Welcome to the website of the 7th division, Pacific Northwest Region of the National Model Railroad Association. The area the 7th division covers is British Columbia and the Yukon. The official publication of the 7th division is the BULLETIN BOARD which is published 6 times a year Look below for the latest news from the 7th division.
Are you interested in learning more about the hobby of model railroading? The Railway Modellers Meet of BC is running concurrently and adjacent to the VTE 2016, and is a great way to learn about the state of the art in model railroading.Your meet registration can provide you with access to modelling clinics and competitions, operating sessions, self guided home layout tours and entry to the Vancouver Train Expo 2016.
Bill Hewlett took a bunch of photos in the late '50's of PGE subjects. These were gifted to the 7th division and Bill Galovich scanned them for us. They are available to view in the members only section.
"Thank You!! A sincere and heart-felt "thank you" to the members of the 7th Division for the honour you have bestowed on me by naming me as the 2015 recipient of the Ross Heriot Memorial Gold Spike Award and my apologies for not being present at either of the two events this year at which the award would normally be presented. As the saying goes, there are times when "life gets in the way".
It is my pleasure and honour to be able to present the Ross Heriot Memorial Gold Spike award again this year.
This award was first made in 1968, and is usually presented annually to the individual or individuals in the PNR 7th Division who have made a significant Contribution to the Division. In is appreciation of their unselfish devotion of time and effort to further the aims of the NMRA, the PNR, and the hobby of Model Railroading through assistance and service for the benefit of all model railroaders within the division.
Vancouver Train Expo is history. Some 4,500 people attended the public show in the new venue, the PNE Forum in Vancouver B. C. over the two days November 7 and 8, an increase of about 67 percent increase over last year’s attendance (2,700), which was up 35 percent from the previous year (2013). In addition 110 modellers registered to attend the 7th Division meet and associated activities, up 25 percent from the previous year. The committee are to be commended on a great job.