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Upcoming Events

2015

Jun 27 (Sat), Edmonton, AB
A Model Railroad BBQ and drop-in social day will be held from 10-6 at the Deville/North Cooking Lake Community Hall, located at 21033 Wye Road, North Cooking Lake. Sponsored by the Mainline Model Railroaders Fellowship - everyone welcome! Info:- www.mmrf.ab.ca

Jul 10-12, 18-20, Snoqualmie, WA
Day Out With Thomas - The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014., providing children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends themed activities. 38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065; 9am - 5 pm (This event sells out, pre-purchase tickets.) $23 for ages two and older Info:- Peggy Barchi, PO Box 459, Snoqualmie, WA 98065; 425-888-3030 ext: 7203; peggy@trainmuseum.org www.TrainMuseum.org

Jul 18-19, Ilwaco, WA
Clamshell Railroad Days - For over 40 years (1888 - 1930), the quirky little narrow-gauge railroad, begun as the Ilwaco, Railway and Navigation Company, ran along the Long Beach Peninsula. Now come join the fun as we celebrate Clamshell Railroad Days. Info:- columbiapacificheritagemuseum.com/clamshell/

Aug 13-16, Big Valley, AB
12th Annual Alberta Freemo. An entire hockey rink filled with a modular layout! Event open to all Freemo module owners across North America. Set up begins Thursday August 13th ; commence running on Friday and go until Sunday at 4:00PM. Cost: Full participation $60.00 (Full running access to layout; Friday night burger BBQ (Burgers supplied by Calgary Freemo); Saturday night Pot-Luck BBQ) Bring a train to run for 2 hours one day: $25.00. Public viewing is 10-4 on each day, and admission is free! Sponsored by: Calgary Freemo; 100% NMRA Group. Info:- www.calgaryfreemo.ca, Paul Cassley pcassley@telus.net

Aug 14-16, Snoqualmie, WA
Snoqualmie Railroad Days 2015, a community festival celebrating our spirit and origins as a railroad and logging town, and the home of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe. The Santa Cruz and Portland Cement locomotive 2, a 1909-built Porter locomotive, will let you step back in time to the early days of Snoqualmie during this year's festival . Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 King Street. Info:- www.railroaddays.com

Aug 16 (Sun), Wetaskiwin, AB
Alberta Central RAILWAY DAY. Pancake Breakfast Served from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m; Beaver Tails Served from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Model Train Exhibits and Collectors Show; Exhibits and Telegraph Service Demonstrations; Train Rides, Speeder Rides, Wagon Rides; Spike Pounding Demonstrations; All-Inclusive fare of $8 per person aged 2 and older. Info:- www.abcentralrailway.com 780-352-2257 acrm@xplornet.com

Aug 23-29, Portland, OR
NMRA 2015 National Convention "Portland Daylight Express" Info:- www.nmra2015portland.org

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:- www.mmrf.ab.ca email: trainshow@mmrf.ab.ca

Sep 26-27, Calgary, AB
Railway Days at Heritage Park. 9:30am-5:00pm. Info:- www.heritagepark.ca/plan-your-visit/event-calendar/railway-days.html

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:- www.lyndentrainshow.com

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:- www.lewiscountymuseum.org, Ted @ 360-985-7788 or tedstrains@lewiscounty.com

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 RCMinfonow@gmail.com. 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: shirley@busnws.com.

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, jawrinch@shaw.ca

Oct 24 (Sat), Edmonton, AB
MMRF Fall Swap Meet: Central Lion's Senior Citizens Recreation Centre 11113 113 St. 9AM-Noon, Admission $3, 8' tables $25; 6' tables $20. Tables are sold first-com, first-served. Info:- Ric Francoeur, swapmeet@mmrf.ab.ca. www.mmrf.ab.ca

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:- www.vancouvertrainexpo.ca

2016

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:- www.SelkirkExpress2016.ca

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: Mike Highsmith
Phone: 253-381-3636
email:
Vice President: Don Locke
Phone: 503-967-6382
email:
Secretary: Robert Stafford
Email:
Treasurer: Dirk Kruysman
Phone: 541-673-6341
email: dutchdirk@charter.net
Asst. Treasurer (Canada): L. A. (Larry) Sebelley
Phone: 604 858 5717
Email: sebelley@shaw.ca
Asst. Treasurer (US): Nick Lehrbach
Phone: 541-672-1453
Email: lehrbach@rosenet.net
Office Manager: Ed Liesse
Phone: 253-529-7405
email: EELiesse@aol.com
Immediate Past President: Walt Huston
Phone: 253-535-2043
email:
NMRA Western Director: Jack Hamilton, MMR
Phone: 360-308-9845
email: WestDir@hq.nmra.org

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
Member Aid: Bruce McCosh
Phone: 208-386-9629
email: bmccosh@cableone.net
President's Award: Dave Liesse
Phone: 253-343-3445
email:
Membership: Shirley Sample
Phone: 509-292-8332
email:
Nomination: Dave Faussett
Phone: 253-473-3956
email:
PNR Registered Agent: Dirk Kruysman
Phone: 541-673-6341
email: dutchdirk@charter.net
"SWITCHLIST" Editor: Peter Mueller
Phone: 604-924-3377
email:
Webmaster: Mark Johnson
Phone: 780-436-2480
Fax: 780-438-3210
email:

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.
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: Charlie Comstock
email:
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.
Web: pnr.nmra.org/3div/
Superintendent: Tom Waters
Email:
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.
Web: www.4dpnr.org
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 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.
Web: www.pnr5d.org
Superintendent: Gary Thurow
Home: 509-838-7174
Cell 509-863-2012
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
Email:

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
Web: 7dpnr.org/
Superintendent: Russ Watson
Email:
Phone: 250-992-3452
Fax: 250-992-3453

Most recent update (except for events): October 25, 2014.
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