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"So many events, so little time!"

Contact Dave Grenier for additions or changes to the calendar
Last Updated: June 12, 2021

DISCLAIMER: The PCR is not responsible for events canceled without notice.
There is no guarantee events will happen as shown on this calendar.
Be sure to check the sponsoring organization's website for event status.
CANCELED events have a grey background.
2021 EVENTS
July 2, 2021 - 9:00 am, John Allen Memorial (JAM) Breakfast, Location: TBD, likely Newark, CA.

To express interest, send email to PCRPREZ@nmra.org.
July 6 – 10, 2021 - Rails by the Bay NMRA 2021 National Convention, now virtual via Zoom.

New! Online Registration & Payment With PayPal Now Available

This multi-day video virtual event is under development on a NEW website http://pcrnmra.org/NMRA2021/.
CANCELEDJuly 9 – 11, 2021 - National Train Show® in conjunction with Rails by the Bay NMRA 2021 National Convention, Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway (@ Tasman Drive), Santa Clara, CA • MAP
July 11, 2021 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Spring 2021 Model Train Swap Meet & Open House, Black Diamond Lines Model Railroad Club, 425 Fulton Shipyard Rd, Antioch, CA.  MAP

We have transitioned to a fully DCC system to run our layout. Come check us out and see the new way we are operating model trains.

Info: info@blackdiamondlines.com, Phone: (925) 779-1964.
September 8 – 11, 2021 - Orange Blossom Special 2021, NMRA Pacific Southwest Region 2021 Convention, Hosted by Cajon Division, Hilton Hotel / Orange County Airport, 18800 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA • MAP
October 1– 3, 2021 - Central Coast Railroad Festival, San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties, CA., Hosted by San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum, 1940 Santa Barbara Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA.   MAP

For now, the plan is the same as usual... Preliminary activites of the 2021 Central Coast Railroad Festival (CCRRF) will start in September 2021, model layout tours will start Thursday 9/30/21, Saturday 10/2/21 at the SLO Railroad Museum, etc. This is all tentative, of course, but that's the plan right now.
October 2, 2021 - 1:00 pm, Pacific Coast Region Mid-Year Board of Directors Meeting via Zoom. All PCR members welcome.
Meeting details are: TBA
December 25, 2021 - Merry Christmas
2022 and FUTURE EVENTS
January 28 – 30, 2022 – Bay Area Layout Design & Operations Weekend, Sponsored by Pacific Coast Region-NMRA, Layout Design SIG, and Operations SIG.

Save the dates! More details will be posted Fall 2021.

The meet and all three days of layout tours are open to ALL, regardless of affiliation or membership. NMRA, PCR, LDSIG, OPSIG membership is NOT required! If you can't join us for the entire meet, at least come out and enjoy some truly wonderful layouts.

Website for the January 30-31, 2021 SIG Meet

TSG Multimedia's video of Bay Area Meet 2019.

TSG video report of Live Crew Lounge Panel Discussion at 2020's meet (Starts at 0:49)

March 5 & 6, 2022 - Sat: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sun: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Golden Empire Historical & Modeling Society's Annual Model Train Show, Horace Massey Building, Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 South P Street, Bakersfield, CA. • MAP  

Admission is $x.00 for adults, kids 12 and under admitted free, when accompanied by a paying adult. Admission is good for both days. Approximately 100 vendor tables with model train supplies for sale and thousands of square feet of operating model trains on display. Contact info: (661) 331-6695; email: carldw@aol.com
April 21 – 24, 2022 - Return to the Redwoods 2022, PCR/NMRA Annual Convention, Hosted by Redwood Empire Division (RED). DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country, One Doubletree Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 • MAPPromotional Video
April 24, 2022 - 9:00 am, Pacific Coast Region Annual Business Meeting. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country, One Doubletree Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 • MAP

The quorum for any meeting of the Membership shall be thirty-five (35). (PCR By-Laws, Article 4, Section 5. Meetings)
August 22 – 25, 2023 - Texas Express 2023, NMRA National Convention, Hosted by Lone Star Region. Convention Hotel: Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas • MAP

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Future NMRA Conventions for Long Range Planning

July 6 - 10, 2021 - Rails by the Bay, NMRA 2021 National Convention, now a five-day virtual event on Zoom.

