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Upcoming Events


Dec 13 (Sat), Lebanon, OR
1st Annual Model train Show/Swap Meet 9:30-4:30 Lebanon First Assembly of God 726 W. Oak Str, Lebanon, Or. 97355 8' tables=$20.00 Admission $5.00 under 12 Free, Free Parking. Kitchen on site, with lots of great goodies, drinks, etc. Info:- Ben Crane @ 541-451-3219

Dec 20 (Sat), Camrose, AB
Mini model train sale/swap meet, 9AM-2PM, at the Camrose Railway Station, Camrose Railway Park, on the corner of 44 St. and 47 Ave. Free admission! Info:- Ken Morrison,


Jan 17-19, Seattle, WA
41st annual Pacific Science Center show - 200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA. 10 am - 6 pm. The 4th Division, PNR coordinates the model railroads, historical displays, and related activities for this show. This is an exhibition show. No swap-meet or vendor sales. Child-interest activities and participation opportunities are encouraged. Current fee, parking, and other facility information is at Info:-

Jan 24-25, Portland, OR
The Great Train Expo. Portland Expo Center. Large train and toy marketplaces, operating layouts and displays, workshops and demonstrations. Info:-

Jan 29 - Feb 1, Eugene, OR
36th Annual Willamette Cascade Model Railroad Show at the Valley River Center with additional friends, HO-scale, N-scale, Lionel, G-scale railroads running and Operation Lifesaver Trailer with free educational materials, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thurs., Fri., Sat. and Sun. 1l a.m. to 7 p.m. Info:- Lee Temple, 541-954-4917 or

Feb 7 (Sat), Willamina, OR
Northwest Modelers Model Train Show & Swap Meet Manufacturers, Displays, Swap Meet & Show 9:30am-3pm West Valley Community Campus Hall at 266 SE Washington str, in Willamina, Oregon. Admission $5.00 with $1.00 off with can food item! Under 12 free! Free Parking! Tables 6'=$15.00 8'=$20.00 Vendor move in 7:15-9:30 Info:- or 503-606-0398

Feb 7-8, Olds, AB
2015 Olds Model Train, Hobby and Craft Show, sponsored by the Mountain View Model Railroad Club. Frank Grisdale Gymnasium at Olds College, Sat 10-5 and Sun 10-4. Admission $5.00 per person, children 5 and under are free. Info:- Rick Astle 403-556-8121 or email;

Feb 14 (Sat), Portland, OR
Spokane Portland & Seattle Railway Historical Society Railroad Swap Meet, Holiday Inn - Portland Airport Conference Center, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd., 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM, $5 admission, under 12 free. Info:- Jerry Pickell, or 360-735-0516.

Feb 19-21, Eugene, OR
WCMRRC Modular railroad layout featuring logging trains and logging displays at 77th Annual Oregon Logging Conference, Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th, open to public on Friday only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. operating HO layout and lots of full size logging equipment, trucks, loaders, portable mills, chain saw events. Info:- Lee Temple, 541-954-4917 or

Feb 28 - Mar 1, Monroe, WA
United NorthWest Model RR Club 24th Annual Model Train Show and Swap Meet, Evergreen State Fairgrounds. Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4. Hosted by the United NorthWest Model RR Club. 100% of admission goes to charity! Info:-

Mar 7-8, Spokane, WA
Open Houses will be held at the River City Modelers Club, 1130 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA on Saturday from 4 to 8 PM; and Sunday from Noon to 5 PM. The River City Western HO Scale Railroad is a 45 x 45 ft. double deck layout with over 19 scale miles of mainline track & several yards. The theme represents a modern bridge railroad with the mainlines, sidings, and yards representing terrain and industry from the Cascade Mountains through Central and Eastern Washington into the Idaho Panhandle. Stop by to see what has been done in the last few months.

Mar 8 (Sun), Spokane, WA
SPOKANE TRAIN SHOW Sponsored by the Inland Northwest Rail Museum and River City Modelers. SPOKANE County Fair & Expo Center, Ag C & D Buildings, 404 N. Havana St. 9:30 AM 3:30 PM; $6.00 ADMISSION 12 & UNDER FREE. Over 100 vendors will have railroad art, artifacts, photos, videos and all scales of model trains for sale & several Railroad Historical Societies will be there with information. There will be at least 5 operating model layouts in various scales N, HO, S & G. Model RR Clinics will be offered throughout the day. FOR TABLE RENTAL OR GENERAL INFORMATION - CONTACT: SHIRLEY SAMPLE, P.O. Box 3065, Spokane, WA 99220; or call 509-991-2317 OR EMAIL:

