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Welcome to the BCSME
British Columbia Society of Model Engineers, established in 1929

What we do   
The society owns and operates the Burnaby Central Railway. Our volunteer members also promote the hobby of model engineering and maintain a railroad-oriented museum. For details, please visit

Hours of Operation
Operating season is Easter to Canadian Thanksgiving.
11:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturdays, Sundays, and Statutory Holidays.

120 North Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5C 6K1
The railway is on a forested property owned by the City of Burnaby. We have approx. 4 kilometers of 7-1/2-inch gauge track. The locomotives are typically 1/8 of a full-size train. The park includes Rainbow Station, with museum exhibits, the Garden Railway, concession, party tents, public seating area and maintenance facilities.

Volunteer members drive trains, work as station attendants, conductors, maintain grounds and equipment, and engage with locals and visitors from around the world.

New Members Welcome
We are actively recruiting new members. We need people with diverse skillsets. Those wishing to operate trains will be given the opportunity to learn. Anyone aged 14+ who wants to contribute, be part of a team, learn and have fun, is welcome.

How do I join?   
Contact infoatbcsme [dot] org or call 604 291 0922 during hours of operation. Download the Membership Application Form from Download the Flyer.