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CANCELED - 5/19/20August 14 - 21, 2022 - The Heart of England Express, Birmingham, England

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August 22 - 25, 2023 - Texas Express 2023, Gaylord Texan Hotel, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations are still closed in 2021. Please refer to the sponsoring organization's website for their current status. The PCR is not responsible for events canceled without notice. There is no guarantee events will happen as shown below.

Weekly Club Activities

Changes? e-Mail Dave Grenier at: pcrWebmaster@pcrnmra.org

Every Monday 7:00 PM / Santa Cruz County Railroad Historical Society (HO, N, G)
Watsonville, CA / Rick Lopez, e-mail: rick213@pnet.net or 831-768-8211

Every Tuesday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM / Empire Builders Model Railroad Club (HO) 3318 School St, Oakland, CA / e-mail: president@ebmrc.org. Also see Saturday.

Every Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 PM / Roseville Roundhouse Model Railroad Club (HO)
Roseville, CA / George Carter, e-mail: Geo_Clairie_Carter@msn.com

Every Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 PM / Golden Empire Historical and Modeling Society (HO, N)
Bakersfield, CA / Doug Wagner, e-mail: carldw@aol.com or 661-589-0391 / Club phone 661-325-5820

Every Tuesday 5:00 to 8:00 PM / South Bay Historical Railroad Society (Museum, Library, HO, N, 4'8")
1005 Railroad Ave, Santa Clara, CA / Club phone 408-243-3969. Also see Saturday.

Every Tuesday / Lompoc Valley Model Railroad and Historical Society (HO) CLOSED – Another Fallen Flag!
Gone, but not forgotten. See the photos taken by Anita Walker, owner of Central Coast Trains at the Society's 2015 open house.

Every Tuesday 7:30 to 9:00 PM / San Leandro Historical Railway Society (HO, O, G) 1302 Orchard Ave, San Leandro, CA / Club phone 510-569-2490. Info: info@slhrs.org. Also see Saturday.

Every Tuesday 7:30 PM / South Coast Society of Model Engineers (Z, N, HO, O, G, Steam, Trolley, Diesel)
Round robin meetings weekly at members' homes. Also field trips. Business meeting on third Tuesday at Wood Glen Hall, 3010 Foothill Rd (@Alamar), Santa Barbara, CA / Contact: Bruce Morden, e-mail: bdmorden@sbceo.org

Every Tuesday and Friday 7:00 - 10:00 pm / Black Diamond Lines Model Railroad Club Work and gab session (HO) Antioch, CA / E-mail: info@blackdiamondlines.com / Club phone 925-779-1964.

Every Tuesday and Friday 7:00 PM / Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society (HO, HOn3)
Walnut Creek, CA / Darlene Ferguson, e-mail: totempolekds@hotmail.com / Club phone 925-937-1888

Every Wednesday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (and every 2nd and 4th Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM • Admission: Free / Bay Area N-Trak Model Railroad Club (N)
Wells Fargo Express Room, Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, 900 Loring Ave., Crockett, CA • Map / Donations are welcome. / Contact: Jim Gray, send text to 925-260-5804 or e-mail to graymarks@hotmail.com

Every Wednesday 7:30 PM / Gold Coast Modular RR Club (HO)
Meets in members' homes in Ventura County, CA / Jerry Mittelholtz, e-mail: mittelj@vcss.k12.ca.us or 805-525-5136 / David Minkin, e-mail:  dddave@compuserve.com

Every Wednesday (and Saturday/Sunday) from April to December, Wednesday 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Saturday & Sunday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Trains run on Sundays only, admission is charged. Displays are open for viewing on Wednesday and Saturday, admission is free / Golden State Model Railroad Museum / East Bay Model Engineers Society (O, HO, N, Narrow Gauge, Traction) / Point Richmond, CA / Club Phone 510-234-4884 or info@gsmrm.org

Every Wednesday & Friday 7:00 to 10:00 PM / Carquinez Model Railroad Society (HO)
645 Loring Ave (Across from C&H Sugar), Crockett, CA / Greg Ockander 510-787-6703 or cmrs.trainclub@gmail.com

