Prairie Dog Central Steam EngineEver thought of..
Operating Amateur Radio..
from a "Moving Train"??

Was"On The Air"
Saturday, September 20, 2003
From 1600-2000 UTC



Hi Everyone! Thanks for helping to make today's RRDX a great event. Everyone had a good time. There were many positive comments both at the event and later on air.

David VE4DAR

Take a ride in a time machine, as we clickety-clack down the tracks into yesteryear. You'll enjoy a trip aboard a vintage train, just as early settlers once did. Travel in the comfort of one the Vintage Locomotive Society's fully restored, historic wooden coaches, built between 1901 and 1913. History surrounds you, as you imagine former dignitaries, farmers and prime ministers, who once travelled this great land of ours by rail - just like aboard The Prairie Dog Central. You may even be sitting in the same seat as one of these great Canadian pioneers once did.

A group of VE4 Amateur Radio Operators booked the
Prairie Dog Central
for a 4 hour DXpedition on the rails!

Prairie Dog Central Diesel Locomotive

The plans were to operate 2 Metre, 6 Metre and HF from the moving train as well as at the stop over in Warren Manitoba. Operating times were scheduled on a first ticket purchased, first operated basis. Activities for non-hams were arranged at the stop-over.


All Aboard!!!
If you'd like more information about the Prairie Dog Central Railway, visit the
Prairie Dog Cental web site -

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