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Upcoming Events

Selkirk Express 2016 PNR Regional Convention - Selkirk Express 2016.
June 15-19, 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.


Feb 6 (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:- or 503-606-0398

Feb 6 (Sat), Olds, AB
2016 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;

Feb 20-21, Saskatoon, SK
All Aboard 2016, Western Development Museum 2610 Lorne Ave. Saturday 9-5:00, Sunday 9-4:30. Layouts, Vendors, and Consignment Tables. Info:-,

Feb 27-28, Monroe, WA
United NorthWest Model RR Club's 25th Annual Train Show and Marketplace, Evergreen State Fairgrounds. Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4. Layouts, vendors, clinics & entertainment. Benefitting Snohomish County 4-H Foundation. Info:- email:

Mar 5-6, Spokane, WA
Open Houses will be held at the River City Modelers Club, 1130 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA on Saturday from 4 to 8 PM; and Sunday from Noon to 5 PM. The River City Western HO Scale Railroad is a 45 x 45 ft. double deck layout with over 19 scale miles of mainline track & several yards. The theme represents a modern bridge railroad with the mainlines, sidings, and yards representing terrain and industry from the Cascade Mountains through Central and Eastern Washington into the Idaho Panhandle. Stop by to see what has been done in the last few months. For information or questions, please call 509-535-3462 or via email at Friend us on Facebook to see pictures and keep updated on the progress of the River City Western HO Scale Railroad.

Mar 6 (Sun), Spokane, WA
SPOKANE TRAIN SHOW - Sponsored by the River City Modelers. SPOKANE County Fair & Expo Center, Ag B, C & D Buildings, 404 N. Havana St. 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM; $6.00 ADMISSION - 12 & UNDER FREE. Over 100 vendors will have over 200 tables of railroad art, artifacts, photos, videos and all scales of model trains for sale & several Railroad Historical Societies will be there with information. We will have at least 5 operating model layouts in various scales - N, HO, S & G. Model RR Clinics will be offered throughout the day. Operation Lifesaver will be there along with an interactive wooden Train Layout for kids to operate. FOR TABLE RENTAL OR GENERAL INFORMATION - CONTACT: SHIRLEY SAMPLE, P.O. Box 3065, Spokane, WA 99220; call 509-991-2317 OR EMAIL:

Mar 11-12, Calgary, AB
Calgary Prototype modellers Meet. Fri: Make & Take session on weathering - Roger Walker, MMR. (Pre-registration required) Sat: Show and Tell displays, and clinics including “Advancements in Kadee Couplers” with John Wrinch and “European CPR Passenger Cars” by Doug Phillips. Info:- Dave Audley, 403-275-1869 or

Mar 12 (Sat), Portland, OR
Mount Hood Model Engineers Run Your Train Day Open House, 5500 SE Belmont St. basement level; Noon to 4PM. $3.00 donation per person is requested to support operation of the layout. Bring your ailing HO scale engines and rolling stock in for a check-up. Info:-

Mar 12 (Sat), Clackamas, OR
Willamette Model Railroad Club Swap Meet- Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. at the Camp Withycombe Armory 15300 SE Minuteman Way, Clackamas OR 97015. Admission for the general public will be $5.00 with children under 12 free. Info:- Keith Kieres 503-723-7323 or e-mail

Mar 13 (Sun), Calgary, AB
CMRS Spring Mini Meet. Glenmore Inn. 10:45 - 3:30; $5.00 for non-members. Clinics - Displays - Vendors Info:-, Roger Walker (403) 208-0210 or E-Mail:

Mar 13 (Sun), Calgary, AB
CMT Annual Flea Market 2015. 8:30 to 10:30 am. Glenmore Inn, corner of Glenmore Trail and Ogden Road. $20 for standard 2' X 8' size table. Info:- or call 403-201-4937.

Mar 19-20, Moose Jaw, SK
Model Train Show. Sponsored by the Thunder Creek Model Railroad Club. Western Development Museum, 50 Diefenbaker Drive. The museum is opened from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info:-, or 306-693-5989

Mar 19 (Sat), Burien, WA
Northwest Santa Fe Mini-Meet. Sat., March 19, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.). We are moving to a new location this time, at the meeting room of the Boeing Employees Model Railroad Club, adjacent to their new double-deck layout under construction, at 425 SW 153rd St, Burien, WA. Info:- John Thompson,

Mar 19 (Sat), Edmonton, AB
MMRF Spring Swap Meet: Central Lion's Senior Citizens Recreation Centre 11113 113 St. 9AM-Noon, Admission $3, Tables $25, sold first-com, first-served. Info:- Ric Francoeur, Ph. 780-458-1932

Mar 19 (Sat), Corvallis, OR
Winterail Railroad Photography Exposition & Railroadiana Show. 1400 NW Buchanan Ave. Info:-

Mar 20 (Sun), Burnaby, BC
Western Rails 2016. Displays and models of all kinds - Operating model layouts, collectables, photos, time tables, keys, locks, lanterns, buttons, china, telegraph equipment and much much more. Cameron Recreation Complex, 9523 Cameron St. (behind Lougheed Town Centre) 9 am to 4 pm. Admittance: (cash only): Senior (60+) and Youth (6-15) $3.00 Adult (16-59) $6.00 Child (under 6) Free Family $15.00 (Maximum 2 Adults, 3 Youth) Info:- 604-484-2791.

Apr 2-3, Parkland, WA
April Fun Fest presented by Tacoma NW Model Railroad Club Model Train Layouts at Olson Auditorium, Pacific Lutheran University - Parkland, Washington (Parking for Olson Auditorium is available in the lot adjacent to building 40 - labeled RFV) Vendors selling train-related items will also be available both Saturday and Sunday Hours: 9am to 4pm - Saturday April 2nd 10am to 3pm - Sunday April 3rd Entry: 18 years and up - $7 Seniors, Military and Kids under 12 years old - $5 Kids under 3 and Scouts in uniform - FREE Admission is good for both days! Info:- or

Apr 3 (Sun), Lewiston, ID
Fifth annual Lewis-Clark Train Club & 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,, 208-816-0845 (cell) or Mike McGee, 208-816-6072;

Apr 9 (Sat), Beaverton, OR
Pacific Northwest Area 15th Annual Meet N March. Valley Catholic School, 4275 SW 148th Ave, 10AM-4PM $5 Adult, $4 Child 6-12, Under 6 Free. Swap meet, Intermediate & Advanced Clinics, Raffle & Door Prizes. Info:-

Apr 16-17, Calgary, AB
SUPERTRAIN 2016 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 23 (Sat), Eugene, OR
PNR 1st Division spring mini-meet at 2555 Lansdown Rd in Eugene. Gates open at 9am, the program begins at 10am. Model contest, presentations and clinics. Info:-

Apr 24 (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 24 (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

Apr 30 (Sat), Olympia, WA
14th Annual Olympia Layout Tour. More details to follow.. Info:- Scott Buckley,

May 29 (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 layouts, vendors, displays, door prizes and more. Info:- Ted Alexis (250) 595-4070

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: Shirley Sample
Phone: 509-292-8332
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

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: Don Locke
Phone: 503-967-6382
Nomination: Dave Faussett
Phone: 253-473-3956
PNR Registered Agent: Dirk Kruysman
Phone: 541-673-6341
"SWITCHLIST" Editor: Greg Kujawa
Phone: 703-772-0207
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
Phone: 780-455-1479

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: John Martin
Phone: 604-594-9719

Most recent update (except for events): January 27, 2016.
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