Every Wednesday 7:00 to 9:00 PM / West Bay Model Railroad Association (HO) / 1090 Merrill Street, south end of the Menlo Park Caltrain Station, Menlo Park, CA / Scheduled work sessions. Construction and scenery 100% complete on new DCC 2-level layout designed for operations; signaling design in process. Visitors welcome. Membership open. e-mail westbaylines@gmail.com

Every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday / Santa Susana Railroad Historical Society (HO)
Simi Valley, CA / Richard Dale Parshall, e-mail: oltwntrn@pacbell.net / 805-522-9721 or jamromin@socal.rr.com  / http://www.trainweb.org/ssmrc/

Every Thursday 2:00 to 7:30 PM, also Saturday, events permitting, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM / The Tidewater Southern MRC Inc & Tidewater Southern Railway Historical Society Inc.(HO / N)
San Joaquin Fairgrounds, Building 1, corner of Airport and Charter Ways (Hwy 4), Stockton, CA / Tiffany Barning, tidewatersrhs@gmail.com

Every Thursday 5:00 to 8:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM / Eastern Sierra Railroad Society (HO, N) / 520 South Richmond Road, Ridgecrest, CA 93555 / Facebook page or call Gary Gearhart, (760) 269-5762

Every Thursday 6:15 PM / Thursday Nite Boomers (all) / San Luis Obispo County, CA / Terry N. Taylor, e-mail: terryntaylor@charter.net or 805-595-9535

Every Friday 7:00 PM / Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society (HO, HOn3)
Walnut Creek, CA / Darlene Ferguson, e-mail: totempolekds@hotmail.com / Club phone 925-937-1888

Every Friday / Lompoc Valley Model Railroad and Historical Society (HO) CLOSED – Another Fallen Flag!
Gone, but not forgotten. See the photos taken by Anita Walker, owner of Central Coast Trains at the Society's 2015 open house.

Every Friday 7:00 - 10:00 pm / Black Diamond Lines Model Railroad Club Work and gab session (HO) Antioch, CA / E-mail: info@blackdiamondlines.com / Club phone 925-779-1964 (Also Tuesday night)

Every Friday 7:30 PM / Sacramento Model Railroad Historical Society (HO, On3)
Sacramento, CA / Dave Megeath, e-mail: d.megeath@comcast.net or 916-927-3618

Every Friday 7:30 PM / Silicon Valley Lines Model Railroad Club (HO)
San Jose, CA / Bernhard Beck, e-mail: svl@siliconvalleylines.com or 408-753-6196 • Weekly meetings of club members currently are on Google Meet. Visit Website for details.

Every Friday 7:30 - 9:30 PM / Tri-City Society of Model Engineers (HO, N)
Niles Plaza, Fremont, CA / Stanley Keiser, e-mail: sbkeiser@juno.com or 510-791-1504

Every Saturday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM / Fresno Model Railroad Club (HO, N)
1321 Betty Lane, Selma, CA / Mailing Address: PO Box 181, Selma, CA 93662

Every Saturday 9:00 AM to Noon / Belmont Model Railroad Club (HO)
1719 E. Belmont Avenue, Fresno, CA / Facebook page. Info: (559) 289-5549.

Every Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM / San Leandro Historical Railway Society (HO, O, G)
1302 Orchard Ave, San Leandro, CA / Club phone 510-569-2490 . Info: info@slhrs.org. Also see Tuesday.

Every Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM / South Bay Historical Railroad Society (Museum, Library, HO, N, 4'8") 1005 Railroad Ave, Santa Clara, CA / Club phone 408-243-3969. Also see Tuesday.

