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Upcoming Events

2018 PNR Regional Convention PNR 2018 Regional Convention: Stumptown Express
Portland, Oregon
May 30 - June 2, 2018


Feb 24-25, Saskatoon, SK
All Aboard 2018 Model Train Show, Western Development Museum 2610 Lorne Ave. Saturday 9-5:00, Sunday 9-4:30. Layouts, Vendors, and Consignment Tables. Info:-,

Feb 24-25, Monroe, WA
United NorthWest Model RR Club's 27th Annual Model 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 2-3, Calgary, AB
Railroad Prototype Modellers Meet, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 703 Heritage Drive SW. Friday 7pm - 9 pm - Slide Night, with an emphasis on subjects you can model. Bring some slides or digital images to show; Saturday 9am - 4pm - Show and Tell to share modelling ideas, four clinics, draw tickets for displaying your models. Door Prizes! Entry for all sessions is $10 Info:- Dave Audley, 403-275-1869

Mar 3-4, 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 3rd from 4 - 8 PM; and Sunday, March 4th 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. Info:- River City Modelers website -, call 509-535-3462 or email

Mar 3 (Sat), Elsie, OR
The 14th Annual Pacific Model Loggers' Congress- takes place at the Camp 18 Restaurant and Logging Museum, 42362 Highway 26, Elsie, Oregon. Info:-

Mar 4 (Sun), Spokane, WA
The Spring Spokane Train show sponsored by the River City Modelers will be held on Sunday, March 4th 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. Over 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:

Mar 4 (Sun), Calgary, AB
CMRS Spring Mini-meet follows the CMT Flea Market at 11:00 at the Glenmore Inn with several clinics lined up, along with Show and Tell.

Mar 4 (Sun), Calgary, AB
CMT Annual Flea Market, Glenmore Inn, 2720 Glenmore Trail SE (corner of Glenmore Trail & Odgen Road, SE). The Flea Market runs from 8:30 to 10:30. 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 or 403-201-4937.

Mar 10 (Sat), Portland, OR
Willamette Model Railroad Club 33rd Annual Swap Meet. 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM. Jackson Armory, 6255 NE Cornfoot Rd, Portland, Oregon 97218 Over 100 tables, all scales of trains. Admission Adults $5, children under 12-free, 8 ft. tables $30 each. Info:- Brigg Franklin at or visit our Facebook page at

Mar 17 (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

Mar 17 (Sat), Corvallis, OR
40th Anniversary Winterail Railroad Photography Exposition & Railroadiana Show. Corvallis High School - Student Center, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave. Info:-

Mar 18 (Sun), Burnaby, BC
Western Rails 2018. 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) $4.00 Adult (16-59) $8.00 Child (under 6) Free Family $20.00 (Maximum 2 Adults, 3 Youth) Info:- 604-484-2791.

Mar 24 (Sat), Tangent, OR
1st division MINI-MEET Doors open at 8; Program starts at 9 Grace Bible Fellowship Church 33990 McFarland Rd Clinics, model contest, AP judging, layout tours. Info:-

Mar 24-25, 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:-

Mar 24 (Sat), Quesnel, BC
Division 7 Model RY Gathering (mini-meet), Quesnel RY Station, downtown on HWY 97, 10 am - 4 pm, Clinics, Model Show and Tell, Optional Evening Layout Open Houses/Operating Sessions, No Host Lunch and Supper, Free Admission, Info:- Russ Watson

Mar 24 (Sat), Boise, ID
3rd Division NMRA Spring Meet, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3100 S. Five Mile Rd., Boise, ID 83709 (Victory and Five Mile) Registration 8:00 AM, Meet 9:00 AM Coffee - Donuts - Conversation - Clinics - Favorite Model Contests NMRA Achievement Award judging - Displays - Silent Auction - Layout Tour. or Chris Mesa

Mar 25 (Sun), Lewiston, ID
7th 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,, 208-816-0845 (cell) or Mike McGee, 208-816-6072;

Apr 14-15, Calgary, AB
SUPERTRAIN 2018, 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 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:- or email to

Apr 14-15, Prince Albert, SK
7th Annual Prince Albert Model Train & Hobby Show at the Prince Albert Golf & Curling Club. 900-22nd St E Saturday 9-5; Sunday 10-5. info:-

Apr 21 (Sat), Lewiston, ID
Division 5 Annual Business Meeting, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Lewiston Community Center, 1424 Main St., Lewiston, ID. $10 registration. Lunch included.

Apr 22 (Sun), Nanaimo, BC
34th Annual Vancouver Island Spring Model Railroad Show. Beban Park Rec Center, 2300 Bowen Rd. Open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Operating Model railroad Layouts, Vendors, Swap Tables. Popular Vote Contest. Info:- Ken Rutherford (250) 724-4698 email

Apr 29 (Sun), Helena, MT
Annual Helena Railroad Fair, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Helena Civic Center, Info:- 406-443-1578 or 406-227-0158 (please leave a message), email:

May 4-6, Burnaby, BC
Railway Modelers Meet of British Columbia (RMMBC) at Simon Fraser University. 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:

May 5-6, Regina, SK
Regina Railfest, the largest model railroad show ever held in Regina. At the Tartan Curling Club, it will have 20,000 square feet of layouts, displays, exhibits and vendors. Info:- Tyler Smith, or 306-351-2040

May 27 (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

May 30 - Jun 2, Portland, OR
PNR Regional Convention 2018: Stumptown Express; Red Lion Jantzen Beach Hotel Info:- and

Jul 18-21, Olympia, WA
Union Pacific Historical Society Annual Convention 2018. 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: Jerry Enders
Treasurer: Dave Liesse
Phone: 253-343-3455
Asst. Treasurer (Canada): L. A. (Larry) Sebelley
Phone: 604 858 5717
Asst. Treasurer (US): Edwin Hill
Phone 253-854-3321
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: Volunteer wanted
President's Award: Dave Liesse
Phone: 253-343-3445
Membership: Shirley Sample
Phone: 509-292-8332
Nominations: Brian Stokes
Phone: 780-904-1168
PNR Registered Agent: Elaine Crueger
Phone: 541-847-5779
"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: Bill Fassett
Home: 509-468-4900
Cell 509-979-5205

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): November 28, 2017
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