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MAY 12, 2012 CELEBRATION 7am-12am


May 8, 2010
National Train Day
Special Events

May 8, 2010
National Train Day
Special Events

May 8, 2010
National Train Day
Special Events

May 8, 2010
National Train Day
Special Events





Jan 21 (Sat), Portland, OR

Spokane Portland & Seattle Railway Historical Society - Railroad Swap Meet. $5 Admission, Under 12 Free. Holiday Inn - Portland Airport, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd. 10AM - 3PM Info: - http://www.spshs.org or Bruce Barney 503-257-8855

Feb 25-26, Portland, OR

The World's Greatest Hobby on Tour. Oregon Convention Center. Saturday 10a-6p, Sunday 10a-5p; Adults $10.00 (good for both days) Kids Under 16: FREE! Info:- http://www.wghshow.com/shows/2012/portland.html

Mar 3 (Sat), Elsie, OR

The Pacific Model Loggers' Congress- A one-day (9AM-6PM) gathering of authors, historians, photographers, loggers, model railroad enthusiasts and other persons who share an interest in logging in general, and Pacific Northwest-style logging in particular. Camp 18 Restaurant and Museum, about 18 miles East of Seaside. Info:- http://www.pacificmodelloggerscongress.com

Mar 10 (Sat), Portland, OR

Willamette Model Railroad Club Swap Meet from 10am to 3pm at the Kleiver Memorial Armory 10000 NE 33rd Dr. ( between Columbia Blvd and Marine Drive ). Over 110 tables of Model Railroad equipment in all scales, Railroad Memorabilia, books, photo's and more. Free Parking. Admission: Adults $5.00, under 12 free. Info:- Steve Cook 503-309-9543, e-mail: wmrswapmeet@yahoo.com

Mar 24 (Sat), Portland, OR

MT Hood Model Engineers Run Your Train Day. Noon till 4:00 PM 5500 SE Belmont. Bring your train in to run on our 1200 sq. ft. HO layout - DC and DCC compatible. Have our team check out your equipment. Info:- Chuck Maggio 503-236-7042 or http://www.mthoodmodelengineers.org

Jun 27 - Jul 1, Medford, OR

20th Annual National N Scale Convention. Red Lion Hotel. Live and silent auctions, 100+ tables of N Scale at the Swap-a-Rama, Clinics, model contest, operating layouts, home layout tours, plus off site tours to the Micro-Trains plant, Medford RR Park and live steam at Train Mountain. Info:- http://www.nationalnscaleconvention.com, Dick Ollendorf 610-923-7535 evenings, Eastern time.

Apr 21-22, Eugene, OR

24th Annual Willamette Cascade Model Railroad Club Swap Meet & Train Show, 796 W. 13th Avenue, Lane Events Center (Lane County Fairgrounds). Adults $6 each, children 10 years and younger free if accompanied by an adult, optional early bird special Saturday only at 9:00 a.m. $10 per person admission good for both days, Show hours Sat. 10 am to 5 pm, Sun. 10 am to 4 pm., vendor tables available (8 feet long by 30 inches wide with red linen tablecloth) at $25.00 per table, price good for both days. This is one of the largest swap meets between San Francisco, CA, and the Canadian border featuring over vendors from 9 different states, 250 plus tables filling 22,000 square feet of space. There are operating layouts in a variety of scales, speeder display, historical societies present representing Northwest Railroads of the past, train videos for the public, hourly door prizes for the public, operation lifesaver trailer display with educational literature, building fund raiser for prizes, FREE PARKING, and all kinds of trains, parts, memorabilia. For more information please contact co-chairs, Lee Temple, 541-954-4917 or ttandt@ram-mail.com or Diane Temple at 541-225-7394 or LDTemple@ram-mail.com

May 2-5, Medford, OR

Siskiyou Summit 2012 Joint Convention. Pacific Northwest Region & Pacific Coast Region / NMRA. Red Lion Hotel Medford, 200 N. Riverside Avenue. Info:- http://www.pcrnmra.org/conv2012/


