Category Archives: Train Shows and Conventions

Upcoming Railroading Events

Saturday, June 8th, 2024. Division Picnic at the Westfield, NY Railroad Park. 102-106 N Gale St, Westfield, NY 14787. 10 AM-2 PM. Division 12 will provide burgers, dogs, buns and condiments. Please bring another dish to share. Spouses welcome!

Monthly: 3rd Saturday, 7PM-10PM. Open Crew Call-Ohio Northern Railroad, Hambden, OH. For more information and address please contact Brad White at valleyln55@gmail.com.

Saturday June 22nd 2024, Meadville Railroad Depot: Train Station Summer Festival. 136 Mead Ave. Meadville, PA 16335. 10AM to 4PM. The Alleghany Western Division will have their N-Scale T-trak layout and multi gauge test track.

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September 2024: National Narrow Gauge Convention, Sept. 11th-14th. 44th National Narrow Gauge Convention – September 11-14, 2024 — Pittsburgh, PA (44nngc.com) https://www.44nngc.com/

September 19-22, 2024 NER Convention, Lakeshores 24, will be in Rochester, NY https://conventions.nernmra.org/home/home-2024/

October 5-6 MCR Division 4 Trian show

November 3rd 2024 Erie Train show. Location Rainbow Gardens at Waldameer & Water World 9AM to 3PM.

May 2025 MCR Convention Buckeye Express Dublin, Ohio. May 15-18 2025 https://buckeyeexpress.div6-mcr-nmra.org/Main.html

 

 

Alleghany Western Division MCR Div. 12 Meeting and Event Schedule 2024

June 2024: Saturday, June 8th, 2024. Division Picnic at the Westfield, NY Railroad Park. 102-106 N Gale St, Westfield, NY 14787. 10 AM-2 PM.

July 2024: Saturday, July 13th, 2024. 10 AM. In-person meeting at J.L. Innovative Design’s https://www.jlinnovative.com/  “Institute for Model Railroading Excellence” in the former Cow Palace, Limestone, NY. Program: “Fast Tracks turnouts Make-and-Take”.   (Tentative)

August 2024: Saturday, August 10th, 2024. 10 AM. In-person meeting at James Prendergast Free Library, 509 Cherry St. Jamestown, NY 14701. Program TBD.

September 2024: Saturday, September 14th, 2024. Location and program TBD. 3 October 2024:

Saturday October 5th, 2024. 10 AM. In-person meeting at the restored B&LE freight depot in Meadville, PA. Program: Part 2 of Vince Skibo’s Bridges and Tunnels of the Jamestown, Franklin & Clearfield Railroad. (Note date change from our regular meeting!)

 

For more information on any of the above please email Superintendent@div12mcr.org or asst.superintendent@div12mcr.org

Division 12 at Railfest 2018

Division 12 will have an information table at Railfest, an NMRA sponsored show presented by Division 5 of the Mid Central Region. It is one of the largest train shows in Ohio including dealers, operating layouts, and displays. Railfest is held at Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, Ohio 44094. It is open on both Saturday the 17th of March and Sunday the 18th of March from 10 AM until 4 PM.

Erie Train Show

Division 12 had a table at the March 4th, Erie Train show displaying our new signs and banner. Several visitors with interest in the NMRA, or our local division, stopped by and took hand-outs such as brochures and applications. The regular NMRA application and the RailPass (9 month discount application) are always available online at the NMRA website

As several members gaining an interest in T-Trak were gathered together, we started discussion on “guidelines” for our modules. Members of the I-80 group visited our table to share their insights into building and operating T-Trak. Having some trains running on T-Trak modules could add another layer of interest for visitors at future events.