Every Saturday, events permitting, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, also every Thursday 2:00 to 7:30 PM / The Tidewater Southern MRC Inc & Tidewater Southern Railway Historical Society Inc.(HO / N)
San Joaquin Fairgrounds, Building 1, corner of Airport and Charter Ways (Hwy 4), Stockton, CA / Tiffany Barning, tidewatersrhs@gmail.com

Every Saturday (and Wednesday/Sunday) from April to December, Wednesday 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Saturday & Sunday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Trains run on Sundays only, admission is charged. Displays are open for viewing on Wednesday and Saturday, admission is free / Golden State Model Railroad Museum / East Bay Model Engineers Society (O, HO, N, Narrow Gauge, Traction) / Point Richmond, CA / Club Phone 510-234-4884 or info@gsmrm.org

Every Saturday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM / Empire Builders Model Railroad Club (HO) 3318 School St, Oakland, CA / e-mail: president@ebmrc.org. Also see Tuesday.

Every Saturday Noon to 5:00 PM / West Bay Model Railroad Association (HO) / 1090 Merrill Street, south end of the Menlo Park Caltrain Station, Menlo Park, CA / Scheduled work sessions. Construction and scenery 100% complete on new DCC 2-level layout designed for operations; signaling design in process. Visitors welcome. Membership open. e-mail westbaylines@gmail.com

Every Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM / Amador County Model Railroad Museum (HO) / 13828 Gold Mine Rd., Suite 1, Pine Grove, CA. / Call (209) 418-5820 for more information.
Open during COVID-19 • We will remain open if anyone wishes to come run their HO DCC trains with us. Please contact us before showing up. We look forward to having some fun with all of you.

Every Sunday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Thursday 5:00 to 8:00 PM / Eastern Sierra Railroad Society (HO, N) / 520 South Richmond Road, Ridgecrest, CA 93555 / Facebook page or call Gary Gearhart, (760) 269-5762

Every Sunday (and Wednesday/Saturday) from April to December, Wednesday 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Saturday & Sunday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Trains run on Sundays only, admission is charged. Displays are open for viewing on Wednesday and Saturday, admission is free / Golden State Model Railroad Museum / East Bay Model Engineers Society (O, HO, N, Narrow Gauge, Traction) / Point Richmond, CA / Club Phone 510-234-4884 or info@gsmrm.org

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Monthly Club Activities

Changes? e-Mail Dave Grenier at: pcrWebmaster@pcrnmra.org

First and Third Thursday - 7:00 PM / Siskiyou Model RR Club / Yreka Western Depot, 300 East Miner St., Yreka, CA (Exit 775 from I-5). Info: Tom Brass, (530) 842-4921, Glenn Joesten (530) 340-2537

First Friday 7:30 PM / San Leandro Historical Railway Society (HO, O, G), Monthly meeting / 1302 Orchard Ave, San Leandro, CA / Club phone 510-569-2490 / Info: info@slhrs.org.

First Saturday 11:00 am to 12:00 PM / Golden State Model Railroad Museum / East Bay Model Engineers Society (O, HO, N, Narrow Gauge, Traction) / Point Richmond, CA / Club Phone 510-234-4884 or info@gsmrm.org. Free coffee and doughnuts.

First Saturday 12:30 PM / European Train Enthusiasts (ETE) Sacramento Chapter (HO, HOm, N)
3600 J Street, Sacramento, CA. (entrance from 36th Street near East Sacramento YMCA). Social and H0 layout running 12:30 to 2:00 PM, then program/show and tell, followed by 2:30 PM business meeting. / Contact: Dusan Petras (650) 300-9504 or Helmuth Nixdorf (916) 481-0991, e-mail: dusanpetras@aol.com / See the website for additional information: www.ete.org.

Second Tuesday 7:30 PM / Empire Builders Model Railroad Club (HO) 3318 School St, Oakland, CA / e-mail: president@ebmrc.org

Second Wednesday 7:30 PM / Golden Empire Historical and Modeling Society (HO&N)
Bakersfield, CA / Doug Wagner, e-mail: carldw@aol.com or 661-589-0391 / Club phone: 661-325-5820

Second Saturday 10:00 AM / Tehachapi Loop RR Club / Tehachapi, CA / Tom O'Brien, e-mail: threerail@earthlink.net 661-822-1546

Second (and Fourth) Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (and every Wednesday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM) • Admission: Free / Bay Area N-Trak Model Railroad Club (N)
Wells Fargo Express Room, Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, 900 Loring Ave., Crockett, CA • Map / Donations are welcome. / Contact: Jim Gray, send text to 925-260-5804 or e-mail to graymarks@hotmail.com

Second Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM / West Bay Model Railroad Association, (HO) Open House. 1090 Merrill Street, south end of the Menlo Park Caltrain Station, Menlo Park, CA / We run trains for visitors. Free admission; donations greatly appreciated. e-mail westbaylines@gmail.com

Second Saturday 1:00 to 5:00 PM / European Train Enthusiasts (ETE) San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (HO)
Location varies / Contact: Brian Hitchcock, brianhitchcockdba@gmail.com / See the website for additional information: www.ete.org.

