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January 15, 2017

Division 2 Meeting

Where: Old Economy Village Visitors Center, 270 16th St, Ambridge, PA 15003
Layout: Ohio Valley Lines, 1225 Merchant St, Ambridge, PA 15003, open at 1:30pm
Meeting at 2:30pm

April 29, 2017

2017 Pittsburgh Model Railroad Jamboree

Where: Sewall Center, Robert Morris University, Moon Campus
Registration opens at 8:00am, activities run all day,
mark your calendar !

Holiday Open Houses

Beaver County Model Railroad and Historical Society

Admission is FREE!! However, donations are always accepted and appreciated
Friday, December 2, 2016: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday, December 9, 2016: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday, December 11, 2016: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday, December 16, 2016: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday, December 23, 2016: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, December 30, 2016: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, December 31, 2016: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Mckeesport Model Railroad Club

Min. donation Adults: $4.00, Ages 5-17: $2.00, Under age 5 free
BSA & GSA Members (In Troop Uniform), and Active US Military (with Proper ID) are admitted FREE of charge.
Saturday, December 3, 2016: 1:00pm - 7:30pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016: 1:00pm - 6:30pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016: 1:00pm - 7:30pm
Sunday, December 11, 2016: 1:00pm - 6:30pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016: 1:00pm - 7:30pm **
Sunday, December 18, 2016: 1:00pm - 6:30pm **
** Santa will be visiting the club from 1:00pm thru 4:00pm
** All Steam Weekend

Mid-Mon Valley Model Railroad Club

December 3 & 4 Noon - 5:00pm
December 10 & 11 Noon - 5:00pm
December 17 & 18 Noon - 5:00pm
January 7 & 8 Noon - 5:00pm

Ohio Valley Lines

Admission Adults: $6.00, Children 3-12: $2.00
Holiday Show Hours: Noon - 5:00pm
December 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 31
January 1, 7 & 8

Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Admission Adults: $8.00, Children under 12: $4.00
Holiday Show Hours: Noon - 5:00pm
Friday, December 2, 2016: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, December 9, 2016: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, December 11, 2016: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, December 16, 2016: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, December 23, 2016: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday, December 26, 2016: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, December 27, 2016: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, December 28, 2016: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, December 29, 2016: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, December 30, 2016: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday, December 31, 2016: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, January 6, 2017: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, January 7, 2017: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, January 8, 2017: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, January 13, 2017: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, January 14, 2017: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, January 15, 2017: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Mon Valley Railroad Historical Society

Admission is free
Saturday, December 10, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday, December 11, Noon - 4:00pm

Local Events

Tri-State Train & Toy Show

December 3, 2016, 9:00am - 3:00pm, 6th year
Admission: adults $5.00, children under 12 free
South Franklin VFD, 101 Jolly School Rd, Washington, PA 15301
Rt. 18 south, follow the signs
Paved parking, 125+ tables, all guages, parts, die cast models, vintage toys, buy-sell-trade, Lionel-Flyer-Marx, HO-N, ATM available

Richland Train & Toy Show

December 4, 2016, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Richland Firehall, 1321 Scalp Ave, Johnstown, PA 15904, at the intersection of Rt. 219 and Rt. 56
Admission: Adults $5.00, children 6 and under free Food and beverages available, door prize
Sponsered by: Dewey's Autobody
For more information contact: Paul Boratko c/o Dewey's Autobody, 204 Broad Street, Johnstown, PA 15906, 814-539-3118 or 814-322-7019

New Eagle Volunteer Fire Department Annual Train Show and Sale

January 29, 2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Where: New Eagle VFD Social Hall, 156 Chess Street, New Eagle, PA 15067
Food and refreshments on site, handicap accessible, free parking, non-smoking show.

Kittanning Train & Toy Show

February 19, 2017 November 26, 2017
Where:Kittanning Township Volunteer Fire Hall, 13126 St. Rt. 422, Kittanning, PA 16201 (3.5 miles east of Kittanning)
Admission: $4.00, children 12 & under free
Buy, Sell, or Trade a variety of toy trains, toys, and railroad memorabilia.

Announcements


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.


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.


RailServe.com: Railroad Travel, Hobby & Industry Railserve.com 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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