New Vehicles On The Layout

 Uncategorized  Comments Off on New Vehicles On The Layout
Jul 202017
 

Kudos to Eric Potter. He has donated and placed many vehicles an other items on the layout adding to the realism and interest on our awesome scenery.

January 31, 2017 So long to Clive Boyd

 Uncategorized  Comments Off on January 31, 2017 So long to Clive Boyd
Jan 312017
 

Clive Boyd was a long time member of the Lindsay and District Model Railroaders. He passed away in the Oshawa Hospital on Tuesday January 31, 2017. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. more to follow…

The Railway Heritage Centre

 Uncategorized  Comments Off on The Railway Heritage Centre
Oct 222013
 

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

Remembering the rails: The last steam train through Lindsay

 Uncategorized  Comments Off on Remembering the rails: The last steam train through Lindsay
Oct 222013
 

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

barbara-ann maceachern/this week – Tom Pasquino of Lindsay was the conductor on the last steam train into Lindsay on May 21, 1978. Here he stands in front of a similar steam engine at Memorial Park.

Tom Pasquino of Lindsay was the conductor on the last steam train into Lindsay on May 21, 1978. Here he stands in front of a similar steam engine at Memorial Park.Kawartha Lakes This WeekByBarbara-Ann MacEachern (LINDSAY) It was a Sunday afternoon 35 years ago that the last steam engine rolled through Lindsay.
On May 21, 1978, the CN steam locomotive 6060, nicknamed a “Bullet Nose Betty” for their cone-shape smokebox door cover, stopped in Lindsay on its way from Toronto to Belleville.
Lindsay conductor Tom Pasquino oversaw the trip, alongside Toronto engineer Bob Olson. The train had been hired out for the special trip by a group of Toronto Railway Clubs.
“They would like to have the steam locomotive to pull the train,” says Mr. Pasquino of the 300 or so enthusiasts on that final ride.
“The steam locomotive was almost a living, breathing thing as it stood in the station, snorting away at you.” Continue reading »