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Upcoming Events

2017 PNR Regional Convention
Spokane Falls Express

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


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

May 27-28, Banff, AB
Model Trains at the Cave, part of Trains Trains Trains at Siding 29, held at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. This weekend will be a showcase of a half dozen or so model railway exhibitors, with a special focus on the steam era. Info:- Heather Walter, Parks Canada:

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 10-11, Portland, OR
Mt Hood Model Engineers Summer open house 5500 SE Belmont St, 97215 Noon till 5PM. Admission: $3.00 suggested donation. Info:- or Ph: 503-631-7763; Facebook: Mount Hood Model Engineers Club

Jun 16-18, Chilliwack, BC
BC Free-mo Meet, Chilliwack, BC

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:-

Jun 23 (Fri), Edmonton, AB
Model railroaders Meet and Greet BBQ and train watching, 4PM-10PM at the Deville/North Cooking Lake Community Hall, located at 21033 Wye Road, North Cooking Lake. Info:- Ed@ 780-886-8116

Jun 28 - Jul 5, Stettler, AB
Rails and Tales - In honour of Canada's 150th anniversary in 2017, Rails and Tales 2017 is partnering with East Central Alberta Heritage Society and Alberta Prairie Railway to celebrate the history of steam rail transport in Canada. Bringing together two operating Canadian heritage steam locomotives, Alberta Prairie #41 and Alberta Railway Museum #1392. Rocky Mountain Rail Society #6060 will be on static display. Info:-

Jul 13-15, The Dalles, OR
SP&S Historical Society Convention. Shilo Inn, 3223 Bret Clodfelter Way 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 18-20, Snoqualmie, WA
Snoqualmie Railroad Days 2017: 79 years of Trains, Timber, Traditions, a community festival celebrating our spirit and origins as a railroad and logging town, and the home of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe. Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 King Street. 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

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 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 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. Saturday - 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday - 10 am to 5 pm 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: 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: 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): April 12, 2017
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