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

2017 July meeting at Yucca Flats Railway

posted Jun 17, 2017, 5:20 AM by Thomas Hakala

Our club July 2017 meeting will be held at Jack & Carol's Yucca Flats Railway on July 16th. The new Grey roots Portable layout will be featured as well as both of Jack's live steam and regular G scale layouts.

Next Club Meeting May 28

posted Apr 24, 2017, 5:36 AM by Thomas Hakala   [ updated Apr 25, 2017, 5:55 AM ]

Ontario's West Coast Garden Rail Society will hold their next meeting at the home of Don And Susan McCallum on May 28th. We will have a chance to see Don's Lionel operation in his barn as well as his workshop. This event is for OWCGRS members and their guests. More details to follow.

April 9th Meeting

posted Apr 11, 2017, 6:00 AM by Thomas Hakala

Our group held the first meeting of the season on April 9th in Chesley, Ontario. We discussed the schedule for the u
pcoming season, Brian gave away a series of Fine Scale magazines, the Bent Spike Award was presented to Mary and Don displayed his very tiny train.

First Club Meeting of the 2017 Season

posted Mar 22, 2017, 5:05 AM by Thomas Hakala   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 5:10 AM ]

The first meeting of OWCGRS will be on April 9 at the United Church in Chesley.

The first meeting will be a social get together. It will give us all a chance to see what club members have been up to over the winter... Did you go to the steam-up at Diamond Head? Maybe you did a shunting session in Jack’s basement. Or maybe you rode the train in Helsinki! Bring your photos and tell us what went on.

Also, if you wish to bring some of your railway stuff that you no longer need, you can sell or swap it with other members.

This meeting is for OWCGRS members and their guests. If you wish to join the club go to  "How to Join"  page on this website.

Mighty Trains

posted Jan 17, 2017, 5:40 AM by Thomas Hakala   [ updated Jan 17, 2017, 5:44 AM ]

Discovery has a new TV show called Mighty Trains. The show features a different modern train each episode like the North Rail Express or the White Pass and Yukon. A very watchable train enthusiast's dream. Here is a link to the online site: http://www.discovery.ca/extra/mighty-trains

Merry Christmas

posted Dec 18, 2016, 4:46 AM by Thomas Hakala


Oct. 16 at Grey Roots

posted Oct 1, 2016, 9:39 AM by Thomas Hakala   [ updated Oct 1, 2016, 9:40 AM ]

The Train Doesn't stop here Any More... OWCGRS is hosting a lecture by Ron Brown at Grey Roots Museum in Owen Sound on his book "The Train Doesn't Stop Here Any More". The talk is open to the public and starts at 2:00 pm.

July meeting in Lion's Head

posted Jul 18, 2016, 9:39 AM by Thomas Hakala

Our club had a joint meeting with the T.G.I.F. club on Sunday, July 17th in Lion's Head. We were invited to visit two members homes and railways. One a riding live steam operation and the other a G scale replica of the Kettle Valley Railway in B.C.

June Cub Meeting

posted Jun 27, 2016, 6:01 AM by Thomas Hakala   [ updated Jun 27, 2016, 6:01 AM ]

Our June meeting took place on Sunday, June 26th, 2016 at Jack and Carol's Yucca Flats Railway. A great turnout of club members a a few guests. We ran a few trains (a live steamer got stuck under the deck) and had a great meal. A good day for running trains and meeting friends.

Jolleys & Winona Garden Railway

posted May 16, 2016, 5:39 AM by Thomas Hakala   [ updated May 16, 2016, 5:41 AM ]

Our club had its frigid May meeting at Jolleys Farm Toys and Winona Garden Railway. Interesting stories at both places. Too bad it was so cold.


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