The Convention will be from May 4 through 7, 2023,
sponsored by the Keystone Division of the NMRA, Mid-Central Region,
at the Doubletree by Hilton at Cranberry, 910 Sheraton Drive, Mars, PA, 16046.
EVERYTHING YOU WANT IN A GREAT CONVENTION, AND MORE!
Clinics - Tours - Contests - Non-Rail Activities - Layout Tours
- Banquet - White Elephant Tables - Door Prizes - Railfanning
Our convention hotel, the Doubletree by Hilton at Cranberry, is conveniently located within easy access to
the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate-79 just north of Pittsburgh. You can visit the city, see Station
Square, ride the Duquesne or Monongahela Inclines, railfan and enjoy the area. You are just 15 minutes
from Norfolk Southern Mainline and 20 minutes from CSX Mainline.
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If you have any questions regarding the convention, please contact by e-mail
Help Make This Convention A Great Experience For All
The full line-up of activities being offered promises to make the 2023 MCR Convention a memorable one for all attendees.
Much planning and pre-work has taken place to make sure there's plenty to do over the four days.
To assure everything falls into place and runs smoothly, we need the help of volunteers on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Many Division 2 members have already stepped-up and agreed to help.
That's where the old expression, "the more the merrier" comes into play.
We want to be certain there are enough volunteers on-hand to share the duties, so no one misses a clinic or activity
they want to attend. \
With that being said, how about offering a little of your time to help us?
As an added benefit, you will earn "volunteer" hours toward your NMRA Association Volunteer Certificate!
There are several areas that you can we can use help:
Model Contest Volunteers:
No experience is necessary, but there are plenty of members throughout the region who have assisted in past conventions.
We'll need help in the Vendor Room, White Elephant Room, Attendee Assistance and Registration.
Send an e-mail to
Judges: We need members that have served as a judge in at least one NMRA sponsored Model Contest.
Clerical Staff: We need members to help check in models and complete the required paperwork.
Contest Room Security: We also members to help visitors secure any packages they are carrying before viewing the
models as well as ensure that the models are not damaged.
Send an e-mail to
Give it some thought and agree to help out.
Clinicians and Vendors
We still have room for additional Clinicians and Vendors:
clinicians can email us at
vendors can email us at
Would you like to know more about what we are planning?
Our Superintendent is making presentations to all Mid-Central Divisions.
Here is a
he made to Division 8 on October 15, 2022.
We thank Division 8 for allowing us to share it with you.
Here is the
handout that you can view and print.