Philadelphia Division Meet

Date(s) - Saturday, September 19, 2015

Quakertown Train Station
15 Front St
Quakertown, PA 18951



The beautifully restored Quakertown Train Station has become one of our most popular meet locations. This year the Philadelphia Division returns with another exciting program on September 19, 2015.


1) “Railroading Down South: The BNSF Birmingham Subdivision” presented by Ramon Rhoades
“We’ll take a look at a little known or photographed part of the vast BNSF system. Through hundreds of photographs, charts, maps and diagrams we’ll cover the Birmingham Sub in detail. This fast-paced and visually engaging presentation will feature the trains, operations, locations, yards and terminals along the route, and will explain why each is an important link in the BNSF system that stretches from Atlanta to the West Coast. Let’s take a trip to the deep South where you can see former Santa Fe Warbonnet locomotives running amongst the kudzu and pine forests, or through towns so small that time has literally passed them by.”

2) “Airbrushing” presented by Jody Gontero
Jody, an accomplished modeler who has presented several clinics to his own Susquehanna Division, will now share his expertise on a topic that has often intimidated model railroaders. After hearing him speak, you may come away more enthusiastic about trying airbrushing.

3) Sam Parker will present his beautifully detailed HOn30 and On30 layouts through video cab rides.

– White Elephant Table – sell your stuff
– Display Table/Bring ‘n’ Brag – show off your models and talk about them if you like
– Door Prizes
– 50/50 Raffle – Take a chance and win half the pot
– Division shirts and patches for sale
– Refreshments: Coffee, tea, donuts, and Philly pretzels
– Afternoon open house layout tours–maps and directions will be available at the meet

NMRA members welcome. Why not bring a guest and introduce him or her to the hobby and our organization. Free 6-month, intro NMRA memberships are still available.

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