Operating Session/Fun Run Day

May 16th, 2015 by Len LaRue No comments »

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 http://www.assiniboinevalleyrailway.org/.  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All the old content and pictures has been archived and we will make it available here, but are using some easier to maintain web software now.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 treasurer@assiniboinevalleyrailway.org for details on how to login and post.  All you need is a web browser!

Public Open House/Rail Events

May 25th, 2014 by jubilee No comments »

As usual, these will be held the 2nd full weekend of each month, from June through October, and 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)



Come one, come all!  For more information, see the Events page.

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.