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Pacific Coast Region NMRA Annual Convention

CLEAR to the Coast 2020

Co-sponsored by Western Railway Museum
April 30 – May 3, 2020
Concord, California


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Check back here frequently for News and Updates. New clinics, layout tours, prototype tours, and any cancellations, as well as other changes to the convention will appear here.

  • November 6, 2019
    • Added photos of the actual ocean waves and river rapids you will learn how to model in the Model Ultra-Realistic Surf clinic by Scott Forrest. See the Clinics page for more information and how to reserve your seat for this hands-on clinic limited to 15 attendees.
    • Added 3 new layouts on Layout Tours & Operating Sessions page, including an onsite modular layout with opportunities to operate on the layout.
  • October 30, 2019
    • Added Daily Schedule grid on Schedules page. More details will be added as they become available.
    • Added new "What's Going on at the Convention" clinic by Chris Palermo on Clinics page.
  • October 25, 2019
    • Added new hands-on Model Ultra-Realistic Surf clinic by Scott Forrest on Clinics page. This is an extra-fare clinic. Tickets must be purchased in advance during registration or, if already registered, on the Company Store page.
  • October 24, 2019
    • Earl Girbovan took over as Layout Tours Chairman, email:
    • Added new clinicians on Clinics page.
  • October 19, 2019
    • Updated Non-Rails Activities page with information for the outside activities, including the Non-Rail Lunch.
    • Updated "QwikLook" Master Schedule with Non-Rail activities.
  • October 18, 2019
    • Registrar changed to Chris Palermo on Committee page.
    • Mail-in registration form updated to version 1.8. Version 1.7 is obsolete.
  • September 25, 2019
    • Added link to make hotel reservations on the Convention Hotel page.
  • August 31, 2019
    • Added information on new Western Railway Museum Tour on the Prototype Tours page.
    • Updated Company Store page and registration forms, online and mail-in, for addition of the Western Railway Museum Tour.
    • Save the date! Thursday, April 30, evening - President's Reception. More details coming soon!
  • July 10, 2019
    • Updated Non-Rail Activities page with Saturday's Shop Hop information.
    • Added new Page Visit Summary page. Link at bottom of this page.
  • July 5, 2019
    • Updated Non-Rail Activities page with luncheon information and Non-Rails Room schedule times. Now open Thursday and Friday, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, and Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
    • Added link to photos of the March Coast Division Square Foot Challenge entries on the Home and Contests pages.
  • June 22, 2019
    • Added Convention Shirt photo on Home and Company Store pages.
    • Added information for a new special, popular vote diorama contest, the Square Foot Challenge. See the Contests page for full details and all the rules. (There are only two!)
  • May 8, 2019
    • Added the first of many clinicians to the Clinics page. Thanks, Giuseppe and Paul!
    • Added link for BART and Amtrak bus schedule on the Home page. Thanks to Mike O'Dorney for providing the information.
  • May 2, 2019
    • Website open for business! Register online or by mail on the Registration page. A PayPal account is not required for online registrations.
  • April 23, 2019
    • Updated Layout Tours & Operating Sessions page with 5 layout tours.
    • Updated Schedules page with latest known schedule.
  • April 20, 2019
    • Updated Home and Registration pages with convention registration costs.
  • March 30, 2019
    • Updated Committee page with 5 new committee members — Dennis Stokely, Nancy Stokely, Ray Turner, Pat LaTorres, and Ed Slintak. WELCOME ABOARD!
    • Updated Contests, Non-Rail Activities, and Railroading Merit Badge page with Chairs' names.
  • March 16, 2019
    • Updated convention logo with the final version.
    • New page added: Registration.
  • March 13, 2019
    • New pages added: Banquet, BSA Railroading Merit Badge Program, Non-Rails, Volunteers, Prototype Tours, SIG Program, and Schedules.
  • March 12, 2019
    • Added draft convention logo to website.
    • Created and added favicon from logo for browser tab.
    • Updated website color scheme to coordinate with logo.
    • Updated Home and Links page to add Western Railway Museum as co-host for the Clear to the Coast 2020 PCR Convention.
  • March 9, 2019
    • New pages added: Clinics, Layout Tours & Operating Sessions, and Hotel.
  • February 26, 2019
    • Defined e-mail aliases on PCR server.
    • New pages added: Committee.
  • February 25, 2019
    • Updated all pages from The Club Car 2015 to Clear to the Coast 2020.
    • New pages added: Home, News & Updates, Hotel, Error 404 - File not found, Contests, Privacy Policy, Links, and Hobos.
  • February 23, 2019
    • Work began on the 2020 PCR Convention website. Cloned PCR 2015 website.

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