
    Tour of at least 20 home and club layouts, from N to G,
    in the Alliston, Barry, Beaton, Bracebridge, Craighurst, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Orillia, Severn Bridge, Springwater, Stroud, Tottenham and Waubaushene area, including computer controlled and live steam.
    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
  • Clark Industries (Blackhorse Jct RR) clarkindustries.on.ca/
  • More information available later.
    Guide books and tickets available September 1.
    Fare: $5 per adult which includes 3 tickets to door prize draw. School age kids free. All proceeds donated to charity (Salvation Army Food Banks).
    Additional tickets available at some layouts. Please have exact change.
    Tickets and passes unavailable at live steam layout.
    Info: nfr-nmra.org and follow the link
    or flyer, photos and videos www.model-railroad-infoguy.com/muskoka-tour.html
    or Al Crisp beez_al@bell.net
    or Roger Berkeley roger.berkeley@primus.ca
    or at one of the sponsors.


    October 2012
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    most
    days
    Rona Grey Cup Tour
  • Monday Oct 1 2012: Saskatoon, Fairlight Drive near Pendygrasse Road (Viterra Grain), Saskatoon, SK - Fan Celebration
    NISSAN Oakwood, Saskatoon, 635 Brand Court, Saskatoon, SK, S7J 5L3 - Off Train Stop
    RONA Saskatoon, 1722 Preston Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK, S7H 2V8 - RONA Stop
  • Tuesday Oct 2 2012: Yorkton, 3rd Avenue South and Livingstone Street, Yorkton, SK - Fan Celebration
  • Wednesday Oct 3 2012: Minnedosa, Main Street North and 2nd Avenue Northeast, Minnedosa, MB - Fan Celebration
    RONA Portage La Prairie, 2450 Saskatchewan Avenue West, Portage La Prairie, MB, R1N 3N8 - RONA Stop
  • Thursday Oct 4 2012: Portage La Prairie, Corner of 1st Street and 4 Avenue Northwest (south side of Centennial Arena), Portage La Prairie, MB - Fan Celebration
  • Friday Oct 5 2012: RONA Winnipeg South, 1636 Kenaston Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB, R3P 2M6 - RONA Stop
  • Saturday Oct 6 2012: The Forks/Union Station Winnipeg, 123 Main Street #146, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 1A3 - Fan Celebration
  • Monday Oct 8 2012: CFB St. John's, Corner of Selfridge Road and Charter Avenue, St. John's, NL - Off Train Stop
    Greensleeves Pub, St. John's, 12 - 14 George Street, St. John's, NL, A1C 5P3 - Off Train Stop
  • Tuesday Oct 9 2012: Charlottetown, Charlottetown, PE - Off Train Stop
  • Thursday Oct 11 2012: Iqaluit, Iqaluit, NU - Off Train Stop
  • Friday Oct 12 2012: RONA Piercys Harbour, Dartmouth, 1000 Cole Harbour Road, Dartmouth, NS, B2V 1E7 - RONA Stop
  • Saturday Oct 13 2012: Halifax Station, Halifax, 1161 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS, B3H 2P6 - Fan Celebration
  • Sunday Oct 14 2012: Moncton Station, Moncton, 1240 Main Street, Moncton, NB, E1C 0E6 - Fan Celebration
  • Monday Oct 15 2012: NISSAN Champlain, Moncton, 1810 Main Street West, Moncton, NB, E1E 4S7 - Off Train Stop
    CFB Gagetown, Oromocto, NB - Off Train Stop
  • Tuesday Oct 16 2012: PEPS - Laval University, 2300, rue de la Terrasse, Québec City, QC, G1V 0A6 - Off Train Stop
    Kubota-Cam-Trac Bernieres, Saint-Nicolas, 830 Chemin Olivier, Saint-Nicolas, QC, G7A 2N1 - Off Train Stop
    Montreal Main Post Office, Montreal Station B, 800 Rene-Levesque Boulevard, Montreal, QC - Off Train Stop