Mar 24 (Sat), Boise, ID

PNR 3rd Division Spring Meet, Covenant Presbyterian Church 4848 North Five Mile Road (McMillan and Five Mile). Info:- terrynelson8030@msn.com (208) 895-8030

Mar 25 (Sun), Lewiston, ID

First Annual Lewis-Clark Railroad And Collectables Swap Meet, sponsored by the Lewis-Clark Train Club (LCTC). Nez Perce County Fair Grounds, 1229 Burrell Ave. 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Admission: $5 Adults, children under 12 free with adult. Over thirty-five vendors with approximately 130 tables with all types of railroadiana, model and collectable toy trains, and many other collectable items. Info:- Mike McGee, President, LCTC, 208-816-6072; or Wayne Walling, msgtusaf@clarkston.com


Feb 3 (Fri), Auburn, WA

Western Washington's Railroad Right-of-Ways, 1930 -1980. Lecture and Slideshow by Dave Sprau, Open House 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lecture 7:30 to 9 p.m. Adults $5, Kids/Seniors $4 Info: - s (253) 288-7433 http://www.wrvmuseum.org

Feb 4-5, Monroe, WA

United NorthWest Model RR Club 21st Annual Charity Model Train Show and Swap Meet, Evergreen State Fairgrounds. Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4. Hosted by the United NorthWest Model RR Club. Info:- http://www.unwclub.org/unwshow.html

Feb 18 (Sat), Spokane Valley, WA

Evergreen Model Railroad open house, 5 PM to 9 PM, 18213 E. Appleway. Contact Jerry Quinn, 509-939-5845.

Feb 18-19, Spokane, WA

River City Modelers Club Open House. Saturday: 6 PM to 9 PM; Sunday: Noon - 5PM at 1130 E. Sprague Ave. Visit the River City Western HO Model Railroad. The double deck 48 x 45 ft. layout is progressing rapidly with mainline track in, scenery progressing and a lot of the backdrop painting has been completed. Info:- Bob or Shirley Sample at home: 509-292-8332, cell 509-991-2317, shirley.sample@busnws.com or John Langlot, 509-981-5017

Feb 19 (Sun), Spokane, WA

Swap Meet, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Spokane Community College, Lair Student Activities Building, Mission & Greene Streets. Operating Layouts, Railroad Art & Memorabilia, All Scales, Buy, Sell or Swap, Free Parking. Admission $5 for adults, $3 for kids 11 to 16 years of age, 10 & under free with an adult. Info:- Bob or Shirley Sample, P.O. Box 314, Elk, WA 99009; 509-838-4029 or 509-991-2317 or email shirley@busnws.com

Mar 17 (Sat), Chehalis, WA

Capitol City Lions 27th Annual All Scales Model Railroad Swap Meet. Yard Birds Event Center, 2100 North National Ave; 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Adults $6.00, Senior Citizens & Students $4.00 and Age 12 & under free with paying Adult. Tables are $27.00, set up at 8:00AM Info:- Bill Zidel, ZidelRCSD@aol.com or 360-438-3503.

Apr 14 (Sat), Olympia, WA

Ninth Annual Olympia Layout Tour. There will be at least eight layouts on the tour. Various scale and gauge combinations will be represented, including N, HO, On30 and 3/8n20. Jim Younkins' N scale Mud Bay & Southern and Greg Wright's 3/8n20 Consolidated Republic Mining Railroad have been featured in national publications. Most of the layouts are in various stages of construction, which will give visitors an opportunity to see each builder's construction methods. Info:- Scott Buckley, sbuckley54@comcast.net


Feb 25 (Sat), Edmonton, AB

Open operating session on the Monashee Pacific of the Edmonton Model Railroad Association, www.emraonline.ca. 1:00PM - 5PM, no-host dinner follows. *Session is now full* For more info:- ulvestad@telus.net

