THE ASSINIBOINE VALLEY RAILWAY
3001 ROBLIN BLVD., WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, R3R 0B8
Bill Taylor - President and chief of nut production.
Len LaRue - Vice-President. In charge of machining and medical control of nut ingestion.
Vic St-Germain - Vice-President in charge of engine house and surplus control of nuts.
Dwight Kjartanson - Vice-President in charge of signals and control of nuts running reds.
Mary-Lou Taylor - Vice-President. In charge of nut roasting and other culinary skills.
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BY Bill Taylor May 22nd., 2013
THE ABEL BOOK COLLECTION FOR SALE
THE ABEL MAGAZINE SALE LIST
MAP OF TRACKAGE 19/01/08 AVR RULES WHO ARE WE?
PUBLIC OPEN RUN DAYS 17/03/2012 OUR HISTORY WITH PICTURES 13/03/041
LOCOMOTIVES AND ROLLING STOCK01/04/12
THE DINNER TRAIN 05/04/13
HOW TO FIND US OTHER RAILROADS WE HAVE VISITED 21/03/2013
THE CHRISTMAS LIGHT RUN 05/04/13 OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM
ENGINE HOUSE 02/02/08 MEMBERS 26/01/13
FUN RUN DAYS 26/03/12
BADGES & PATCHES FOR SALE
OLD NEWS 30/01/11OLD NEWS 2011 30/13/13
2013 AUGUST MEET DETAILS & TIMES
REGISTRATION FORM 2013 AUGUST MEET
CHRISTMAS AT THE TAYLORS MEMBERS ONLY
YOUTUBE VIDEO CLIPS ON THE AVR
OPEN HOUSE FOR THE PUBLIC
Public Open Houses are the 2nd weekend of the month, June, July, August, Sept., and October. The 2012 Schedule of events is posted.
CAR 3108 AS SHE IS TODAY DEDICATED TO HARVEY SCRIVENER AND PRESENTED BY CALEDON PROPANE FOR USE ON THE AVR
ONE OF FOUR NEW LOG CARS NOW COMPLETE AT THE AVR. BILL WAS THE FOREMAN OF THE PROJECT.
THE STEEL BOX CAR # 474 IS COMPLETE. ROB WAS THE FOREMAN ON THE PROJECT
5427 TAKING SHAPE. VIC IS THE FOREMAN OF THE PROJECT.
THE AVR is a non profit club and we welcome new members who have an interest in small railroading. We are looking for interested model builders who would like to take on or help with structure building projects for the AVR.
THERE ARE OVER 150 PICTURES IN OUR HISTORY WITH PICTURES. TAKE A LOOK...
NEXT WORK SESSIONS WILL BE Wednesday & Saturday afternoons. Work on new car building, Switch points, Other projects that need attention. Completion of ride astride cars and last stock car. Specific projects for this summer. We need a leader for each project.
Lift and re-lay the paving stones where the steaming bay lift is stored.
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5427 CONSTRUCTION PICTURES (UPDATED JAN 29, 2010)
OTHER RAILROADS WE HAVE VISITED (UPDATED JULY 16, 2012)
STOCK CAR CONSTRUCTION (BUILDERS PHOTO)
FOUR LOG CARS (BUILDERS PHOTO)
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Saturday April 27th. Wayne continued to work on 713. Richard, Gil, Gordon and Bill continued to put away Christmas lights but due to snow and ice objects could not be moved.
Saturday May 4th Bill visited the Burnaby Club and spent several hours moving passengers with locomotive 9000. At the AVR a large group of lights were taken down. Wayne stripped and re-painted the smoke box of 713.
Wednesday May 8th Bill traveled on the White Pass and Yukon Railway.
Saturday a large number of front yard display items were taken down and collected in groups ready to be stored. Len took 202 around both new and old line with a visitor from Ontario.
Sunday May 12th Bill boarded the East bound Canadian for the trip to Winnipeg.
Tuesday May 14th Bill arrived at Union Depot in Winnipeg and Met Richard who was boarding the train to go East.
Thursday Bill spent the day taking down Christmas displays.
Friday Bill took down more lights until the rain started mid afternoon.
Saturday Bill took down lights. Wayne, Bill and Dwight got 713 out on the track and steamed her up. Bill tested the axel pump and injector along with showing Wayne how to steam and adjust controls in operation. Wayne took the locomotive around the track several times successfully and then blew her down and put 713 back in the engine house. An oak tree had fallen on the new line and this was moved out of the way. Dwight took some measurements for some proposed summer work.
Sunday Paul and Bill got the steaming bay lift out of its winter parking place.
Monday Victoria Day. Bill started to put the next "Nutty Report" together. It rained all day.
Tuesday Bill took all light crates back to the station and started to load the lower storage shed with Christmas displays. 3001 was taken out and the old main line was lubricated and tested. A serious cross elevation problem was found at mile 16. Temporary repairs were made but some additional ballast and attention is needed. Bill using 3001 plus six cars took 90 beavers, cubs, scouts and parents around the railway during the wind up camp fire for the 82 Westminster Scout group.
Wednesday Gil and Bill spent the afternoon bringing in arches and Gingerbread displays. In Winnipeg the season has changed from winter to summer missing spring all together.
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