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Last Updated: 15 July 2019

2019 EVENTS
The Golden State Model Railroad Museum (GSMRM) in Point Richmond is almost out of magazines!

While some clubs are inundated with magazines and simply throw them away, the GSMRM has been putting them into the hands of current and future model railroaders.

Do you have any model railroad and or train-related magazines that you can bring in and donate to this 501(c)3 non-profit group? They received, and then gave away approximately 6,500 magazines last year. They're now down to less than two dozen and need to replenish their supply.

If you have some magazines that you'd like to put to good use, please bring them by the club at:

900 A Dornan Drive
Point Richmond, California
http://www.gsmrm.org/visit.shtml

They are open Wednesdays from noon to 5:00 pm and Sundays noon to 5:00 pm. Visit their website for more information.

Model railroading is fun! Share the joy!

July 27, 2019 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Daylight Division Summer Meet, Goleta Depot, 300 North Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA. MAP

Chat with the PCR Prez! Chris Palermo, newly-elected PCR President, will join us for a brief chat about National NMRA news, PCR news, and more.

We hope you can join us for a fun-filled day of activities, including clinics, model and photo contests, layout tours, door prize drawings, and off-site visits to members' layouts follow the activities at the Depot.

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

Contest Categories:
  • Model: Structure
  • Photo: Model Black & White
Click here for upcoming contest categories.

July 27, 2019 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Vendor set up @ 8:00 am, San Francisco Mini Meet, Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society, Saint Stephen Church, 451 Eucalyptus Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132. • MAP

It's our privilege to announce this event for everyone to enjoy! This is the first time the society has held a meet in the city of the former headquarters. Come join us in San Francisco on Saturday, July 27. Online registration is now open!

There will be a large vendor area with manufacturers and private collections available for sale. We will also have open tables for RPM-style model displays, so bring your SP models to share! Click here for more information and registration.
August 10, 2019 - Sierra Division Summer Meet & BBQ. Morning activity: 9:30 AM to Noon at the Fair Oaks Public Library, 1601 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA. • MAP

Afternoon activity: 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Sacramento Valley Live Steamers in Hagan Park, 2197 Chase Dr. Rancho Cordova, CA. MAP • The BBQ will be at Hagan Park, not in the river as shown on the map!

For more information, contact Chip Meriam.
August 10, 2019 (Saturday only) - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Model Railroad Open House, Carquinez Model Railroad Society, 645 Loring Ave (across from C&H Sugar), Crockett, CA. MAPFLYER

Visit the Carquinez Model Railroad Society's HO scale three level 36'x60' model railroad depicting the Southern Pacific/Union Pacific railroad as it traverses California from Oakland, California to Sparks, NV through the picturesque East Bay before climbing through the dramatic scenery of the Sierra Nevada mountains, to Sparks, NV.

Admission is $5.00 for adults, under 16 free when accompanied by an adult.
August 10, 2019 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 25th Annual Garden Layout Tour and Food Drive to benefit St. Joseph's Family Center in Gilroy and the Community Pantry in Hollister, presented by the Bay Area Garden Railroad Society and the South County Garden Railroaders.

Visit 5 stunning model railroads running through some of the most spectacular backyard gardens in Morgan Hill, Gilroy, and Hollister.

Drop off your donations of non-perishable food items (canned goods, pasta, cereal, etc.), cash, or checks (payable to "St Joseph's Family Center" or "Community Pantry") and pick up a guide book of the layouts at any of these locations:

  • Garden Accents, 11155 Lena Avenue, Gilroy (near 101-Masten exit) (408) 846-4555
  • BookSmart, 421 Vineyard Town Center, Morgan Hill (Near Depot Street at RR tracks) (408) 778-6467
  • or download it here (2.0 MB)

For more information or to have a guidebook e-mailed to you, contact Nigel at nigel@candntractors.com.

September 4 – 7, 2019 - 39th National Narrow Gauge Convention, Sacramento, CA. See the website for organizer email addresses.

Save the dates!

Coast Division N-Scale modelers are invited to join the Nor-Cal Nn3 Group which will be used to coordinate preparations for this convention and the layout(s): https://groups.io/g/Nn3-NorCal
September 22, 2019 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Coast Division Meet, BPOE Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501. MAP

From the North: Take Highway 880 south. Take exit #39B/23rd Avenue/Alameda onto Kennedy St. Turn right onto 23rd Avenue, then bear right onto 29th, which becomes Park. Turn right on Santa Clara.

