Who Are We?
Utah has a rich history with railroads. This year, 2019, marks 150 years since the “Driving of the Golden Spike” that united our country and revolutionized traveling across our great country! The NMRA members hosting this year’s NMRA National Convention belong to the Northern Utah Division, which is in the Rocky Mountain Region.
We are excited to show you the sights and model railroads here in Utah! We are now finalizing details for tours and clinics. We have also extended the early-bird pricing so hurry and register. You will receive an email when the tours are available for sign up so you won’t miss out.
200, 250 and Going Strong
We are excited to host the Convention in 2019 in Salt Lake City!
Remember that through the end of the week you can get a free Golden Spike pin by registering. Even if you are not in Kansas City this week, just go to the Registration Page online.
Why Attend a National Convention?*
The National Model Railroad Association sponsors a national convention to provide a place for the members to meet from all over the world. There are many activities for the member to learn and participate in all aspects of the hobby. Over a week, the convention attendee may tour and attend:
Clinics which instruct the member in the techniques of the hobby.
Symposiums on the prototype railroads.
Tour model railroads in the surrounding area.
Tour railroad facilities.
Tour hobby manufacturing facilities.
Tour railroad related industrial facilities.
Tour the sites and special attractions of the area of interest for family.
Attend an auction of model railroad equipment.
Participate and /or view the superb hobby models in the model contests.
Attend meetings on the future of the hobby.
Meet with hobby manufacturers and industry publication representatives.
Attend the largest train show in the country.
Attend meetings specialized for your particular interest.
Attend social functions and learning clinics on non railroad related subjects.
Meet and make friends with people who share the same interest.
Meet with representatives of the association and the Kalmbach Memorial Library.
There are so many activities at a national convention it is difficult to do it all during the course of a convention week. As an example, there will be over 100 different clinics and symposiums, and over 50 model railroad visits scheduled during the week long convention.
Source: Event Website
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Little America Hotel - Salt Lake City
Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Convention Center