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Upcoming Events

2017 PNR Regional Convention
Spokane Falls Express

Spokane, Washington, June 7-10, 2017
Spokane Falls Express


Mar 25-26, Moose Jaw, SK
Model Train Show. Sponsored by the Thunder Creek Model Railroad Club. Western Development Museum, 50 Diefenbaker Drive. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10.00 for adults which then provides full access to the show and all museum exhibits. There is no charge for show participants or vendors who may rent tables for a small fee. Info:-

Mar 25 (Sat), Portland, OR
The Willamette Model Railroad Club will be holding its annual swap meet Saturday at the W.D. Jackson Armory 6255 NE Cornfoot Rd. Portland, OR 97218. The hours will be from 9:30am to 3pm. Over 110 tables of Model Railroad Equipment in all scales, railroad memorabilia, books, photos and more. Admission: Adults $5 Children under 12 free. Info:- Brigg Franklin (360)-241-5908.

Mar 25 (Sat), Boise, ID
3rd Division NMRA Spring Meet, ***NEW LOCATION*** Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3100 S. Five Mile Rd., Boise, ID 83709 (Victory and Five Mile) Registration 8:00 AM, Meet 9:00 AM Coffee - Donuts - Conversation - Clinics - Favorite Model Contests NMRA Achievement Award judging - Displays - Silent Auction - Layout Tour. or Chris Mesa

Mar 26 (Sun), Lewiston, ID
6th Annual Lewis-Clark Train Club and Collectables Swap Meet, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Nez Perce County Fairgrounds, 1229 Burell Ave. Admission $5 and children under 12 free with an adult. There will be vendors from around the northwest with displays, railroad collectables and layouts. The Operation Lifesaver will have the train simulator trailer on display for viewing. Info:- Dan Wise,, 208-816-0845 (cell) or Mike McGee, 208-816-6072;

Apr 1-2, Parkland, WA
April Fun Fest presented by Tacoma NW Model Railroad Club Model Train Layouts at Olson Auditorium, Pacific Lutheran University - Parkland, Washington (Parking for Olson Auditorium is available in the lot adjacent to building 40 - labeled RFV) Vendors selling train-related items will also be available both Saturday and Sunday Hours: 9am to 4pm - Saturday April 2nd 10am to 3pm - Sunday April 3rd Entry: 18 years and up - $7 Seniors, Military and Kids under 12 years old - $5 Kids under 3 and Scouts in uniform - FREE Admission is good for both days! Info:- or

Apr 1-2, Prince Albert, SK
Prince Albert Model Train & Hobby Show at the Prince Albert Golf & Curling Club. info:-

Apr 1 (Sat), Burien (Seattle Area), WA
18th Annual Northwest Santa Fe Mini-Meet. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive, 425 SW 153rd Street, Burien, Washington. Cost for the event and handouts is $10 to cover our costs. Sale tables are available for a $10 fee per table. The Boeing Employees Model Railroad Club's large, double-deck HO layout (under construction) is in the same building and will be open for viewing during breaks. Don't forget to bring your favorite Santa Fe models to show, as well as renting a table for any Santa Fe-related items that you'd like to sell. Info:- John Thompson,

Apr 1 (Sat), Edmonton, AB
MMRF Spring Swap Meet: Central Lion's Senior Citizens Recreation Centre 11113 113 St. 9AM-Noon, Admission $3. Info:- Ric Francoeur, Ph. 780-458-1032

Apr 2 (Sun), Nanaimo, BC
33rd Annual Vancouver Island Spring Model Railroad Show. Beban Park Rec Center, 2300 Bowen Rd. Open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Operating Model railroad Layouts, Vendors, Swap Tables. Popular Vote Contest. Info:- Ken Rutherford (250) 724-4698 email

Apr 8 (Sat), Spokane, WA
The Annual 5th Division Business Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Cascade Mobile Home Com- munity, 2311 West 16th Ave, Spokane, WA. Time of meeting will be 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM. A registration fee of $10 will be charged at the door to cover the cost of a luncheon. Info:- Gary Thurow, email:

Apr 15 (Sat), Anchorage, AK
Military Society of Model Railroad Engineers monthly Open House, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the club's location on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Layouts in HO, HOn3, N and O. Admission is Free. Contact Randy "Bj" Bjorgan,, 907-952-4353 for directions and access from off post.