Feb 25-26, Olds, AB

Annual Olds Model Railroad show. Olds College, Sat 10-5 and Sun 10-4. Admission $5.00 per person, children 5 and under are free. Booth cost: $100, free for non-commercial displays. Info:- Gord Sylvester, funtimeshobby@shaw.ca or www.funtimeshobby.com

Mar 3 (Sat), Calgary, AB

Calgary Prototype modellers Meet. Doors open at 9:00 AM. St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 703 Heritage Dr. SW $10.00 Adult 5.00 16 & under. Clinics: Doug Phillips - noted CPR passenger car historian; Dave Audley - associated with Athabasca Scale Models; Dr. George Barr - noted photographer and book writer.

Mar 4 (Sun), Calgary, AB

CMRS Spring Mini Meet & Annual CMT Flea Market. Glenmore Inn. Flea market 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Vendors $20, CMRS members $2, others $5, Mini Meet 10:30 - 3:30 Info:- Swap meet: Brookes Harrow 403-201-4937, bharrow@nucleus.com; Mini meet: Marvin Burk, 403-995-3319, burkpm@telus.net, www.calgarymodelrailway.ca/mini-meets.html

May 5 (Sat), Edmonton, AB

Open operating session on the Monashee Pacific of the Edmonton Model Railroad Association, www.emraonline.ca. 6:00PM - 10PM. To confirm attendance, or for more info:- ulvestad@telus.net

May 5 (Sat), Edmonton, AB

MMRF Annual Swap Meet: Central Lion's Senior Citizens Recreation Centre 11113 113 St. 9AM-Noon, Admission $2, tables $20, $15 for MMRF members. Info:- Ron Boyer, 780-466-2670, www.mmrf.ab.ca

Apr 21 - Apr 22, Calgary, AB

SUPERTRAIN 2012 Canada's Biggest and Best Annual Model Train Show. 9 AM til 5 PM both days. Subway Soccer Centre, 7000 - 48 Street SE. Calgary FREE PARKING Adult - $10, Youth (6-12) - $5, under 6 - free. Over 60,000 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:- www.supertrain.ca or info@supertrain.ca


Mar 18 (Sun), Burnaby, BC

Western Rails 2012. 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 Center, 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) $5.00 Child (under 6) Free Family $12.00 (Maximum 2 Adults, 3 Youth) Info:- westernrails@wcra.org 604-484-2791.

Apr 6-8, Quesnel, BC

GOLDPAN EXPRESS 2012, PNR 7th Division Spring Meet, Quesnel Curling Club, large display hall, operating layouts, vendors, swap tables, contests, AP judging, clinics, layout tours, public show Sat and Sun, Friday burger night, Saturday night banquet. Info:- russwatson@me.com or anoble@telus.net (250) 992-8061 www.goldpanexpress.info

Apr 15 (Sun), Nanaimo, BC

28th Annual Vancouver Island Spring Model Railroad Show. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Beban Park Rec Center, 2300 Bowen Road. Operating Layouts; Swap & Shop Tables, Retail Sales (Table rental $30); Model Contests (Popular Vote). Entrance Fares: Family - $10, Adult - $5, Senior - $4, Child (6-12) - $1, NMRA Member - $3 Info:- Ken Rutherford (250)724-4698 ( kj.rutherford@shaw.ca ) or Rick Lord (250) 724-4205


Mar 10-11, Saskatoon, SK

All Aboard 2012, Western Development Museum. Saturday 9-5:00, Sunday 9-4:30. Layouts, Vendors, and Videos. Consignment sale on Saturday. Info:- www.prairierailworkshop.com, allaboardtrainshow@sasktel.net

Mar 24-25, Moose Jaw, SK

Model Train Show. Western Development Museum 50 Diefenbaker Drive Moose Jaw. The museum is opened from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info:- www.tcmrc.org

Jun 28 - Jul 1, Regina, SK

Living Skies Express 2012. Joint CARM National/PNR 6th Division Convention. University of Regina Campus Info:- Tyler Smith, smithtyler@sasktel.net



  • Boeing Employees Model Railroad Club
    Kent, Washington
    Dedicated to the notion that model railroading is fun.
    Support all local model railroad shows and swap-meets.

