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Upcoming Events

2017 PNR Regional Convention
Spokane Falls Express

Spokane, Washington, June 7-10, 2017
Spokane Falls Express


Feb 24 - Mar 5, Anchorage, AK
The Military Society of Model Railroad Engineers will have three sectional layouts set up during the annual Fur Rendezvous winter festival in Anchorage. The layouts - in HO, HOn3 and N scales - will be on display in the Alaska Railroad Passenger Terminal from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM most days, longer on some days to accommodate arriving and departing ARR passengers. Admission is free to all. Contact: Randy "Bj" Bjorgan,, 907-952-4353.

Feb 25-26, Saskatoon, SK
All Aboard 2017, Western Development Museum 2610 Lorne Ave. Saturday 9-5:00, Sunday 9-4:30. Layouts, Vendors, and Consignment Tables. Info:-,

Feb 25-26, Monroe, WA
United NorthWest Model RR Club's 26th 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 3-4, Calgary, AB
Railroad Prototype Modellers Meet, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 703 Heritage Drive SW. Friday 7pm - 9 pm - Hands-on Decoder Installation Clinic, pre-registration required, $15. Saturday 9am - 4pm - Show and Tell to share modelling ideas, four clinics, draw prize tickets for displaying your models. For further information, updates, and Friday Clinic pre-registration, please contact: Dave Audley, 403-275-1869

Mar 4 (Sat), Elsie, OR
The 13th Annual Pacific Model Loggers' Congress- takes place at the Camp 18 Restaurant and Logging Museum, 42362 Highway 26, Elsie, Oregon. Info:-

Mar 4-5, 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 4th from 4 - 8 PM; and Sunday, March 5th 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. For information check out the River City Modelers website -, call 509-535-3462 or email

Mar 5 (Sun), Spokane, WA
The Spring Spokane Train show sponsored by the River City Modelers will be held on Sunday, March 5th 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. Close to 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 5 (Sun), Calgary, AB
CMRS Spring Mini Meet. Glenmore Inn, 2720 Glenmore Trail SE (corner of Glenmore Trail & Odgen Road, SE). 11:00 (following CMT Flea Market). Several clinics , along with Show and Tell.

Mar 5 (Sun), Calgary, AB
CMT Annual Flea Market, Glenmore Inn, 2720 Glenmore Trail SE (corner of Glenmore Trail & Odgen Road, SE). 8:30 to 10:30 (Followed by CMRS Spring mini-meet). 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 18 (Sat), Portland, OR
Mount Hood Model Engineers Run Your Train Day Open House, 5500 SE Belmont St. basement level; Noon to 4PM. Have trouble keeping trains on track, older trains that have not run for awhile, new trains for Christmas ? If you can say yes to any of these questions, bring your HO trains to our layout and a team of expert model railroad engineers will give them a through checkout and let you run on our highly detailed layout. We are DC and DCC compatible. Info:- Chuck Maggio 503-753-0108;

Mar 18 (Sat), Corvallis, OR
Winterail Railroad Photography Exposition & Railroadiana Show. 1400 NW Buchanan Ave. Info:-

Mar 18 (Sat), Anchorage, AK
Military Society of Model Railroad Engineers monthly Open House, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the club''s location on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Layouts in HO, HOn3, N and O. Admission is Free. Contact Randy "Bj" Bjorgan,, 907-952-4353 for directions and access from off post.

Mar 18-19, Lethbridge, AB
Southern Alberta Model Railway Club Open House at the expanded club building in Gyro Park, 15th Street and 10th Avenue A South. 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM both days. Info:- or Bill Smienk 403 328-4244 Lethbridge

Mar 19 (Sun), Burnaby, BC
Western Rails 2017. 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) $3.00 Adult (16-59) $6.00 Child (under 6) Free Family $15.00 (Maximum 2 Adults, 3 Youth) Info:- 604-484-2791.

