Division 12, Mid Central Region, NMRA, Inc., also known as the Alleghany Western Division, is a recently formed division of the National Model Railroad Association, located in Northwestern Pennsylvania and Southwestern New York.

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Next Membership Meeting Event:

The April 2024 meeting event will be an in-person meeting Saturday April 20th 2024 at 10 AM at the restored B&LE depot in Meadville, PA. Note the date is different from our usual 2nd Saturday meeting! Program: Bridges and Tunnels of the Jamestown, Franklin & Clearfield Railroad, presented by Vinson F. Skibo.

Superintendent’s Letter for April 2024

Spring may be arriving a bit early this year, as the weather has been teasing us off and on with some very nice days. One of our local garden centers opened a couple of weeks early, and my wife is champing at the bit to get the garden started. All these outdoor chores mean that model railroading might take a hiatus for some of us for a while, but rest assured your Division remains hard at work planning our future events and programs. No rest for the weary!

Thanks again to Chris Costello and his team for hosting us at the “J.L. Innovative Center for Modeling Excellence” for last month’s Bar Mills “Shack Pack” group build. Those of us attending had a great time and the food was excellent! We hope to have similar events in the future!

Our April meeting should also be a good one, with a presentation by Vince Skibo on “The Bridges and Tunnels of the Jamestown, Franklin & Clearfield Railroad”. This will take place at the restored B&LE freight depot in Meadville, PA on Saturday, April 20th. Note the date! This is one week later than our normal second Saturday! This meeting will be open to our hosts, the French Creek Valley Railroad Historical Society, as well as the general public. If Division 12 has a quorum, we will have a short business meeting to elect officers.

Hope to see many of you there!

Mike Hauk

Superintendent, Division 12, MCR


Current Builder’s Plate newsletter available here.

Current Mid-Central Region Kingpin newsletter available here.


Know of any train shows in Western Pennsylvania, Western New York, or North East Ohio? Please send them to me at webeditor@div12mcr.org

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