  • Wednesday Oct 17 2012: Gare du Palais Station, Quebec City, 450 rue de la Gare du Palais, Québec City, QC, G1K 3X2 - Fan Celebration
    RONA Quebec, Quebec City, 1500 Bouvier Quebec, Quebec City, QC, G2K 1N8 - RONA Stop
  • Thursday Oct 18 2012: VIA - Montreal Central Station, 895 de la Gauchetiere West, Montreal, QC, H3B 4G1 - Off Train Stop
    RONA Anjou, 7273 boulevard Galeries D'Anjou, Anjou, QC, H1M 2W2 - RONA Stop
  • Friday Oct 19 2012: NISSAN Spinelli, Montréal, 345, Boulevard Brunswick Pointe-Claire, Montreal, QC, H9R 4S1 - Off Train Stop
  • Saturday Oct 20 2012: Old Port of Montréal, Montréal, Place des Vestiges, à proximité du quai Jacques-Cartier, Montréal, QC, H2Y 2E2 - Fan Celebration
  • Sunday Oct 21 2012: Rideau Hall, 1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A - Off Train Stop
  • Monday Oct 22 2012: Rideau Hall, 1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A - Off Train Stop
  • Tuesday Oct 23 2012: Rideau Hall, 1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A - Off Train Stop
  • Wednesday Oct 24 2012: Rideau Hall, 1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A - Off Train Stop
  • Friday Oct 26 2012: NISSAN Hunt Club, Ottawa, 275 West Hunt Club Road, Ottawa, ON, K2E 1A6 - Off Train Stop
  • Saturday Oct 27 2012: Ottawa Station, Ottawa, 200 Tremblay Road, Ottawa, ON, K1G 3H5 - Fan Celebration
  • Sunday Oct 28 2012: Percival Molson Stadium, Montreal, 475, ave des Pins O., Montreal, QC, H2W 1S4 - Off Train Stop
  • Monday Oct 29 2012: RONA Belleville, 260 Bell Boulevard, Belleville, ON, K8P 5H6 - RONA Stop
  • Tuesday Oct 30 2012: Windsor Station, Windsor, 298 Walker Road, Windsor, ON, N8Y 2M9 - Fan Celebration
  • Info: www.greycuptour.ca/stops
    Tuesday
    Oct 9
    2012
    7-9:30 Toronto CARM Toronto Chapter Meeting
    Andrew Malette on 'Adventures in Modular Railroading'
    Toronto City Hall conference room 4 (second floor), 100 Queen Street West
    (North-west corner of Queen Street West and Bay Street.)
    City Hall is easily reached by public transportation.
    There is also a pay-parking lot with a fixed rate of $6 after 6 pm.
    Fare: Free. Open to the public.
    Map: www.toronto.ca/311/location_city_hall.htm
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
    Thursday
    Oct 11
    2012
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor
  • Topic: Eric Gagnon presenting "Trackside with VIA - the First 35 Years".
    Fare: Free.
  • Saturday
    Oct 13
    2012
    8am-8pm
    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, O and G scales.
  • Layouts:
        - Northern American Railway Hall of Fame - 10am to 4pm - N
        - Elgin County Railway Museum - 12pm to 4pm - HO
        - Brian Smith - 3pm to 8pm - HO
        - Ron Bareham - 8am to 11am - HO
        - Rick Mason - 11am to 4pm - HO
        - Ron Ward - 1pm to 5pm - HO
        - Roger and Lorne James - 8am to noon - HO
        - Harry Kramis - 12pm to 5pm - HO
        - London Model Railroad Group - 10am to 3pm - O
        - Mark Sexton - 10am to 4pm - HO
        - Bob Byck - 10am to 5pm - HO
        - Larry and Dawn Porter - 2pm to 7pm - HO
        - Don Wesley - 2pm to 6pm - N
        - David Garnhum - 9am to 5pm - Garden
        - Buffers - 10am to 4pm - HO
        - Terry Jeffrey - 2pm to 7pm - N
        - N Ginners - 12pm to 4pm - N
        - Ron McClockin - 10am to 4pm - HO
  • There is NO registration.
