The next OVAR meeting is

Tuesday November 11, 2014


Don McQueen

Compounds, Camelbacks, Coffins & Other CNR Locomotive Exotics

Display: Maintenance of Way

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Haunted Tales on the Rails

Saturday October 25 at the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario

Explore the museum as you never have before with lantern-led guided tours of the site. Join our guides to hear haunted stories of spooky stations and eerie ghost trains. Be sure to visit the 'Caboose of Curiosities'.

Canada Central Railway
Open House

25-26 October

The resurrected Canada Central is holding an open house at their new location at 9475 Meilleur, local B100 in Montreal.

Notice concerning OVAR dinners:

If you indicated that you were coming (or are on the Automatic-Yes list), and have to cancel, PLEASE inform the Dinner Chair or any member of the Executive by the morning of Friday before the meeting.

The caterers must be told how many meals to prepare, and they can charge us for no-shows!

Please support our Sponsors!

Power for the CP Christmas Train at Arnprior

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About OVAR

The Ottawa Valley Associated Railroaders - OVAR - is a club, established in 1961, made up of people who are interested in model and prototype railroading. Unlike many other railroad oriented clubs, OVAR does not have a club layout. This has allowed us to keep the club an informal association, free of internal politics, major capital investment and the complications inherent in hard rules or membership obligations. OVAR makes up for this by giving you the opportunity to meet people who have, or are building, layouts, on which you can operate, work, contribute your skills or develop your knowledge.

OVAR meets the second Tuesday of each month, September to June, to pursue our interest in trains. Each meeting, organized around a dinner (click here for details), presents an opportunity to:

  • meet others with similar interests;
  • be entertained with a Program presented by local, national and internationally known speakers;
  • see what other members have done at the Display;
  • have some fun!

Most OVAR members are active model railroaders, and are happy to share their experience, provide advice and help others facing problems they may already have solved.