News

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

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!

Carol Homuth

posted Aug 2, 2017, 5:23 AM by Thomas Hakala   [ updated Aug 3, 2017, 5:18 AM ]

It is with extreme sadness to report that one or our club's charter members, Carol Homuth, passed away on August 1st, 2017. Carol was a big part of our club and i think each and every member will have their own memory of this great Gentleman.  He will be missed by all and our thoughts are with his family.

Carol is at the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home in Harriston, ON. Visitation is Thursday, Aug. 3 between 2 & 4pm and again at 6 to 8pm. Service on Friday, Aug. 4 at Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church at 1:30pm. Here is a link to the Hardy- Lee site: http://www.hardyleefuneralhome.com/.../service-details.php

August 13th Joint Meeting with T.G.I.F.

posted Jul 26, 2017, 5:29 AM by Thomas Hakala   [ updated Aug 3, 2017, 4:59 AM ]

Our August 13th club meeting will take place at Dave & Catherine MacDonald's garden railway in Kitchener. This will be a joint meeting with the T.G.I.F. club. Details will follow in the August newsletter.

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.

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