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March 19, 2017

Division 2 Meeting

Where: Mon Valley RR Historical Society, 128 Pleasant St, Morgantown, WV 26505
Meeting at 2:30pm
Layouts: Club open at noon; Hohn, DeVault, and Colvin, open 11:30 - 1:30 PM
Program: "Signals" by Gary Deavers

March 24 - 25, 2017

2017 RPM - East Prototype Modeler Meet

Where: Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center, 100 Ramada Inn Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601
sponsored by Division 2, MCR-NMRA

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 !

May 18-21, 2017

2017 Pan American MCR Convention

Where: Louisville, Kentucky
Hosted by Division 8 MCR NMRA

July 30 - August 6, 2017

NMRA 2017 Orlando - The Orange Blossom Special

Where: Orlando Florida
NMRA national convention

October 12-15, 2017

MER 2017 Fall Convention

Where: Harrisburg-Hershey Sheraton Hotel in Harrisburg PA
Sponsored by the Susquehanna Division/MER/NMRA

Local Events

Kittanning Train & Toy Show

February 19, 2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm
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.

Frosty Rails 2017

February 19, 2017, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Where: Shenango Twp. VFD Social Hall, 2424 E. Washington St, New Castle, PA (entrance from side street beside Dunkin Donuts)
Beaver - Lawrence Railway Historical Society
Admission: $4.00, children 12 & under free.
All guage trains, die cast cars & trucks, railfan items, parts, videos, operating layout, great food & fellowship.

Toy Train Swap Meet

March 5, 2017, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Where: Blair County Convention Center, One Convention Center Dr, Altoona, PA 16602 (Plank Rd. exit off I-99)
Sponsored by: Alto Model Train Museum Association
Admission: $5.00
Lionel train set door prize giveaway, for information, table, or directions contact: John Curfman, 814-695-2938

Massillon Train & Toy Show

March 26, 2017, 10:00am - 3:00pm
December 10, 2017
presented by: Jon Ulbright, sponsored by: CJ Trains, LLC
Admission: $5.00, children 12 & under free.
Where: Massillon Knights of Columbus Hall, 988 Cherry Rd. NW, Massillon, OH 44647
All guages & parts, running layouts, farm & vintage toys, die-cast models, books & videos, NASCAR items, 150 dealer tables, free parking, good food & drink.

Amtrak Charter & Tour of Altoona Museums

The Train Collectors Association is offering a chartered AMTRAK trip from Pittsburgh to Altoona and return on June 25, 2017. The cost is $275 per person. Admission to the Railroaders Memorial Museum, Horseshoe Curve, and lunch is included. Registration deadline is March 31, 2017, 280 seats are available on 5 coaches.
email Anthony D. Kulfan at kulfan@consolidated.net or call m: 724.316.5827 h: 724.625.2525 for more details.

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show

July 22-23, 2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146
Adult Admission is $10 Saturday or $9 Sunday, All tickets good for both days, Kids 11 and under are admitted free and do not need a ticket.

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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