TRAIN SHOWS & MEETS
*OCT 1, 2011-- Ozarks Model Railroad Assn 34TH annual Fall train show , Springfield Catholic High School, 2340 S. Eastgate Avenue, Springfield, MO 65809; 9am - 3pm. Railroad Memorabilia, HO, N, O, Lionel & G Scale Model Trains for sale plus several operating portable railroads in various scales, door prizes & food. Swap tables available at $20 each. The number of tables is limited to reserve now. Contact Gary Mills at 417-725-1433. Admission: $6 at door, Children under 12 FREE with paid adult. For more information on the show contact: Gary Rhodes email@example.com. Check out our website: http://omra.homestead.com for more info.
OCT 2, 2011--Washington Model Railroad Train show and Swap Meet
9am to 3pm at the Knights of Columbus hall, 606 West 3rd Street, in Washington, Iowa. All scales. Over 20 vendors; Admission- $4.00 adults, $1.00 children 6-12. Vendor tables-$18.00. For additional info -firstname.lastname@example.org or call 319-653-3782
*OCT 8-9, 2011—TOPEKA MODEL RAILROADERS AT THORNTON PLACE RETIREMENT CENTER, 2901 SW Armstrong Ave, Topeka, KS, Free, Sat: 10 am-5 pm, Sun: 10 am-4 pm, Info: Tony Fox email@example.com.
OCT 15, 2011-- Central Arkansas Model RR Club Open House - Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Location: MCGEE CENTER - 3800 College Avenue(West Conway), McGee Center is located between College Avenue and Prince Street in West Conway. Admission: Free Operating Layouts in all scales. We have various layout that kids will be able to operate (i.e.: Thomas - HO and O scale) Info: Daniel Gladstone, Tel: 501-269-3030 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: www.artrains.org
*OCT 15-16, 2011—CISCO JUNCTION MODEL RAILROAD GROUP TRAIN SHOW, The Cisco Center, North Eldon St., Cisco, IL, (exit 156 between Champaign and Decatur), Sat: 9 am- 4 pm,
Sun: 9 am – 3 pm; Admission $3.00 adults, Children 12 and under free w/pd adult, 5 operating layouts, Goodchild Brothers Circus layout, Children’s Door Prizes, Breakfast and Lunch available, vendor and swap tables, Silent Auction, Info: Don Ploch, 10408 E. Washington St. Rd., Argenta, IL 62501, 217-669-2261 email@example.com, or Randy Bennett 309-369-9600.
*OCT 15-16, 2011—MODEL RAILROAD SWAP MEET, Carpenter’s Hall, 1215 Court Ave., Chariton, IA, Sat: 9 am-5 pm, Sun: 10 am-5 pm, Adm: $3.00, 12 & under free w/pd adult, Tables: $12.00 , electrical $3.00, vendors, modelers, food available, Info: 641-774-4059, or firstname.lastname@example.org
CANCELLED--OCT 22-23, 2011—TWO Depot Model Train Show, Kingman Armory, Kingman, KS; Displays also at the Santa Fe and Missouri Pacific depots; Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the SF depot. Information: email@example.com or call 620-532-2142 weekday mornings.
*NOV 5, 2011—KATE SHELLEY DIV, MCoR, NMRA 20TH ANNUAL FALL MEET, United Community School, US Highway 30 between Ames and Boone, IA, 9 am to 3 pm, Adm: $5 at door, $4 preregistered, clinics, silent auction, dealers, displays, layouts, door prizes; contest categories: diesel locomotives, steam locomotives, cabooses, box cars, offline display, online structures, Photo Contest TBA, Info: Bob Folkmann, 515-232-8689, Dave Yetter, 515-233-5665, Kate Shelley Div., P. O. Box 474, Ames, IA 50010
NOV 26-27, 2011—GREAT TRAIN EXPO, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds Park, Belleville, IL
NOV 26, 2011—JOPLIN MUSEUM COMPLEX TRAIN SHOW AND SWAP MEET, Schifferdecker Park, 7th and Schifferdecker Streets, Joplin, MO; 9am to 3pm, Included will be several operating model railroad layouts along with over 65 tables of items for sale or trade. Admission is $3 adult, children 12 and under admitted free w/pd adult. All proceeds at the door go to benefit the Joplin Museum Complex. For further information or table rental call Rick Gardner at 417-673-4888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tables rent for $15 each. On the web at www.tristatemodelrailroaders.com
*JAN 28, 2012—THE GREAT TRI-STATE RAIL SALE,, The La Crosse Center, 2nd & Pearl Streets, La Crosse, WI, 10 am – 5 pm, Railroad Show, Flea Market, Swap Meet, guided tours of steam locomotive, caboose and Grand Crossing tower, Adm: $5.00 children under 12 free w/pd adult, BNSF Railway locomotive display at North La Crosse Yard, Canadian Pacific Railway exhibits and displays, proceeds go to maintain and restore the La Crosse Short Line Railroad Museum,
Info: The 4000 Foundation Limited, P. O. Box 3411, La Crosse, WI 54602-3411, 608-781-9383, www.4000foundation.com
*FEB 11-12, 2012—WICHITA TRAIN SHOW & SWAP MEET, CHISHOLM TRAIL DIV., NMRA, Cessna Activity Center, 2744 George Washington Blvd., Wichita, KS, Sat: 9-6, Sun: 11-4, Swap tables, Modular Layouts, Switching Contest, Model Contest, Photo Contest, Live Clinics & much more; Adm: $6.00 for both days, Advance Table Registration includes 2 admission tickets, Before 12/31/2011 take off 10%, 8 foot tables are $25 each, Info: mail registration to Phil Aylward, 603 Chestnut, Halstead, KS 67056-2302 or email@example.com
