The Club Logo Shortly after the formation of the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club back in 1994 (see: History), the two Club Founders, Bob McDiarmid and Dan Pantages, set out to design, create, or come up with an idea for an official club logo. Remember, they were only two individuals at the time, trying to organize all aspects of this new venture, including soliciting members, defining the purpose of the club, and what have you. There was no lack of enthusiasm to get the club headed in the right direction.
While the first attempt might be viewed as being somewhat primitive by today's standards, it was a design which worked for several years. Eventually, as more members joined the club, the topic of enhancing the basic design was brought forward.
In February 2008, there was discussion as to what a revised logo should entail. After all, it does become our 'identity', and would appear prominently on our web site and printed material. Naturally, it had to have a strong connection to British Columbia, our home province. Members were solicited for ideas and suggestions.
Chris Read, the club's Webmaster of the day, skillfully integrated all critical ideas into it's final rendition, using the original logo outline, the 2860 Royal Hudson H1e class 4-6-4 steam locomotive, along with the club's name wrapped in a wreath overlay.
The GVGRC logo is unique, and is very recognizeable by other model railroaders.