Mar 14 (Sat), Portland, OR
Willamette Model Railroad Club Swap Meet at the Kliever Memorial Armory, 10000 NE 33rd Drive from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Admission is $5.00, children under 12 free. Info:- Keith Kieres 503-723-7323, e-mail

Mar 15 (Sun), Burnaby, BC
Western Rails 2015. Displays and models of all kinds - Operating model layouts, collectables, photos, time tables, keys, locks, lanterns, buttons, china, telegraph equipment and much much more. Cameron Recreation Complex, 9523 Cameron St. (behind Lougheed Town Centre) 9 am to 4 pm. Admittance: (cash only): Senior (60+) and Youth (6-15) $3.00 Adult (16-59) $5.00 Child (under 6) Free Family $12.00 (Maximum 2 Adults, 3 Youth) Info:- 604-484-2791.

Mar 21-22, Moose Jaw, SK
Model Train Show. Sponsored by the Thunder Creek Model Railroad Club. Western Development Museum, 50 Diefenbaker Drive. The museum is opened from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info:-, or 306-693-5989

Mar 28 (Sat), Lewiston, ID
Fourth Annual Lewis-Clark Train Club & Collectables Swap Meet, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Nez Perce County Fairgrounds, 1229 Burell Ave., For Table reservations or information contact: Dan Wise,, 208-746-9335 or Mike McGee,, 208-816-6072.

Apr 18-19, Calgary, AB
SUPERTRAIN 2015 Canada's Biggest and Best Annual Model Train Show is moving to a new venue. 9 AM to 5 PM both days. Genesis Centre, 7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE, Calgary. FREE PAVED PARKING or take the C-Train to Saddletowne Station. Adult - $10, Youth (6-12) - $5, under 6 - free. Over 70,000 sq. ft. of operating layouts, exhibits and displays, railroad artists, hobby shops, model manufacturers, demonstrations, clinics, museums and railroad historical associations, Lego and Thomas Play Area, garden railways, ride-on trains, and much more. Info:- or email to

Apr 18-19, Eugene, OR
27th Annual Willamette Cascade Model Railroad Club Swap Meet & Train Show, Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th vendor set up on Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. show hours Sat. 10 am. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Early bird admission on Sat. only 9 a.m. $10.00 per person, regular admission $6.00, children 8 years and younger free if accompanied by an adult. Info:- Lee Temple, 541-954-4917 or

Apr 25 (Sat), Calgary, AB
Calgary Model Trainmen Open House. 10AM-4PM 619 12 Avenue SE Calgary's Oldest and most established HO/HOn3 Model Railroad Club, founded in 1938. This will be the last chance to see the current layout, as CMT will be dismantling it after this event. Info:-

Apr 26 (Sun), Helena, MT
Annual Helena Railroad Fair, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Helena Civic Center, Info:- 406-443-1578 or 406-227-0158, email:

May 2-3, Rickreall, OR
Rickreall Grange Model Train Swap Meet & Show Sat/Sun 9am-3pm. Admission $5, $1 off on Saturday with can food items, FREE on Sunday with can food items. Under 12 free. Rickreall Grange Hall at 280 Main Street {Hwy 99W} Rickreall,Or. Operating HO Layout, Great Food, Free parking, Fun for All! Tables available. Info:- Tom 503-606-0398

May 8-10, Saskatoon, SK
6th Division Spring Meet at the Saskatchewan Railway Museum. Hosted by the Prairie Rail Workshop and the Saskatchewan Railroad Historical Association. Clinics, contests, layout tours, social events. info:- Cal Sexsmith,

Aug 23-29, Portland, OR
NMRA 2015 National Convention "Portland Daylight Express" Info:-

To add your activities to the 'PNR Train Orders' (regular member email), or this PNR web page, contact the Timetable Editor, Mark Johnson at (780) 436-2480,

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PNR Officers

President: Mike Highsmith
Phone: 253-381-3636
Vice President: Don Locke
Phone: 503-967-6382
Secretary: Robert Stafford
Treasurer: Dirk Kruysman
Phone: 541-673-6341
Asst. Treasurer (Canada): L. A. (Larry) Sebelley
Phone: 604 858 5717
Asst. Treasurer (US): Nick Lehrbach
Phone: 541-672-1453
Office Manager: Ed Liesse
Phone: 253-529-7405
Immediate Past President: Walt Huston
Phone: 253-535-2043
NMRA Western Director: Jack Hamilton, MMR
Phone: 360-308-9845

