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Upcoming Events

Kootenay Express 2019 2019 Pacific Northwest Region Convention
Kootenay Express 2019
May 29 - June 2, Cranbrook, BC
www.kootenayexpress2019.ca

2019

Feb 23-24, Saskatoon, SK
All Aboard Model Train Show, Western Development Museum 2610 Lorne Ave. Saturday 9-5:00, Sunday 9-4:30. Layouts, Vendors, and Consignment Tables. Info:- www.prairierailworkshop.com/train-show, allaboardtrainshow@gmail.com

Feb 23-24, Monroe, WA
United NorthWest Model RR Club's 28th 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:- www.unwclub.com/unwshow.html email: tables4unw.trainshow@gmail.com

Mar 1-2, 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 10am - 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 daudley@telusplanet.net

Mar 2 (Sat), Elsie, OR
The 15th Annual Pacific Model Loggers' Congress- takes place at the Camp 18 Restaurant and Logging Museum, 42362 Highway 26, Elsie, Oregon. Info:- www.pacificmodelloggerscongress.com

Mar 3 (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. www.calgarymodelrailway.ca/mini-meets.html

Mar 3 (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 bharrow@nucleus.com or 403-201-4937.

Mar 9 (Sat), Portland, OR
Willamette Model Railroad Club 34th Annual Swap Meet. Jackson Armory, 6255 NE Cornfoot Rd, Portland, Oregon 97218 Info:- wmrswapmeet@yahoo.com or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/704921526367515

Mar 9-10, Spokane, WA
River City Modelers open house, 1130 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA 99202. Visit the River City Western HO scale model train layout. The 45 x 40 ft. two-level layout is a work in progress. Much of the scenery is completed, track work is mainly done and details are being worked on. There are approximately 19 scale miles of main line track. Open from 4 to 8 PM on Saturday and Noon to 4 PM on Sunday. Contact 509-535-3462 for more information.

Mar 10 (Sun), Spokane, WA
The Spokane Train show by the River City Modelers. 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center, Bldg. A, B & C, 404 N. Havana St. Over 200 tables of railroad related items for sale model & toy trains, photo's, books, toy autos & trucks, bridges & buildings, Train memorabilia, old lanterns, signs, china, linens, switch locks & keys & much more. Operating train layouts in N, HO, S, O, and G Scales plus a very large Free-mo layout. Operation lifesaver & a LEGO layout will be there too. Admission $6.00, 12 & under free. For more information and table rentals contact: Shirley Sample, P.O. Box 3065, Spokane, WA 99220 or cell 509-991-2317, home 509-292-8332. Email: shirley@busnws.com.

Mar 10 (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 kj.rutherford@shaw.ca

Mar 16 (Sat), Edmonton, AB
MMRF Spring Swap Meet: Central Lion's Senior Citizens Recreation Centre 11113 113 St. 9AM-Noon, Admission $3. Info:- Ric Francoeur, swapmeet@mmrf.ca Ph. 780-458-1032 www.mmrf.ab.ca

Mar 16 (Sat), Corvallis, OR
Winterail Railroad Photography Exposition & Railroadiana Show. 9AM-10PM, Corvallis High School - Student Center, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave. Info:- www.winterail.com

Mar 16-17, Lethbridge, AB
Southern Alberta Model Railway Club Open House at the expanded club building in Gyro Park, 15th Street and 10th Avenue A South. 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM both days. Info:- www3.telus.net/samrc/ or Bill Smienk bsmienk@telus.net

Mar 23 (Sat), Kelso, WA
Longview, Kelso & Rainier Model Railroad Club Spring Swap Meet & Train Show, Three Rivers Shopping Mall, Kelso, Washington, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Admission $5, Children under 12 free with Paid Adult, Free Parking! Door Prizes Every 1/2-Hour, 150 Tables for Vendors, Train Layouts, Circus Model Builder Displays. Vendor Info: $20 for 8' table, bring your own cover, setup 6:00-9:00 PM Friday & 7:30-10:00 AM Saturday. For more info, visit lkrtrains.yolasite.com or contact Dick Gemeinhardt at 360-673-2277 or rwgrr@juno.com.

