3rd Division, Pacific Northwest Region of the NMRA

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Upcoming events:


August 7,14,21,28 2021

Boise , Idaho

2021 PNR Regional Convention

Idaho Rails 2021 Virtual Convention Canceled

We are sorry to report that we have made the hard decision to cancel The Pacific Northwest Region 2021 Virtual Annual Convention hosted by the 3rd Division. It is very unfortunate, but as we looked at the availability of online content and the reopening of the country, we were seeing that the demand for a virtual convention was just not there, given the virtual content available through other region resources, the NMRA and NMRA SIGs.

For Addtional Details Visit: Convention Web Page

Scheduled meetings and events within the Division:

    The Division holds a monthly business and gab session at Idaho Pizza Co., 7100 Fairview Ave, Boise, on the second Tuesday of the month, January through November,  at 7:00 PM.  For further information contact any of the Division officers listed below. Click here for directions.

    TNT Modeling Group Mini-Meets.  The Mini-Meets are held on the fourth Saturday of the month, January through October, at Idaho Pizza at 7100 Fairview Ave. Boise at noon.  The event consists of a no-host lunch, a clinic or video presentation followed by a progressive layout tour of typically two layouts.  For further information contact Tom Waters, 375-4796, twaters8@msn.com. Click here for directions.  In the event that these Mini-Meets conflict with Division Meets the Mini-Meet will be canceled that month.

    The Eagle Rock Railroad Historical Society, Inc.   Eagle Rock's annual RAILSHOW is held on the second weekend of October at the Idaho Falls Recreation Center, 520 Memorial Drive, Idaho Falls, ID.  Regular meetings are held Thursdays at 7:00 PM.  For further information click on the name.

    Pocatello Model Railroad and Historical Society.   Located in Union Pacific's building B-59 Southwest of the Union Pacific Depot in the Old Town part of Pocatello, Idaho.  Regular meetings are held Wednesdays at 7:00 PM with an open house on the third Saturday of each month from 10 'til 2.  For further information click on the name.

Operating sessions:

    Joel Slagg hosts two operating sessions each month on his HO scale Union Pacific Nevada Division layout.  These sessions are generally held on the first and third Tuesdays at 7:30 PM  Click here for the schedule and contact information.

    Rick Uhlenkott hosts an operating session on his N scale Leisure Prairie layout.  His layout is based on the scenery, trestles and bridges of northern Idaho's Camas Prairie railroad.  Operating sessions are generally on the fourth Tuesday of the month.  Contact Rick for verification and directions.  (208) 465-0371 rduhlenkott@aol.com