Second Saturday 1:30 PM / Carquinez Toy Train Operating Museum Business Meeting , 645 Loring Ave (Across from C&H Sugar), Crockett, CA. MAP

Second Saturday 3:00 - 6:00 PM / California Central Club (HO & HOn3) / Old Agnew Station, 4185 Bassett St, Santa Clara, CA / Subject to change, contacting us in advance of your visit is highly recommended at: ccmrc1961@gmail.com

Second & Fourth Weekends / Swanton Pacific Railroad Society (19")
Santa Cruz County, CA / Ed Carnegie, e-mail: ecarnegi@calpoly.edu or 805-756-2378

Mid-Month Weekends / Bitter Creek Western RR (Live Steam)
Arroyo Grande, CA / Dan Andrews, e-mail: danandrews@charter.net or 805-481-0419

Third Monday 7:00 PM / San Luis Obispo Model Railroad Association (all)
Oceano Depot, CA / Dennis Pearson, e-mail: info@slomra.org or 805-929-3062

Third Tuesday 7:00 PM / Visalia Electric Model Railroad & Historical Society / Meets at Ryan's Place Restaurant, 3103 South Mooney Blvd, Visalia, CA / Cecil Eppler, e-mail: cecil_eppler@sbcglobal.net

Third Wednesday 8:00 PM / West Bay Model Railroad Association, (HO) Monthly Business Meeting, 1090 Merrill Street, south end of the Menlo Park Caltrain Station, Menlo Park, CA / Membership open. e-mail westbaylines@gmail.com

Third and First Thursday - 7:00 PM / Siskiyou Model RR Club / Yreka Western Depot, 300 East Miner St., Yreka, CA (Exit 775 from I-5). Info: Tom Brass, (530) 842-4921, Glenn Joesten (530) 340-2537

Third Friday 7:00 - 11:00 PM / Black Diamond Lines Model Railroad Club Operating session (HO) / Antioch, CA / Info: info@blackdiamondlines.com / Club phone 925-779-1964

Third Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Noon / San Joaquin Central Operating Session (HO) / Fresno, CA / Chuck Harmon, e-mail: harmonsta@aol.com or 559-299-4385. It's April 1949 on SP's Donner Pass and fictitious SJC. An advance courtesy contact is appreciated. Send e-mail to be added to mailing list.

Third Saturday / Sacramento Modular Railroaders Operating Session (HO) / Sacramento, CA / Scott McAllister, e-mail: scooter923@att.net

Fourth Wednesday 7:00 PM / Coast Toy Train Club / Wood Glen Hall, 3010 Foothill Rd (at Alamar), Santa Barbara, CA / Lots of collecting in S, O, and Standard gauges. / Contact: Ken Kelley, e-mail: kenatttr@thirdrail.com

Fourth (and Second) Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (and every Wednesday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM) • Admission: Free / Bay Area N-Trak Model Railroad Club (N)
Wells Fargo Express Room, Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, 900 Loring Ave., Crockett, CA • Map / Donations are welcome. / Contact: Jim Gray, send text to 925-260-5804 or e-mail to graymarks@hotmail.com

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Other Club Activities

Changes? e-Mail Dave Grenier at: pcrWebmaster@pcrnmra.org

Irregular / Central California Operators Group (all) / varies / Steve Hayes, e-mail: hayeswp@hotmail.com 209-536-1847

Irregular / Northern California Free-mo (HO) / San Francisco Bay Area / Gregg Fuhriman, e-mail: gregg@atwc.teradyne.com or 408-365-9508 / http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Free-mo/

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