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Our meetings are scheduled monthly throughout the gardening season, and are for our members and their guests.

Tom Thumb Presentation

posted Oct 30, 2019, 5:23 AM by Thomas Hakala   [ updated Oct 30, 2019, 5:24 AM ]

At our last meeting at Grey Roots Museum, Gord Mitchell presented Tom Hakala with a Certificate of Recognition from the Bruce County Heritage Farm Show for our group's support of work on the Tom Thumb locomotive restoration.

7 1/4" Railway Now running

posted Sep 8, 2019, 12:45 PM by Thomas Hakala

One of our group members, Mike, has his railway going after working all summer to lay track. Gran job. Fun ride.

Joint Meeting with T.G.I.F.

posted Aug 28, 2019, 5:11 AM by Thomas Hakala

Here are some photos from last Sunday when we met in Barrie with the R.G.I.F. Group. Thanks to Sandra and Bruce for hosting.

2019 Club Events

posted Jul 30, 2019, 5:05 AM by Thomas Hakala

Here are photos from some of our group activities this summer.

Don McCallum

posted Jul 18, 2019, 7:40 AM by Thomas Hakala

We are sad to report that one of our group members, Don McCallum, passed away last Wednesday. 

Below is the obituary from George Funeral Home for Don.


McCALLUM, Donald Richard peacefully with family by his side at Chapman House Residential Hospice, Owen Sound on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Don Mc- Callum of Wiarton in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Susan (nee Tyson). Cherished father of Bjorn (Oxana) and Dane (Carrie), all of Kitchener. Much loved grandfather of Rylee and Blake. Dear brother of Jeanette McCallum and uncle of Linda Serre and Susan Rundle all of Wasaga Beach. Predeceased by his parents Florence (nee Church) and Gibson McCallum. Don was raised in Mount Forest. He served in

the Canadian Army (Royal Canadian Engineers) for three years. After graduating from Carleton University, Don taught History at the Bruce Peninsula District School in Lion’s Head. 


He retired in 1999 and enjoyed 20 years of collecting and painting soldiers, designing dioramas, setting up Remembrance Day displays in the library and downtown stores and model railroading. Don had a lot of visitors to his Lionel train set up in the barn and always made them do a history quiz of the layout. Don was a very creative person who always had a project on the go. He will be greatly missed. The funeral service will be conducted from the GEORGE FUNERAL HOME, Wiarton on Saturday, July 27th at 11:00 a.m. 

First Meeting of 2019

posted Apr 13, 2019, 8:27 AM by Thomas Hakala

Our group's first meeting of 2019 will take place on April 28th at Grey Roots. This meeting will be for members and guests only. If you are interested in joining go to  'How to Join' page on the website. Or contact the conductor at: gardenrail.conductor@gmail.com 

Visit to Bruce County Museum Railway

posted Jun 12, 2018, 5:13 AM by Thomas Hakala


Our group was privileged to get a tour of the almost completed Bruce County Museum Railway that Randy Schnarr and crew are constructing at the museum. This will be an operating HO layout with 5 viewing windows showing 5 railway operations in communities around Bruce County. The project is slated to have a grand opening on July 12, 2018.

First meeting of 2018

posted Apr 2, 2018, 3:12 PM by Thomas Hakala

Our club's first meeting of 2018 will be on April 8th in Chesley. This will be a meeting to discuss the coming season and confirm our Train Crew. The meeting will be open to members and invited guests. See the newsletter for details.

Christmas Meeting

posted Nov 13, 2017, 4:36 AM by Thomas Hakala

Our Christmas meeting will be held on November 19th for members and guests of members only. Please bring a men's and women;s gift to exchange. 

September Meeting

posted Sep 18, 2017, 5:23 PM by Thomas Hakala


Our group held our September meeting in Lion's Head. Two venues were used. First we rode on Clive's 2-4-4 and his little electric switcher, then we worked operating sessions on Brian's Kettle valley Railway. After which we sat down to a lovely dinner that Mary put together. Thanks!

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