The conductor of the last steam train through Lindsay and a train historian reflect on the last days of the rail in Lindsay Read the article
Last steam train through Lindsay
The Railway Heritage Centre has been included in the City of Kawartha Lakes 5-year capital budget projection for 2014 as item PR1419 Memorial Park Redevelopment and Railway Heritage Centre with an overall budget of $1,500,000. It is on page 69 of 141 of this link:http://www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/city-hall/agendas-and-minutes/council-meetings/AgendaPackageSPECIALCOUNCILMEETING_Oct16_2012.pdf
L.&.D.M.R. makes presentation to Council re Railway Heritage Centre Jan 31, 2012
LINDSAY – A member of the Lindsay & District Model Railroaders let off steam at a special council meeting on Tuesday. Charles Cooper urged council to provide funds in its 2013 budget for a railway heritage and welcome centre in Lindsay that council endorsed in May 2010.
By SARA ROSS
Orillia’s Ossawippi Dining Cars could become part of a future development on the shores of Georgian Bay at Port McNicoll Harbour.
After the city’s plan with Kawartha Lakes fell through in December, Skyline Investments contacted Orillia staff to see if the cars were available.
“Skyline Investments is anxious to take possession of all eight railcars and incorporate them into their Port McNicoll development…” states a city staff report.
The request comes before council committee at tonight’s meeting.
(LINDSAY) City of Orillia council will consider the City of Kawartha Lakes offer to obtain eight railway cars that are sitting on a prime piece of waterfront property but have not been used in years.
Last month, Heritage Victoria and the Lindsay&District Model Railroaders appealed to council for help in obtaining the Ossawippi Express dining cars, which have sat empty in Orillia since the restaurant they were once used for closed. Both groups have been working with City staff to find a way to get the cars and restore them to their former elegance.
KAWARTHA LAKES – May 13, 2010
The Lindsay and District Model Railroaders say getting charitable status, and public support from the city, will place its railway heritage centre and train display “on track with a full head of steam.”
Spokesman Russell Moore updated the council at its May 11 meeting on the railroaders’ continuing ambitious plans for Memorial Park, and got their unanimous support.
KAWARTHA LAKES – April 30, 2010
The Lindsay and District Model Railroaders say the Trillium Lakelands District School Board decision to retain the Omemee train station is “regrettable.”
The board has written railroaders’ president Russ Moore to officially endorse its Feb. 9 decision, following Moore’s delegation to the Mar. 23 school board meeting seeking reconsideration.
The Lindsay and District Model Railroaders are hoping for more arrests -such as the one last week -now that security cameras have been installed at the Memorial Park railroad display. Railroaders’ president Russ Moore said, that as a result of a visit by him and a friend to the train display about 10 p.m., Apr. 15, two young offenders were apprehended inside the display’s caboose. A 14 and 16-year-old were charged with entering premises when entry prohibited, City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service acting Sgt. Kirk Robertson said.
KAWARTHA LAKES – April 9, 2010 Security cameras will be installed next week around the train display at Memorial Park – a week after vandals broke into the caboose for the third time in less than a year. Lindsay & District Model Railroaders president Russ Moore said he hoped the cameras would act as a future deterrent, or at least capture images of the culprits to make it easier to identify them.
LINDSAY – A local group’s hope of including one of the area’s only remaining train stations in a railway heritage park was derailed by the public school board in February, but the local model railway club continues to chug along.