Our Trains

Whether steam, diesel or electric in appearance, all of our locomotives are built to look like ones that have been, or are, in service on railways around the world.

diesel locomotive 3601We have three battery-powered miniature electric and diesel locomotives, as well as a gas powered hydraulic engine, that are ready to respond quickly when demand for rides is high.

Our most prized engines, and the ones that everyone wants to see and ride on, are four hand-crafted steam engines: each locomotive has been built from drawings, patterns and castings, and then machined, fabricated, and welded into a finely detailed 1/8 scale miniature of the full-sized prototype.steam locomotive 3601

The proper coal for small steam locomotives is hard to find in Canada; therefore, three of our engines burn propane, and only one is coal fired. Why not stop by and see if you can spot our coal fired steamer, or better yet, ride behind it​?

Many of our volunteer members own locomotives, and sometimes they take their engines out for a run around the track, and may even offer passengers a ride. From time to time, visitors from other miniature railways bring their locomotives to our facility and these can be seen on our layout.

New for 2023!

We have a new locomotive - really, a pair of locomotives! Like our other locomotives, it's 1/8 full size, and built to run on our 7.5 inch gauge tracks. It's a model of a GP7 diesel locomotive, of which over 2700 were built from 1949 to 1954, and operated widely across North America for decades. The model locomotive and the matching cabless "slug", or GP7B, were built by Titan Trains of Boone Hills, Virginia, USA.

As we already have locomotives in appropriate Canadian colour schemes, our members voted to have it delivered in the orange and green Great Northern Railway livery as it would have been seen when operating in Vancouver, long before the Great Northern was incorporated into the Burlington Northern Railroad which subsequently became part of today's Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.

a member tests the new GP7 and slug at The Burnaby Railway...!