Train show 2020 cancelled because of Covid19

18th July, 10 am to 4 pm
and 19th of July 2020, 10 am to 3 pm

Long Sault Arena
60 Milles Roches Road, Long Sault Ontario


  • The Seaway Lighthouse 3rd Rail Modular Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of model railroading by the collection and operation of toy trains and railroad memorabilia, as well as preserving prototype railroad history by sponsoring railroading related activities and events.

  • It is also a fundraiser to help 'Parade of Nations for the Developmentally Challenged' (PONDC) (people with special needs) - a registered charitable organization, deserving he Akwesasne Territory, Cornwall and the united Counties (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SD&G). For details visit www.paradeofnations.com - About us. Meaning if you make a donation of $10 + you get an income tax receipt


  • Rudy Tabak, Club Founder and owner- Recruitment, set up and tear down
  • Marie Morrell - Event planning and administration
  • Gábor Soos SR - Webmaster, Design of yearly flyers, posters, certificates of participation and thank you sponsors
  • Ray Savard - Arena's Floor Layout Designer
  • 2019 Volunteers: To be determined (TBD)


Contribution levels
Californium (Main Sponsor) $3000 benefits # 1 to 5
Tanzanite $2000 benefits # 2 to 5
Platinum $1000 benefits # 3 to 5
Diamond$500+ benefits # 4 & 5
Gold$250+ benefits # 5
Benefits :
  • 1 - Advertising during every Seaway Lighthouse 3rd Rail Modular Club's events throughout the year (approximately 9) using business flyers, business Logo on 7500 flyers of the Seaway Train Show for year 2020, in addition to benefits #2 to #5.
  • 2 - Seaway Train Show's radio advertising of the event, in addition to benefits #3 to #5.
  • 3 - Business logo in all local newspapers advertising the Seaway Train Show's event, in addition to benefits #4 and 5.
  • 4 - A table during the Seaway Train Show and Parade of Nations for the Developmentally Challenged (PONDC)' events, for promotional purposes, in addition to benefit #5.
  • 5 - Business name & logo in the event program and on the Sponsors Board, at the sponsorship level. Hyperlink on the Seaway Train Club and PONDC’s websites.

For additional information, contact the club by e-mail using the 'contact us' feature at club@seawaytrainclub.com or info@paradeofnations.com or calling the club at 613-936-6873

Long Sault Arena's Location

Long Sault is located along Hwy 401, approximately 10 km west of Cornwall and approximately 400 km east of Toronto.

From Hwy 401: Hwy 401 to Moulinette Rd. /County Rd. 35 exit 778. South on Moulinette Rd. /County Rd. to French Ave. Left on French to Cherry Ave. Right on Cherry to Mille Roche Rd. Right on Mille Roche Rd. to the arena. The Arena is located at 60 Mille Roche Rd.

From Hwy 2: Hwy 2 to Mille Roche Rd. North on Mille Roche Rd. to arena. Arena is located at 60 Mille Roche Rd.

Coming to the 2020 Seaway Train Show in Long Sault

Long Sault has now two roundabouts on Highway # 2.

Coming from the East on Highway 2

  • It is the first roundabout on the right to go to Milles Roches Toad

Coming from the West on Highway 2
  • It is the 2nd roundabout , on the left to go to Milles Roches Road

How to Use a Roundabout
SDG’s new roundabouts are easy to use if you follow these simple steps:
  • Slow down as you get close to the roundabout.
  • Look to the left/right as aspplicable , yield to traffic in the roundabout, find a gap, and slowly proceed
  • Signal and exit the roundabout on the appropriate 'exit'
  • Never stop in the roundabout unless traffic conditions warrant it!

