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Welcome to the DuPage Division of the
National Model Railroad Association

 

Schedule of Events for 2018/2019

Click on an item of interest below for additional details.

Regular meetings are held at:
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
5729 Dunham Road
Downers Grove, IL 60516
(All Meetings start at 1:30)


Program/Activity:
Weathering Industrial Buildings – by Kevin Tully

Contest:
Passenger Cars

Program/Activity:
Steel Mill Modeling – by Kevin Tully

Contest:
Tank Cars – any era or type

Download a PDF with a host of local Model Railroad activities for the month

Click Here for PDF

Program/Activity:
CB&Q History in the Downers Grove Area – by Leo Phillipp

Contest - National Model Railroad Month:
Favorite Steam Engine or Diesel Locomotive

Program/Activity:
Regional & National News and the Annual Division Christmas Party

Contest - Holiday Season Photo Spectacular:
Show us your best shot from the last year.

Program/Activity:
Chicago & Northwestern Passenger Cars by Dave Phillips

Contest:
Favorite Train – Bring your favorite train

Program/Activity:
Simple Itinerary Cards System by Rich Strebendt

Contest:
Fallen Flags – Any equipment from any railroad that is gone, but not forgotten.

Program/Activity:
Switching Towns in Different Scales – An Excuse to Buy More Trains by Bill Pistello

Contest:
Annual All Categories Extravaganza - a good tune-up for the Regional Convention.

Lyons Township High School
9am - 5pm
100 S Brainard Ave, La Grange, IL 60525

Click Here for a Train Show Flyer

Program/Activity:
Layout Tours - Venture Crew 57, B&O in Western PA, Northern Illinois, C&NW in NW Wisconsin and The Maumee Route - Must be an NMRA member to attend

Contest:
No contest.

Program/Activity:
Rebuilt Pullman Cars by Alex Schneider

Contest:
Refrigerator Cars – any era or type

May 17 - 19, 2019

The 2019 Midwest Region convention, will be hosted by the Thousand Lakes Region and held in partnership with the Midwest Region.

The convention facility will be the Days Inn, LaCrosse, WI.

A tentative schedule is: Thursday: Registration, Contest Room, Clinic & Layout tours.
Friday: Morning clinics, tours of Pearl Street Brewery, Dahl Auto Museum & Copeland Park Railroad display.
Saturday: Clinics, Non-rail tours, 5 pm Happy Hour & 6 pm Banquet with a Chinese Auction.

Additional information, hotel info and registration is available at the TLR website.
https://www.thousandlakesregion.org/events

Contest:
Region Contest

Program/Activity:
June 7, 2018 - Division Outing to the Blackhawk Railway Historical Society meeting at 7:30 pm in Lockport IL. Presentation is on the History of Chicago Union Station.
See their website for directions and details.

https://www.blackhawkrailwayhistoricalsociety.org/


Contest:
No Contest

Program/Activity:
July 7-13, 2019 - National Convention in Salt Lake City, UT

Contest:
National Contests

Click Here to link to the convention website