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Upcoming Events

Selkirk Express 2016 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.


Sep 19-20, Sherwood Park, AB
2015 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 20 (Sun), Missoula, MT
36th 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 (Sat), Boise, ID
3rd Division 2015 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 26-27, Calgary, AB
Railway Days at Heritage Park. 9:30am-5:00pm. Info:-

Oct 3-4, Lynden, WA
Lynden Lions Club 31st Annual International Model Train Show. Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4. Admission: Adults $7; Family (up to 6 people) $22; Seniors $6; 6-12 $5; under 6, free with an adult. Info:-

Oct 4 (Sun), Edmonton, AB
Edmonton Model Railroad Association - Annual Open House 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Located in the Freight shed at Fort Edmonton Park. See the Monashee Pacific Model Railroad up close and in action. Tours running throughout the day or explore on your own. Used model railway equipment for sale! Free Admission! No charge to enter the park as Fort Edmonton Park will be closed for the season! 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

Oct 10-11, 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.

Oct 11 (Sun), Spokane, WA
SPOKANE TRAIN SHOW - Sponsored by the River City Modelers, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, Ag B, C & D Buildings, 404 N. Havana St. Admission: $6.00 - 12 & under free. Over 100 vendors will have railroad art, artifacts, photos, videos and all scales of model trains for sale & several Railroad Historical Societies will be there with information. There will be 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; or call 509-991-2317 OR EMAIL:

Oct 17-18, 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 $7.00; Seniors/Students $5.00; Family $ 20.00 (limit of six per family). Parking by donation. Info:- Bob Jones Phone: 604-858-7659

Oct 17 (Sat), Calgary, AB
Boomer Auction - South Bank Short Lines Association presents the 36th 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 17-18, Ravensdale, WA
17th Annual Maple Valley Operating Model Train Show, 10am-5pm. Gracie Hansen Community Center, 27132 Ravensdale Way. Suggested Donation: Adults $5, Children (3-11) $2. Info:- Steve Hiester, (425) 432-8391,

Oct 24 (Sat), Edmonton, AB
MMRF Fall 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

Nov 6-8, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Train Expo is the reinvigorated 33rd annual train show and 7th Division Meet. This year's show will be held in the Forum Building on the PNE grounds - northeast corner of Renfrew and Hastings Streets in Vancouver. Twice the floor space of previous years! Operating Sessions Friday November 6; Public show, clinics, RPM, layouts, model contest, Saturday and Sunday November 7 & 8, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Adults (16-59) $10, Seniors (60+) $8, Youth (6-15) and NMRA members $5, Families $25, Children (under 6) free. Registration and Info:-

Nov 14 (Sat), Kent, WA
WA, Kent: Boeing Employees Model Railroad Club Annual Swap Meet 525 4th Ave. N, Kent, WA 9:30am to 4:00pm. $8 admission: under 16 free. Ed Sherry 550 SW Colewood Ln Normandy Park, WA 98166, 206-244-3884 Info:-


Jan 23 (Sat), Portland, OR
SP&S Railway Historical Society Railroad Swap Meet - Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 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 - or try 360-735-0516. Messages will be returned.

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:-,

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

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: Volunteer wanted 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: Russ Watson
Phone: 250-992-3452
Fax: 250-992-3453

Most recent update (except for events): September 14, 2015.
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