Locations of ATM machine in Long Sault

  • McEwen’s Gas Station (Moulinette Rd.)
  • Mac’s Milk Corner Store (Moulinette Rd.)
  • O’Neill’s Pub (Long Sault Shopping Plaza)

Event Activities

  • Over the years, Kenny Friedel has built this small train. This is his hobby. The Engine is modeled after Grand Trunk Western Engine 73. The GTW 73 was one of the early Diesel Electrics built. It operated for years on the great Lakes. The 73 was used to load railroad cars on ships. Mr. Friedel's engine runs on 250 feet of 7 inch gauge track. The three small cars have bench seats. The parents climb aboard and the children sit in front. The train will carry 5 to 6 adults with 5 or 6 small children.
  • Exhibits of  train layouts, all scales, Vendors of toys trains, parts, and memorabilia At the show, toy trains are bought and sold at all scales
  • Balloons of all kinds for children
  • Lion's Club Cantine
  • Raffle  of an O Gauge toy train set
  • Raffle of a Via Rail travel certificate
  • Door prizes every half hour during the two days
  • Ontario Power generation's handouts.
  • Operation Life Saver' hand outs.
  • Other activities to be announce at a later date. 

Exhibitors & Vendors' Invitation

You are invited to join us for the eighth exhibition of the Seaway Train Show scheduled for July 20th - from 10 am to 4 pm and 21st 2019 - from 10 am to 3 pm, at the Long Sault Arena, 60 Mille Roches Road, Long Sault, Ontario, off Highway #2.


  • Bilingual website created in June 2014.
  • Year round during train show events in the United States, Quebec and in Ontario since August 2013
  • Year round during local fairs;  Montreal to Toronto and New York State, U.S, Train shows
  • Local radio stations and papers, Ottawa Sun, TV Cogeco, Parade of nations Facebook, Marie Morrell Facebook  (4800+) and many other social media
  • OVAR Website  (Ottawa Valley Associated Railroaders)
  • Festivals and Events Ontario
  • Township South  Stormont Advertisings
  • Fifty Posters at St. Lawrence Parks Commission's camp grounds
  • Bilingual flyers (7500+) and posters (200) in many stores/businesses, flea markets and motels of the area.
  • Seaway train Show Program (1500+)
  • During surrounding areas' festivals and much more
  • Large advertising signs on Highways # 2 and #138 for one month.

2019 Attendance - Vendors, Exhibitors and Public

  • Ninety five percent of the vendors and exhibitors who participated in 2019 have committed to come back in 2020, are bringing more inventories.

Public Entrance Fee

Adults $5.00 and children under 12 years - $2.00 

Cost for vendors and exhibitors

  • Vendors' tables are $40.00 per table/space (3 ' X 6 feet) only for the whole weekend; no other table size is available. Train related items only.
    Payment for tables/space must be received by May 15th of the current year, otherwise the space/tables become first come first serve and there already have a list of vendors on a waiting list. Make cheque payable to Seaway Lighthouse 3rd Rail Modular Club and mail to 1621 Joyce Street, Cornwall, On, K6J 1Y8
  • Exhibitors - Free of charge
Note: During the two day show, in the morning, free Tim Horton's coffee and Tim Bitts for Exhibitors, Vendors and Volunteers.
We wish you every success and look forward to seeing you all at the Seaway Trains Show.

Saturday Night Gatherings for Vendors and Exhibitors

  • Vendors and exhibitors' supper, at 5 pm, at Thum's Kitchen, Thai Cuisine, 1615 Pitt Street, Cornwall.

WIFI availability at the Arena

There is WIFI available at the Long Sault Arena that can be accessed by a password available at the main office through organizers. However, the Arena guarantee the strength of the signal will be enough to operate a credit card machine but the Arena assume sit would be.

