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August 23-29, 2015

NMRA 2015 National Convention

Portland Daylight Express
Portland Oregon

Sept. 20, 2015

Division 2 Meeting

Where: Schiappa Library, 4141 Mall Drive, Steubenville OH 43952
ORNRy Bunch layouts open 11:00am - 6:00pm, except 1/2 hour before and after meeting.
See the Layout Map for directions.

October 18, 2015

Division 2 Meeting

Where: Norwin Library, Norwin, PA

November 15, 2015

Division 2 Meeting

Where: New Eagle, PA

Local Events

Greenberg's Train & Toy Show

July 11-12, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday
Kids under 12 free, Adults $8.00, good for both days
Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146
Free Parking On-Site & Free Shuttle From Mall Lot
500+ Tables of Trains for Sale, 100+ Exhibitors from Across the Country, Huge Operating Model Train Displays, Free Workshops and Demonstrations, Hourly Door Prize Giveaways Plus Much, Much More!
more information

The Fire Department of Castle Shannon Electric Train Show

Castle Shannon Volunteern Fire Department, 3600 Library Road, Castle Shannon, PA 15234, 4 mile south of downtown Pittsburgh
Sunday Nov. 1, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm
C.S.V.F.D! Memorial and Firemen's Halls, Rt. 88 & GRove Roads, 3 lights south of Rt. 51 - Three Halls
Admission $6.00, 12 & under free
200 table of trains for sale & exclusive parts dept., free parking, operating displays, full kitchen all day, family train activities.


A bit south of Morgantown, is Grafton WV, where Grafton Model Railroad Society is located. They are a new model railroad club, just getting started.

One of our members is starting a service that helps models that need an extra hand.

One of Pennsylvania, Laurel Highlands, newest attraction is located in Connelsville, just southeast of Pittsburgh. The Connellsville Canteen Coffee Shop pays tribute to WWII heroes of its time in a recreated B&O Train Station dedicated to the remembrance of the Canteen Ladies who served over 600 troops passing through the area on their way to war. Also housed in the Connellsville Cantteen is Harry Clark's Indian Creek Valley Railroad display. This 22x50 foot scratch built display of an era gone by will just amaze you. The Fabulous panoramic view clearly shows the craftsmanship and artistry of its builder. The HO railroad features mountain scenery with 1000s of scratch built trees, buildings, houses, rolling plains and mountains. Please come down to Connellsville and step back in time to the 1940's to learn about what our local hero's went through during WWII and also experience the Indian Creek Valley Railroad Display. One of the finest scratch built displays you will ever see.

The Ohio Northern Railway had a 2 1/2 hour workshop on October 12, 2013. Many topics were covered and a good time was had by all.

Here's a historic snapshot of Pennsylvania, Penn Pilot, from the Pennsylvania Geological Survey, Historic Aerial Photographs from 1937 through 1972. An easy to use map, you click on the red diamond, which denotes the center of each photo (usually there is 40% overlap in aerial photos), and a pop-up window will show the date of the flight and ask you if you want low, medium or high resolution.

Larry Kline's O scale layout was filmed by Tom Wilson during an operating session on March 24th, part of the RPM-East 2011 tour. Railroad Travel, Hobby & Industry has added a link to our website, click on the image for a link the their site, currently indexing 17,545 quality resources in 156 categories.

Make tracks to the Division 2 Meetings , guests are always welcome to stop in and meet other modelers. If you enjoy, or are just interested in, trains or model railroads, then you will fit right in with our interests and activities. We have members that have a few trains stored in the attic, some are master modelers, others have huge operating layouts, and others just enjoy coming to the meetings. Our annual picnic this year featured two cakes and tons of other goodies.

The Free-Mo modular railroad is a chance for anyone to model and operate a section of the layout. Members are available to help and guide you with each step in your modules construction. See our Free-Mo pictures page for photos of our modular railroad portable layout.

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