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)
Weathering Industrial Buildings – by Kevin Tully
Steel Mill Modeling – by Kevin Tully
Tank Cars – any era or type
Download a PDF with a host of local Model Railroad activities for the month
Click Here for PDF
CB&Q History in the Downers Grove Area – by Leo Phillipp
Contest - National Model Railroad Month:
Favorite Steam Engine or Diesel Locomotive
Regional & National News and the Annual Division Christmas Party
Contest - Holiday Season Photo Spectacular:
Show us your best shot from the last year.
Chicago & Northwestern Passenger Cars by Dave Phillips
Favorite Train – Bring your favorite train
Simple Itinerary Cards System by Rich Strebendt
Fallen Flags – Any equipment from any railroad that is gone, but not forgotten.
Switching Towns in Different Scales – An Excuse to Buy More Trains by Bill Pistello
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 - 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
Rebuilt Pullman Cars by Alex Schneider
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.
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.
July 7-13, 2019 - National Convention in Salt Lake City, UT
Click Here to link to the convention website