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The Prairie Rail Workshop model railroad club has been around since 1981, and was originally organized as an informal group with a common interest in model railroading. We are located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, near the north edge of the Great Plains of North America.

Our mandate has traditionally been to have fun and learn from each other. Our new mission statement is to build, maintain, and operate a portable model railroad layout, both for our enjoyment and for public display. We meet on the first and third Monday of every month between September and May in the basement of Saskatoon's Albert Community Centre. Meetings usually involve working on or operating our portable layout, although we have held the occasional clinic on a particular aspect of the hobby or just sat around and talked about trains. In recent years we have organized an annual layout tour in May, where some of the local modelers volunteer to show off their pikes. To take a virtual tour of some of the layouts in Saskatoon, click here


One of our members has produced a catalogue of articles from a small variety of modeling magazines in his collection. The catalogue has been incorporated into a database that can be searched using a web browser. Click here to try it out. We think that you'll like it!.
Our current layout room is at the Confederation Mall in Saskatoon where the HO and N scale layouts are on display to the public.
We now have a small but growing set of prototype photos that our members have taken and would like to share with you.(Warning!!! There are lots of photos here ... 2 Megs worth! The page will take quite some time to load at 14400).
Upcoming events:

Yearly show and silent auction on March 4 and 5, 2006 at the Western Development Museum near the exhibition grounds. See pictures taken at the show here.

The Saskatoon Model Railroaders are giving a series of talks for beginners through to the experienced modeller. See their web page for dates/details.


The new Prairie Rail Workshop website is here.
Be sure to check out these pages:
  • Trains are Better. Leslie Ehrlich's modelling pages.
  • Saskatoon Railroad Modellers. A friendlier bunch of fellows there never was.
  • Athabasca Scale Models Ltd. Exquisitly detailed models in etched brass. HO and N scales.
  • Canadian Railway Modeller A uniquely Canadian take on our hobby!
  • Northstar, Hobby machining supplies
  • Sono Nils. Mostly western Canadian prototype railway books.
  • Aptos Station, historical railroading in Santa Cruz county.
  • Blue One

  • Mail to prairierailworkshop@sasktel.net