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Upcoming Events


Apr 18 (Sat), Spokane, WA
5th Division Annual Meeting: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Cascade Mobile Home Park club house, 2311 W 16th Ave. A hot lunch with be provided, along with door prizes and several clinics. Info:- Gary Thurow, email:

Apr 18-19, Calgary, AB
SUPERTRAIN 2015 Canada's Biggest and Best Annual Model Train Show is moving to a new venue. 9 AM to 5 PM both days. Genesis Centre, 7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE, Calgary. FREE PAVED PARKING or take the C-Train to Saddletowne Station. Adult - $10, Youth (6-12) - $5, under 6 - 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 18-19, Eugene, OR
27th Annual Willamette Cascade Model Railroad Club Swap Meet & Train Show, Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th vendor set up on Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. show hours Sat. 10 am. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Early bird admission on Sat. only 9 a.m. $10.00 per person, regular admission $6.00, children 8 years and younger free if accompanied by an adult. Info:- Lee Temple, 541-954-4917 or

Apr 25 (Sat), Livingston, MT
Livingston Train Show and Swap Meet, Livingston Depot Center. Info:- or (406) 222-2300.

Apr 25 (Sat), Calgary, AB
Calgary Model Trainmen Open House. 10AM-4PM 619 12 Avenue SE Calgary's Oldest and most established HO/HOn3 Model Railroad Club, founded in 1938. This will be the last chance to see the current layout, as CMT will be dismantling it after this event. Info:-

Apr 26 (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, email:

Apr 26 (Sun), Nanaimo, BC
31st 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. Admission: $10 per family, $5 Adult, $4 Senior, $3 NMRA member. Info:- Ken Rutherford (250) 724-4698 email

May 2-3, Rickreall, OR
Rickreall Grange Model Train Swap Meet & Show Sat/Sun 9am-3pm. Admission $5, $1 off on Saturday with can food items, FREE on Sunday with can food items. Under 12 free. Rickreall Grange Hall at 280 Main Street {Hwy 99W} Rickreall,Or. Operating HO Layout, Great Food, Free parking, Fun for All! Tables available. Info:- Tom 503-606-0398

May 2 (Sat), Edmonton, AB
MMRF Spring Swap Meet: Central Lion's Senior Citizens Recreation Centre 11113 113 St. 9AM-Noon, Admission $3, 8' tables $25; 6' tables $20. Tables are sold first-com, first-served. Info:- Ric Francoeur,

May 8-10, Saskatoon, SK
50th Anniversary 6th Division Spring Meet at the Saskatchewan Railway Museum. Hosted by the Prairie Rail Workshop and the Saskatchewan Railroad Historical Association. Clinics, contests, layout tours, social events. Info:-, Cal Sexsmith,

May 16 (Sat), Olympia, WA
Twelfth Annual Olympia Layout Tour. More details to follow.. Info:- Scott Buckley,

May 16 (Sat), Myrtle Creek/Coos Bay, OR
PNR 1st Division spring mini-meet in the Myrtle Creek / Coos Bay area Clinics, model contests, door prizes, and local layout open houses. Info:-

May 24 (Sun), Victoria, BC
25th Anniversary Victoria Model Railway Show, Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, 1767 Island Highway, Colwood, BC, 10 am - 4 pm, Adults $7, Youth (11-16) $3, Family $14, Children under 8 free with an adult. Operating layouts, vendors, displays, door prizes and more. Info:- Ted Alexis (250) 595-4070

Jun 20-21, Mossleigh, AB
Train Days at Aspen Crossing - an entire system of G scale model trains by the Rocky Mountain Garden Railroaders, a children's train ride, hay rides, pancake breakfast or a Father's Day Brunch Buffet in the 1887 Pullman Dining Car! Info:-, 1-866-440-3500