  • You MUST download and print your own tour guide.
         Download tour guide: londonmodelrailroadersassociation.blogspot.com/
    Fare: Free.
    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 13
    Oct 14
    2012
    10-4:30
    10-4:30
    Bowmanville Soper Valley Model Railroad Association
    26th Annual Model Railroad Show
    Bowmanville High School, 49 Liberty Street North
    (From Highway 401 take exit 432 north onto Liberty Street. Show is on the right past King Street.)
  • Operating layouts.
  • Static Displays.
  • Vendors.
  • Fare: Adult $6, Senior $5, Family $12.
    Info: Gary Jeffery gjeffery@xplornet.com 905-263-8734
    Vendor Info: Gary Jeffery gjeffery@xplornet.com 905-263-8734
    Vendor tables: $50 for 2.5'x6' for two days. Light refreshments included.
    Setup: 8am Saturday and 9am Sunday.
    Saturday
    Oct 20
    2012
    tour:
    9-11:30
    meeting:
    11:30-?pm
    Hamilton CARM Golden Horseshoe Chapter Meeting Police Station on Rymal Road
  • Layout tour: David King and Bryant Barbour.
  • Business meeting.
  • Clinics: Gerry Wilkinson hands on clinic on Scenery.
  • Fare: $2.
    Info: Tom Allan thomaseallan@shaw.ca 905-575-9326
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
    Saturday
    Oct 20
    2012
    9:00/9:30-? Burlington NMRA ID (International Division) Meet Burlington Central Library, 2331 New Street
    (2 1/2 blocks west of Guelph Line)
    Model displays (bring yours).
    Popular choice model contest.
    Sell/swap tables.
    Clinics:
  • "Using Micro LEDs for Kit Illumination" by Greg Shinnie.
  • "Working a Train Order Simulation" by John Mellow, former CPR train dispatcher and former GO Transit employee.
  • Layouts:
  • Brian Dickey.
  • Tony Potter.
  • Chuck Faist.
  • Fare: NMRA Members $3, Nonmembers $5.
    Tim's and restaurants nearby, or bring your own lunch.
    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)
    Sunday
    Oct 21
    2012
    10-3 Woodstock Woodstock Model Train Show Oxford Auditorium and Mutual Building, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis Street
  • Operating layouts.
  • Up to 170 vendor tables.
  • Lunch available.
  • Fare: Adults $5, under 12 free with adult.
    Free parking in fairgrounds parking lot and Civic Arena parking lot at 895 Nellis Street (two driveways east)
    Info: www.woodstockshow.com
    or www.thetoyshow.homestead.com
    or www.toyshow.blogspot.com
    or Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm
    Vendor Info: Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm
    Sunday
    Oct 21
    2012
    2-3 Wasaga Beach CARM
    Ontario Midwestern Chapter
    Fall Business Meeting
    At the Nottawasaga Model Railway Club
  • Business meeting for members.
    Info: Steve Hoshel shoshel@omniglobe.ca
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
  • Saturday
    Oct 27
    2012
    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: 2011 was $5 including door prize draws.
    Info: 2011 was Harold Jones hgjones@execulink.com 519-821-2454
  • Sunday
    Oct 28
    2012
    10-3:30 Niagara Falls Niagara Railway Museum
    12th Annual
    Niagara Falls
    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.)
    NOTE: Future shows will be at a new location.
  • Over 8000 sq ft of vendors, layouts and displays.
