|Notable Non-Chapter Events:|
|Oct 28-29||Halloween Express, Sumpter Valley RR, McEwen, http://www.sumptervalleyrailroad.org|
|Oct 28-29||Pumpkin Trains, Chehalis-Centralia Railroad, http://www.steamtrainrides.com|
|Oct 31 & Nov 1||The American Freedom Train by Barry Howard with Ross Rowland and Stephen Bush. Santa Barbara CA http://www.vistalifelonglearning.org|
|Nov 4-5||Columbia Gorge Model RR Show, + 3 more Nov weekends, http://www.columbiagorgemodelrailroadclub.com|
|Nov 8-11||SP Historical & Technical Society Convention, Santa Rosa CA, http://www.sphts.org|
|Nov 17 – Dec 31||Polar Express, Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad, http://www.mtrainierrailroad.com|
|Nov 23||Oregon Rail Heritage Center, closed, Thanksgiving http://www.orhf.org|
|Nov 25|| The Columbia River Theatre Organ Society presents The Iron Horse (a 1924 classic), the Portland Hollywood Theatre at 2 p.m., with live organ accompaniment. http://www.crtos.org/ |
General Admission, $12; Seniors and Students, $10.
PNWC members are especially invited to attend the showing of this John Ford epic.
|Dec 2-3 & 9-10||Santa Steam Train, Chehalis-Centralia Railroad, http://www.steamtrainride.com|
|Dec 2-23||Candy Cane Express, Santiam Excursion Trains, Lebanon OR, http://www.santiamexcursiontrains.com|
|Dec 2-17||Candy Cane Express, Oregon Coast Scenic Railway, Garibaldi OR, http://www.oregoncoastscenic.org|
|Dec 6-20||Christmas Ships Trolley Excursions, Willamette Shore Trolley, http://www.wst.oregontrolley.com|
|Dec 24||Oregon Rail Heritage Center, closed, Christmas eve http://www.orhf.org|
|Feb 17||SP&S Railway Historical Society Swap Meet, 9:30-2:30, 100 Columbia, Vancouver WA, http://www.spshs.org|
|Mar 17||Winterail, 40th Anniversary, Corvallis High School, Corvallis OR, http://www.winterail.com|
|June 25 – July 1||Train Mountain Triennial, Chiloquin OR, http://www.trainmtn.org|
|Sept_14-19||GN Railway Historical Society 2018 Convention, Bellingham, WA, http://www.gnrhs.org|
Board of Directors Meeting:
Board of Directors meetings are held every month, usually on the Thursday one week prior to the Membership meeting. Unlike the monthly Membership meeting, the Board of Directors Meeting is not open to the general public. All PNWC members are welcome and invited to attend.
Meetings of the membership are held every month, usually on the third Friday. Visitors are warmly welcomed! Typically, we first address the general business of the Chapter. This can be a great time to learn about not only what the PNWC is doing, but also what other rail-related groups are doing in the region and around the world. We then break for refreshments, and after the break we have the program. Monthly programs are always interesting and often feature guest speakers, multimedia presentations or videos selected from our extensive library.
The PNWC maintains a library of over 1,200 railroad-related books and more than 500 videos that members can check out. The Lending Library is open on the Saturday afternoon following the membership meeting and every Monday from 10:00 am to Noon. Check out of materials is subject to a loan agreement.