Jun 20 (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 27 (Sat), Edmonton, AB
A Model Railroad BBQ and drop-in social day will be held from 10-6 at the Deville/North Cooking Lake Community Hall, located at 21033 Wye Road, North Cooking Lake. Sponsored by the Mainline Model Railroaders Fellowship - everyone welcome! Info:-

Jul 10-12, 18-20, Snoqualmie, WA
Day Out With Thomas - The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014., providing children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends themed activities. 38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065; 9am - 5 pm (This event sells out, pre-purchase tickets.) $23 for ages two and older Info:- Peggy Barchi, PO Box 459, Snoqualmie, WA 98065; 425-888-3030 ext: 7203;

Aug 13-16, Big Valley, AB
12th Annual Alberta Freemo. An entire hockey rink filled with a modular layout! Event open to all Freemo module owners across North America. Set up begins Thursday August 13th ; commence running on Friday and go until Sunday at 4:00PM. Cost: Full participation $60.00 (Full running access to layout; Friday night burger BBQ (Burgers supplied by Calgary Freemo); Saturday night Pot-Luck BBQ) Bring a train to run for 2 hours one day: $25.00. Public viewing is 10-4 on each day, and admission is free! Sponsored by: Calgary Freemo; 100% NMRA Group. Info:-, Paul Cassley

Aug 14-16, Snoqualmie, WA
Snoqualmie Railroad Days 2015, a community festival celebrating our spirit and origins as a railroad and logging town, and the home of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe. The Santa Cruz and Portland Cement locomotive 2, a 1909-built Porter locomotive, will let you step back in time to the early days of Snoqualmie during this year’s festival . Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 King Street. Info:-

Aug 23-29, Portland, OR
NMRA 2015 National Convention "Portland Daylight Express" Info:-

Oct 10-11, Chehalis, WA
Annual Train Show & Swap Meet. Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, just off I-5 at exit 79 (from the South) or exit 81 (from the North), just across the street from the old Yard Birds Saturday Market, 2555 North National Avenue. 10AM - 4PM Presented by the Lewis County Model Railroad Club & Lewis County Historical Museum. Info:-, Ted @ 360-985-7788 or


Jun 15-19, Salmon Arm, BC
PNR Regional Convention - Selkirk Express 2016. There will be bus trips to the Kettle Valley Steam Railway and to the Revelstoke Railway Museum. Layout tours, clinics, contests, a public show and Free-Mo meet. 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: Mike Highsmith
Phone: 253-381-3636
Vice President: Don Locke
Phone: 503-967-6382
Secretary: Robert Stafford
Treasurer: Dirk Kruysman
Phone: 541-673-6341
Asst. Treasurer (Canada): L. A. (Larry) Sebelley
Phone: 604 858 5717
Asst. Treasurer (US): Nick Lehrbach
Phone: 541-672-1453
Office Manager: Ed Liesse
Phone: 253-529-7405
Immediate Past President: Walt Huston
Phone: 253-535-2043
NMRA Western Director: Jack Hamilton, MMR
Phone: 360-308-9845

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: Volunteer wanted
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: Dave Faussett
Phone: 253-473-3956
PNR Registered Agent: Dirk Kruysman
Phone: 541-673-6341
"SWITCHLIST" Editor: Peter Mueller
Phone: 604-924-3377
Webmaster: Mark Johnson
Phone: 780-436-2480
Fax: 780-438-3210

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, Eastern Oregon, and Southwestern Montana
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. and the North borders of the Montana counties of Beaverhead, Deer Lodge and Jefferson.
South Boundary: South borders of Idaho and Oregon states.
East Boundary: The East Borders of Idaho State and the East borders of the Montana counties of Gallatin, Jefferson and Madison.
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 boundaries of the Montana counties of Ravalli, Granite, Powell and Lewis/Clark.
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

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
Superintendent: Russ Watson
Phone: 250-992-3452
Fax: 250-992-3453

Most recent update (except for events): October 25, 2014.
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