  • Drinks and food 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/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
      6521 Burdette Drive, Niagara Falls ON L2E 5H4 905-357-6539
    Museum Info: www.nfrm.ca/blog/


  • November 2012
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Thursday
    Nov 1
    2012
    Sale:
    7-8:15
    Show:
    8:15-
     10:15
    Kingsville Action Hobbies Kingsville's
    Historical Train Slide Show #8
    Helmut Ostermann on
    “Whatever Happened To St. Thomas?:
    Over 100 Years of Rail History in Railway City”
    197 Lansdowne Avenue
  • The rise and fall of one of southern Ontario’s most notable railway hubs.
  • The “Railway City” St. Thomas was the half way point between Detroit / Windsor and Niagara / Buffalo.
  • Important bridge traffic (both passenger and freight) passed through and stopped at St. Thomas as they raced through the shortcut that was the Southern Ontario peninsula.
  • New York Central, Wabash, Chesapeake abd Ohio, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, Amtrak, Michigan Central, London and Port Stanley, Amtrak, London and Lake Erie, Pere Marquette and more.
  • A city was built around the rails and, many years later, after most of the rails were gone, a city is left with the scars and monuments of what once was.
  • Helmut Ostermann will present over a century’s worth of images on the rise, peak and fall of the railroad industry in St. Thomas.
  • Helmut is well known as a rail historian and professional photographic print maker.
  • Mr. Ostermann will also have a selection of his prints for sale as well.
  • His photographic process itself is as old and historic as the history he covers – using a darkroom only, Helmut develops and produces prints using the gelatine silver process.
  • Action Hobbies Kingsville will have a 10% off all in stock train products sale starting at 7 pm.
  • Fare: Free. Complimentary snacks.
    Info: actionhobbiesrailroad.wordpress.com/2012/10/04/announcing-action-hobbies-kingsvilles-historical-train-slide-show-8/
    or 519-733-2619
    Interview: actionhobbiesrailroad.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/interview-with-historical-train-slide-show-8-presenter-helmut-ostermann/
    Nov 1-25
    2012
    Rona Grey Cup Tour
  • Thursday Nov 1 2012: Marshall's Pasta Mill, London, 580 Adelaide Street, London, ON - Off Train Stop
    London Station, London, 205 York Street, London, ON, N6A 1B1 - Fan Celebration
  • Friday Nov 2 2012: South London Nissan Inc., 1055 Wharncliffe Road South, London, ON, N6L 1J9 - Off Train Stop
  • Saturday Nov 3 2012: Sarnia Station, Sarnia, 125 Green St., Sarnia, ON, N7T 2K4 - Fan Celebration
  • Sunday November 4, 2012: 35 Woolwich Street, Guelph, from noon to 4 pm.
    (across from the River Run Centre on the Guelph Junction Railway)
  • Thursday Nov 8 2012: RONA Waterdown, 52 Dundas Street East, Waterdown, ON, L0R 2H2 - RONA Stop
    Kubota-W.J. Heaslip Limited, Hagersville, Nelles Corners, 1030 Haldimand Rd. 20 R.R. #2, Hagersville, ON, N0A 1H0 - Off Train Stop
    NISSAN Parkway, Hamilton, 191 Centennial Parkway North, Hamilton, ON, L8E 1H8 - Off Train Stop
  • Saturday Nov 10 2012: Bayfront Station, Hamilton, Harbour Front Drive, Hamilton, ON - Fan Celebration
  • Sunday Nov 11 2012: Barrie GO Station, Barrie, 833 Yonge St., Barrie, ON - Fan Celebration
  • Monday Nov 12 2012: RONA Millwood, Oshawa, 1279 Simcoe Street N, Oshawa, ON, L1G 4X1 - RONA Stop
  • Saturday Nov 17 2012: Exhibition Station, Toronto, Manitoba Drive, Toronto, ON, M6K 3C3 - Fan Celebration
  • Sunday Nov 25 2012: 100th Grey Cup Game, Toronto, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON, M5V 1J1 - Off Train Stop
  • Info: www.greycuptour.ca/stops
    Saturday
    Nov 3
    2012
    9 am- Hamilton Area HO Model Engineers' Society (HOMES club)
    12th 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 at local hobby shops.
