The Observation Car - JUNE 2021
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Please visit our Western Heritage Division NMRA website:

Future Events:


NMRA National Convention is now a Video Virtual event July 6 to 10, 2021.  More info at

October 6 to 10, 2021, 2021: NMRA joint Mid-Continent and Lone Star Region NMRA Regional Convention, is now scheduled for October 6 to 10, 2021 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. More information can be found at

CONFIRMED - AUGUST 7 - 14, 2022: NMRA National Convention and Train Show in St Louis, MO

TRAIN SHOWS : All events are subject to change.
June 5 & 6, 2021.  Center of Nation Model Railroad Expo, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, Kansas.  Saturday 9am to 5pm. Sunday 10am to 3pm.

June 26, 2021: Red River RPM (first ever): Forest Hills Civic Center, 6901 Wichita Street, Forest Hills, TX (Dallas-Fort Worth) 9am to 6pm

June 26 & 27, 2021.  Galesburg Railroad Days, Knox College, T. Fleming Fieldhouse, Galesburg, IL.  Saturday 9am to 4pm. Sunday 10am to 3pm.

July 17 – 18 Nebraska-Iowa Railroaders Train show, Sarpy County Fairgrounds, Springfield, NE Saturday 9am to 4pm, Sunday 9am  to 3pm.

July 24-25: Spring Creek Model Train Store Bi-Annual Train Show, Thayer County Fairgrounds, Deshler, Nebraska. Saturday 9am -5pm, Sunday10am to 4pm

July 30 - 31, 2021: St. Louis RPM, Gateway Convention Center. 9am to 7pm on both Friday and Sunday

November 13-14, 2021:  Trainfest 2021, Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center, Milwaukee, WS     Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 9am to 4pm

Select Historical Society Conventions: All events are subject to change.
October 7 – 10, 2021: Joint Missouri Pacific and Burlington Route Historical Societies to be held in St. Louis Union Station. Hotel reservation link is now active. For more information go to the 2021 Convention page on MPHS or BRHS websites.

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. 

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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.

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Next Meeting: June 5th

 GREAT NEWS! The next Western Heritage Division NMRA meeting will be our very first face-to-face club meeting since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our next meeting will be held at Bob Roegge’s house in Springfield, NE on the first Saturday in June, Saturday, June 5th. Bob address is 404 South 10th Avenue in Springfield, Nebraska. Masks are optional.


THIS MONTH: There are no set presentations or clinics this month so we will just have our normal member updates in-person and maybe a roundtable discussion on a couple of topics.

We are soliciting volunteers for a short presentation for our Saturday get-togethers  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.

AND MORE GREAT NEWS!!! Bob Albano has contacted the Papillion Library and we will start having our meetings at the Library starting in August. The date of that meeting should be Saturday, August 7th. we will verify that date. Meetings will start at our usual time of 9:00 am.

Future Meetings - (Presentations and Clinics subject to Change)
JULY 10th: In-person meeting at Bob Albano's house. On the 10th because of the conflict with the  Independence Day weekend.

AUGUST 7th: In-person get-together at the Papillion Library

SEPTEMBER 11th: In-person get-together at the Papillion Library

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 Thanks

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