Welcome to the DuPage Division of the
National Model Railroad Association
Schedule of Events for 2017/2018
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)
55 Years of Excursion Steam – By Patrick Golden
Express Reefers and Box Cars designated for Passenger Trains
Model Operations on the LE & STL - by John Goodheart
All Things Intermodal - from early daysto modern containers, trailers and cars.
Amtrak - by Dave Phillips
Contest - National Model Railroad Month:
Diesel & Steam Locomotives with Helper Units - Steam/Diesel or Diesel/Steam lash-ups.
Regional & National News and the Annual Division Christmas Party
Contest - Holiday Season Photo Spectacular:
Bring Model or Prototype photos in any color or B & W print, slide, or digital formats. Show us your best shot from the last year.
Pre-Metra and Snow Storms from 42 years of Photography – Mark Llanuza
Favorite Train - Locomotive(s) with freight and/or passenger cars.
Forum - Layout Desigh Do's & Dont's. Lessons Learned. (Volunteers needed to participate.)
Supporting Charactors - Anything that is NOT rolling stock but helps support the railroad.
Weathering - by Steve Cerka.
Ore Operations on the GN - bu Bob Hammer
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
Layout Tours - Prarie Scale Rails MRRC - Lombard
Great Northern - Willowbrook
LE & STL - Lombard
Capitol 400 at Madison, WI
See: https://www.nmra-scwd.org/capitol-400.html for more information.
Weathering by Kevin Kell
Bulk Commodity Cars - covered hoppers, gondolas, old time box cars with Signode wood plank grain doors or any car that carries bulk products.
June 2018 - Division Outing - TBD
August 5-12, 2018 - National Convention in Kansas City, MO
Click Here to link to the convention website