The events for the weekend of Friday May 17th, Saturday May 18th and Sunday May 19th 2019.
Friday May 17th
8:00 p.m. - Pizza party meet and greet
-Movie night to follow the pizza party
Costs will be $25.00 per person.
Saturday May 18th
10:00 a.m. - CARM Annual General Meeting with members of the executive officiating. Location is in the Stonebridge Inn Hospitality room
12:00 p.m. - Break for lunch
1:30 p.m. - Elgin County Railway Museum tour in nearby St. Thomas. Includes BX Tower, a short distance away. ECRM is in the former Michigan Central locomotive shop in the heart of the "Railway City". Once one of the most famous places in Canada for railway action, the volunteers at the museum have done an amazing job preserving the past for future generations. Visitors will be responsible for transportation to and from St. Thomas Cost is $7.00 + hst per person.
More information can be found on the museum website: http://ecrm5700.org/
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Local layouts will be open for tours.
Sunday May 19th
10:00 a.m. - Tour of the impressive Canada Southern Railway Station in St. Thomas. This incredible station has been beautifully preserved, and is used for events such as business meetings and weddings.
Here is a short history of the station:
"The Canada Southern Station (CASO Station) in St Thomas Ontario was the largest of 31 railway stations built in Ontario during the 1870s by Canada Southern Railway Company (CSR). The station was constructed between June 1871 and April 1873.
CASO Station was remarkably large for a town the size of St Thomas (the community didn’t become a city until 1881). However, the building needed to be big enough to accommodate both the town’s passenger station (ground floor) and the corporate headquarters of CSR (upper floor).
The building’s grandeur was impressive. The 1882 publication Picturesque Canada reported that the station was “one of the finest in the Dominion, and reminds one of the large structures in Chicago and New York.”
More information can be found at http://casostation.ca/history/
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Local layouts in London will be open. After this point members are free to make their way home.
Note: Prices and times are subject to change. This site will be updated if this occurs.