September 20, 2011

The WMRC's 2011 Great Winnipeg Annual Train Show and Flea Market

The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club will be hosting their
Great Winnipeg Annual Train Show and Flea Market 
at the Mennonite Brethren Collegiate, 180 Riverton Ave, on 
Saturday, October 15 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm)  
Sunday, October 16 (11:00 am – 4:00 pm)  

Admission is $3 per person or $5 per family.
There will be refreshments on sale.
Funds raised will go toward the Autism Society.

Barbara Lange, editor of Through the Window of a Train: A Railway Anthology will be there.

Through the Window of a Train: A Railway Anthology collects stories from thirty Canadian authors (including the late Sheldon Oberman). These stories retell the significance of the railway - or a single journey taken - in the lives of ordinary Canadians.

Dotted with junction and siding names, engine numbers, and routes, this book is a must for the rail enthusiast.

Editor Barbara Lange grew up in a railway-flavoured world in England. Her father, Richard Hurrell, worked for the London North Eastern Railway. As an adult Barbara travelled daily from her home in Brentwood by diesel-electric train and Tube to reach her office in London.

She immigrated to Canada in 1978 and didn't set foot on a train for years. Since then she has travelled on VIA's The Canadian between Vancouver and Toronto, on The Ocean to Halifax, and to Churchill on The Hudson Bay Line. Barbara lives in Winnipeg with her husband, Larry (Smiley) Lange, a retired CNR carman from Transcona.


If you wish to display or bring your layout, please contact 
Ken Epp or call (204) 663-1226 
Set up will take place on 
Friday from 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am – 10:00 am.   

If you wish a sales table (train-related merchandise only) please contact
Ken Epp or call (204) 663-1226 
and send a cheque ($20 Canadian per table) payable to the WMRC, 
to Ken Epp, 15 Pinecrest Bay, Winnipeg, MB R2G 1W2  

Other special meetings and events planned by The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club:

January - Klinic Karnival: Dozens of "How to" seminars led by expert model railroaders
February - Auction: Great deals on model railroad equipment
March (second weekend) - Annual Spring Open House / Model & Photo Contest 
                                                displays and exhibits
April - Creating realistic scenery