Long Sault and Cornwall Area Accommodation

  • Long Sault Motel 16055 Highway# 2 Tel: 613-534-2546 www.longsaultmotel.com Email: Info@longsaultmotel.com Offers a rebate for the Seaway Train Show exhibitors/vendors
  • Long Sault Parkway - St Lawrence Parks - Camping http://www.stlawrenceparks.com/index.cfm/en/camping/campgrounds/long-sault-parkway/
  • Lion Motel - 15965 County Road # 2 (Hwy #2) Exit 778 (Moulinette Drive), South of Highway #401 - Long Sault Ontario K0C 1P0, Tel: 613-534-2119 - www.lionmotel.com, e-mail: innkeeper@lionmotel.com
  • Super 8 - 2694 Brookdale Ave Cornwall On near the #401 Exit
    Toll Free reservations 1-800-800-8000,www.super8.com
  • Nites Inn - 2120 Vincent Massey Dr, Cornwall, ON 613-932-9623
  • Sunset Mote l- 1127 Second St W, Cornwall, ON K6J 1J2 613-933-4100
  • Martin's Inn 2200 Vincent Massey Dr, Cornwall, ON K6H 5R6 613-933-6897
  • Ramada Inn - 805 Brookdale Ave, Cornwall 613-933-8000 Toll Free: 1-888-900-5762
  • Best Western Plus Parkway Inn & Conference Centre 1515 Vincent Massey Dr, Cornwall, ON Toll Free: 1-877-772-3297

Surrounding areas' restaurants

Rules for Exhibitors/Vendors during the Show

  • Safety to life
  • Renseignements relatifs à la distance  entre les allées (environ 45 pouces) et plu : Section 2.7 of the Ontario Fire Code (attached)
    • Set-up times:

    Friday: noon to 9:00 pm
    Saturday: 7 am to 9:45 am

    • Show hours:

    Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
    Sunday 10 am to 3 pm

    • Tear down time
      • This is a two day show. Exhibitors/vendors may not pack up before 3 pm on Sunday.
      • From 3 pm exhibitors/vendors have 2 1/2 hours to take their layout/booth. After 5:30 pm, those who have not completed this task will be charge an extra fee.
      • Before you leave, tables and chairs must be folded and placed against the wall, so Rudy can be out of the Arena by 6:30 pm.
    • The arena is a 'No Smoking' and 'No alcohol drinking' area.
    • The building is locked and secured by the arena staff.
    • When you arrive, some one will show you your location. Your name will also be on your table(s) or on the floor on the space you will occupy.
    • By July 10th, please let us know if you need help unloading so we have enough volunteers.
    • All exhibitors and vendors will be issued an ID badge. Please return only the plastic badge holder at the end of the show at one of the Parade of nations' tables. This helps keep cost down for everyone.
    • The chairs you requested will be behind your tables or in your space.
    • If you stated you required electricity, bring your own extensions.
    •  We have to use the Arena's Cantine but you can order or bring food from somewhere else.
    •  If you have to cancel at the last minute, please call Rudy on his cell phone at 613-360-0504. We will no be able to five you a money refund.
    •  Before leaving the arena, pick up all garbage from your space and disposed of it in the garbage cans, otherwise it will have an impact on your next reservation.

    2019 Via Rail raffle ticket sample

    the 2019 raffle ticket for the Via Rail $500.00 Gift certificate was won by TBD

    Seaway Train Show Sponsors

    Name Sponsorship Level E-mail / Web Tel No
    A Work Easy Solution (Profesionnal organizing business/residence) Californium www.workeasysolution.com
    StickerPla.net Canada Tanzanite Gift-in kind www.StickerPla.net
    Ray Savard - Seaway Slot Racing Cornwall Platinum Gift-in kind
    Ian Murphy - B.Comm., CPA, CA Platinum Gift-in kind imurphy@ckdm.ca
    613-932-3610 Ext. 223
    Jeremy Gowsell - R.I.B., CAIB Platinum Gift-in kind jgowsell@rozoninsurance.ca
    Via Rail Canada Diamond Gift-in kind www.viarail.ca
    Cogeco TV Diamond Gift-in kind
    The Collector's Museum - Multicultural and Art Centre - International Diamond Gift-in kind  
    Ontario Power Generation Diamond Cash donation www.opg.com
    Wickham Special Event Rentals Inc Diamond Cash donation
    Township of South Stormont Diamond Gift-in kind
    Rack-Em-Up Billiards Gold Gift-in kind www.rack-em-up-billiards.ca
    (613) 933-9362
    Knights of Columbus
    Council 755
    Gold Gift-in kind www.kofc755.com
    LAUZON TENT RENTALD Gold Gift-in kind www.lauzontentrentals.com

