Lyon Valley Northern

This site is designed to promote the hobby of ferroequinology. It also provides an opportunity to show the development of the "Lyon Valley Northern": an HO railroad featuring CN and BNSF action in the West. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or comments at

My Photo
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Invasion Black and Whites

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Saturday Afternoon. The last session

Although some folks were out and about and not all could attend every session we took the group photo after a superb lunch.

 A family from Montreal came by in the afternoon.  The session was a "run what you brung"  So I got a train together and handed the throttle to the young fella.  He only spoke French and me with my broken French headed out onto the mainline.
 His sister joined us just past Mount St Helen's
 Here is the train passing though Spruce.
 Rounding the bend heading down grade.
 Added a combine for our trip back just past Bell on our way to Peter's Pond.
 Lots of passenger service that afternoon.  man was is hot.
 The power was in the yard as I am sure we were all more interested in drinks than driving.  Lela and I went down the street to Mikes for a dip in there pool so we missed some of the other action.

 The family from Montreal.

 All the rolling stock was moved to Craig Leigh and then into the bread crates they went and then a great final BBQ supper.  Hope you enjoyed our three days of great fun.

Saturday Morning OVGRS American Invasion 2011

Another hot sunny day brings us to the Narrow gauge sessions of the Invasion. A new set of train orders and narrow gauge rolling stock will now be pulled by steam.

 The Golding's in front of the industry namesake.

 Yes you can operate a yard with live steam

 The locomotive shed is at the ready

 Morning Brief

 Bud gets Nelson yard on the go.

 Dispatcher out for a stretch while Colin works the yard.
 Hank and Tyler looking happy

 Taking locomotive to other end of line to get train.

 Moe and Ken leaving Craig Leigh

 Arriving at Mount St Helen's

 Heading for Spruce

 In the siding at Spruce, Another train is proceeding upgrade for the meet
 Ken in in the hole as Nicole checks the turnout for the meet.

 The scene really shows off all the great grading and stonework.

 Bumblebee in action

 A train descending from Bell along the rear fence of the property.  There is a lift out at the gate into the back property.  Often you see a chocolate lab at the fence looking on.  He must be quite the railfan by now.

 Another meet at Spruce.

 Happy John

 Roger has a busy Dipple yard today.  We are thinking of you Ralph.  Our prayers are with you and your family.

 Bill is getting ready to depart Dipple.

 Bill and his son at Bell.
 Bumblebee at the bridge.

 Colin at Bell
 Sitting in the shade.  Gord and Bud are taking a break from the yard work.
 Give me a smile boys:)
 Action in Mount St Helens

 A close look at the live steamer that switched in Craig Leigh.  Ric' locomotive worked so nicely and his skilled control during the yard classification was amazing.

Now for a drink and lunch