  • Microsoft Model Railroaders
    Redmond, Washington
    Email group who talks trains.
    Sets up an NTRAK layout.

  • Puget Sound Garden Railway Society
    Puget Sound, Washington
    Involved in Local events.

  • Tacoma North Western Model Rail Road
    Federal Way, Washington.
    HO sectional model rail road club activities.
    Permanent clubhouse modular layout.
    New TNW light weight sectional DCC layout for traveling shows.

  • United NorthWest Model Railroad Club
    Seattle, Washington
    N scale club with a 12' x 35' portable layout.
    Sponsor annual show and charity swap-meets.

  • Western Mountains Model Railroad Club
    Lynnwood, WA.
    Modelling the Montana Rail Link.
    Crossing the continental divide, west of Helena Mt.
    N-scale permanent.
    Realistically layout depicting "Missoula Route".

  • TITLE: NMRA Pacific Nortwest Region Chapter
    Photographer: Unknown
    Date: 2006
    Description: Model Railroad Layout Northern Pacific

    TITLE: UNW Club
    Photographer: Unknown
    Date: Unknown
    Description: Model Layout

    TITLE: Paicfic Science Center
    Photographer: Unknown
    Date: January 18, 2009
    Description: Unknown

    TITLE: Unknown
    Photographer: Unknown
    Date: Novenmber 25, 2006
    Description: Seattle Waterfront Trains

    TITLE: 5

    TITLE: 6

    Spectators are reminded to stay away from tracks, moving trains, yards, railroad structures as in: bridges, trestles, towers, signals, wires, rail equipment and the railroad right-of-way.

    Spectators must not trespass on railroad property or on private property adjacent to the railroad. Obtain permission first.

    Stay in public access areas such as stations,rail crossings, sidewalks, buildings. highway bridges, parking lots, highways, overpasses, national forest & parks, state/city public parks and public waterfront area. Obtain permission if accessins private property.

    All Spectators agree to assume the risk of harm and release Amtrak, Amtrak Cascades, Sound Transit, ATD LINES, National Train Day Assocation and All Operating Railways from all liability for personal injury and loss of property.

    Spectators are reminded that railroad tracks, trestles, yards and equipment are private property and that trespassers are subject to arrest and fines.

    Some stations served by Amtrak, Amtrak Cascades, Sound Transit Trains and Operating Railways require advance permission for Spectators photography.

    Always obey all contest, railway rules and Federal-Regional-State-Local Laws.

    Always be safe and use common sense. As much of railroad property is not fenced, nor are property lines marked, thus difficult to determine where railroad property begins & ends.




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    Corporate Logo/Name placed on:
    Event Posters
    Event Program - 1/4 page 4-color ad
    Event Web-Page for One Year
    Media Interviews
    Invitation to Pre-Event Pancake Breakfast to receive Donor Plaque
    Table in the Official Winners Imaging Dispaly Area
    Name included in Event advertising

    Donation of $2,500.00 and above

    Corporate Logo/Name placed on:
    Event Posters
    Event Program
    Event Web-Page for One Year
    Media Interviews
    Invitation to Pre-Event Breakfast to receive Donor Plaque
    Seat on the Official Reviewing Stand
    Name included in Event advertising

    Donation of $1,250.00 and above

    Corporate Logo/Name placed on:
    Event Program
    Event Web-Page for One Year
    Invitation to Pre-Event Breakfast to receive Donor Plaque

    Donation of $250.00 and above

    Corporate Logo/Name placed on:
    Seattle Program
    Event Web-Page for One Year

    The National Train Day Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
    Registry of Washintion State.
    An Invoice and/or Form W-9 are available upon request.


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