August 7th, 2015 by Len LaRue No comments »

As usual, these will be held the 2nd full weekend of each month, from June through October, plus the 4th weekends in July & August.

Saturdays: 11:00 – 5:oo   Sundays: 1:00 – 5:00

June 13 & 14
July 11 & 12, 25 & 26
August 8 & 9, 22 & 23
September 12 & 13
October 10 & 11

1 ride – $2
12 ride pass – $20
2 & under ride free
(All minors must be accompanied by an adult)


August 7th, 2015 by Len LaRue No comments »

Dinner Trains Waiting at Charleswood Station

The AVR is re-introducing the Fall Dinner Train Weekend on the 3rd weekend in September, 2015:  Saturday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20.  This will be the first Dinner Train since Bill Taylor’s passing in August, 2013.
Participants will eat on the train, 2 people to a car, up to 16 people per train.  Family groups can reserve a full train!  The meal starts with refreshments (coffee, tea, soft drink or water), nibblies, & a fresh tossed salad for the first loop around the track. The main course is a deluxe hamburger platter (or a hot dog platter for kids), consumed over 2 loops.  Dessert is pie with ice cream or whipped cream, or a dish of ice cream, for the 4th loop.  Each meal lasts about an hour.
     Cost is $15 for adults & $12 for kids.  Reservations must be made for the specific times listed below, and must be prepaid to confirm.  Payment is preferably by Credit Card (special arrangements can be made to pay by cheque or cash) by phoning Len at (204) 832-3448.  Messages can be left on Voice Mail, but please just leave a name & return phone number and be prepared with your Credit Card in hand!  Reservations are “first come first served”.
                                                               DINNER TRAIN TIMES 2015
              Saturday, September 19:  12:00, 1:30, 3:00, 4:30 (Members only:  6:00, 7:30, BYOB)
                       Sunday, September 20:  1:00, 2:30, 4:00 (Members only:  5:30, BYOB).


Operating Session/Fun Run Day

May 16th, 2015 by Len LaRue 1 comment »

MAY 30th, 2015 

    Eight happy people left the AVR having learned basic locomotive driving skills as Trainee Engineers, & Operation Protocols/Switching Duties as Conductors/Brakemen.

     They started with made-up trains in the station, then headed out onto the 7 acres of AVR track to drop off & pick up cars according to their Card-Sort Orders.  All enjoyed a hot dog lunch break from noon to 2, and toured our Engine House/Machine Shop.  We enjoyed hosting this group and showing why we love the 1/8th scale railroad hobby – obviously they did too, as 5 of them have joined the AVR!

     Watch this space for news of our next Operating Session/Fun Run Day…

Edit Your Bookmark for the AVR

June 19th, 2014 by jubilee No comments »

If you notice that the web page looks radically different, that’s because it is!

The AVR website is now found at  If you got here by going to the old website, you might want to update your bookmarks with the new address – easy to remember, slightly harder to type.

All the old content and pictures has been archived and we will make it available here, but are using some easier to maintain web software now.

Club members, if you would like to be able to post your own articles, contact for details on how to login and post.  All you need is a web browser!

Signs of Life

February 16th, 2014 by jubilee No comments »

The Assiniboine Valley Railway is alive and well!  We’ve planned this year’s activities, and will be holding 7 Open House/Rail Weekends this summer from June through October, and there is always plenty of work  maintaining the railway  …

The club has decided not to maintain a phone number, but e-mail, cell phone, and postal contact information will be updated on the Contact page.  So if you try and ring the old number and find it disconnected, it doesn’t mean we’ve gone away – come out and see for yourself on a Members’ Work Day or Public Open House.