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Pacific Coast Region NMRA

The Club Car 2015 PCR Convention

May 13 – 17, 2015
Newark, California

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until the convention starts at 12:00 PM, Wed. May 13!

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The Pacific Coast Region cordially invites you to attend The Club Car 2015 PCR Convention in Newark, California, at the newly-renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark-Fremont, 39900 Balentine Drive, Newark, California, 94560-0564. (MAP) Plans and preparations are well under way by a dedicated team of PCR volunteers working together to ensure you will have a rewarding and enjoyable experience at The Club Car 2015 PCR Convention.

The Club Car 2015 runs from Wednesday, May 13 through Sunday, May 17, 2015, starting at 12:00 PM for registration check-in and ending with the Sunday morning PCR Annual Business Meeting.

Sandwiched between the two will be a veritable smorgasbord of model railroading activities you've come to expect at PCR conventions, including clinics, contests, prototype tours, layout tours, operating sessions, breakfasts, banquet, and more!

Mark your calendars now, figure out how to get to Newark, then get ready for some real model railroading fun and enjoyment.


See the Banquet page for choices and to send in your meal choice by Sunday, May 10th.

05/05/15, 12:15 PM


See the Swap Meet page for more info and to order your table.

04/24/15, 2:40 PM

The 2015 PCR Convention will be different!

For the first time, members of model railroad clubs in the greater Bay Area will be able to attend this Convention even if they are not NMRA members! This difference is reflected in the name of our Convention — The Club Car. Here is a YouTube video which provides an overview of the benefits of club participation in the Convention. So climb aboard and join us on The Club Car 2015!

What else will be different for this Convention?

Clinics - The clinics program will focus on new innovations and techniques. It will also feature clinics which capture the oral history of actual railroad experiences from our members.

Layout tours - Layout tours will take advantage of the large number of high-quality layouts in the Bay Area. The Bay Area is known for great layouts in all scales and gauges! Having the Convention hotel in Newark in the East Bay provides a central location for getting to a number of these great layouts.

Operating Sessions - The Bay Area is also a hotbed for layout operating sessions and we will have a number of them available for attendees. Expect many of the two dozen layouts open for the bi-annual BayRails to be available for operating sessions during the Convention. Register early to get a better chance to participate in these operating sessions.

Prototype Tours - We'll be returning to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for a guided tour of that facility. This tour sold out when we last offered it during the Iron Horse Express 2013 Convention in Dublin. We'll also have a tour of the VTA light rail facilities and future BART routes. Another popular repeat tour will be the Speeder Rides in the Canyon. To round out the week, you can visit the the Society for the Preservation of Carter Railroad Resources group at nearby Ardenwood.

Special Guest Tony Koester - Tony is the Editor of Model Railroad Planning and author of the monthly “Trains of Thought” column in Model Railroader magazine. He will give us an update on his Nickel Plate Railroad layout and also entertain us with a Banquet talk which will be enjoyed by both modelers and their spouses.


The Registration Special Package is only $99.00 and includes Registration, Awards Banquet, and PCR Breakfast.

Basic registration (no food events) is just $39.00.

There is no fare differential between Rail and Non-rail registrations.

Awards Banquet and PCR Breakfast tickets may be purchased separately after registering, if so desired. See the Company Store page to add these meal tickets to your registration package.

What's Included?

All fares include convention registration, clinics, contests, and layout tours.

There will be extra costs for outside events or special clinics, if admission tickets, transportation, or materials are required. The Registration Package Special also includes the Awards Banquet and PCR Breakfast.

Go to the Registration page to register.

See you in Newark!

David Parks
Convention Chairman
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