Montreal Train Show

The Montreal Train Show will be held in September 2016, on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th.

Ottawa Valley Garden Railway Society

Our Mission: To promote friendship and have fun through garden railroading.

The OVGRS Operating Season

The OVGRS Operating Season is well under way. We usually runs trains on Saturday morning until lunch time.

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Mike Hamer, an enthusiast in both HO and large scale model railroading, has posted hundreds of pictures on his blog GARDEN RAILROADING OTTAWA. The blog includes a weekly picture gallery of railway operations on garden railways in the Ottawa area and beyond.

I encourage you to visit Mike’s blog. The pictures can be viewed in a larger format by simply clicking once on the first one, and then selecting the others using the icons at the bottom of the screen. Don’t forget to view the picture galleries in his Archive Section as well. They date back as far as the 2013 American Invasion of Ottawa.

Chris Lyon, another enthusiast in both HO and large scale model railroading, also has a lot of information on both scale in his LYON VALLEY NORTHERN blog.

Chris has also worked with Mike to create a number of videos of large scale train operations.

Colin Churcher, our Nelson Yard Yardmaster, has also posted pictures of his many trips to Europe on his Colin Churcher 2105 blog. It features amazing scenic, travel and transportation related photos. You really should have a look-see!


The annual American Invasion of Ottawa was held from Thursday July 14 to Monday July 18, 2016.

For pictures of this year’s event check Mike’s blog GARDEN RAILROADING OTTAWA.