PNR Committee Chairs

Achievement: Jack Hamilton, MMR
Phone: 360-308-9845
Regional AP Information
Ballot, USA: Volunteer wanted
Ballot, Canada: Richard A. Sutcliffe     
Phone: 604 467 4301
Contest: John DeSteese
Phone: 509-783-4665
L. A. (Larry) Sebelley
Phone: 604 858 5717
Education: Volunteer wanted
Member Aid: Bruce McCosh
Phone: 208-386-9629
President's Award: Dave Liesse
Phone: 253-343-3445
Membership: Shirley Sample
Phone: 509-292-8332
Nomination: Dave Faussett
Phone: 253-473-3956
PNR Registered Agent: Dirk Kruysman
Phone: 541-673-6341
"SWITCHLIST" Editor: Peter Mueller
Phone: 604-924-3377
Webmaster: Mark Johnson
Phone: 780-436-2480
Fax: 780-438-3210

PNR Divisions

See the PNR Map for the location of the divisions.

All Division boundaries coincide with those of the Canadian Provinces and Territories or the American States except as described below:

1st Division: Southwestern Oregon
East Boundary: East borders of Crook and Deshutes counties and the Eastern border of Klamath county.
North Boundary: North borders of Lincoln, Benton, Linn, Deschutes and Crook counties.
South Boundary: South borders of Crook and Deschutes counties and the Oregon/California border.
West Boundary: Pacific Ocean.
Superintendent: Rich Pitter
Tel: 541-636-3833

2nd Division: Northern Oregon and Southern Washington
South Boundary: The North boundaries of the Oregon counties of Lincoln, Benton, Linn, Deschutes and Crook.
East Boundary: The East boundaries of the Oregon counties of Gilliam And Wheeler and the East boundary of the Washington county of Klickitat.
North Boundary: The Northern Boundaries of the Washington counties of Klickitat, Skamania, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum.
West Boundary: Pacific Ocean.
Superintendent: Charlie Comstock
Tel: 503-628-6323

3rd Division: Southern Idaho, Eastern Oregon, and Southwestern Montana
West Boundary: The Western Boundaries are the West Boundaries of Oregon counties: Grant, Lake and Harney.
North Boundary: The Northern Boundary consists of the North borders of Oregon counties of Baker, Grant, Lake and Harney, also the North Borders of Idaho counties of Adams, Valley and Lemhi. and the North borders of the Montana counties of Beaverhead, Deer Lodge and Jefferson.
South Boundary: South borders of Idaho and Oregon states.
East Boundary: The East Borders of Idaho State and the East borders of the Montana counties of Gallatin, Jefferson and Madison.
Superintendent: Tom Waters
Tel: 208-375-4796

4th Division: Western Washington and Alaska
North Boundary: United States and Canadian border.
South Boundary: South boundary of Pacific and Lewis Counties.
East Boundary: East boundaries of Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, King, Pierce, and Lewis Counties.
West Boundary: Pacific Ocean.
The entire state of Alaska is included in this division.
Superintendent: Russ Segner
Tel: 425-228-7327

5th Division: Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and Montana
South Boundary: South boundaries of the Oregon counties of Wallowa, Union, Umatilla and Morrow, the South boundaries of Idaho county, and the South boundaries of the Montana counties of Ravalli, Granite, Powell and Lewis/Clark.
East Boundary: The East boundary of Montana.
West boundary: West boundary of the Oregon county of Morrow and the West boundaries of the Washington counties of Benton, Yakima, Kittitas, Chelan and Okanogan.
North Boundary: United States/Canadian border.
Superintendent: Gary Thurow
Home: 509-838-7174
Cell 509-863-2012

6th Division: Alberta, Saskatchewan and Northwest Territories
West Boundary: The West boundary of the Province of Alberta and the west boundary of the Northwest Territories.
South Boundary: South border of the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
East Boundary: East Boundary of the Province of Saskatchewan and the East border of Northwest Territories.
North Boundary: The north boundary of the Northwest Territories.
Superintendent: Ed Molenkamp

7th Division: British Columbia and the Yukon Territory.
East Boundary: East boundary of the Province of British Columbia extending North to the 75th parallel.
South Boundary: South Boundary of the Province of British Columbia.
West Boundary: The waters of the West coast line and the Eastern boundary of Alaska
North Boundary: The north boundary of the Yukon Territory
Superintendent: Russ Watson
Phone: 250-992-3452
Fax: 250-992-3453

Most recent update (except for events): October 25, 2014.
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