    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.
  • More than 20 layouts in HO, N, OO and O scales.
  • Several have never been on the tour before.
  • Last public running of Richard Chrysler's great Hamilton-Port Dover layout.
  • 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 64 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).
  • Fare: $5.
    Info: www.trainweb.org/homesclub/
    or Brad Peters 289-656-0499.
    Sunday
    Nov 4
    2012
    10-3 Kitchener Kitchener Model Train Show Bingeman's Marshall Hall, 425 Bingeman's Centre Drive
  • Over 150 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 www.toyshow.blogspot.com
    or Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm
    Vendor Info: Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm
  • Thursday
    Nov 8
    2012
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor
  • Topic: Clayton Langstaff, topic to be announced.
    Fare: Free.
  • Sunday
    Nov 11
    2012
    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 120 tables.
    Fare: Adults $5, under 12 free.
    Info: John Henwood 905-335-9112
  • Sunday
    Nov 11
    2012
    12-3 Copetown Canadian Association of Railway Modellers
    Annual General Meeting
    Lions Club Copetown and District Community Centre, 1950 Governor's Road
    (Exit Highway 403 north at Highway 52 / Trinity Road, on Highway 99 just east of Highway 52)
    Fare: Free.
    Map: www.caorm.org/copetown
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
    Saturday
    Nov 17
    Sunday
    Nov 18
    2012
    10-4:30
     
    10-4
    Whitby Pine Ridge Railroaders
    Model Railroad Show
    Father Leo J. Austin School, 1020 Dryden Boulevard
    (southwest of Taunton Road and Anderson Street)
    (From 401, take Brock north to Dryden then right/east,
    or take Thickson north to Rossland, Rossland left/west to Anderson, Anderson right/north to Dryden.)
  • Display layouts, exhibits and vendors.
  • Fare: adults $5, under 14 $2, under 5 free.
    Info: www.trainweb.org/prrc
    or www.trainweb.org/prrc/images/updated-2012fall-trainshow-large-bw1.pdf
    or (2009) Stephen Pees prrsec@gmail.com 905-728-3218
    Sunday
    Nov 18
    2012
    10-4
    Mississauga 16th Annual
    Toronto Christmas Train Show
    International Centre, Hall 3, 6900 Airport Road
    NOTE: This is a one day show, combined with the Toy Show.
  • 70000 sq ft of layouts and vendors - the largest in Ontario.
  • Over 50 layouts/exhibits in 2011.
  • 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.
  • Fare: Without $2 discount coupon: Adults $12, Seniors $10, Youths 6-12 $4, under 6 free. Free parking.
    A $2 discount coupon is on the web site www.antiquetoys.ca.
    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
     
    CARM Toronto Chapter was there. CARM Info: www.caorm.org
    Video by Karim: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKeJPMVLh3M
    Tuesday
    Nov 20
    2012
    7- St. Thomas Canada Southern Railway Station
    and Elgin County Railway Museum
    present
    Helmut Ostermann on
    “Whatever Happened To St. Thomas?:
    Over 100 Years of Rail History in Railway City”
    Canada Southern Railway Station, Talbot Street
  • The rise and fall of one of southern Ontario’s most notable railway hubs.
  • The “Railway City” St. Thomas was the half way point between Detroit / Windsor and Niagara / Buffalo.
  • Important bridge traffic (both passenger and freight) passed through and stopped at St. Thomas as they raced through the shortcut that was the Southern Ontario peninsula.
  • New York Central, Wabash, Chesapeake abd Ohio, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, Amtrak, Michigan Central, London and Port Stanley, Amtrak, London and Lake Erie, Pere Marquette and more.
  • A city was built around the rails and, many years later, after most of the rails were gone, a city is left with the scars and monuments of what once was.
  • Helmut Ostermann will present over a century’s worth of images on the rise, peak and fall of the railroad industry in St. Thomas.
