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September 18, 2016

Division 2 Meeting

Where: Connellsville Canteen, 131 West Crawford Ave, Connellsville, PA 15425
Layouts: Hobo Model RR Club, 201 E. Fairview Ave, open Noon - 2:15pm
Harry Clark's Indian Creek Valley layout @ Connellsville Canteen, open 11:00am-4:00pm
Meeting at 2:30pm

October 16, 2016

Division 2 Meeting

Where: Norwin Public Library, 1 Caruthers Ln, Irwin, PA 15642
Layouts: Andy Blenko and Bob Prehoda open 11:00am til the Meeting & after the Meeting until 5:00pm.
Program: Andy Blenko, "Walt Disney's Railroad Story"
Meeting at 2:30pm

November 20, 2016

Division 2 Meeting

Where: New Eagle VFD, 156 Chess St, New Eagle, PA 15607
Meeting at 2:30pm

Local Events

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show

November 12 & 13, 2016
Monroeville Convention Center
The largest and longest-running model train and collectible toy show in the country. The show is geared towards the general public and towards modelers and hobbyists, featuring hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, huge operating exhibits, activities for kids, and more.
Division 2 and the South Hills Model Railroad Club will have a combined layout for the July show.

Central Station Train Show

Sponsored by: Central Volunteer Fire Company
Sunday September 18, 2016, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Admission $5, children 12 & under free
McHenry Memorial Social Hall, 425 Scenery Dr, Elizabeth, PA 15037
All guages & parts, die-cast models, dealer tables, running layouts, books & videos, NASCAR, good food & drink, free parking.

Electric Train Show

Sunday October 30, 2016, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department Memorial and Firemen's Halls, Rt. 88 & Grove Roads (3 lights south of Rt. 51)
Adimmssion $6, 12 and under free
Three Halls! 200 tables of trains for sale & exclusive parts dept., free parking, 5 operating displays, full kitchen all day, familt train activities & train rides.
The marketplace for: the discerning collector, the avid operator, and train loving families.

Kittanning Train & Toy Show

Sunday November 27, 2016, Sunday February 19, 2017, Sunday November 26, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
Kittanning Township Volunteer Fire Hall, 13126 St. Rt. 422 (3.5 miles east of Kittanning) Kittanning, PA 16201
Admission: Adults $3, children 12 & under free


A bit south of Morgantown, is Grafton WV, where Grafton Model Railroad Society is located. They are a new model railroad club, just getting started.

One of our members is starting a service that helps models that need an extra hand. Bob is currently working with RC locomotives.

One of Pennsylvania, Laurel Highlands, newest attraction is located in Connelsville, just southeast of Pittsburgh. The Connellsville Canteen Coffee Shop pays tribute to WWII heroes of its time in a recreated B&O Train Station dedicated to the remembrance of the Canteen Ladies who served over 600 troops passing through the area on their way to war. Also housed in the Connellsville Cantteen is Harry Clark's Indian Creek Valley Railroad display. This 22x50 foot scratch built display of an era gone by will just amaze you. The Fabulous panoramic view clearly shows the craftsmanship and artistry of its builder. The HO railroad features mountain scenery with 1000s of scratch built trees, buildings, houses, rolling plains and mountains. Please come down to Connellsville and step back in time to the 1940's to learn about what our local hero's went through during WWII and also experience the Indian Creek Valley Railroad Display. One of the finest scratch built displays you will ever see.
As you watch this miniature display there is a railroad sound track which is enhanced by the actual train traffic from the very active CSX railroad yard just one half block away with its AMTRAC station serving riders between Washington DC and Chicago.
While in Connellsville, consider staying at the Connellsville Bed & Breakfast, just a block from the Youghiogheny River fishing and boating, the GAP Trail running from Pittsburgh to Washington DC for hiking and biking, and within 20 minutes of two Frank Lloyd Wright sites Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. You can check pricing, bed arrangements, availability and even make reservation on the site or call us at 1-877-892-8900.

The Ohio Northern Railway had a 2 1/2 hour workshop on October 12, 2013. Many topics were covered and a good time was had by all.

Here's a historic snapshot of Pennsylvania, Penn Pilot, from the Pennsylvania Geological Survey, Historic Aerial Photographs from 1937 through 1972. An easy to use map, you click on the red diamond, which denotes the center of each photo (usually there is 40% overlap in aerial photos), and a pop-up window will show the date of the flight and ask you if you want low, medium or high resolution.

Larry Kline's O scale layout was filmed by Tom Wilson during an operating session on March 24th, part of the RPM-East 2011 tour. Railroad Travel, Hobby & Industry has added a link to our website, click on the image for a link the their site, currently indexing 17,545 quality resources in 156 categories.

Make tracks to the Division 2 Meetings , guests are always welcome to stop in and meet other modelers. If you enjoy, or are just interested in, trains or model railroads, then you will fit right in with our interests and activities. We have members that have a few trains stored in the attic, some are master modelers, others have huge operating layouts, and others just enjoy coming to the meetings. Our annual picnic this year featured two cakes and tons of other goodies.

The Free-Mo modular railroad is a chance for anyone to model and operate a section of the layout. Members are available to help and guide you with each step in your modules construction. See our Free-Mo pictures page for photos of our modular railroad portable layout.

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