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The Observation Car - FEBRUARY 2021
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Visit our Western Heritage Division NMRA website:
at http://whd.mcor-nmra.org/

Future Events:


NMRA CALENDAR:
JUNE 17 - 20, 2021: NMRA joint Mid-Continent and Lone Star Region NMRA Regional Convention, Embassy Suites Hotel, Tulsa, OK. Early reservation sign-up deadline is March 30th, 2021-$60. $75 after that.
More information on NMRA website

JULY 4 - 11, 2021: 2021 National Convention, "Rails by the Bay", Santa Clara, California has been CANCELLED.

TENTATIVE JULY 4 - 22, 2022: NMRA National Convention and Train Show in St Louis, MO

TRAIN SHOWS : All events are subject to change.
February 6-7, 2021:  Wichita Train Show, Cessna Center, Wichita KS     
Saturday 9am -5pm and Sunday 1 1am -4pm
 
March 13-14, 2021:  Sioux City Train Show, Marriott Hotel Convention Center, South Sioux City, NE    Saturday 9am -4pm and  Sunday 10am -4pm
 
March 13-14, 2021:  Boot Hill Train Show, Finney Co Fairgrounds, Garden City, KS
Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 11am-4pm
 
April 10 - 11, 2021:  Spring Creek Model Trains Free-mo Event, Thayer Co. Fairgrounds, Deshler, NE     Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm
 
April 17-18, 2021:  North Platte Model Train Show, D&N Event Center, North Platte, NE     Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm
 
May 15-16, 2021:  Sherman Hill Model Railroad Show, Cheyenne Frontier Days Buildings, Cheyenne, WY     Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm

July 30 - 31, 2021: St. Louis RPM, Gateway Convention Center. 9am to 7pm on both Saturday and Sunday
 
November 13-14, 2021:  Trainfest 2021, Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center, Milwaukee, WS     Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 9am-4pm

ALSO OF INTEREST :
Dave Husman, at the October Opsig meeting, presented great info on Pre-1977 handling of hazardous materials.  You can view the recorded meeting here. 
 
<https://youtu.be/S4lfaIzxupU>   
 
Just a warning.  Dave's internet went out of service about half way through the presentation.  While he was reconnecting Lee Nichols described the "mole staging" area of his Utah Colorado Western.  Dave returned with the remaining half of his presentation after Lee finished.   Dave also posted a PDF copy of his slides here
 
<https://wnbranch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/HazmatHandlingOct25.pdf>

Here are the notes on a few of the past and upcoming virtual meetings as supplied by George Sinos -

NMRA-X  is the "virtual convention" put together by Gordy Robinson and several other volunteers.  The most recent updated information is on the NMRA facebook group.  Membership is free.  The actual Live event is on the NMRA Facebook PAGE not the group.  You don't need to be a member of Facebook to watch.  In the future, the live events will be simulcast on the NMRA's YouTube page.  The clinics are recorded and posted on the NMRA YouTube page a few days after the live event. 

YouTube Link < https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHw-7-1FWB5zQgTM0ZVY-Yw>

The Opsig has been hosting weekly clinics via Zoom. Membership is not required.  Information on the live and past events is on the Opsig web page.  Events are recorded and posted on YouTube.  I'll just include the single link to the Opsig page. The descriptions and links to the individual events can be found there.

Opsig Link < https://www.opsig.org/EventCalendar>

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Next Meeting

- We are again going to replace our in-person January get-together at the Papillion Library with a ZOOM video call.

The Saturday, February 6th  Zoom session number for this month's meeting is 838 2357 0621 and the password is whdnmra.

The Zoom session will begin at 9:00 am. When you join the ZOOM call on Saturday, February 6th, you will be directed to a "waiting room" and allowed access to our meeting by the zoom call host. The session will last no longer than two and a half hours.
 
THIS MONTH:  Our own George Sinos will give a presentation on how to transition from traditional car cards to JRMI Operations Pro. "FROM CAR CARDS TO OPSPRO MANIFESTS"


After George's presentation we will open it up for layout updates from WHD members.

Please send your email address to Ron Brozanic at rbrozanic@gmail.com if you plan to take part in the call and Ron will add this event (hopefully) to your calendar for easy access to the session.

We are soliciting volunteers for a short presentation for our Zoom calls!  Please let us know if you want to show us your layout or if you have a clinic topic you would like to present at one of our monthly get-togethers.


Future Meetings - (Presentations and Clinics subject to Change)
MARCH 6th: Paul DeLuca will give an overview of his NEW YORK CENTRAL HUDSON RIVER DIVISION RR including latest updates and additions.

APRIL 3rd: Steve Rodie will give an overview of his new MONTANA and COLORADO SOUTHERN RR layout and including a demonstration of a train climbing and descending his new mountain grade.

MAY: OPEN

JUNE: OPEN 


If you have suitable information that could or should be shared with other WHD members here in THE OBSERVATION CAR, please send an email to Ron Brozanic at rbrozanic@gmail.com. Thanks

Later on down the line, reb

 

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