From the South: Take Highway 880 North. Take Exit 38, High St. Turn left on High St. Bear right on Gibbons. Turn right on Santa Clara. The Elks Lodge is on the right.

See railroad models and photos. Meet their Makers! Bring YOUR models to share! Enjoy workshops and roundtable discussions: Get your questions answered and problems solved. Enjoy John Allen's TimeSaver Switching Puzzle! Win a door prize? Large auction of modeling stuff.
October 4 – 6, 2019 - 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 12, 2019 - Sierra Division Fall Meet. Chico, CA. • Time and venue to be announced. Save the date!
October 12 & 13, 2019 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Model Railroad Open House, Carquinez Model Railroad Society, 645 Loring Ave (across from C&H Sugar), Crockett, CA. (MAP)

Visit the Carquinez Model Railroad Society's HO scale three level 36'x60' model railroad depicting the Southern Pacific/Union Pacific railroad as it traverses California from Oakland, California to Sparks, NV through the picturesque East Bay before climbing through the dramatic scenery of the Sierra Nevada mountains, to Sparks, NV.

Admission is $5.00 for adults, under 16 free when accompanied by an adult.
November 16, 2019 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Redwood Empire Division Fall Meet, Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Ave, Santa Rosa, CA. Map
December 7 & 8, 2019 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Model Railroad Open House, Carquinez Model Railroad Society, 645 Loring Ave (across from C&H Sugar), Crockett, CA. (MAP)

Visit the Carquinez Model Railroad Society's HO scale three level 36'x60' model railroad depicting the Southern Pacific/Union Pacific railroad as it traverses California from Oakland, California to Sparks, NV through the picturesque East Bay before climbing through the dramatic scenery of the Sierra Nevada mountains, to Sparks, NV.

Admission is $5.00 for adults, under 16 free when accompanied by an adult.
December 8, 2019 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, The Quarterly NMRA Coast Division Meet - a FREE Model Railroading Event,, 1001 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA. (at SF Bay Area Council Office of Boy Scouts of America) MAP

See railroad models and photos. Meet their Makers! Bring YOUR models to share! Enjoy workshops and roundtable discussions: Get your questions answered and problems solved. Enjoy John Allen's TimeSaver Switching Puzzle! Win a door prize? Large auction of modeling stuff.

Driving: Exit Davis Street from Highway 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.
December 25, 2019 - Merry Christmas
2020 and FUTURE EVENTS
January 24 – 26, 2020 – Bay Area Layout Design & Operations Weekend, Sponsored by Pacific Coast Region-NMRA and Layout Design SIG .

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

More information will be posted in the latter months of 2019. Save the dates!

TSG video report on 2019's meet

March 7 & 8, 2020 - 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. Contact info: (661) 331-6695; email: carldw@aol.com
April 30 – May 3, 2020 - Clear to the Coast 2020, Pacific Coast Region Convention, co-sponsored by Western Railway Museum, Crowne Plaza Concord / Walnut Creek, 45 John Glenn Drive, Concord, CA.  MAP

Registrations are now being accepted! Special "Early Bird" fare of $130.00 is good until 11/30/19, then full fare will be $150.00.

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Future NMRA Conventions for Long Range Planning

2020 - July 12 - 18, 2020, Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, St. Louis, Missouri

NMRA 2020 logo

2021 - Santa Clara, CA

2022 - The Heart of England Express, Birmingham, England

NMRA 2022 logo

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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 / 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 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 evening & Saturday afternoon / West Bay Model Railroad Association (HO) / 1090 Merrill Street, near the Menlo Park Station, Menlo Park, CA / Construction is nearly complete on a DCC 2-level HO layout designed for operations. Scheduled work sessions are Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons, while monthly business meetings occur at 8 pm the third Wednesday and operating sessions the second Saturday of each month. / Contact Lou Cartalano at 650-964-5603, or leave a voice message at club phone 650-322-0685

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 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 / 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 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 (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 afternoon / West Bay Model Railroad Association (HO) / 1090 Merrill Street, near the Menlo Park Station, Menlo Park, CA / Construction is nearly complete on a DCC 2-level HO layout designed for operations. Scheduled work sessions are Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons, while monthly business meetings occur at 8 pm the third Wednesday and operating sessions the second Saturday of each month. / Contact Lou Cartalano at 650-964-5603, or leave a voice message at club phone 650-322-0685

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 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.

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 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 Wednesday 8:00 PM / West Bay Model Railroad Association, Monthly Business Meeting, 1090 Merrill Street, Menlo Park, CA / Lou Cartalano 650-964-5603 or cartalano@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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