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November 15, 2015

Division 2 Meeting

Where: New Eagle VFD, 156 Chess St, New Eagle, PA 15607
Layout: Mid-Mon Valley Model RR Club, open 11:00am - 2:00pm and after the meeting and Susan Werner's layout is open Noon-1:30pm and afer the meeting.
Meeting at 2:30pm
Program: Gary Strelick, "Getting There in Style: Motorcars"

January 17, 2016

Division 2 Meeting

Where: Old Economy Village Visitors Center, 270 16th St, Ambridge, PA 15003
Layout: Ohio Valley Lines, 1225 Merchant St, Ambridge, PA 15003, open at 1:30 PM
Meeting at 2:30 PM

February 27-28, 2016 10:00am-4:00pm

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show

Where: Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146
The Keystone Division's Free-Mo layout will be on display at the show.

April 23, 2016

Pittsburgh Model Railroad Jamboree

Where: Sewall Center, Robert Morris College

Holiday Layout Schedule

Holiday Open House 2015

Mid Mon Valley Model Railroad Club 159 Main St (Rt.88), New Eagle, PA, second floor of the Municipal Building
Nov. 28 & 29, Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 2015 and Jan. 2 & 3 2016
Noon - 5:00pm

28th Annual Holiday Train Display

Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum 5507 Lakeside Dr, Gibsonia, PA 15044
Nov. 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, Dec. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27 2015, Jan. 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17 2016 Fridays 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday & Sundays 11:00am - 5:00pm
Friday Nov. 27 2015 11:00am - 9:00pm
Monday - Thursday Dec. 28, 29, 30 & 31, 2015 11:00am - 5:00pm
Friday evenings see Steam at Twilight

2016 Christmas Season Open House

McKeesport Model Railroad Club, 2209 Walnut Street, McKeesport, PA 15132
Min. donation: $4, $2 ages 5-17, under age 5, military, BSA & GSA free
Nov. 27 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Nov. 28 Dec. 5, 6, 12, 19 1:00pm - 8:00pm, Dec. 26 1:00pm - 7:00pm, Nov. 29 Dec. 13, 20, 27 1:00pm - 6:00pm and Dec. 19 5:00pm - 8:00pm one day Santa visits

33rd Anniversary Open House

Ohio Valley Lines, 1225 Merchant St, Ambridge, PA 15003, 724-266-4787
Nov. 28, 29 Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 2015, Jan. 2, 3 2016, noon - 5:00pm
Donation: adults $6, children 3-12 $2

Penn Hills #4 VFD Annual Train Display

1002 Center Ave, Verona, PA 15147
November 28, 2015 - January 2, 2016
Monday-Friday 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm and 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Santa visits Saturdays in December thru Christmas at 7:00pm

Holiday Train Display

Bull Creek United Presbyterian Church, 224 Tarentum-Culmerville Rd, Tarentum, PA 15084
Nov. 27, 28, 29 Dec. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 Friday 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Saturday 2:00pm - 4:00pm & 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dec. 28, 29, 30 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Donation $2, chilren 12 & under free

Local Events

Thanksgiving Model Railroad Open House

November 21 & 22, 2015, Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday Noon-5:00pm
Free Admission, good food & railroad music, lots of model railroading
Mon Valley Railroad Historical Society, 128 Pleasant St, Morgantown, WV 26505

New Gallilee Train and Toy Show

New Gallilee Fire Department, 606 Centenial Ave, New Gallilee, PA 16141
Sunday, November 22, 2015, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Kittanning Train & Toy Show

Sunday November 29, 2015, Sunday February 21, 2016, Sunday November 27, 2016, Sunday February 19, 2017, Sunday November 26, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
Kittanning Township Volunteer Fire Hall, 13126 St. Rt. 422 (3.5 miles east of Kittanning) Kittanning, PA 16201
Admission: Adults $3, children 12 & under free

Richland Train & Toy Show

December 6, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm, sponsered by Dewey's Autobody
Richland Firehall, 1321 Scalp Ave, at the intersection of Rts. 219 & 56, Johnstown, PA 15904
Admission: adults $5, children 6 and under free
Over 80 tables of toy trains, food and bererage available, door prize.

Train Show and Sale

Adamsburg and Community Volunteer Fire Department
Sunday January 10, 2016, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Admission: $4 adults, kids under 12, emergency services personnel, and active duty military personnel free.
Nearly 60 tables with trains of all scales, toys and many other railroad items. Lunch, bererages and snacks available. Modular layout on display.

Train Sale and Show

Spondored by: Mid Mon Valley Model Railroad Club and New Eagle Volunteer Fire Department
Date: Sunday January 31, 2016, 10:00am to 4:00pm
At the New Eagle VFD Social Hall, 156 Chess St, New Eagle, PA 15067
Admission: $3.00 adults, $2.00 youth 7-17 and seniors 60+, children 6 and under free with adult
Featuring: All scales, test track, free parking, handicap accessible, food and refreshments on site, operating layouts.

Greenberg's Train & Toy Show

Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146
February 27-28, 2016, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Admission: $7 for adults online, $9 at the door, children 11 and under are free, worlds largest train, toy & hobby show, operating train layouts, tables of toy and model trains, die cast cars and collectible toys, other hobby merchandise, free seminars, fun for the whole family, kid's train play area.

South Hills Modelers Association

8th Annual Model, Toy, Die Cast Expo and Contest
Sunday, March 13, 2016 9:00am - 3:00pm
Broughton Volunteer Firehall, 1030 Cochran Mill Road, South Park, PA 15236
Admission $3, children under 12 free
Free parking, food and refreshments, make & take, strip tickets, giveaways, model car and truck contest, 14 classes, fireman's award, peoples choice award, special club awards.

Eighth Annual Model Railroad Home Tour

Spondored by: The Ligonier Valley Rail Road Association
The tour will visit multiple layouts and displays in Westmoreland County
Ticket prices are: $15 adults, $5 under 16, tickets are advance sale only and only 300 will be sold, no tickets will be sold after April 24. Call 724-238-7819 for more information.

12th Anniversary Show 2016 N-Scale Weekend

N-Scale Model Train Show
Saturday August 20, 2016, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday August 21, 2016, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Altoona Jaffa Shrine Center, Broad Ave. & 22nd St, Altoona, PA 16602
Admission: $5, under 12 free with adult
N-Scale model trains and supplies, 17 large operating N-Scale train layouts plus several small layouts.


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.
As you watch this miniature display there is a railroad sound track which is enhanced by the actual train traffic from the very active CSX railroad yard just one half block away with its AMTRAC station serving riders between Washington DC and Chicago.
While in Connellsville, consider staying at the Connellsville Bed & Breakfast, just a block from the Youghiogheny River fishing and boating, the GAP Trail running from Pittsburgh to Washington DC for hiking and biking, and within 20 minutes of two Frank Lloyd Wright sites Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. You can check pricing, bed arrangements, availability and even make reservation on the site or call us at 1-877-892-8900.

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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