Mar 25-26, 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 25 (Sat), Portland, OR
The Willamette Model Railroad Club will be holding its annual swap meet Saturday at the W.D. Jackson Armory 6255 NE Cornfoot Rd. Portland, OR 97218. The hours will be from 9:30am to 3pm. Over 110 tables of Model Railroad Equipment in all scales, railroad memorabilia, books, photos and more. Admission: Adults $5 Children under 12 free. Info:- Brigg Franklin (360)-241-5908.

Mar 25 (Sat), Boise, ID
3rd Division NMRA Spring Meet, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4848 North Five Mile Road, Boise, ID 83713 (McMillan 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 26 (Sun), Lewiston, ID
6th 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 1-2, Parkland, WA
April Fun Fest presented by Tacoma NW Model Railroad Club Model Train Layouts at Olson Auditorium, Pacific Lutheran University - Parkland, Washington (Parking for Olson Auditorium is available in the lot adjacent to building 40 - labeled RFV) Vendors selling train-related items will also be available both Saturday and Sunday Hours: 9am to 4pm - Saturday April 2nd 10am to 3pm - Sunday April 3rd Entry: 18 years and up - $7 Seniors, Military and Kids under 12 years old - $5 Kids under 3 and Scouts in uniform - FREE Admission is good for both days! Info:- or

Apr 1-2, Prince Albert, SK
Prince Albert Model Train & Hobby Show at the Prince Albert Golf & Curling Club. info:-

Apr 1 (Sat), Burien (Seattle Area), WA
18th Annual Northwest Santa Fe Mini-Meet. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive, 425 SW 153rd Street, Burien, Washington. Cost for the event and handouts is $10 to cover our costs. Sale tables are available for a $10 fee per table. The Boeing Employees Model Railroad Club's large, double-deck HO layout (under construction) is in the same building and will be open for viewing during breaks. Don't forget to bring your favorite Santa Fe models to show, as well as renting a table for any Santa Fe-related items that you'd like to sell. Info:- John Thompson,

Apr 1 (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

Apr 2 (Sun), Nanaimo, BC
33rd 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 8 (Sat), Spokane, WA
The Annual 5th Division Business Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Cascade Mobile Home Com- munity, 2311 West 16th Ave, Spokane, WA. Time of meeting will be 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM. A registration fee of $10 will be charged at the door to cover the cost of a luncheon. Info:- Gary Thurow, email:

Apr 15 (Sat), Anchorage, AK
Military Society of Model Railroad Engineers monthly Open House, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the club's location on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Layouts in HO, HOn3, N and O. Admission is Free. Contact Randy "Bj" Bjorgan,, 907-952-4353 for directions and access from off post.

Apr 22-23, Calgary, AB
SUPERTRAIN 2017 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 Genesis Centre and 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 22 (Sat), Olympia, WA
14th Annual Olympia Layout Tour. A variety of layouts will be open representing N, HO, On30, and 1:32n20 scales. A list of the layouts along with other details will be sent out in early April. Info:- Scott Buckley,

May 5-7, 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 6-7, 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 19-21, Red Deer, AB
C&E Express - 6th Division Annual Meet at the Black Knight Inn Info:

May 28 (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

Jun 7-10, Spokane, WA
SPOKANE FALLS EXPRESS 2017 Pacific Northwest Region Convention. Hotel information is now posted; phone reservations are now being accepted at 1-800-RED-LION; use "Spokane Falls Express" as the Group Code. Info:-

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PNR Officers

President: Jack Hamilton, MMR
Phone: 360-308-9845
Vice President: Shirley Sample
Phone: 509-292-8332
Secretary: Robert Stafford
Treasurer: Dave Liesse
Phone: 253-343-3455
Asst. Treasurer (Canada): L. A. (Larry) Sebelley
Phone: 604 858 5717
Asst. Treasurer (US): Volunteer wanted
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: Alan Ashton
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: Volunteer wanted
PNR Registered Agent: Volunteer wanted
"SWITCHLIST" Editor: Greg Kujawa
Phone: 406-589-6256
Webmaster: Mark Johnson
Phone: 780-436-2480

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 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: 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: John Martin
Phone: 604-594-9719

Most recent update (except for events): December 12, 2016.
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