Christmas Weekends Afternoon Rides

      After Bill Taylor’s death in August, 2013, the Family & the AVR have simply not been able to do the massive amount of work that Bill did in maintaining the 100,000+ lights!   If we can come up with a workable plan to modernize and reduce maintainance, we’ll let you know…
     In the meantime, we will be open again for daylight afternoon rides, 1 – 4 pm, in the 2017 Christmas season, weather permitting:

Saturday & Sunday, December 16/17
Saturday & Sunday, December 23/24
Saturday & Sunday, December 30/31

Public Open House Rides – Weekends in 2018

These are held the 2nd full weekend of each month, from June through October
Dates will not be formally set until our AGM in February, 2018, but will likely be:
June 9/10, July 14/15, August 11/12, September 8/9 & October 13/14
Saturdays: 11:00 – 5:oo           Sundays: 1:00 – 5:00
1 ride – $2
12 ride pass – $20 (good for any AVR Public Event)
2 & under ride free
(All minors must be accompanied by an adult)

Hallowe’en Weekend Rides

This year, for the first time, the AVR offered Hallowe’en themed rides on the weekend before Hallowe’en: October 28 & 29, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  There were lights, pumpkins, skeletons, bone piles & lots of ghosts.  Occasionally someone jumped from behind a tree to scare the passengers, but not too much!  Many thanks to Maurice & Susan, Dwayne & Joanne & family for help with the decorations, & to all the members who helped during the Public Rides.  A great time was had by all of us, and I’m pretty sure by all who rode, judging by the SMILES!!!  I’m sure we’ll do this again next year…


Member Events

Club events are intended for Live Steamers and Club Members.   Although we  can get serious about trains, we also have a lot of fun!  Please don’t feel left out; all you have to do to get involved is become a member.

Work Days

Generally, some of the active club members get together to work, chat, share a beverage, etc on Wednesdays & Saturdays, usually from around lunch time to mid or late afternoon, year-round.  However, nobody is required to come unless they want to, so there are potentially days when nobody is there due to chance and circumstance.  If you are an Associate or Family member, or are interested in visiting a work session, feel free to drop by, but if you have a long way to come &/or don’t want to waste a trip, it would be a good idea to contact us and confirm people will be here!


There are currently no meets planned for 2017, but if that changes we will announce it in this space.


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