Mar 23-24, 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:- www.tcmrc.org

Mar 23 (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 Tours Info:-pnr.nmra.org/3div/default.htm or Chris Mesa cmesa57@gmail.com

Mar 24 (Sun), Burnaby, BC
Western Rails 2019. 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:- westernrails@wcra.org 604-484-2791.

Mar 24 (Sun), Lewiston, ID
8th 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. Info:- Dan Wise, wrails@cableone.net, 208-816-0845 (cell) or Mike McGee, 208-816-6072; www.lewis-clarktrainclub.com

Apr 13-14, Calgary, AB
SUPERTRAIN 2019, Canada's Largest 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:- www.supertrain.ca or email to info@supertrain.ca

Apr 13-14, Eugene, OR
31St Annual Willamette Cascade Model Railroad Club Swap Meet & Train Show, Lane Events Center at 796W. 13th Ave. One of the largest swap meets on the West Coast featuring 22,500 square feet of trains in all scales, books, memorabilia, and historical societies in attendance. Hourly door prizes for the public, Operation Lifesaver Trailer with educational safety around railroads for pedestrians and vehicles. Vendors from 9 different states and over 250 tables of merchandise for sale. Early bird special (Sat. only) get in at 9:00 a.m. for $10 per person, regular admission is $6.00 per person adult through 12 years of age, 11 years to 6 years old $1.00 per person, kids 5 years and younger are free if accompanied by an adult. Admission is good for both days. For more information contact 541-954-4917 or email at ttandt@ram-mail.com Vendor Registrations forms are available on our website at www.wcmrrc.org. or follow us on Facebook.com/wcmrrc.

Apr 27-28, Prince Albert, SK
2019 Prince Albert Model Train & Hobby Show at the Prince Albert Golf & Curling Club. 900-22nd St E Saturday 9-5; Sunday 10-5. info:- riverxingnorth.webs.com/

Apr 27 (Sat), Twin Falls, ID
3rd. Division Mini-Meet in Twin Falls-Jerome, noon at Denny's Restaurant. 291 Pole Line Road E. Twin Falls 83301 Info-: jerryrthomas.jt@gmail.com or 208 830 6364

May 3-5, 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: railwaymodellersmeetofbc.ca/

May 4 (Sat), Myrtle Point, OR
Spring 2019 Mini-Meet Myrtle Point on May 4 at the Coos County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 9am with coffee and donuts provided, and the meet begins at 10am. We will discuss the 2020 PNR Convention, and a tree building make-and-take clinic will be provided by Coastmans Scenic Products. Local layouts will be available for viewing. A model contest will be held, and members may bring model railroad items for salem (bring tables for sales). Lunch items will be available for purchase at the mini-meet, and a First Division Board Meeting, which is open to all members, will be held during lunch. Contact Christopher Jones (LLLandCIJ@aol.com) with any questions. Info:- pnr.nmra.org/1div/

May 4-5, Regina, SK
Regina Railfest Model Railroad Show at the Caledonian Curling Club 2225 Sandra Schmirler Way (near the airport), Regina, SK 25000 square feet of model railroad layouts, displays, exhibits and vendors

May 5 (Sun), Victoria, BC
Victoria Model Railway Show 29th Year. 10 am to 4 pm Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre 1767 Island Highway, Colwood B.C. Contact: Ted Alexis 250-595-4070

May 25-26, Carstairs, AB
Model Train and Hobby Extravaganza, Carstairs Curling Club, 350 11th Ave (West of CO-OP). Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm; admission $5.00, kids 5 and under free. Info:- Rick, 1mvmrc@gmail.com, 403-556-8121 (home), 403-507-3314 (cell)

May 29 - Jun 2, Cranbrook, BC
The Kootenay Express 2019 Pacific Northwest Region Convention at the Prestige Inn. Clinics, model contest, AP evaluations, prototype and layout tours and much more. For updates see: www.kootenayexpress2019.ca

