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Upcoming Events

2017 PNR Regional Convention
Spokane Falls Express

Spokane, Washington, June 6-10, 2017
Spokane Falls Express


Sep 15-18, Sherwood Park, AB
Muskeg Mixed - 6th Division Annual Meet held at Millennium Place in conjunction with the Great Edmonton Train Show. Info:-

Sep 17-21, Spokane, WA
Great Northern Historical Society Annual Convention Info:-

Sep 17-18, Sherwood Park, AB
2016 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 18 (Sun), Missoula, MT
37th Annual Train Show and Swap Meet, from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Big Sky High School, 3100 South Ave., West. Adults and Youth 16 and over $3.00 15 and under FREE! Info:- Mike or Elaine Brown at 406-543-6123, or Admission $3 for adults, children 15 and under free.

Sep 24-25, Calgary, AB
Railway Days at Heritage Park. 9:30am-5:00pm. Info:-

Oct 1 (Sat), Boise, ID
The 3rd Division Fall Meet at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4848 North Five Mile Road, Boise, ID 83713 (McMillan and Five Mile) Registration - 8:00 am, Meet - 9:00 am 3rd Division NMRA Fall Meet: Coffee - Donuts - Conversation - Clinics - Favorite Model Contests NMRA Achievement Award judging - Displays - Silent Auction - Layout Tours: For more information: 2016 NMRA Fall Meet.pdf Special Contest: Build an Off-line Structure, Any Scale, Spend as much as you wish! Info:-

Oct 1-2, Lynden, WA
Lynden Lions Club 3nd Annual Model Train and Circus Builder Show. Northwest Washington Fair Grounds - Henry Jansen Building. 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. All profits from the show benefit Lions' projects. Info:-

Oct 1 (Sat), Battle Ground, WA
43rd Annual Great Train Swap Meet. New location Battle Ground High School, 330 W Main St. Battle Ground, WA 98604. 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Admission: Adults $5 Students $3 under 6 free with adult. Tables: Six-foot table $20. Info:- Larry Sprenkel at or (360)619-8899 14210 NE 26th ave. Vancouver WA 98686

Oct 2 (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 8-9, Spokane, WA
The River City Modelers will have their River City Western HO Scale Model Train layout open at 1130 E. Sprague Ave. Saturday, Oct. 8 from 4 PM to 8 PM; Sunday, Oct 9 from Noon to 4 PM. Info:- 509-535-3462 or or facebook River City Modelers.

Oct 9 (Sun), Spokane, WA
9:30 AM to 3:30PM, Fall Spokane Train Show sponsored by the River City Modelers will be held at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center, Bldg. A, B & C, 404 N. Havana St. There will be over 200 tables of all things railroad related - from model & toy trains, photographs, books, toy autos & trucks, bridges & buildings, Train memorabilia, old lanterns, signs, china, linens, switch locks, keys & more. Operating train layouts in N, HO, S, O & G Scales. Operations Lifesaver will be there too. Free Parking, food available. Admission $6.00, 12 & under free. Info:- Shirley Sample, 509-991-2317, email or P.O. Box 3065, Spokane, WA 99220-3065.

Oct 15-16, 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 $6.00; Family $ 20.00 (limit of six per family). Parking by donation. Info:- Bob Jones Phone: 604-858-7659

Oct 15 (Sat), Calgary, AB
Boomer Auction - South Bank Short Lines Association presents the 37th Annual Boomer Auction. St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 703 Heritage Dr. SW, Calgary. Doors open at 09:00 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 10:30. Note earlier times.. Info:- John Wrinch, (403) 281-5745,

Oct 15-16, Ravensdale, WA
19th 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 15-16, Lethbridge, AB
Southern Alberta Model Railway Club Open House at the expanded club building in Gyro Park, 15th Street and 10th Avenue A South. 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm both days.

Oct 16 (Sun), Calgary, AB
CMRS Fall Mini Meet and Annual General Meeting, Glenmore Inn. Clinics, Show & Tell,

Oct 22 (Sat), Edmonton, AB
MMRF Fall Swap Meet: Central Lion's Senior Citizens Recreation Centre 11113 113 St. 9AM-Noon, Admission $3. Info:- Ric Francoeur, Ph. 780-458-1032

Oct 29 (Sat), Calgary, AB
CMT Open House in our new home. 10am-2pm. Come and check out our space in the Calgary Rehabilitation Centre, #7 - 11 Street NE.

Nov 3-6, Vancouver, BC
Railway Modelers Meet of British Columbia (RMMBC) at the Atrium Inn, 2889 East Hastings - right near the PNE. The emphasis is primarily on "modelling," with many interesting clinics, layout tours, and operating sessions. Registration is now open - reserve a spot soon to avoid disappointment. Info:-

Nov 4-5, Post Falls, ID
Inland Northwest FREE-mo-N Fall Show 2015, Post Falls Library, 821 N Spokane Street, Post Falls, ID. Friday, Nov. 4th - 3 PM to 5 PM Saturday, Nov. 5th - 10 AM to 4 PM. Free Admission! The largest operating modular train layout in North Idaho. Info:-,

Nov 5-6, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Train Expo 2016 is the reinvigorated 34th annual train show. Info:-

Nov 26-27, Central Point, OR
39th Annual Rogue Valley Railroad Show, Jackson County EXPO, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point, OR. Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM. Admission: Adults $5, Ages 6-12 $1, 5 and under FREE with paid adult. Free parking. Model railroad displays, historic railroad artifacts, swap meet, door prizes, and more. Proceeds benefit Medford Railroad Park. Info:- Bruce McGarvey at 541-779-8145 or email or Bill at 541-821-5547.

Dec 3 (Sat), Rickreall, OR
WVMRC annual Railroad Show and Swap Meet: Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S. Pacific Hwy. West (Hwy 22 and Hwy 99W 10 miles west of Salem).9:30 AM-2:30 PM. Over 100 tables, all scales of trains. Admission: Adults $5, children under 12-free, 8 ft. tables $30 each. Info:- Judy MacInnes, 503-581-6071,,


Jun 6-10, Spokane, WA
SPOKANE FALLS EXPRESS 2017 Pacific Northwest Region Convention. 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): September 15, 2016.
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