ASSINIBOINE VALLEY RAILWAY INC.
3001 ROBLIN BLVD, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA
PH-204-837-1305 OR 782-7090
e-mail email@example.comThe AVR is 1.6" scale 7.5" gauge and is located on a seven acre site immediately west of Assiniboine Park. The railway started in 1995 and currently has 75 members. We spend most Saturday afternoons working. We currently have 3 diesel locomotives, one box cab locomotive and several steamers owned by various members and about 39 cars plus 4 more under construction. We would welcome anyone to join. We use aluminium rail on wood ties on ballast and sub-roadbed construction. Our ruling radius is 50’. We have 6,400 feet of track on the ground. The main line is 3700’ with seven sidings. We have a wye and movable 12 foot lift for unloading.
We have built a 24’ x 12.5’ station that serves as a club room and will store up to 12 pieces of equipment in an attached dog house. We have built a four track car barn 31’ x 10’ for additional rolling stock and miscellaneous storage, a fifty foot long by two track car storage building and a, 14' x 10' maintenance building. The club has built a 24 by 30 ft engine house and machine shop along with two additional storage buildings. The railway winds through an aspen and hardwood forest making for an enjoyable ride. Main line will allow travel in both directions for a total run of 7400’ and a time of 25 minutes plus waits for opposing traffic. An automatic CTC signal system which also operates the switches is being planned. We operate five open house weekends for the public on the 2nd weekend of June to Oct. and a Christmas light run every evening in December. We give about 15,000 rides per year. We welcome visitors and can arrange to operate to fit your travel plans. We welcome new members who enjoy the art of large scale live steam railroading. Come ride "The Route Of The Hazel Nuts"
Page updated May 18th, 2009 by Bill Taylor of Winnipeg.
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