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Upcoming Events

2017 PNR Regional Convention
Spokane Falls Express

Spokane, Washington, June 6-10, 2017
Spokane Falls Express

2016

Dec 17 - Jan 1, Tacoma, WA
21st Annual Model Train Festival at The Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave. December 21, 2015 thru 1 January 2016, 10 AM to 5 PM (Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) Included with museum admission (www.washingtonhistory.org) While Santa's elves produce a lot of train sets each holiday season, they can't hold a candle to the quality and scale of the ones on display each year at the Washington State History Museum's Model Train Festival. The event showcases model train displays designed and assembled by model train enthusiasts across the state. The displays occupy every floor of the museum and include the largest permanent model train layout in the state. Bring your camera! Santa onsite for free photos from 11am - 3pm on December 21, 22, 23. Info:- Kimberly Wirtz, Marketing & Communications Director, at 253-798-5902 or kimberly.wirtz@wshs.wa.gov.

2017

Jan 14-16, Seattle, WA
43rd annual Pacific Science Center show - 200 Second 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 www.pacificsciencecenter.org/plan-your-visit/. Info:- www.4dpnr.com/pacific-science-center-show/

Jan 21 (Sat), Portland, OR
SP&S Railway Historical Society Railroad Swap Meet. 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. This will be held at the Holiday Inn - Portland Airport, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR. Admission - $5.00, 12 & under free. For more information or table rentals, contact: Jerry Pickell - pickell5141@msn.com or try 360-735-0516. Messages will be returned.

Feb 4 (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:- pry626@juno.com or 503-606-0398

Feb 4-5, Olds, AB
2017 Olds Model Train, Hobby and Craft Show, sponsored by the Mountain View Model Railroad Club. FGH Gymnasium at Olds College 4500-50th St. 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 1mvmrc@gmail.com; www.mvmrc.ca/page3.html

Feb 25-26, Saskatoon, SK
All Aboard 2017, Western Development Museum 2610 Lorne Ave. Saturday 9-5:00, Sunday 9-4:30. Layouts, Vendors, and Consignment Tables. Info:- www.prairierailworkshop.com, allaboardtrainshow@gmail.com

Mar 3-4, Calgary, AB
Railroad Prototype Modellers Meet, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 703 Heritage Drive SW. Friday 7pm - 9 pm - Hands-on Decoder Installation Clinic, pre-registration required, $15. Saturday 9am - 4pm - Show and Tell to share modelling ideas, four clinics, raffle tickets for displaying your models. For further information, updates, and Friday Clinic pre-registration, please contact: Dave Audley, 403-275-1869 daudley@telusplanet.net

Mar 4-5, Spokane, WA
River City Modelers, 1130 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA 99202 will have their HO Scale "River City Western" layout open on Saturday March 4th from 4 - 8 PM; and Sunday, March 5th 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 - www.rivercitymodelers.org, call 509-535-3462 or email RCMinfonow@gmail.com.

Mar 5 (Sun), Spokane, WA
The Spring Spokane Train show sponsored by the River City Modelers will be held on Sunday, March 5th 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: Shirley@busnws.com.

Mar 5 (Sun), Calgary, AB
CMRS Spring Mini Meet. Glenmore Inn, 2720 Glenmore Trail SE (corner of Glenmore Trail & Odgen Road, SE). 11:00 (following CMT Flea Market). Several clinics , along with Show and Tell. www.calgarymodelrailway.ca/mini-meets.html

Mar 5 (Sun), Calgary, AB
CMT Annual Flea Market, Glenmore Inn, 2720 Glenmore Trail SE (corner of Glenmore Trail & Odgen Road, SE). 8:30 to 10:30 (Followed by CMRS Spring mini-meet). Time to start putting aside those items you no longer need so that you can buy more stuff that you do need! Tables are $20 each, half tables can be booked for $10. To book a table, contact Brookes Harrow at bharrow@nucleus.com or 403-201-4937.

