OMRA Spring Train Show – Apr 16th

Your Help is Needed!

The OGRS will be setting up the trailer layout for the 38th Annual OMRA Spring Train Show. The show is Saturday April 16th at the Springfield Expo Center from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Address for the convention center is 635 St. Louis Street, Springfield, MO. 65806.

The club will be setting up the layout on Friday the 15th at 2:00 pm. Anyone who can assist, your help will be appreciated. Also, the club needs volunteers to help run trains and answer questions on the 16Th.

Check out our New Gallery!

There is a new Gallery page for our club videos and photos.

OGRS members at Arkansas train show

OGRS members at Arkansas train show

We had a great turnout at the Northwest Arkansas Train show in February — we all gave the show and our New Mobile Trailer layout a Big Thumbs Up!

Dennis, Jim and Tom lower the first side of the trailer – check out the video and additional photos in our gallery!

One side down! Almost ready to run trains!
One side down! Almost ready to run trains!

New Videos!

Check out the new video of the Shell Knob, Missouri VFW Post 2203 Christmas Show for 2015 produced by Mary Abel-Lavely by clicking here!  The Shell Knob, Missouri VFW Post 2203 Christmas Show for 2015.  Great Job Tom, Mary and VFW Post 2203!

And, check out the new Christmas 2015 video of the B&O Railroad from Jim and Julie Evans!

Springfield Botanical Garden Center OGRS CHRISTMAS Display

The Ozark Garden Railway Society has set up an interactive CHRISTMAS Display at the Springfield Botanical Garden Center, located in the Nathanael Greene Park in Springfield, MO.    It features Christmas Theme   decorations.  Thomas is always a popular  feature.  The Display will remain until after the first of the New Year.  It is FREE to the public, however, donations to keep the trains running are appreciated.  Stop by and check it out!!   MERRY CHRISTMAS

2015 OGRS Christmas Party

2015Bot5OGRS December Meeting is annual CHRISTMAS PARTY, which will be at Methodist Church in Bois D”Arc,  MO.    Reminder, the gift exchange at the Christmas dinner will be a White Elephant Ornament. The ornament needs to be railroad or garden railroad related. Need to have one per person. The ornament should be something that you make. Remember, this is white elephant. So, those who don’t feel like they are creative, it doesn’t matter. Just put a string and maybe some ribbon on some junk train parts and you have an ornament. Put the ornament in a gift bag so that it can’t be seen. Everyone will randomly pick one. President Bill Hickory said that there would be reindeer games at the party, whatever that is, so show around 11:00 am. It sounds like fun so be there.


November Meeting will be Sat Nov 14th!

Due to the upcoming holidays, the November and December meetings will be held the 2nd Saturday of each month instead of the normal 3rd Saturday.

This coming Saturday we will be meeting at Jim and Julie Evans’ house.  Please check out the November Newsletter  for information and directions to Jim and Julie’s house.  Jim and Julie are in the beginning stages of their new layout, the Bee’s & Owl Railroad. Jim said that he is still laying track, but trains will be running.  Lunch will be around noon.

Come join us for lunch, trains and great fellowship!

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