The club is currently using the main level of the Portage CP Station as its meeting and model railroad layout location. The club holds its monthly business meetings on the first Monday of the month from September to June. Other meetings, layout run sessions, and work sessions may be scheduled by the chairperson on other Mondays or Saturdays (depending on the occasion). Anyone is welcome to become a member of the Portage Model Railroad Club by paying an annual membership fee, part of which includes a membership with Portage la Prairie Heritage Inc. removing and cleaning up old building materials,
installing new drywall and other interior details,
landscaping and grass-cutting.
Many model railroad club members have played a very active part in the station's restoration process and on-going maintenance, volunteering hundreds of hours of labour to perform such tasks as:
If you are interested in becoming a member, or would like more information about the club, we can be contacted through firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting us on Facebook.
The next regular monthly business meeting of the club is:
Date: June 5th, 2017
Location: Portage CP Station
All club members should attend this meeting, as we will be reviewing plans for Train Day 2017.
Portage Model Railroad Club Train Day:
Date: Saturday, June 17th, 2017
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Canadian Pacific Railway Heritage Park & Interpretive Centre, Portage la Prairie
The Portage Model Railroad Club will be hosting their annual Train Day for 2017, with the station open for viewing
various family-friendly model train displays, historic rail items and pictures, as well as railway souvenir and
model items for sale. It will also be an 'Open-House' event to showcase all of the restoration efforts inside the
station to date, and the few remaining projects to complete. The day will include barbeque food and refreshments
available between 11am and 2pm, a raffle prize draw, and more.
Hopefully the weather will be warm & sunny for a great day of celebrating Canada's 150 years of history by
watching both real and model trains!