Mar 18-19, Lethbridge, AB
Southern Alberta Model Railway Club Open House at the expanded club building in Gyro Park, 15th Street and 10th Avenue A South. 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM both days. Info:- www3.telus.net/samrc/ or Bill Smienk 403 328-4244 Lethbridge bsmienk@telus.net

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:- www.tcmrc.org

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. wmrswapmeet@yahoo.com

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, wrails@cableone.net, 208-816-0845 (cell) or Mike McGee, 208-816-6072; www.lewis-clarktrainclub.com

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

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 www.mmrf.ab.ca

Apr 2 (Sun), Nanaimo, BC
32nd Annual Vancouver Island Spring Model Railroad Show. Beban Park Rec Center, 2300 Bowen Rd. Open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Sales and Swap tables, Model Contest and Operating Layouts. Info:- Ken Rutherford (250) 724-4698 email kj.rutherford@shaw.ca

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:- www.supertrain.ca or email to info@supertrain.ca

May 5-7, Vancouver, BC
Railway Modelers Meet of British Columbia (RMMBC) at the Atrium Inn, 2889 East Hastings. 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: railwaymodellersmeetofbc.ca/

May 6-7, Regina, SK
REGINA RAILFEST, Tartan Curling Club, 1464 Broadway Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan. 20,000 square feet for layouts, displays, exhibits, and vendors. Info:- Tyler Smith, smithtyler@sasktel.net

May 19-21, Red Deer, AB
C&E Express - 6th Division Annual Meet

Jun 7-10, Spokane, WA
SPOKANE FALLS EXPRESS 2017 Pacific Northwest Region Convention. Hotel information is now posted; phone reservations are now being accepted at 1-800-RED-LION; use "Spokane Falls Express" as the Group Code. Info:- www.pnr5d.org/index_spokanefallsexpress2017.htm

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
email:
Vice President: Shirley Sample
Phone: 509-292-8332
Email:
Secretary: Robert Stafford
Email:
Treasurer: Dave Liesse
Phone: 253-343-3455
email: nmradave@liessefamily.net
Asst. Treasurer (Canada): L. A. (Larry) Sebelley
Phone: 604 858 5717
Email: sebelley@shaw.ca
Asst. Treasurer (US): Volunteer wanted
Office Manager: Ed Liesse
Phone: 253-529-7405
Email: EELiesse@aol.com
Immediate Past President: Shirley Sample
Phone: 509-292-8332
Email:

PNR Committee Chairs

Achievement: Jack Hamilton, MMR
Phone: 360-308-9845
email: gradiver@wavecable.com
Regional AP Information
Ballot, USA: Volunteer wanted
Ballot, Canada: Richard A. Sutcliffe     
Phone: 604 467 4301
Email: ras1@uniserve.com
Contest: John DeSteese
Phone: 509-783-4665
email:
Convention:
L. A. (Larry) Sebelley
Phone: 604 858 5717
Email: sebelley@shaw.ca
Education: Alan Ashton
Member Aid: Bruce McCosh
Phone: 208-386-9629
email: bmccosh@cableone.net
President's Award: Dave Liesse
Phone: 253-343-3445
email:
Membership: Shirley Sample
Phone: 509-292-8332
Email:
Nomination: Volunteer wanted
PNR Registered Agent: Volunteer wanted
"SWITCHLIST" Editor: Greg Kujawa
Phone: 406-589-6256
Webmaster: Mark Johnson
Phone: 780-436-2480
email:

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.
Web: pnr.nmra.org/1div/
Superintendent: Rich Pitter
Email:
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.
Web: www.2dpnr.org
Superintendent: Charlie Comstock
email:
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.
Web: pnr.nmra.org/3div/
Superintendent: Tom Waters
Email:
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.
Web: 4dpnr.com
Superintendent: Russ Segner
Email:
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.
Web: www.pnr5d.org
Superintendent: Gary Thurow
Home: 509-838-7174
Cell 509-863-2012
email:

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.
Web: pnr.nmra.org/6div/
Superintendent: Ed Molenkamp
Phone: 780-455-1479
Email:

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
Web: 7divpnr.ca
Superintendent: John Martin
Email:
Phone: 604-594-9719

Most recent update (except for events): September 15, 2016.
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