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"So many events, so little time!"

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Last Updated: 2 October 2017

2017 EVENTS
Daylight Express 2017 PCR Convention shirts are now available and may be ordered from Daylight Sales. (Not affiliated with Daylight Express or Daylight Division PCR/NMRA.)
October 13 – 15, 2017 - 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
October 14, 2017 - 9:00 am, Daylight Division Fall Meet, Whole Foods Community Room, 1531 Froom Ranch Way, San Luis Obispo, CA. Whole Foods is located next to the T.J. Max store located on the east end of the shopping mall. MAP

This location was chosen so that members can participate in the number of layout tours and other activities available during the Central Coast Railroad Festival this weekend. The meet starts at 9:00 AM with room set-up (please arrive early and help!), registration, refreshments, and Meet 'n' Greets. For those who would like to grab a breakfast first, the store has an extensive self-service menu, and tables will be set up in the meeting room.

Due to the shortness of this meeting, there will be no contests or clinics. The contest categories that would have been used for this meet will be skipped. Click here for upcoming contest categories.
October 14, 2017 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Rocklin Mini Maker Faire, Sierra College, Rocklin, CA. Parking is FREE! (Thank you, Sierra College!)

Makers Apply Here!
October 21, 2017 - 1:00 pm, Mid Year Board of Directors Meeting at Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society, Hogart Memorial Library and Archives, 1364 N McDowell Boulevard, Petaluma, CA.  (MAP)

Members welcome!
October 22, 2017 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, East Bay Mini Maker Faire, Park Day School & Studio One Art Center, 360 42nd Street, Oakland, CA.
November 3 – 5, 2017 - Northern Nevada Model Railroad Tour, presented by PCR Sierra Division.

Twenty-seven (27) layouts in N, HO, HOn3, O, On30, and G guages were open for your enjoyment. Click HERE for a downloadable FLYER (3.78 MB) with the tour schedule, layout descriptions, driving instructions and maps.

Info: Jim Petro, e-mail jpetro328@gmail.com or (775) 852-5636 or cell (775) 544-9857 if you have any questions.
November 4 & 5, 2017 - Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Fall Train Show and Open House, South Bay Historical Railroad Society, 1005 Railroad Avenue, Santa Clara Caltrain Station, Santa Clara, CA. (408) 243-3969.

  • Admission: $5 all persons 18 and over.
  • Two museum-quality model railroad displays, running multiple trains (HO- and N-scale).
  • Enjoy our museum of real railroad artifacts.
  • The historic Santa Clara tower is a great place to spot a real train whiz by.
  • Come view the 1912 Pullman business car and imagine 1st class travel back in the day!
  • Check out our used items for sale at the Company Store.
  • Live Blue Grass music by Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association on Saturday from 12:00 - 3:00 pm.
  • Come on by and talk railroading with fellow railfans and SBHRS members.
  • Come see one of the best railroad libraries in Northern California.
  • All-Day Lunch Counter
November 11 & 12, 2017 - Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, 41st Annual International Railfair Model Railroad Show, Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All American City Blvd, Roseville, CA. MAP

Co-sponsored by PCR Sierra Division. For more info, contact Dan Mahoney: stj_lc@yahoo.com.

A holiday tradition with operating American and European layouts, clinics, vendor sales of all scales of trains and Thomas & Friends™, books, scenery, tools, and snack bars.
November 11 & 12, 2017 - Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Model Train Show, Tehachapi Loop Railroad Club, Aspen Builders Activity Center Inc. at the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District, 410 West "D" Street (off Mill Street), Tehachapi, CA. MAP
December 3, 2017 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Coast Division Meet, 1001 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA. (at SF Bay Area Council Office of Boy Scouts of America)

Driving: Exit Davis Street from 880, 0.6 mi east to 1001 Davis on right.
BART: Exit San Leandro Station, walk 0.3 mi west on Davis St to SW corner of Davis at Orchard Ave, across from Thrasher Park. MAP

Enjoy free clinics, model, photo & switching contests & displays. Free door prizes. Buy raffle tickets for modeling prizes, enjoy silent and live auctions of model railroading stuff.

December 9 & 10, 2017 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Carquinez Toy Train Operating Museum Open House, 645 Loring Ave (Across from C&H Sugar), Crockett, CA. MAP

We are mostly 3-rail O gauge, but have tracks for 2-rail, S gauge and Standard Gauge. Prospective members invited to view our operations. Bring your Friends! We share the building with the Carquinez Model Railroad Society.

