Last chance to visit the Canada Central Railway in Montreal!
Click on each image for a closer look!
Perhaps the largest operating model railroad in Canada can be found in Montreal, Quebec. The Canada Central Railway, as it is known, occupies 9,000 square feet of space in a CN building under the railway tracks in downtown Montreal. It has been the site as well of many fine annual railway shows.
Unfortunately, real-life issues associated with rising property costs have resulted in their not being able to renew their lease on the facility which is forcing the dismantling and removal of the layout. CN owns the 9,000-square-foot warehouse space and wants to lease it out at a higher rent, starting next year. They had warned the club five years ago that its time was up.
The club will be holding their final open house this coming weekend on October 29th and 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The vastness of this railway empire can be seen in the layout plan below which is also available in a much higher resolution image at their website.
The club will be holding their final open house the weekend of Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more information on the weekend event (including how to get there) and to access extensive information about the club and its railway, visit their website by clicking here.
So if you can make the trip to Montreal, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
Posting by Russ Milland