The Abridged History of the 6th Division

YearMeet Dates Meet CityMeet Site Meet HighlightsSponsor Superintendent Highball! Editor Silver Spike AP Chairman
1965
Red Deer
Founding meeting
Doug Yuill


1965
CalgaryCaravan Motor Hotel

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1966
EdmontonBonaventure Hotel NAR Dunvegan Yards
Eric Johnson Wolfe Kirchmeir

1966
CalgaryTrade Winds
6th Division " "

1967
LethbridgeEl Rancho

Lorne Unwin Mark Johnson

1967Sept 29,30 Red DeerGranada Inn John Allen pink loco
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1968May 11,12 EdmontonUofA - SUB CN ride to Inland CementEMRB Dave Chornell Dick Bide,
Bob Gardner


1968
ReginaWestwinds CN Yard/ IPSCO
(CPR 3101)
Gordon Wilson,
Alastair Preston
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1969
Calgary


Gord Johnson "
Doug Wingfield,
Jack Fishbourne
1969October 25 EdmontonLion's Senior Centre Don MacDonald/LRT NAMR " Dick Bide
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1970May 29, 30 LethbridgeEricksons
LMRC Bob Gardner "
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1970Oct. 17,18 CalgaryHighlander Glenbow Foundation CMT Les Calvert "
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1971May 21-23 Great FallsHoliday Inn Smelter Tour
GN Yard
Gord/Willy Lindquist; R. P. Ellis " Ed Bishop
Murray Farquharson
1971August 6-8 CalgaryPalliser Hotel PNR Regional/
C-Liner to the Spirals

Bud Nelson "
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1972May 26,27 EdmontonMacDonald Hotel

" Tony Lee
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1972March 17 CalgaryBrentwood Co-op Centre

" Willis Creighton
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1973May 18-20 CalgaryPlanetarium Omer LavalleeCMT Gord Johnson " Bert Haynes "
1973October 6-8 JasperJasper Park Lodge $18/night @ LodgeSBSL " Pete Ellis
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1974May 17-19 LethbridgePark Plaza C-Liner Fan Trip
"WetBridge"
SAMR Ernie Wasson " Bob Gardner "
1975May 16-18 Great FallsPonderosa Inn Jack Dykstra slide show; Milwaukee yard; Outdoor layoutGord Lindquist, R.P. Ellis, Jack Dykstra Frank Featherstone " Gordon Lindquist "
1976May 21-23 SaskatoonWestern Development Museum CN Shop TourSMRC Bob Hadlow " Gord Johnson "
1977May 28,29 CalgaryHighlander No tours - rainCMT? " Pete Ellis Lorne Unwin "
1978May 26-28 EdmontonNorthlands Cromdale ShopsEMRA " Ernie Chappell
Jeff Adams
Pete Ellis Norm Gold
1979May 24-26 LethbridgeLethbridge Lodge Caboose trip - viaductLethbridge Model RR Club " Ernie Chappell Ernie Chappell "
1979July 16-21 CalgaryConvention Centre National! Railroadeo Committee " "
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1980May30-Jun1 ReginaSheraton Centre
RMRC " " Murray Farquharson "
1981May 15-17 Great FallsRainbow Hotel Pete Ellis BBQ; Andy Russell, painterJack Dykstra, R.P. Ellis Gerry Quon " Gerry & Nora Jean Quon "
1982May 21-23 EdmontonForum Inn APRA TourEMRA " Norm Gold Bob Hadlow &
Hans Madsen
Rick Yaremko
1983May 20-23 HintonInn West Coalbranch TourJim Cooper " " Dale Sproule "
1984May 25-27 Moose JawHarwood Hotel CP Yard TourTCRC Tony Lee Bob Sadler
Eric Johnson
Willis Creighton;
Mark Johnson;
Cal Sexsmith
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1985May 17-19 SaskatoonWill Inns CN Shop TourPrairie Rail Workshop/ Scale Rail Guild Cal Sexsmith " Jim Cooper Ray Clifford
1986May 17-18 EdmontonEdmonton Inn "Midi-meet"EMRA " Al Peirce Dave Chornell
1986Aug 7-9 LethbridgeLethbridge Lodge PNR RegionalLethbridge Model RR Club " Al Peirce Doug Wingfield Dave Chornell
1987May 15-17 Great FallsRainbow Hotel Branchline TourR.P. Ellis, Jack Dykstra " " Tony Lee "
1988May 20-22 CalgaryHighlander CP IntermodalCMT " " Bill Sentes Bill Tokaruk
1989May 19-21 ReginaSheraton Centre Procor Shops; CP 3101EVRG Wayne Wessner Garry MacMillan/Cal Sexsmith/ Dennis Fontaine Allan Peirce "
1990May 18-21 SaskatoonSands Motor Inn 100th Anniv of Rail to SaskatoonPRW, SRG, SRHA " " Ken McMillan "
1991May 18-20 EdmontonChateau Louis Calder shops/hump EMRA Glen Presley Ken Bullock Bill Tokaruk "
1992May 15-17 LethbridgeGilbert Paterson School Kipp Yard tour - Coalhurst Lethbridge Model RR Club " " Glen Presley "
1993May 21-23 CalgaryGlenmore Inn Champion Park & High River Museum CMT " Rick Walker,
Rob Badmington
Wally Major"
1994May 21-23 Medicine HatRedcliff Rec-tangle CFIGlen Presley; Medicine Hat Club " " Ken Bullock "
1995Jun30-Jul 4 SaskatoonSands PNR RegionalPRW SRG Ted Packman " Rick Walker &
Rob Badmington
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1996May 17-20 EdmontonHarry Ainlay ProcorEMRA " vacant Jim Scott Michael Shea
1997May 16-19 ReginaSelo Gardens GE Railcar/ CP Moose JawEcho Valley Railroad Guild" John Kostiw Greg Orme "
1998May 16-18 Minot, ND
TLR Regional
" John Kostiw
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1999May 21-23 CalgaryHillhurst Community Hall Ogden Shops - SD90MACGreg OrmeGreg Orme Dale Sproule Tom Parker "
2000May 19-22 LethbridgeItalian/Canadian Club AgPro ElevatorSAMRGreg Orme " Dale Sproule "
2001May 18-21 Saskatoon Ramada HotelBBQ in the rain at the museumPRW
SRG
SRM
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2002Jun 28 - Jul 1 Regina Wascana Rehabilitation CenterPNR RegionalEcho Valley Railway Guild " "
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2003May 16-19 Wainwright/Lloydminster Lakeland College Wainwright Railway Museum, Fabyan Trestle (brrr!) The Wainwright Railway Preservation Society
and
The Non-Aligned Model Railroaders
" " Bill Sentes "
2004May 29 Sylvan Lake/Red Deer  Layout tour/BBQ  " "
Doug Wingfield
2005May 20-23 Edmonton Snow Valley Ski Chalet Colin Hatcher
Alan Vanterpool
EMRA Ed Molenkamp " Mark Johnson "
2006May 19-21 Calgary
"Rocky View Express"
Oakridge Community Centre Historical/Hysterical
Prototype Tour
CMT " Peter Kaiser
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2007June 16 Fabyan/Wainwright Fabyan Bridge, Wainwright Railway Museum BBQ at Museum 6th Division "