    Seaway Train Show Exhibitors

    Name Address E-mail Tel No Gauge
    Ivan Dow Harry Potter Layout Dorval, Qc i.dow@videotron.ca 514-636-9665  or          514-918-1501
    Amanda Brown  Balloons for children Cornwall, On miabrownmail@gmail.com 613-662-2468
    Seaway Valley Model Railroaders  Morrisburg - contact  Steve Skerry   O Gauge P.O. Box 981, Winchester, On K0C 2K0  stvskerry@yahoo.com  613-448-2866
    Thomas the train G gauge Nepean, On  cvernell@rogers.com 613-823-3902
    G-Men  Contact Dennis MacTavish G Gauge   gmen22@sympatico.ca 613-284-4631
    Jim Davis and John Saunders G gauge Kemptville, On  jcdavis@sympatico.ca 613-258-5707
    Ray Savard Seaway Slot car Racing (car track)  Cornwall, On ray@seawsayslotracing.com 613-861-9099
    Seaway Lighthouse Third Rail Modular Club O gauge Cornwall, On collectors@cogeco.ca 613-936-6873
    Kenny Friedel &                      Malcom Jones  The Friedelville Central   Potsdam N.Y., USA                     Cape Vincent N.Y., USA kfriedel@twcny.rr.com Mjones@gblions.org Friedel 315-265-2111 (home) 315-212-2636 (cell) 
    Belleville Model Railroad Club  -  Contact Rick Potter HO gauge  Frankford, On rickp@reach.net         613-398-7260
    Dirty 30 On30 Module Gang  and Bruce Leckie  Calabogie Renfrew Railroad HO Gauge Contact Bob Moore On30 gauge railwaybob@gmail.com 613-838-2524 613-652-4369 (Bruce)
    John Soehner and Doug  Rickaby HO Gauge Bolingroke, On  jol@rideau.net 613-273-2321
    Sam The Chug-o-near O Gauge Long Sault, On    
    Tai Douglas A very young fan of Thomas the train Long Sault, On     

    Seaway Train Show Vendors

    Name Product Address E-mail Tel No
    Ray Savard  Custom made trucks Cornwall, On ray@seawsayslotracing.com 613-861-9099
    Sam McLauchlan Train Books and HO Models Pointe Claire, Qc  smclauchlan@videotron.ca 514-697-3833
    Roy Tardif Used trains all gauges and accessories.                         Also does repairs. Cornwall, On    613-932-5640
    Tai Douglas Thomas the train items and tracks Long Sault, On    613-330-1594  Mother Farrah
    Michel Belhumeur & Heather Haig Collectibles Mirabel, Qc   514-606-467
    Gilles Beaudoin HO: Cdn and U.S. road, mint and used, kits, accessories, parts: 2 rail, 3 rail; G: Locos and cars; D: may be some AF Lavaltrie, Qc gb37@videotron.ca 450-586-1189 
    Robert Gauthier O Scale 2 rails.  Rigaud, Qc  robert.gauthier@videotron.qc.ca  514-892-7979
    Carol Pedersen/Chris Patrick Mark's, American Flyer (cars and locomotives) N, HO., S, O gauge Cornwall, On cpedersen1@cogeco.ca  
    Bruce Starkauscas HO gauge  engine car Alexandria, On bstarkauskas@ymail.com 613-525-1352
    Model Railway Imports New British Model trains, tracks & accessories Ste Catherine, On info@modelrailwayimports.com 905-685-0516
    Grace Pine All related to trains cloth,  wall hanging, pillows, blankets, bags, oven mitts, place mats, aprons Iroquois, On   613-699-5835
    Steve Gray  M, HO,  On30 scale Brighton, On sgray29@cogeco.ca 905-409-0524
    Pierre-André Rolland O gauge locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars, accessories Gatineau, Qc PAROL@VIDEOTRON.CA 819-772-9150
    D.M. Harry Beere O & HO trains, die cast vehicles, Toy train Periodicals, Magazines and Manufacturer Catalogues Ottawa, On  beereha@rogers.com 613-563-0417
    Doug Cope Train, soldiers, Die Cast toys models, books Ottawa, On