Admission: $8.00 donation per adult requested.
December 25, 2017 - Merry Christmas
2018 and BEYOND EVENTS
January 20, 2018 - 9:00 am, Daylight Division Fall Meet, Kingsburg Depot, 1465 California Street, Kingsburg, CA. MAP,

The Kingsburg Depot was lovingly restored to its 1923 condition between 2005 and 2015 by the Friends of the Historic Kingsburg Depot. It is the only remaining Southern Pacific CS 18 depot with a covered patio — a perfect place for railfanning and photo ops.

We hope you can join us for a fun-filled day of activities, including clinics, model and photo contests, layout tours, and an abbreviated quarterly Daylight Division business meeting, followed by door prize drawings, our "World Famous" Daylight White Elephant Auction (well, WE know about it!), and outside activities.

Clinics start at 10:00 AM. For more information, see the Daylight Division website.

Registration fee: NMRA: $4.00; Non-NMRA: $5.00.

Contest Categories:
     Model: Freight Car
     Photo: General Rail Subjects

Click here for upcoming contest categories.
January 26 – 28, 2018 – TBA – Bay Area Layout Design & Operations Weekend, Sponsored by Pacific Coast Region-NMRA , Layout Design and Operations Special Interest Groups.


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

DAY-BY-DAY SCHEDULE

  • Friday - 7:00 to 10:00 pm - Welcome dinner (no-host) at TBA, followed by layout tours.
  • Saturday - 8:30 am to 10:00 pm - Clinics and panel discussions, layout design consultations, "Birds of a Feather", followed by layout tours. 
  • Sunday - Operations Sessions (newcomers and out-of-towners encouraged!), layout tours.
March 10 & 11, 2018 - 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 $7.00 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. Train rides for railfans of all ages, $2.00 additional charge. Contact info: (661) 331-6695; email: carldw@aol.com
April 4 – 8, 2018 - Enduring Rails 2018 PCR Convention, DoubleTree by Hilton, Rohnert Park, CA.

Save the date! Come join us for 5 days of clinics, contests, layout tours, operating sessions, prototype tours, and more! For more information, see the Enduring Rails 2018 website for all the information you need. Online registrations now open!

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Future NMRA Conventions for Long Range Planning

2017 - July 30 - August 6, Orlando, FL

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2018 - August 5 - 12, Kansas City, MO

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2019 - July 7 - 14, 2019, Salt Lake City, UT

NMRA 2019 logo

2020 - St. Louis, MO

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Weekly 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 7:00 to 9:00 PM / Lompoc Valley Model Railroad and Historical Society (HO)
428 North I Street, Lompoc, CA / Contact Club President Terry Slaughter at 805-757-0249. / Also see Friday.

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 7:30 PM / West Bay Model Railroad Association (O, S, HO)
Menlo Park, CA / Bo Liljeberg, e-mail: bo.lennart@yahoo.com / Club phone 650-322-0685

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 & 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 evening & Saturday afternoon / West Bay Model Railroad Association (HO) / 1090 Merrill Street, near the Menlo Park Station, Menlo Park, CA / Lauren Mercer 650-322-9335 or Tom Vanden Bosch 650-369-8305

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 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 7:00 to 9:00 PM / Lompoc Valley Model Railroad and Historical Society (HO)
428 North I Street, Lompoc, CA / Contact Club President Terry Slaughter at 805-757-0249. / Also see Tuesday.

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 to 10:00 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

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 / Mark Gurries, e-mail: gurriesm@macconnect.com or 408-377-0544

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 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 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 afternoon / West Bay Model Railroad Association (HO) / 1090 Merrill Street, near the Menlo Park Station, Menlo Park, CA / Lauren Mercer 650-322-9335 or Tom Vanden Bosch 650-369-8305. Also see Wednesday.

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Monthly 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.

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

Second Wednesday 8:00 PM / West Bay Model Railroad Association, Monthly Business Meeting, 1090 Merrill Street, Menlo Park, CA / Lauren Mercer 650-322-9335 or Tom Vanden Bosch 650-369-8305

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 Saturday 1:00 PM / European Train Enthusiasts (ETE) Sacramento Chapter (Z, HO, 1)
Sacramento, CA / Roland DiFranco 209-948-6776 or Steven Stern, e-mail: sterns@rahul.net

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 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

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Other 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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