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Upcoming Events


Sep 2-4, Snoqualmie, WA
Three days of Train Excursions. Trains depart every 2 hours beginning at 11:00 AM from the Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 SE King Street and at 11:30 am from the North Bend Depot at 205 E. McClellan Street. Roundtrip fares: $10 children ages 2-12, $20 adult ages 13-61, and $16 senior ages 62 and up! Info:-

Sep 9 (Sat), Palmer, AK
The Consolidated South Western RR will hold its annual Open House from 12 noon to 5 pm. The CSWRR is located at 21550 E. Arnold Cir. (Knik River Valley). Admission is free. Info:- Marty Quaas 907-746-6414 or e-mail

Sep 16-17, Sherwood Park, AB
2017 Great Edmonton Model Train Show, 10 AM - 5 PM, Millennium Place, 2000 Premier Way in Sherwood Park. Layouts, displays, clinics, dealers and LEGO! Info:- email:

Sep 16 (Sat), Myrtle Point, OR
The Fall 2017 First Division Mini-Meet at the Coos County Fairgrounds in Myrtle Point, 770 4th St. Doors will open at 9 AM, with the event starting at 10 AM. The fairgrounds' HO scale DCC layout will operate, and other layouts are expected to be open for self-guided tours. Clinicians are still sought. Info:- Christopher Jones at

Sep 17 (Sun), Missoula, MT
37th Annual Train Show and Swap Meet, from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Big Sky High School, 3100 South Ave. W. Info:-

Sep 23 (Sat), Boise, ID
The 3rd Division Fall Meet at 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; Layout tours 1:30pm to 5:00pm. 3rd Division NMRA Fall Meet: Coffee - Donuts - Conversation - Clinics - Favorite Model Contests NMRA Achievement Award judging - Displays - Silent Auction - Layout Tours. Admission $8.00 - $7.00 for NMRA Members. Special Contest: Tool Shed made by Motrak Models Info:-

Sep 23-24, Calgary, AB
Railway Days at Heritage Park.10:00am-5:00pm. Double-heading of Heritage Park's two steam locomotives. Unveiling and inaugural start up of the recently completed CP Rail Steam Railway Crane, the only working model in Canada! Info:-

Oct 1 (Sun), Edmonton, AB
EMRA Open House. Visit the largest HO model railroad in Western Canada at the Fort Edmonton freight shed (T6H 4P3) on Sunday, October 1, 2017. 10 am - 4:30 pm. Free admission, donations to the Food Bank appreciated. Info:-

Oct 7 (Sat), Vancouver, WA
44th Great Train Swap Meet, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Event will take place at Battle Ground High School, 330 Main St. Admission: $5.00. Info:- Larry Sprenkel at 360-619-8899,

Oct 14 (Sat), Calgary, AB
Boomer Auction - South Bank Short Lines Association presents the 38th Annual Boomer Auction. St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 703 Heritage Dr. SW, Calgary. Doors open at 09:00 for Set-up/Display/Viewing. Bring your Locomotives, Rolling Stock, Buildings, Kits, Tools, Parts, Photographs, Slides, Books and Railroadiana that you want to sell. Magazines and VHS tapes will NOT be sold. Auction starts at 10:30. Note earlier times.. Info:- John Wrinch, (403) 281-5745,

Oct 14-15, Chehalis, WA
LEWIS COUNTY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB TRAIN SHOW AND SWAP MEET at the SWW fair grounds at 2555 North National Av eInfo:- Ted Livermore, 360-985-7788 or

Oct 14-15, Spokane, WA
River City Modelers, 1130 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA 99202 will have their HO Scale "River City Western" layout open on Saturday October 14th from 4 - 8 PM; and Sunday, October 15th from Noon to 4 PM. Stop by to see the progress that has been made. More scenery, buildings, and details are being added every week. For information check out the River City Modelers website -, call 509-535-3462 or email

Oct 15 (Sun), Calgary, AB
CMRS Fall Mini Meet and Annual General Meeting, Glenmore Inn. Clinics, Show & Tell,

Oct 15 (Sun), Spokane, WA
The Fall Spokane Train show sponsored by the River City Modelers will be held on Sunday, October 15th at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center, Bldg. A, B & C. Show hours are from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM, admission $6.00 for adults, 12 & under free. Close to 200 tables of all things railroad related for sale - model & toy trains, photos, books, toy autos & trucks, bridges & buildings. Train memorabilia - old lanterns, signs, china, linen, switch locks & keys and much more. There will be operating train layouts in N, HO, S, O and G Scales along with a very large Free-Mo setup. Operations Lifesaver will be there too. Free parking, food available. For table rental or general information, please contact: Shirley Sample, P.O. Box 3065, Spokane, WA 99220; call 509-991-2317 or email:

Oct 28 (Sat), Edmonton, AB
MMRF Fall Swap Meet: Central Lion's Senior Citizens Recreation Centre 11113 113 St. 9AM-Noon, Admission $3, vendor tables $25 Info:- Ric Francoeur, Ph. 780-458-1032

Nov 11-12, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Train Expo 2017 at the Pacific National Exhibition Forum, 2901 East Hastings Street. Saturday - 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday - 10 am to 5 pm Adults $10, Seniors (60+) $8, Youth (8 to 18yrs) $5, Children under 8 Free, Family Rate $25, NMRA members $5. Info:-

Nov 25-26, Central Point, OR
40th Annual Rogue Valley Railroad Show, Jackson County EXPO, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point, OR. Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM. Admission: Adults $5, Ages 6-12 $1, 5 and under FREE with paid adult. Free parking. Model railroad displays, historic railroad artifacts, swap meet, door prizes, and more. Proceeds benefit Medford Railroad Park. Info:- Bruce Kelly at 541-613-1638,

Nov 25-26, Dec 2-3, Adair Village, OR
Corvallis Society of Model Engineers Open House. 7155 NE Vandenberg Ave. Sat & Sun: 10 am - 4 pm. Cost $3; Ages 6-11: $1; 5 and under: free. Info:-

Dec 2 (Sat), Rickreall, OR
WVMRC annual Railroad Show and Swap Meet: Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S. Pacific Hwy. West (Hwy 22 and Hwy 99W 10 miles west of Salem).9:30 AM-2:30 PM. Over 100 tables, all scales of trains. Admission: Adults $5, children under 12-free, 8 ft. tables $30 each. Info:- Judy MacInnes, 503-581-6071,,


May 30 - Jun 3, Portland, OR
PNR Regional Convention at the Red Lion Jantzen Beach.

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
Phone: 509-368-9675
President's Award: Dave Liesse
Phone: 253-343-3445
Membership: Shirley Sample
Phone: 509-292-8332
Nomination: Brian Stokes
Phone: 780-904-1168
PNR Registered Agent: Volunteer wanted
"SWITCHLIST" Editor: Greg Kujawa
Phone: 406-589-6256
Webmaster: Mark Johnson
Phone: 780-436-2480

PNR 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): August 6, 2017
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