    dcope@ripnet.com 613-596-6296
    Ron Salisbury Railway china, railway silver, lanterns, etc.                     Downsview, On Friend of Larry Leech 416-663-1915
    David Filman Model train equipment HO scale Walworth, On jdfilman@gmai.com 705-924-3460
    Bazzers Buzzes - Barry Caiger Die cast models (Corgi, EFE and Oxford in various scales Kanata, On bazzer12@bell.net 613-592-771
    Dave Masulka Dave's Collectibles               Brantford, On  diamond@hotmail.com jordank40@gmail.com 519-753-9802
    David Goodhead  Hobbyworx Whitby, On  goodhead@sympatico.ca 905-430-9084 cell 289-314-6007
    Dave Turner Model trains and accessories, books Newcastle, On 905-987-7260
    Circuits4Tracks Toys and trains  Richmond Hill, On http://circuits4tracks.daxack.ca   email: circuits@daxack.ca 905-787-1203
    John Fetzner Lionel prewar and postwar Russel, On susan.fetzer@xplornet.com  613-296 4717 
    Larry Carol Pealow Trains O Gauge Cornwall, On   613-827-2936
    François Mélançon  Trains, models, vehicles, accessories, O Gauge (european) 11880 Ave Nicholas-Appert Montreal, Qc HiE 2R7 francois@videotron.ca 514-648-2245

    GOUVERNEUR -- Dwayne L. Martin, 69, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg.

    A funeral service was held on Saturday, June 2, at 1:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, Gouverneur.
    Dwayne was born in Gouverneur on December 7, 1948, the son of William and Mary McAdam Martin.
    He graduated from Gouverneur High School in 1967 and attended St. Lawrence University until being drafted and served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War, from 1970 until 1973, specializing in nuclear weapons. Upon honourable discharge from the service, Dwayne was employed as a St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputy for 25 years, retiring in 1998.
    Dwayne was a 17-year member and past president of the Gouverneur Vol. Rescue Squad, past master of the Masonic Lodges of Gouverneur and Richville, a member of the EXO Thousand Island Submarine Vets, American Legion Post #68 of Norwood, and was an instructor for AARP 55 Alive driving program.
    He enjoyed growing and exhibiting flowers, displaying model trains throughout the United States and Canada, held train shows for youth groups, and belonged to model train clubs TCA, OVRR, TTOS, E&E, and LCCA. Dwayne also had a strong interest in history, trivia, and volunteered time at the Gouverneur Museum.
    He enjoyed singing karaoke, attending the county fair, doing crossword puzzles, assisting the Rossie Youth Group, dressing up as Santa, mardi gras, and strawberry ice cream was his favourite.
    Memorial donations in Dwayne’s memory may be made to the Submarine Veterans Scholarship Fund.

    Mike passed away on June 10th., 2016. His last message to the Club shows the type of man he was. We will always remember you Mike and missed you dearly. Thanks for making the hobby more fascinating because of your input.

    From Mike Watts May-21-16 8:04 PM

    I'm sorry I haven't responded as I have been in hospital for several weeks and will remain here for another week. I have been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic and liver cancer, I have yet to find out from the oncologist how much time I have but the cancer is quite advanced and there is no treatment.

    I am sorry to be delivering this news as I had planned attending a few more shows before I passed on. Your show has always been well organized and fun.

    Best regards,