  • Helmut is well known as a rail historian and professional photographic print maker.

  • Fare: $3
    Info: Repeat of actionhobbiesrailroad.wordpress.com/2012/10/04/announcing-action-hobbies-kingsvilles-historical-train-slide-show-8/
    Thursday
    Nov 20
    2012
    7-9 Toronto CARM Toronto Chapter Meeting
    Visit to Scarborough Model Railroaders
    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.)
    Fare: Free, free refreshments. CARM members only.
    Club info: www.scarborough-model-railroaders.org
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
    Map: SMR-SPRING-2011.PDF
    Saturday
    Nov 24
    2012
    7-10 London London Model Railroad Association
    Winter Meeting
    ELAM (East London Anglican Ministries), 2060 Dundas Street East
    Doors open at 6:30.
    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
    Sunday
    Nov 25
    2012
    10-3 Brantford Brantford Model Train Show Best Western Brant Park Inn, 19 Holiday Drive
    (exit Highway 403 at Wayne Gretzky Parkway) >li> Two banquet halls.
  • Over 70 vendor tables.
  • Model trains, train sets, locomotives, track, rolling stock, transformers, structures, photos, DVDs, railroad memorabilia.
  • Operating layouts.
    Fare: Adults $5, children under 12 free with adult, parking free.
    Info: www.brantfordtrainshow.blogspot.com
    or Ian Ward toyshow@kwic.com 519-426-8875 Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday
    Nov 25
    2012
    11-4 Toronto York Railway Modellers
    Open House
    5 Oakland Avenue, North York
    (Just north of Wilson Ave 3 blocks east of Weston Road.)
  • 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 engines being made.
  • Authentic steam and diesel sounds.
  • Videos to watch.
  • (Also December 2)
    Fare: Adults $5, children $1.
    Info: www.yorkrailwaymodellers.ca
    Sunday
    Nov 25
    2012
    11-4 Toronto Scarborough Model Railroaders
    Train Show / Open House
    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.)


  • November/December 2012
     
    Day Place Name Details
    Tuesday
    Nov 27
    to
    Monday
    Dec 17
    2012
    in Ontario
    Canada
    and USA
    CPR Christmas Trains Crossing Canada and USA
    2010 Video: www.zoomers.ca/video/2010-canadian-pacific-railways
  • Entertainers on the Canadian train in Ontario include Doc Walker, Miss Emily, and the Brothers Dube.
  • Entertainers on the US and parts of Ontario train include The Claytones and Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer, Tracey Brown.
  • 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 and for locations outside Ontario.
    Times below are show times. The train arrives about 15 minutes earlier. Arrive early.
         On November 18 the Ontario schedule was:
    Wednesday, November 28, 2012
    Beaconsfield 7:30 pm Beaconsfield Commuter Station
    Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Merrickville 7:00 pm 103 East Broadway & Country Road 2, south side of crossing near Bay St
    Smiths Falls 8:15 pm 63 Victoria Street, Smiths Falls Train Station
    Friday, November 30, 2012
    Belleville 1:30 pm South Church St. railway crossing, south of Dundas St East
    Trenton 2:45 pm RCAF Road/County Road 21, south side of railway crossing
    Brighton 4:00 pm East of railway crossing at Mile 112.29, Prince Edward St
    Bowmanville 6:00 pm Scugog St crossing at Mile 154.22 Belleville Sub
    Oshawa 7:30 pm 680 Laval Drive, Oshawa, behind the Walmart store off Stevenson Road South
    Saturday, December 01, 2012
    Toronto 5:30 pm 750 Runnymede Rd, in front of CP Lambton yard office
    Vaughan 8:00 pm North of railway level road crossing at Nashville Road, near the old grain elevator
