(51-02’26.78”N, 114-02’59.92”W, elev. 3432 feet)

Here is a short Newsletter for CMT members of upcoming  events of interest

CMRS OPN HOUSE TOUR: CMT participated in the just past CMRS Open House tour and estimated number of visitors is about 45-50 and we even saw a few cash donations.

FLAMES HOCKEY PARKING:  CMT members are always needed. See Brookes to add your name and receive dues reduction for work done.

CHANGE OF MEETING NIGHTS: Due to Hockey games being played on the odd Wednesday, note the changed to meeting dates:

March 6 is Hockey night so we meet Thursday, March 7,

March 13 is Hockey night so we meet Thursday, March 14,

March 27 is Hockey night so we meet March 28.

April has 3 game nights on Wednesday, TBA

MARCH  8-10:  The weekend-long  Model  Railroad Meet  entitled “THE CHINOOK”. Registration is $20 with details to be found in this newsletter.

 CMT FLEA MARKET: scheduled for Sunday, March 10 in the Glenmore Inn Hotel.  As of 21 Feb there are 29 of 36 available tables sold. Schedule below:  

7:30 am: CMT setup, members are requested to arrive in time for setup to start.

8-9 am:  Vendor setup starts on the tables provided by CMT.

9 am: Selling starts

SUPERTRAIN 2013: is approaching for the weekend of April 20-21. Members are wanted to both setup Friday April 19, during the weekend and teardown Sunday evening (April 21) after the show closes.   In advance of the show, module setup will start this Wednesday, February 27  at the club where operating  bugs will be cleared out over the next several weeks.  Don’t  forget  to obtain your Gala dinner  tickets for the Saturday evening dinner, this is always a fun – time. Check the SUPERTRAIN web site for details.

ELECTIONS: are upcoming at the March Business Meeting to fill the positions of President and 4 Directors

CMT 75th ANNIVERSARY: Yes, CMT was founded in 1938 and to mark 75 years as a club Al has already painted and lettered   a very nice U28B which was shown at the February Business Meeting. He has another one in the paint shop and will also paint and letter 2-GP38 units lettered 1938 and 2013 for the 75 years. For this Anniversary the executive wants your input.

DONATION: CMT made a $100 donation toward inspection of 6060 a 4-8-2 Mountain steam loco from CB. If you choose to donate there is a tax deductable form available. Please make payable to Rocky Mountain Rail Society. Brookes can provide more details.

DAY-TRIP TO EDMONTON:  Plans are being formed up for a suggested field to operate and view the layout in Fort Edmonton Park.  Departure would be 7 am in a van, do some hobby shopping along the way, run on the layout for 3 hours, dinner and back to Calgary. Suggested dates  MAY  be March 16 or April 6. When confirmed members will be notified.

 Calgary is proud to host The Chinook, the 6th Division Spring Meet, March 8 – 10, 2013. The name of the meet honours the high speed passenger train that Canadian Pacific Railway introduced in 1936 to connect Calgary and Edmonton. The weekend will be filled with plenty of activities, many of them centred around the theme of passenger trains, operations, and facilities. This meet also links together four different model railroad events taking place in Calgary, and registering for The Chinook gives you access to all of them. Maybe the best part of all is that the cost of registration is only $20 for NMRA members and $30 for non-members.


Friday, March 8:
Registration opens at noon
Model and Photo Contest entries, Display set-up
Prototype tour (details still being finalized)
Layout Tours

Saturday, March 9:
Railroad Prototype Modellers Meet starts at 09:00
RPM Displays
AP Judging
Contest Judging
More Layout Tours
6th Division Annual General Meeting
No Host Dinner, Socializing, and Slides – starts at 6 pm

Sunday March 10:
Calgary Model Trainmen’s Flea Market starts at 09:00
Calgary Model Railway Society Mini-meet
Clinics start at 11:00

To keep costs low, we will be using three different venues and all meals are no host. The daytime activities on Friday and Saturday will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 703 Heritage Drive SW. The AGM, Dinner, Socializing and Slide Night will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion, 9202 Horton Road SW, just a few blocks from the church and close to Calgary Transit’s Heritage Station. The Legion offers a great selection of food and beverages at very competitive prices. On Sunday, all events take place at the Glenmore Inn, 2720 Glenmore Trail SE. Layout tours will be drive yourself, with the committee providing accurate maps and addresses to plug into your GPS.

If you are coming from out of town and need a place to stay for the weekend, the Glenmore Inn is about a 10 minute drive from the church and legion. There are also several hotels and motels along Macleod Trail within a five minute drive from the church, including the Econo Lodge, two Travelodge, and the Carriage House.

We will not be doing pre-paid registrations, but would certainly appreciate advance notice of your attendance so we can properly plan our space requirements.

All for now, Dale