North Seattle Area - Friday & Saturday, 23 & 24 August, 2019

The British Columbia Society of Model Engineers (BCSME) will open their doors for convention attendees to tour their layout on Friday and Saturday before the convention actually starts. They are located in Confederation Park, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Sorry, but buses to this layout will not be available.

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BCSME Garden Railway Steam-Up

BCSME Garden Railway Steam-Up

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Engineers: British Columbia Society of Model Engineers

The British Columbia Society of Model Engineers (BCSME) officially opened their Garden Railway on July 6, 2018, completing a planning and building process that started in August of 2011. The railway is freelance, with the objective of promoting the railway history of southern British Columbia. The track is designed to accommodate battery and electric powered locomotives, as well as live steam. In addition to our standard Code 250 brass track there is also 0-Gauge 2-rail and 3-rail track available. The Garden Railway is part of the Burnaby Central Railway, a 7.5” passenger carrying road that is open to the public annually from the Easter weekend until Canadian Thanksgiving.

The BCSME Garden Railway Committee is pleased to extend an invitation to our 1st Garden Railway Steam-Up on the weekend of August 23rd and 24th, 2019, prior to the Garden Railway Convention. To get to our 6.5 acre site at Confederation Park in Burnaby, BC, head north on Willingdon Ave from Hwy 1, cross Lougheed Hwy, cross Hastings St., and turn right at Penzance DR., we are on your immediate left. Parking is on street or in one of the two public parking lots nearby. Questions and inquiries are welcome to To facilitate our planning please RSVP before August 15th, 2019.

Open on Friday and Saturday, 23 and 24 August, 2019.
Handicapped accessible

In addition to the layout tour, the BCSME has invited everyone to their Steam-Up and Meet. People simply wishing to visit our site may do so at no cost. However, if they wish to participate in the Friday BBQ and the Saturday Pig Roast there is a $25.00 charge, to cover the cost of the food. The Garden Railway Steam-up and Meet are open to everyone wishing to visit, the fee pays for their meals. Those not wanting to enjoy the BBQ and Pig Roast may go off site to eat, or bring their own food.

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