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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

February 19, 2017

Division 2 Meeting

Where: Western PA Model RR Museum, Gibsonia, PA
Meeting at 2:30pm

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

Local Events

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.

63rd National TCA Convention

The TCA is charting an Amtrak trip from PIT to Altoona for the 63rd National TCA Convention in June. 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.

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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