2007Aug 31 - Sep 3 Saskatoon
"Extra 2007 East"
Ramada Hotel Last look at John Marlor's layout " (vacant) Jim Pilsen Doug Wingfield
2008Aug 29 - Sep 1 Lethbridge
"Galt #8 in 2008"
German Canadian Club Galt #8 Mine
Coutts Station
SAMRC " Grant Halkyard
Doug Wingfield
2009Sept 17-19 Edmonton
"Northern Lights 2009"
Coast Edmonton Plaza PNR Regional
Fort Edmonton Park, LRT Shop tour
4 6th Div members " "
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2010May 21-23 Camrose
"Battle River Rails 2010"
Moose Family Centre Pipe plant tour   " Ron Gillies
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2011May 20-22 Moose Jaw
"Moose Tracks 2011"
Western Development Museum CP Shops / P&H Elevator Thunder Creek Model Railroad Club
tmcrc.org
Mike Borkristl "
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2012May 20-22 Regina
"Living Skies Express 2012"
U of Regina Campus Joint 6th Div/CARM National Echo Valley Railroad Guild " "
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2013March 8-10 Calgary
"The Chinook"
Several locations Calgary LRT shops Rob Badmington and Calgary NMRA members " "
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2014March 7-9 Calgary
"The Chinook, second section"
Several locations
Rob Badmington and Calgary NMRA members " "
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2015May 8-10 Saskatoon
50th Anniversary Spring Meet
Saskatchewan Railway Museum
Prairie Rail Workshop and the Saskatchewan Railroad Historical Association Ed Molenkamp Rob Badmington
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2016September 15-18 Sherwood Park
"The Muskeg Mixed"
Millennium Place Concurrent with GETS
Ed Molenkamp Rob Badmington
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2017May 19-21 Red Deer
"The C&E Express 2017"
Black Knight Inn

Ed Molenkamp Rob Badmington
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