*FEB 25, 2012--Sugar Creek Model Railroad and Historical Society Ninth Annual Great NWA Model Train & Historical Memorabilia Show, Holiday Inn & NWA Convention Center 1500 S 48th Street, Springdale, AR 72762 (Interstate 540 exit 72 onto HWY 412 on East side of Interstate 540), 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Admission: Adults $6.00 and Children 12 and under FREE ($1.00 off w/nonperishable food item Contact Information: Keith Johnson 479-871-2802 email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com NWA Train Show P O Box 1283 Farmington, AR 72730 Club Website: www.railroadclubsugarcreek.org
*MAR 17-18, 2012—CISCO JUNCTION MODEL RAILROAD GROUP TRAIN SHOW, The Cisco Center, North Eldon St., Cisco, IL, (exit 156 between Champaign and Decatur), Sat: 9 am- 4 pm, Sun: 9 am – 3 pm; Admission $3.00 adults, Children 12 and under free w/pd adult, 5 operating layouts, Goodchild Brothers Circus layout, Children’s Door Prizes, Breakfast and Lunch available, vendor and swap tables, Silent Auction, Info: Don Ploch, 10408 E. Washington St. Rd., Argenta, IL 62501, 217-669-2261 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Randy Bennett 309-369-9600.
AUG 11, 2012 TURKEY CREEK DIVISION MEET, Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak (Pflumm & Santa Fe Dr.), Lenexa, KS, more later.
KANSAS CENTRAL DIVISION Meetings are at 1:00 pm. For the full schedule check the MCoR website or email: email@example.com. The next meeting October 1, 2011
Wayne Castegnaro, 1502 Lilac Ln, Wamego, KS 66547, US 24 highway to Wamego, turn North on Lilac Ln at stop light, go right to stay on Lilac Ln, 1502 is on the right.
GATEWAY DIV. (ST. LOUIS, MO) meets 3rd Monday each month, 7:00 P.M. Odd numbered months: Trinity Lutheran Church, 14088 Clayton Road at Woods Mill Rd (Hwy 141), Ballwin, MO; Even numbered months: VFW Hall, O’Fallon, IL http://www.gatewaynmra.org/division.htm
TURKEY CREEK DIV. (KANSAS CITY, MO & KS) monthly meetings 4th Tuesday, 7:00 P.M, Johnson County Offices, NE Branch, 6000 Lamar, Shawnee Mission, KS (DMV Building on SW corner of Lamar and Martway).
WESTERN HERITAGE DIVISION (OMAHA, NE / COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA) meets second Saturday (except June and December) at noon. Sump Library at 2nd & Washington Streets in Papillion.
(across from Runza). Visit www.whdnmra.org for more info and a map.
EASTERN IOWA DIVISION
The EID Fall Meeting will be September 18th at the Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, 424 First Avenue NE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Parking is free on Saturdays, so do not feed the parking meters! We will have a short meeting, silent auction, Bring & Brag / Show & Tell. I’m pulling together an interesting program on modeling. We will start at 9:00 am. The EID Annual / Winter Meeting will be 9am, January 15th, 2011 at the First Christian Church in Davenport, Iowa.
*KATE SHELLEY DIVISION will meet September 19, 2011 at the Ames Public Library in Ames, Iowa. Time is 7 Pm to 8:45 PM. This is a one time thing after which we will return to our normal meeting schedule of meeting on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Ames Public Library, Ames, IA, from 7 to 8:45 pm. In November we meet on the 3rd Thursday. Call Superintendent from NMRA web site for latest information. All are welcome to attend the meetings. The library is located at 515 Douglas Ave. We meet in the upstairs meeting rooms. December we have NO meetings due to the holidays.
PLATTE VALLEY DIV. (HASTINGS, GRAND ISLAND, KEARNEY, NE) meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in members homes on a rotating basis. Info: John O’Neill, MMR, Div. Dir., 308-384-5011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WESTERN KANSAS DIVISION (GARDEN CITY, KS) Meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at 4091/2 N. Main St. (second floor above “Stage” department store) 7 layouts on display (2-HO, 5-N) Operating sessions available Info: Robert Simmons, Division Director (620) 521-3591 or email@example.com
INDIAN NATIONS DIVISION Unless otherwise specified, all Indian Nations NMRA meets are held at the new Hardesty Library, 8316 E. 93rd. St., just east of Memorial Rd. in Tulsa, OK. The library opens at 9:00 am and the meetings start at 9:30 am. Web page: www.tulsanmra.org Superintendent - Dave Salamon (918)272-5512 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OK Heartland Division of the NMRA meets in the even months in the Oklahoma City area. All who are interested in Model railroading are welcome. Info: www.okcnmra.org
Cowboy Line Division (Norfolk, NE) meets 3rd Thursday each month, 7:00 P.M. at HyVee East upstairs meeting room. Corner of 1st Street and Norfolk, Ave. Info: Dennis Brandt, Div. Dir: 402-9925-2415 or email email@example.com for more information.
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