Wakefield Valley Railroad

REGION: Ottawa Central

The Wakefield Valley Railway (WVRy) is a semi-fictitious line that runs from downtown Ottawa (at Lebreton Flats) through Hull (Gatineau), Quebec to Maniwaki following the Gatineau River, and south to Barrhaven. It is based on the idea that the Canadian Pacific’s track and freight operations north from Ottawa were handed over to a responsible group of entrepreneurs who saw the value in keeping trains running. There is a small yard and facilities at Lebreton Flats with a larger yard at South Ottawa. Off-line interchanges occur through Chelsea Junction (a staging area representing West Quebec via the North Pontiac Railway, and east from Hull via the Quebec Gatineau Railway, and western CP/CN traffic) and at South Ottawa (connecting to the east via CN and CP trains). Although the focus is freight, there are some passenger operations as well.

In 2021, I started making some small changes. In Hull: track changes; new paper building; larger lumber industry; and a new alignment of the bridge to Lebreton. In Lebreton, which required: a new brewery; and the main track was given a new track operating a line for the North Pontiac, ultimately into the workshop. Some tools in the workshop were removed or sold, and the new room will become a new town.
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LOCALEOttawa and the Gatineau River valleyERAMid-80s to mid-90s
FEATURES2 hidden staging yards

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self-guided tour of model train layouts