Apr 22 (Sat), Olympia, WA
14th Annual Olympia Layout Tour. A variety of layouts will be open representing N, HO, On30, and 1:32n20 scales. A list of the layouts along with other details will be sent out in early April. Info:- Scott Buckley,

Apr 22-23, Calgary, AB
SUPERTRAIN 2017 Canada's Biggest and Best Annual Model Train Show; 9 AM to 5 PM both days. Genesis Centre, 7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE, Calgary. FREE PARKING at Genesis Centre and McKnight-Westwinds C-Train Station with free shuttle. Adult - $15, under 16 - 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 30 (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 (please leafe a message), email:

May 5-7, Burnaby, BC
Railway Modelers Meet of British Columbia (RMMBC) at Simon Fraser University. The emphasis is primarily on "modelling," as the name implies, with many interesting clinics, layout tours, and operating sessions. Full information and registration is at:

May 6-7, Regina, SK
Regina Railfest, the largest model railroad show ever held in Regina. At the Tartan Curling Club, it will have 20,000 square feet of layouts, displays, exhibits and vendors. Info:- Tyler Smith, or 306-351-2040

May 13 (Sat), Caldwell, ID
5th Annual Train Day Open House at the Caldwell Model Railroad Club and Historical Society. Trains operating from 11AM until 4PM on HO and N Scale layouts. 809 Dearborn St, Caldwell ID. Event is free Info:- or

May 19-21, Red Deer, AB
C&E Express - 6th Division Annual Meet at the Black Knight Inn Info:

May 28 (Sun), Victoria, BC
Victoria Model Railway Show,West Shore Curling Rink at Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, 1767 Island Highway, Colwood, BC, 10 am - 4 pm, Adults $7, Youth (11-16) $3, Family $14, Children (8 and under) free with an adult.Operating Model railroad Layouts, Vendors, Swap Tables. . Info:- Ted Alexis (250) 595-4070

Jun 7-10, Spokane, WA
SPOKANE FALLS EXPRESS 2017 Pacific Northwest Region Convention. Hotel information is now posted; reservations should be made by phone by calling 1-509-326-8000; use PACI 0606 as group code, and "Spokane Falls Express" as the group name. Info:-

Jun 17-18, Mossleigh, AB
Train Days at Aspen Crossing - an entire system of G scale model trains by the Rocky Mountain Garden Railroaders. Enjoy 1 hour in length train experience on the full size excursion train that hosted THE POLAR EXPRESS TM! Info:-, 1-866-440-3500

Jun 17 (Sat), Portland, OR
The Rose City Garden Railroad Society Summer Tour of Portland area layouts from 10AM to 5PM. Booklets with directions are available from local area hobby shops and some garden centers for $10 per family (grandkids to grandparents count as one family). Info:-

Jun 18 (Sun), Fort Steele , BC
Father's Day at the Fort Steele Railway! Throughout the day... special displays, BBQ, engine shed tours and entertainment. Steam train rides $2 all weekend long. (Dads ride free on Sunday!) Info:-

Jul 15-16, Ilwaco, WA
Clamshell Railroad Days - For over 40 years (1888 - 1930), the quirky little narrow-gauge railroad, begun as the Ilwaco, Railway and Navigation Company, ran along the Long Beach Peninsula. Now come join the fun as we celebrate Clamshell Railroad Days. The $5.00 fee includes a souvenir pin and Museum entrance for 2 days, free for kids under 12. Info:-

Aug 17-20, Big Valley, AB
13th Annual Alberta Free-mo. An entire hockey rink filled with a modular layout! Event open to all Free-mo module owners across North America. Set up begins Thursday August 17th ; commence running on Friday and go until Sunday at 4:00PM. Public viewing is 10-4 on each day, and admission is free for viewing! Sponsored by: Calgary Free-mo, a 100% NMRA Group. Info:-,

Aug 20 (Sun), Wetaskiwin, AB
Alberta Central RAILWAY DAY. Pancake Breakfast Served from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. with admission ticket Beaver Tails Served from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Model Train Exhibits and Collectors Show; Exhibits and Telegraph Service Demonstrations; Train Rides, Speeder Rides, Wagon Rides; Spike Pounding Demonstrations; All-Inclusive fare of $8 per person aged 2 and older. Watch for the grand opening of the Grain Elevator Info:- 780-352-2257

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: Jack Hamilton, MMR
Phone: 360-308-9845
Vice President: Shirley Sample
Phone: 509-292-8332
Secretary: Robert Stafford
Treasurer: Dave Liesse
Phone: 253-343-3455
Asst. Treasurer (Canada): L. A. (Larry) Sebelley
Phone: 604 858 5717
Asst. Treasurer (US): Volunteer wanted
Office Manager: Ed Liesse
Phone: 253-529-7405
Immediate Past President: Shirley Sample
Phone: 509-292-8332

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: Alan Ashton
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: Volunteer wanted
PNR Registered Agent: Volunteer wanted
"SWITCHLIST" Editor: Greg Kujawa
Phone: 406-589-6256
Webmaster: Mark Johnson
Phone: 780-436-2480

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 and Eastern Oregon
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.
South Boundary: South borders of Idaho and Oregon states.
East Boundary: The East Borders of Idaho State.
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 boundary of Montana state.
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
Phone: 780-455-1479

7th Division: British Columbia and the Yukon Territory.
East Boundary: East boundaries of the Province of British Columbia and the Yukon Territory.
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: John Martin
Phone: 604-594-9719

Most recent update (except for events): March 4.
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