Model trains put the steam in Father’s Day

See live, steam-powered and large scale trains from the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club at Historic Stewart Farm.

Model trains at Historic Stewart Farm.

Is someone in your family a model train buff?

Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey has something special planned for Father’s Day that’s sure to please the young or mature railway enthusiast in your life.

On June 16, the restored 1894 farmhouse at 13734 Crescent Road is hosting a Father’s Day open house. See live, steam-powered and large scale trains from the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club, on the farm grounds. Local members of the Surrey-based club will bring model trains from their own yards to display. Their G Scale model trains and locomotives are 1/29 of life-size, and can be powered by live steam, electricity or battery.

Visitors can sample lemonade and treat dad to coffee and cookies.

Kids can make train-themed crafts, and visitors can meet model railway enthusiasts.

Bring a picnic, and tour the restored farmhouse with costumed guides.

It’s from noon to 3 p.m. and open to all ages, by donation.

If you’re looking for another great reason to visit, Stewart Farm also hosts Strawberry Teas on Wednesday, June 19 and Sunday, June 23, from 1-2 p.m.

Tea, local strawberries and hand-churned ice cream will be served on the veranda of the stately Victorian home, overlooking the farm’s heirloom gardens. Pre registration required. Call 604-592-6956. It’s $15, and for ages 6 and up.

For more about the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club, visit www.gvgrc.ca.

Regular hours for Historic Stewart Farm are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 604-592-6956 or visit www.surrey.ca/heritage.

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