Jul 7-13, Salt Lake City, UT
SLC 2019 NMRA NATIONAL CONVENTION Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike Little America Hotel www.nmra2019slc.org

Jul 12-14, Salt Lake City, UT
2019 NMRA NATIONAL TRAIN SHOW Mountain America Expo Center Sandy (Salt Lake City) UT www.nationaltrainshow.org

Oct 12-13, Spokane, WA
River City Modelers open house, 1130 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA 99202. Visit the River City Western HO scale model train layout. The 45 x 40 ft. two-level layout is a work in progress. Much of the scenery is completed, track work is mainly done and details are being worked on. There are approximately 19 scale miles of main line track. Open from 4 to 8 PM on Saturday and Noon to 4 PM on Sunday. Contact 509-535-3462 for more information.

Oct 13 (Sun), Spokane, WA
The Spokane Train show by the River City Modelers. 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center, Bldg. A, B & C, 404 N. Havana St. Over 200 tables of railroad related items for sale - model & toy trains, photos, books, toy autos & trucks, bridges & buildings, Train memorabilia, old lanterns, signs, china, linens, switch locks & keys & much more. Operating train layouts in N, HO, S, O, and G Scales plus a very large Free-mo layout. Operation lifesaver & a LEGO layout will be there too. Admission $6.00, 12 & under free. For more information and table rentals contact: Shirley Sample, P.O. Box 3065, Spokane, WA 99220 or cell 509-991-2317, home 509-292-8332. Email: shirley@busnws.com.

2020

Apr 20-24, Eugene, OR
First Division will host the NMRA Pacific Northwest Region Annual Convention at the Valley River Inn. More information later.

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: Kurt Laidlaw
Phone: 253-495-8351
email:
Vice President: Bob Parrish MMR
Phone: 208-866-4601
Email:
Secretary: Jerry Enders
Email:
Treasurer: Dave Liesse
Phone: 253-343-3455
email: nmradave@liessefamily.net
Asst. Treasurer (Canada): L. A. (Larry) Sebelley
Phone: 604 858 5717
Email: sebelley@shaw.ca
Asst. Treasurer (US):
Office Manager: Ed Liesse
Phone: 253-529-7405
Email: EELiesse@aol.com
Immediate Past President: Jack Hamilton MMR
Phone: 509-292-8332 Email: gradiver@wavecable.com
Email:

PNR Committee Chairs

Achievement: Jack Hamilton, MMR
Phone: 360-308-9845
email: gradiver@wavecable.com Regional AP Information
      Ballot, USA: Volunteer wanted
Ballot, Canada: Richard A. Sutcliffe     
Phone: 604 467 4301
Email: ras1@uniserve.com
Contest: John DeSteese
Phone: 509-783-4665
email:
Convention:
L. A. (Larry) Sebelley
Phone: 604 858 5717
Email: sebelley@shaw.ca
Education: Volunteer wanted
President's Award: Dave Liesse
Phone: 253-343-3445
email:
Membership: Shirley Sample
Phone: 509-292-8332
Email:
Nominations: Brian Stokes
Phone: 780-904-1168
Email:
PNR Registered Agent: Elaine Crueger
Phone: 541-847-5779
Email:
"SWITCHLIST" Editor: Greg Kujawa
Phone: 406-589-6256
Webmaster: Mark Johnson
Phone: 780-436-2480
email:

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.
Web: pnr.nmra.org/1div/
Superintendent: Rich Pitter
Email:
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.
Web: www.2dpnr.org
Superintendent: Jeff Shultz
Tel: 503-769-1414
email:

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.
Web: pnr.nmra.org/3div/
Superintendent: Jerry Thomas
Email:
Tel: 208-830-6364

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.
Web: 4dpnr.com
Superintendent: Russ Segner
Email:
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.
Web: www.pnr5d.org
Superintendent: Bill Fassett
Home: 509-468-4900
Cell 509-979-5205
email:

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.
Web: pnr.nmra.org/6div/
Superintendent: Ed Molenkamp
Phone: 780-455-1479
Email:

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
Web: 7divpnr.ca
Superintendent: John Martin
Email:
Phone: 604-594-9719

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