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2023 PNR Regional Convention

The Prairie Line Experience
2023 May 10-14.
Tacoma, WA, Comfort Inn and Suites
More Info:- The Prairie Line Experience

Upcoming Events

Check the websites for individual events to ensure they have not been canceled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Nov 19-20, Adair Village, OR
Corvallis Society of Model Engineers Open House. (New location). 6070 William Carr Ave. Hours: 10 – 4 pm. $5 ages 13+, 12 and under are free. Info:-

Nov 19 (Sat), Rickreall, OR
Polk Station Rail Model Train Swap Meet with Operating Model Railroad. Rickreall Grange Hall, 280 Main St (Hwy 99).

Nov 26-27, Central Point, OR
43rd. Annual Rogue Valley Railroad Show to benefit the Medford Railroad Park. Jackson County Expo, 1 Peniger Road. Info:-

Dec 3 (Sat), Rickreall, OR
Train Show/Swap Meet sponsored by Willamette Valley Model Railroad & Operating Museum Polk County Fairgrounds at crossroads of Hwy 22 and Hwy 99W. It is 10 miles west of Salem, Oregon off Hwy 22. 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Fees: $5.00 adults, children 12 and under free Tables $30.00 ea. Contact: 503-581-6071. Judy MacInnes Over 100 tables, (all scales of trains). A large variety of trains and railroad items available to purchase. The parking is free and the site is handicapped accessible. This is our 20th show at this site and everyone has been pleased with the selection and prices.

Dec 17 (Sat), Spokane, WA
River City Modelers Christmas Open House, 1130 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA 99202 from 2 PM - 8 PM. For more information call 509-535-3462 or email rcminfonow@gmail.


Feb 25-26, Monroe, WA
30th Annual Washington State Model Railroad Show and Marketplace Evergreen State Fairgrounds, in Monroe, WA - 14405 179th Ave SE 98272 Info:-

Mar 4 (Sat), Spokane, WA
River City Modelers, 1130 E. Sprague Ave., open house from 4 to 8 p.m. Stop by to see the River City Western in operation. This is a 41 x 48 ft. two-level HO scale layout representing operations from the Cascade Mountains through Central and Eastern Washington into the Idaho Panhandle. Info:- 509-535-3462 or email rcminfonow@gmail.

Mar 5 (Sun), Spokane, WA
Fall Model Train Show, sponsored by River City Modelers, Spokane County Fairgrounds, 404 N. Havana, Bldg. A, B and C. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission $6 for adults, 12 and under free. Over 200 tables of all things model train and railroad related. Free-mo layouts in HO and N, Wtrak for kids to play with, Operation Lifesaver and other layouts too. For more information or table reservations, please contact: Shirley Sample, P.O. Box 3065, Spokane, WA 99220-3065 or 509-991-2317 or via email:

Mar 11 (Sat), Portland, OR
Willamette Model RR Club Annual Swap Meet. Kliever Armory, 10000 NE 33rd Drive. Info:

Mar 11 (Sat), Elsie, OR
Pacific Model Loggers’ Congress. Camp 18 Restaurant and Logging Museum, Milepost 18, 42362 Highway 26. Info:

Apr 30 (Sun), Helena, MT
Annual Helena Railroad Fair, Helena Civic Center, Info:-

May 10-14, Tacoma, WA
2023 Pacific Northwest Region Convention"The Prairie Line Experience" including multiple tracks of clinics, layout tours spanning the region, contests, AP evaluations, train spotting opportunities, tours and non-rail events. At the Comfort Inn and Suites. 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

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PNR Officers

President: Jeff Herrmann
Phone: 714-651-3903
Vice President: Bob Parrish MMR
Phone: 208-866-4601
Secretary: Stirling Millar
Phone: 306-519-1369
Treasurer: Rick Martin
Phone: 208-665-5748
Asst. Treasurer (Canada): L. A. (Larry) Sebelley
Phone: 604 858 5717
Asst. Treasurer (US):
Office Manager: Ed Liesse
Phone: 253-529-7405
Immediate Past President: Kurt Laidlaw
Phone: 253-495-8351

PNR Committee Chairs

Achievement: Bill Fassett
email: Regional AP Information
      Ballot, USA: Volunteer wanted
Ballot, Canada: Richard A. Sutcliffe     
Phone: 604 467 4301
Contest: Christopher Jones
Phone: 541-824-0154
L. A. (Larry) Sebelley
Phone: 604 858 5717
Education: Jim Rice
President's Award: Dave Liesse
Phone: 253-343-3445
Membership: Bob Parrish MMR
Phone: 208-866-4601
Nominations: Shirley Sample
Phone: 509-292-8332
PNR Registered Agent: Dave Liesse
Phone: 253-343-3445
"SWITCHLIST" Editor: Greg Kujawa
Phone: 406-589-6256
Webmaster: Mark Johnson

PNR Divisions

Map of PNR Divisions
Map Legend

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: Jeff Shultz
Tel: 503-769-1414

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: Shelley Shelstad

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: Peter Armstrong
Phone: (208) 413-1869

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: Victor Gilbert

Most recent update (except for events): November 15, 2022
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Mark Johnson,
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