The L.&D.M.R. Christmas Party was held on Thursday, December 8, 2016. It was well attended by almost all the members and the pot luck format was a great success. The abundance of food was delicious and those mince meat tarts were out of this world. We bestowed the honour of 2016 Model Railroader of the Year upon Wayne Lamb for his outstanding dedication to the club’s endeavours. Wayne is in charge of the Memorial Park RR Heritage Exhibit maintaining the prototype rolling stock and encouraging other members to pitch in. Wayne also puts in a great effort to organize and administrate our annual show. As was mentioned at the party Wayne is a “modelling camel” putting in countless hours on our club layout.
John Vincent provided the evening’s entertainment with a terrific RR slide show of vintage rolling stock from around the province.
A few images provided by Rob Einarson
At least 10 people were killed and scores more injured, police say, after two passenger trains collided in the German state of Bavaria.
The Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) is a railway tunnel through the Alps in Switzerland expected to open on 2 June 2016. With a route length of 57 km (35.4 mi) and a total of 151.84 km (94.3 mi) of tunnels, shafts and passages, it will be the world’s longest and deepest traffic tunnel and the first flat low-level route through the Alps.
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Passed away on Thursday December 18, 2015
Russ Moore, a 40-year Lindsay resident and a Kawartha Lakes Police officer in Lindsay for 31 years, died early Friday (Dec. 18) morning, leaving behind quite the legacy locally.
Russ retired as a senior constable. He was a passionate model railroader He was president of the Lindsay and District Model Railroaders and served on several other community groups including the Victoria County Historical Association and the Heritage Victoria Committee of Council.