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Railfanning with a Purpose
Tuesday 05 June 2018, 07:30pm - 09:30pm
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"Railfanning with a Purpose" A presentation by Chris Lyon

Chris will be using a railfanning trip to explain the planning that went behind the event as well as the activities that lead to a series of photographs that could be used for an article, or story, a presentation or photo covers.  In addition Chris will get into the details of what how when where and whys of railroad photography with specific examples.  It is an art and science. Not only for maintaining a historical account of railroads in Canada but to open folks awareness of the possibilities for them to get involved in the Bytown mandates and contributing.   

Chris Lyon BIO

Chris Lyon has been a model railroader and a train enthusiast  for 57 years.  He enjoys all aspects of the hobby and has been an avid traveller, photographer, videographer and modeller.  Whether it is the prototype of any era or the model in any scale, he has sought out the challenges and experiences and enjoys it all.  Currently, he is the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) St Lawrence Division (SLD) Superintendent and has a very successful YouTube channel called CNLVN.  He has contributed  as a clinician at conferences and meets across North America and his photography has  been published in our Bytown publication. 

Bytown Railway Society is proud to host this free event. Visitors are always welcome to attend these meetings and meet our members.

Coffee and snacks available for a small donation. 

Photo Credit: TBD

Meeting Location

Meetings are in the Auditorium at the Canada Science and Technology Museum 1867 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1G 5A. Our thanks to the staff at the Canada Science and Technology Museum for providing this venue for our gatherings. 


Paid parking is available for flat fee of $4.00 after 5pm, paid in advance. Park in the main lot and enter through the front entrance of the museum. Payment methods include coins, VISA, and MasterCard, and the proof of payment must be left in the car and be visible in the front windshield. 

Public Transit

To reach the museum by bus, use the OC Transpo travel planner. You can also call OC Transpo at 613-741-4390.

Location Canada Science and Technology Museum 1867 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1G 5A