New Lower Mainland railway theme website!


Congratulations to the Burnaby Central Railway on launching their new website at recently. If you want to see and ride miniature trains in the Vancouver area, this is THE place to be!

We hope that the new site attracts many new visitors to what is a fine Burnaby attraction, a hidden gem among the many tourist sites of the Lower Mainland. Well done, Burnaby Central Railway and the British Columbia Society of Model Engineers!

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Successful store move...


Congratulations to our sponsors Tom and Joyce at Ontrack on completing the move to the new larger store! Ontrack is still on St John's Street in Port Moody, but a little west of their previous location. Here's the new address...

OnTrack Hobbies banner
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Western Rails show...


The annual Western Rails Railroadiana show is upon us!

As in the past the show will be at Cameron Rec. Centre in Burnaby. The show will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday 14th March 2010.

Full details are here: Western Rails

The Vancouver TraiNgang modular layout will not be at the show, but we will have a table there - stop by and say hello, enjoy our photos, take a look at members' surplus equipment for sale, and perhaps pick up a membership form!

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Things that go bump in the night!


Ok, so the TraiNgang is approaching the third and final weekend of the Baillie House train show - our first show of 2010.

This is a great show for us, not because it brings with it crowds of visitors, but because the visitors who do come are very special. For those of you not familiar with the area, Baillie House is a hospice, and there is nothing quite like having a row of wheel chair bound spectators lined up alongside the layout watching the trains run, or perhaps inching slowly around layout assisted by family or one of the many willing volunteers there.

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AGM Reminder!


Folks, it's January again - and almost time for the TraiNgang's Annual General Meeting.

This year's meeting is at the BCSME on Sunday 17th, at 1:00 PM.

As this is the only formal (ok, almost formal) meeting of the year, please try to be there as this is where the clubs activities for the year ahead will be mapped out. And, of course, it's also a great opportunity for any member to bring up any new issues or ideas they may want to add to the proceedings, and have the ear of most of the membership at the same time.

Oh, and don't forget to bring your dues...

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Merry Christmas !!!


On behalf of the Vancouver TraiNgang, I wish all of our viewers a happy and holy Christmas, and a successful and prosperous 2010.

Thanks to Lisa in Maple Ridge, we have these photos of the annual Canadian Pacific Holiday Train shot out in the rain at it's Lower Mainland stops on 18 Dec.

Here's a shot of the locomotive at Agassiz...

AC4400 at Agassiz

... and another of some of the decorations...

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