The next OVAR meeting is

Tuesday 14 April, 2015


Bob Meldrum

Nostalgic Pictures from the Gary Armstrong Collection

of the C. Robert Craig
Memorial Library

Display: Structures

Get the latest issue of the Interchange here (PDF).


Railfan Pictures are Back!

The OVAR Railfan Pictures page is now being migrated to the new site.

Call for volunteers
April 25-26, 2015 at the CIH Arena in Rockland. See the show website for a list of Displays and Vendors.

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!

Huron Central eastbound roars through Massey, ON
Photo: Steve Watson, Sept. 2005

Click here to see a slideshow of all front page images.

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.

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