    Saturday, December 01, 2012
    U.S. Holiday Train *
    Hamilton 8:00 pm Western approach to Kinnear Yard, opposite Gage Park
    Sunday, December 02, 2012
    Midhurst (Barrie) noon 12 Anne St North
    Mactier 2:30 pm Old CP station
    Parry Sound 4:15 pm Museum Train Station, 1 Avenue Rd
    Shawanaga 5:30 pm Near band office beside railway crossing at Village Rd
    Rutter 7:00 pm Rutter train station **15 minute stop and go
    Sudbury 8:30 pm VIA train station, Elgin St
    Sunday, December 02, 2012
    U.S. Holiday Train *
    Cambridge (Galt) 4:45 pm Former Galt Station, 10 Malcolm St
    Ayr 6:00 pm CP railway crossing at Inglis St
    London 8:15 pm Richmond St railway crossing, between Oxford and Central
    Monday, December 03, 2012
    Cartier 10:30 am CP train station, Spencer Ave
    Chapleau 4:15 pm CP train station, 50 Dufferin St
    Franz (Dubreuville) 6:20 pm Park Road
    White River 9:30 pm CP train station, 102 Winnipeg St
    Monday, December 03, 2012
    U.S. Holiday Train *
    Windsor 5:30 pm CP yard at Erie St W and Janette St
    Tuesday, December 04, 2012
    Mobert 9:15 am Across from Band office
    Heron Bay 11:30 am Old CP train station, beside Esso building
    Marathon 1:00 pm Beside Curling Club parking lot, Stevens Ave
    Schreiber 3:45 pm CP yard tracks, Cenotaph beside Harvest Food Cupboard building
    Nipigon 6:30 pm CP TMS buildings across from Nipigon Inn, 60 Front St
    Thunder Bay 9:45 pm CP train depot track, 440 Syndicate Ave
    Wednesday, December 05, 2012
    Ignace 9:45 am CP train station
    Dryden 12:15 pm CP entrance, corner of Queen St and Earl Ave
    Vermillion Bay 1:45 pm Bay St railway crossing, south of Highway 17
    Kenora 3:45 pm CP old South Yard, across from Wholesale store, enter from 8th Ave South
    Ingolf 5:10 pm Mile 31.3 ** 15 minute stop and go
  • Fare: Free, but please bring a cash or food donation to the Holiday Train event in your community and help feed the need.
    Info: www.cpr.ca/EN/IN-YOUR-COMMUNITY/HOLIDAY-TRAIN/Pages/default.aspx
    2010 Photo: www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=348850


    December 2012
     
    Day Time Place Name Details
    Saturday
    Dec 1
    2012
    1-5 Toronto CARM Toronto Chapter
    Operating Session at WW's
    Fare: Free. CARM members only. Reservations required.
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
    Saturday
    Dec 1
    2012
    1-8 Milton Halton County Radial Railway
    Christmas on the Rails
    Streetcar and Electric Railway Museum
    13629 Guelph Line
    GPS Settings: +43.5795, -80.1137
  • Streetcar rides with Santa.
  • Seasonal Music / Carol Singing.
  • Hot Cider / Snacks in the station.
  • The best Christmas streetcar rides in the GTA.
  • Bring your family, friends and neighbours.

  • Fare (includes museum admission and streetcar rides): Adults $12, Seniors $10.50, Over 90 Free, Youth (4 to 17) $9, 3 and under Free.
    Tickets sold at the door - no reservations required.
    Info: www.hcry.org
    Saturday
    Dec 1
    Sunday
    Dec 2
    2012
    10-4 Belleville Belleville and Brighton Model Railroad Clubs
    17th Annual Quinte Christmas Model Railroad Show
    Quinte Secondary School
    45 College Street West
    (From 401 eastbound, take exit 538 Wallbridge-Loyallist Road south, left/east on Bell Boulevard, right/south on Sidney Street, left/east on College Street.
    nbsp; From 401 westbound, take exit 643 south, right/west on College Street.
    nbsp; Follow the yellow signs.)
  • 11,000 sq ft of Vendors and Displays.
  • Door prizes.
  • Sales of and expert advice on Model Railroad Christmas gifts for young and old.
