Fred was appointed to the NMRA Board in 2012 and was elected to the position in 2014. He chairs the International Committee and is a Board representative on the EduTrain™ Committee. Prior to his involvement with NMRA National, Fred was a contest judge, clinician, and Secretary of the NMRA’s Thousand Lakes Region, as well as an active member of the Winnipeg Model Railroad Club.
Fred retired in 1997 from a 35-year career as a high school educator, giving him time to pursue – and eventually attain – his MMR in 2003.
Fred models the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Canadian Shield east of Winnipeg. Choosing 1959 as a target date allows him to showcase both steam and first-generation diesels. He also includes the Canadian National Railway and the Soo Line, both of which offer freight transfer and passenger service during operating sessions.
Outside of the NMRA, Fred serves as editor and mailing coordinator for CP Tracks, a publication of the Canadian Pacific Historical Association. He served for 25 years on the Manitoba Social Science Teachers’ Association, and was president of the Canadian Association for the Social Sciences.
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