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Upcoming Events


Sep 20-21, Sherwood Park, AB
2014 Great Edmonton Model Train Show, 10 AM - 5 PM, Millennium Place, 2000 Premier Way in Sherwood Park. Layouts, displays, clinics, dealers and LEGO! Info:- email:

Sep 21 (Sun), Missoula, MT
35th Annual Train Show and Swap Meet, from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Big Sky High School, 3100 South Ave., West. Info:- Mike or Elaine Brown at 406-543-6123, or Admission $3 for adults, children 15 and under free.

Sep 26-28, Edmonton, AB
Northern Rails 2014 OPSIG Operating weekend. Six or more operations-focussed home layouts, sessions on the EMRA's Monashee Pacific. Operation-specific clinics. Due to the limited space available, this event is invitational with spots being filled on a first come basis. Info:-,

Sep 27 (Sat), Boise, ID
3rd Division 2014 Fall Meet. Covenant Presbyterian Church 4848 North Five Mile Road Boise, ID 83713 (McMillan and Five Mile). $8.00 - $7.00 for NMRA Members. Registration begins at 8:00, all meet events begin at 9:00. Layout tours begin at 1:30 ending at 5:00 Info:- Warren Smith (208) 855-0656

Sep 27 (Sat), Vancouver, WA
Southwest Washington Model Railroaders Open House. 10:00am to 4:00pm. We plan to be running many different types of HO gauge engines from the small logging area to the Big Boys on the main line. This event will be located at 8100 E. Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, Washington. This is one block east of Garrison Square, in the building behind Safe Harbor Nazarene Church, bordering the parking lot off 82nd Ave. Info:-

Sep 27-28, Calgary, AB
Railway Days at Heritage Park. 9:30am-5:00pm. Info:-

Oct 4-5, Lynden, WA
Lynden Lions Club 30th Annual International Model Train Show. Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4. Admission: Adults $6; Family (up to 6) $20; Seniors $5; 6-12 $4; under 6, free with an adult. Info:-

Oct 4 (Sat), Vancouver, WA
Annual Swap Meet - 9:30am to 2:30pm. Hudson's Bay High School at 1206 E. Reserve Street, Vancouver, Washington. It is located just off the I-5 Bridge at Exit 1-C on Mill Plain Blvd (East). Info:-;

Oct 11 (Sat), Spokane Valley, WA
Evergreen Model Railroaders Open House, 18213 E. Appleway, Spokane Valley, WA, 5 PM - 9 PM. For information contact Jerry Quinn at 509-939-5845.

Oct 11-12, 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

Oct 11-12, Spokane, WA
River City Modelers Open Houses, 1130 E. Sprague, Spokane, WA. Saturday from 4 PM to 8 PM and Sunday from Noon to 4 PM. Visit the River City Western HO Scale Model Train Layout. This double deck 45 x 45 ft. layout had over 19 scale miles of mainline track, 13 scale miles of branchline track & several yards. Work is continuing on scenery - stop by to see what has been done since the last open house in March.

Oct 12 (Sun), Spokane, WA
Spokane Fall Model Train Show 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Presented by the Inland NW Rail Museum and River City Modelers at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 404 N. Havana, Ag Bldg. C & D. Free Parking - admission $6, 12 & under free. Model Railroad Clinics will be offered throughout the day. We will have 5 operating layouts, Operation Lifesaver simulator will be there and new this show there will be a "wTrak" modular wooden layout for kids to operate & play with.

Oct 18-19, Chilliwack, BC
Mount Cheam Lions Club Model Railway & Hobby Show, Sat 9am-5pm. Sun 10am-4pm. Heritage Park, 44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, (Freeway Exit #116) Admission Prices: Adults $6.00; Seniors/Students $4.00; Family $ 20.00 (limit of six per family). Parking by donation. Info:- Bob Jones Phone: 604-858-7659,

Oct 18 (Sat), Calgary, AB
Boomer Auction - South Bank Short Lines Association presents the 35th Annual Boomer Auction. St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 703 Heritage Dr. SW, Calgary. Doors open at 09:30 for Set-up/Display/Viewing. Bring your Locomotives, Rolling Stock, Buildings, Kits, Tools, Parts, Photographs, Slides, Books and Railroadiana that you want to sell. Magazines and VHS tapes will NOT be sold. Auction starts at 11:00. Dining Car Service opens at 10:00. Adults $5, Youth 6-16 $2, under 6 free. South Bank Short Lines will charge a commission of 10% of sales. Info:- John Wrinch, (403) 281-5745,

Oct 18-19, Sequim, WA
North Olympic Peninsula Railroaders Train Show and Swap Meet, Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Rd, Sequim, WA.. 10 am to 4 pm Saturday and 10 am to 3 pm Sunday. Info:- Lauren Scrafford, (360) 379-3280.

Oct 25 (Sat), Springfield, OR
First Division PNR Mini-Meet. Info:-

Nov 1-2, Rickreall, OR
Polk Station Rail Model Railroad Club Fall Open House. Rickreall Grange (upstairs), 280 Main St. Info:-

Nov 7-9, Burnaby, BC
PNR 7th Division Meet and Public Show, Cameron Recreation Complex, 9523 Cameron St, Burnaby, BC, Public Show Nov 8 & 9, 10 am - 4 pm, Adults $10, NMRA Member $5, Youth (6-15) $5, Senior (60+) $8, Family $25, Children under 6 Free. Operating layouts, vendors, displays, contests, clinics, door prizes and more. Info:-

Nov 8 (Sat), 15, 22, 29, Portland, OR
Mt Hood Model Engineers annual open house 5500 SE Belmont St, 97215 Noon till 5PM. Info:- or or find us on Facebook. Ph: 503-631-7763

Nov 8 (Sat), Edmonton, AB
MMRF Fall Swap Meet: Central Lion's Senior Citizens Recreation Centre 11113 113 St. 9AM-Noon, Admission $2, tables $20, $15 for MMRF members. Info:- Ric Francoeur,

Nov 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, Portland, OR
Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club Annual Show, 2505 N. Vancouver Ave. 10:00 -5:00, doors close at 4:30. Adults $6.00 Kids (3-11) $2.00. Info: - (503) 28-TRAIN,

Nov 29-30, Medford, OR
37th ANNUAL ROGUE VALLEY RAILROAD SHOW, Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Hwy, Medford. Sat. 10 - 5, Sun. 10 - 4. Admission $5, Ages 6-12 $1, 5 and under Free with paid adult. Model railroad displays, historic railroad artifacts, swap meet, door prizes, & more. Proceeds benefit Medford Railroad Park Info:- 541-621-5337 or 541-890-8145,


Feb 14 (Sat), Portland, OR
Spokane Portland & Seattle Railway Historical Society Railroad Swap Meet, Holiday Inn - Portland Airport Conference Center, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd., 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM, $5 admission, under 12 free. Info:- Jerry Pickell, or 360-735-0516.

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

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

To add your activities to the Switchlist Timetable, PNR Train Orders (regular member email), or 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 and Northwest Territories.
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 75th parallel.
Superintendent: Russ Watson
Phone: 250-992-3452
Fax: 250-992-3453

Most recent update (except for events): September 3, 2014.
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