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Last Updated: 11 December 2018

2018 EVENTS
December 15, 2018 - 8:00 am to 300 pm, 10th Annual Open House and Layout Tours, presented by the Daylight Division, in Fresno, Clovis, Selma and Tulare. FREE and open to the public.

Seven HO and N scale layouts will be open for your viewing enjoyment. Some are even setup for visitors to run trains! Come join the fun! Families are welcome at all layouts.

Click here to download Flyer pdf logo with descriptions, schedule and driving directions.
December 25, 2018 - Merry Christmas
2019 EVENTS
January 25 – 27, 2019 – Sheraton Sonoma County Petaluma, 745 Baywood Drive, Petaluma, CA – Bay Area Layout Design & Operations Weekend, Sponsored by Pacific Coast Region-NMRA , Layout Design and Operations Special Interest Groups.

Sheraton Sonoma County Petaluma
745 Baywood Drive
Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 283-2888
MAP

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! If you can't join us for the entire meet, at least come out and enjoy some truly wonderful layouts.

  • Friday - SMART System Tour, NWP Historical Society, welcome dinner (no-host), local layout tours.
  • Saturday - 8:30 am to 10:00 pm - Clinics and panel discussions, layout design consultations, "Birds of a Feather", followed by more layout tours.
  • Sunday - Operations Sessions centered in the North Bay Area (newcomers and out-of-towners encouraged!).

Registration now OPEN! — See the website to pre-register and more details.

March 3, 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.

One Foot Challenge - Be part of the PCR-Coast Division One Foot Challenge! See the Official Challenge Flyer pdf logo for the rules, judging, and prizes. Questions, comments, signing up/expressing interest, contact Jesse Walden, Coordinator.

Click here to download Flyer pdf logo with descriptions, schedule and driving directions.
March 9 & 10, 2019 - 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
May 2 – 5, 2019 (NEW STARTING DATE) - Diamond Rails Forever 2019, PCR/FRRS Joint Convention, Lions Gate Hotel, McClellan Convention Center—McClellan Park, 3410 Westover Street, Sacramento, CA.  (MAP)
June 2, 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.

Click here to download Flyer pdf logo with descriptions, schedule and driving directions.
July 7 – 14, 2019 - 2019 NMRA National Convention & National Train Show®, The Little America Hotel - Salt Lake City, 500 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Attending a National Convention is like drinking water from a fire hose! You will come home exhausted, but exhilarated, ready to hit the train room with tons of new ideas!
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.

Click here to download Flyer pdf logo with descriptions, schedule and driving directions.
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.

Click here to download Flyer pdf logo with descriptions, schedule and driving directions.
2020 and FUTURE EVENTS

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Future NMRA Conventions for Long Range Planning

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

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

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2021 - Santa Clara, CA

2022 - The Heart of England Express, Birmingham, England

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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 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

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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