April Keystone Flyer newsletter is here.

Congratulations to Bill DeFoe who has been an NMRA member for 50 years!

Division 2 is having a book sale, see the Book Sale Listing for selection and prices.

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Visit our jamboree page to get full information on the Pittsburgh Model Railroad Jamboree!

March 13, 2015

Division 2 Meeting

Where: Jeanette Eagles Hall, 223 South 4th Street, Jeanette, PA
Meeting at 2:30pm
Layouts: Andy Blenko, Dick Flock and Rob Enrico will all be open from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Niedzalkoski's Train Shop, across the street from the Eagles Hall, will be open 1:00pm - 2:15pm & after the meeting.

April 23, 2016

Pittsburgh Model Railroad Jamboree

Where: Robert Morris University Sewall Center, 6001 University Blvd, Moon, PA 15108
Registration open at 8:00am

April 28 - May 1, 2016

2016 MCR Convention - Rails to the Capital

Where: Embassy Suites, Dublin, Ohio

May 15, 2016

Division 2 Meeting

Where: Scenic Express, 175 Sheffield Dr, #100, Delmont, PA 15626
Doors Open at 1:30pm; Meeting at 2:30pm

June 26, 2016

Division 2 Meeting

Where: Marshall Yownship Municipal Building, 525 Pleasant Hill Rd, Wexford, PA 15090
Meeting at 2:30pm
Layout: Neal Schorr open noon to 2:00pm and after the meeting if needed.

Local Events

Mon Valley Railroad Historical Society

April 2, 2016 10:00am - 4:00pm and April 3, 2016 Noon - 4:00pm
Spring Open House, 128 Pleasant Street, Morgantown, WV
Admission is free, trains will be rolling on the big HO scale layout.

Beaver County Model Railroad Spring Model Train Sale

Sunday April 3, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm
Center Stage Banquet Hall, 1495 Old Brodhead Rd, Monaca, PA 15061
Admission: $5 for adults, kids under 12 free with adult supervision
Tri-state vendors as well as local vendors will be present for your buying needs. It's a great way to spend time with the family! There will be an operating layout, club house tour of our model railroad, great food, and a 50/50 raffle. There are usually 80 to 100 vendor tables present at our show.

59th Buckeye Model Trains & Railroad Artifacts Show & Sale

Saturday April 16, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm
December 10, 2016
Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH, Lausche Building
Ohio's largest combination model & artifact show

Eighth Annual Model Railroad Home Tour

Spondored by: The Ligonier Valley Rail Road Association
May 7, 2016
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.

17th Annual Model Train Jamboree

Saturday May 7, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm, No fee, Open to the public, donations appreciated
Model Railroad Day at the Dubois Mall
sponsored by the Allegheny Plateau Division, MCR, NMRA
Local Model Railroaders enjoying the World's Greatest Hobby
train layouts, various scales, hobby sales, model making, kids corner male n take, display items, free magazines, family fun.

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.

Central Station Train Show

Sponsored by: Central Volunteer Fire Company
Sunday September 18, 2016, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Admission $5, children 12 & under free
McHenry Memorial Social Hall, 425 Scenery Dr, Elizabeth, PA 15037
All guages & parts, die-cast models, dealer tables, running layouts, books & videos, NASCAR, good food & drink, free parking.

Electric Train Show

Sunday October 30, 2016, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department Memorial and Firemen's Halls, Rt. 88 & Grove Roads (3 lights south of Rt. 51)
Adimmssion $6, 12 and under free
Three Halls! 200 tables of trains for sale & exclusive parts dept., free parking, 5 operating displays, full kitchen all day, familt train activities & train rides.
The marketplace for: the discerning collector, the avid operator, and train loving families.

Kittanning Train & Toy Show

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


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. Bob is currently working with RC locomotives.

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.

RailServe.com: Railroad Travel, Hobby & Industry Railserve.com 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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