  • Fare: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $4, Children $2, Family $10.
    Info: Rick Potter rickp@reach.net 613-398-7260
    Sunday
    Dec 2
    2012
    11-4 Toronto York Railway Modellers
    Open House
    5 Oakland Avenue, North York
    (Just north of Wilson Ave 3 blocks east of Weston Road.)
  • 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 engines being made.
  • Authentic steam and diesel sounds.
  • Videos to watch.
  • (Also November 25)
    Fare: Adults $5, children $1.
    Info: www.yorkrailwaymodellers.ca
    Sunday
    Dec 2
    2012
    11-4 Toronto Scarborough Model Railroaders
    Train Show / Open House
    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.)
  • Saturday
    Dec 2
    2012
    1-4 St. Thomas Christmas Express Party Elgin County Railway Museum, 750 Talbot Street
  • Visit with Santa.
  • Meet the Conductor.
  • Create a festive craft.
  • Listen to Christmas train stories in a real caboose.
  • Climb aboard a steam engine.
  • Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate.
  • Watch history come to life in the History in Motion model railway exhibit.
  • Don’t forget your letters for Santa, to be telegraphed to the elves at the North Pole!

  • Special Event Fare: Adults $5, Chilren 2-12 $2, under 2 free.
    Info: Elgin County Railway Museum www.ecrm5700.org "Events and Hours" 519-637-6284
    or Elgin County Railway Museum promotions@ecrm5700.org 519-631-4873
    Tuesday
    Dec 4
    2012
    7:30-10 Toronto CARM Toronto Chapter
    Operating Session at WW's
    Fare: Free. CARM members only. Reservations required.
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
    Thursday
    Dec 6
    2012
    7:30- Toronto CARM Toronto Chapter
    Operating Session at EF's
    Fare: Free. CARM members only. Reservations required.
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
    Saturday
    Dec 8
    2012
    1-8 Milton Halton County Radial Railway
    Christmas on the Rails
    Streetcar and Electric Railway Museum
    13629 Guelph Line
    GPS Settings: +43.5795, -80.1137
  • Streetcar rides with Santa.
  • Seasonal Music / Carol Singing.
  • Hot Cider / Snacks in the station.
  • The best Christmas streetcar rides in the GTA.
  • Bring your family, friends and neighbours.

  • Fare (includes museum admission and streetcar rides): Adults $12, Seniors $10.50, Over 90 Free, Youth (4 to 17) $9, 3 and under Free.
    Tickets sold at the door - no reservations required.
    Info: www.hcry.org
    Tuesday
    Dec 10
    2012
    7-9 Toronto Toronto Transportation Society Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street (in downtown Toronto) on the third floor
  • Topic: Kevin Nicol - A Tribute to Orion
  • Fare: Free
    Info: www.torontotransportationsociety.org/meetings.html
    Thursday
    Dec 13
    2012
    7:30- Toronto CARM Toronto Chapter
    Operating Session at EF's
    Fare: Free. CARM members only. Reservations required.
    CARM Info: www.caorm.org
    Thursday
    Dec 13
    2012
    7-9 Toronto CRHA-T&Y Meeting Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 3rd Floor
  • Topic: Ron Brown, topic to be announced.
    Fare: Free.
  • Saturday
    Dec 29
    Sunday
    Dec 30
    2012
    11-5 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)
    The club must move.
    The 75th Anniversary and Final Liberty Village open houses are:
  • Saturday December 29 2012
  • Sunday December 30 2012
  • Saturday February 2 2013
  • Sunday February 3 2013
  • Saturday February 9 2013
  • Sunday February 10 2013
  • Saturday February 16 2013
  • Sunday February 17 2013
  • Monday February 18 2013 (Family Day)
  • O scale set in the 1950s.
  • 40 feet x 110 feet.
  • Over 5000 feet of track.
    Fare: Adults $10, seniors $8, children $6, free parking.
    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


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