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2023 PNR Regional Convention

The Prairie Line Experience
2023 May 10-14.
Tacoma, WA, Comfort Inn and Suites
More Info:- The Prairie Line Experience

Upcoming Events

Check the websites for individual events to ensure they have not been canceled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Aug 21 (Sun), Saskatoon, SK
Railway Heritage Day at the Saskatchewan Railway Museum will be Sunday August 21st from 10 am to 5 pm. There will be a Food Truck, Caboose Rides, Demonstrations and a Show & Shine along with the regular Museum activities. Regular admission fees apply. $7 for adults, $5 for students, under 6 FREE. Visit the Museum’s website at

Sep 1-4, Tacoma, WA
The 42nd National Narrow Gauge Convention will be held in Tacoma, WA over the Labor Day weekend (September 1 - 4, 2022) at The Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma. This is a national (international!) convention with 60+ clinics, a contest, modular layout displays, vendor hall and layout tours to 35+ world-class, local narrow gauge (and standard gauge) layouts. Standard and narrow gauge modelers are both welcome! Registration is $150 for the complete convention (including a free spouse pass), or a special $50 day rate (available at the door). Info:- or

Sep 10-11, Sherwood Park, AB
2022 Greater Edmonton Model Train Show, Millennium Place, 2000 Premier Way in Sherwood Park. Two soccer fields of model railroading fun. Activities for the whole family including the LEGO Activity Centre Info:- email:

Sep 10 (Sat), Kelso, WA
Longview, Kelso & Rainier Model Railroad Club Fall Swap Meet & Train Show, Three Rivers Mall, Kelso, Washington, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Admission $5, Children under 12 free with Paid Adult, Early Bird Special: get in between 9AM and 10AM for $10.00 Each. Free Parking! 200 Tables for Vendors, On-Site Food Vendor, Vendor Info: $25 for 8' table, bring your own cover, setup 5:00-9:00 PM Friday & 7:00-10:00 AM Saturday. Info: visit or contact Rich Easly at 360-431-5790 or

Sep 17-21, Nelson, BC
Nelson 2022. Joint convention with the Canadian Pacific Historical Association and the Great Northern Railway Association. Prestige Lakeside Resort and Convention Centre. Clinics, tours, photos, and social events. Info:- or Scott Calvert at 604-562-1022 or

Sep 24 (Sat), Battle Ground, WA
THE GREAT TRAIN SWAP MEET by the Southwest Washington Model Railroaders 9:30 AM until Southwest Washington Model Railroaders GREAT TRAIN SWAP MEET Saturday, September 24th, 2022 9:30 am – 2:30 pm Battle Ground High School Gymnasium 300 W Main Street Battle Ground, WA 98604 FREE Parking - Use N Parkway Ave Lot Admission: $10 Beat the Crowd (9:00am) $5 Adults (9:30am) $3 Students Under 6 years FREE with adult Current local COVID Precautions Will Be Recognized Contact Larry Sprenkel (360) 619-8899

Sep 25 (Sun), Edmonton, AB
EMRA Open House. Visit the largest HO model railroad in Western Canada at the Fort Edmonton freight shed (T6H 4P3). 10 am - 4:00 pm. Free admission. Info:-

Sep 30 - Oct 2, Lynden, WA
The 37th annual Lynden Lions Club Model Train and Toy Show will take place in Lynden, Washington on 1 and 2 October, with a setup day on Friday, 30 September. It features over 50,000 square feet of running model train layouts, exhibits, and vendors. Trains of all gauges for train buffs of all ages. We recently added toy vendors to our show as well. As usual, it will be held in the Henry Jansen Agric. bldg. on the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St., Lynden, WA., 98264. Info:- or call Gordon Sund at 360-318-8155.

Sep 30 - Oct 2, Edmonton, AB
Northern Rails 2022 September 30 to October 2: This is an operations weekend. There will be prototypical operating sessions at a variety of layouts in Edmonton and area Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There will also be extra sessions in Calgary Thursday evening, Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening. There will be a social event Friday evening and an extra fare dinner Saturday evening. There will be a $25 registration fee collected at the door. For a registration package please contact Cal Sexsmith at or visit the website at

Oct 8 (Sat), Spokane, WA
River City Modelers, 1130 E. Sprague Ave., open house from 4 to 8 PM. Stop by to see the River City Western in operation. This is a 41 x 48 ft. two level HO scale layout representing operations from the Cascade Mountains through Central and Eastern Washington into the Idaho Panhandle. For more information contact 509-535-3462 or email rcminfonow@gmail.

Oct 9 (Sun), Spokane, WA
Fall Model Train Show, sponsored by River City Modelers, Spokane County Fairgrounds, 404 N. Havana, Bldg. A, B & C. 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM, admission $6 for adults, 12 & under free. Over 200 tables of all things model train & railroad related. Free-mo layouts in HO & N, Wtrak for kids to play with, Operaton Lifesaver and other layouts too. For more information or table reservations, please contact: Shirley Sample, P.O. Box 3065, Spokane, WA 99220-3065 or 509-991-2317 or via email:

Oct 15 (Sat), Calgary, AB
41st Annual Boomer Auction, Sponsored by South Bank Short Lines, ( St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 703 Heritage Dr. SW. Setup and viewing 08:30am, dining car opens 09:30 am, auction starts at 10:00am.

Oct 22 (Sat), Edmonton, AB
MMRF Fall Swap Meet: Central Lion's Senior Citizens Recreation Centre 11113 113 St. 9AM-1PM, Admission $3.00 Vendor Tables: $25.00 Info:- Ric Francoeur, Ph. 780-458-1032


May 10-14, Tacoma, WA
2023 Pacific Northwest Region Convention"The Prairie Line Experience" including multiple tracks of clinics, layout tours spanning the region, contests, AP evaluations, train spotting opportunities, tours and non-rail events. At the Comfort Inn and Suites. Info:-

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PNR Officers

President: Jeff Herrmann
Phone: 714-651-3903
Vice President: Bob Parrish MMR
Phone: 208-866-4601
Secretary: Stirling Millar
Phone: 306-519-1369
Treasurer: Aaron Gibbens
Phone: 541-501-4401
Asst. Treasurer (Canada): L. A. (Larry) Sebelley
Phone: 604 858 5717
Asst. Treasurer (US):
Office Manager: Ed Liesse
Phone: 253-529-7405
Immediate Past President: Kurt Laidlaw
Phone: 253-495-8351

PNR Committee Chairs

Achievement: Bill Fassett
email: Regional AP Information
      Ballot, USA: Volunteer wanted
Ballot, Canada: Richard A. Sutcliffe     
Phone: 604 467 4301
Contest: Christopher Jones
Phone: 541-824-0154
L. A. (Larry) Sebelley
Phone: 604 858 5717
Education: Jim Rice
President's Award: Dave Liesse
Phone: 253-343-3445
Membership: Bob Parrish MMR
Phone: 208-866-4601
Nominations: Shirley Sample
Phone: 509-292-8332
PNR Registered Agent: Dave Liesse
Phone: 253-343-3445
"SWITCHLIST" Editor: Greg Kujawa
Phone: 406-589-6256
Webmaster: Mark Johnson

PNR Divisions

Map of PNR Divisions
Map Legend

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: Jeff Shultz
Tel: 503-769-1414

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: Shelley Shelstad

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: Peter Armstrong
Phone: (208) 413-1869

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: Victor Gilbert

Most recent update (except for events): June 13, 2022
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