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Mid- Eastern Region of the NMRA

Photo tour of some Division layouts (click caption to see more)

The former PD Yahoo group has been replaced with PD2NERBNRA@groups.io which is a different group. If you have not joined and wish to please contact the Senior Superintendent.

2020 PD ELECTIONS RESULTSThe elections process for 2020 was challenging but was able to take place. You can see the 2020 Elections report by clicking here.


After a virtual Board of Directors meeting on April 26th the 2020 Potomac Division Board of Directors are as follows:
Superintendent- Martin Brechbiel, MMR
Senior Assistant Superintendent – Andrew Dodge, MMR
Assistant Superintendent – Ernie Little, MMR
Clerk – Nick Kalis
Paymaster – Jerry Stanley

CANCELLATIONS due to the coronavirus:

Potomac Division Outreach Program will be rescheduled at an undetermined date in the future after the Governor's coronavirus guidelines are lifted.
For additional information regarding cancellations of Layout tours you can click here. Layout tours will continue as soon as the coronovirus guidelines permit and hosts allow visitation of their homes.


The Board of Directors has received notice that the 2020 Mid-Eastern Convention "Carolina Special" scheduled for  October 15-18, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C.has been postponed until 2022. To view a copy of the notice and for more information click here.

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the first of a series of virtual clinics that will be held on line. The virtual clinics will utilize Zoom, a video platform, which will allow attendees to have video and audio, video only, or just listen access. Click here for Information on how to use Zoom.

The first clinic will be presented by Andrew Dodge, MMR, and our Senior Assistant Superintendent on Sunday, July 19th at 3:00 P.M.. An email with information on how to access the on-line clinic will be sent to the PD membership this week.

Looking for something to do with all the time you have available? The Potomac Division brings to your attention that the PD website provides access to past Potomac Flyer issues, past clinics, and a new activity, where if you like railroad trivia, then take a try at the Potomac Division crossword puzzle challenge. To go to any of these just click on the blue link and you will be taken to them. The crossword puzzle will be a PDF file you can download that provides the puzzle, clues, AND the solution (don't peek at the solution until you try to solve it!) We will try to have a new puzzle each week.


The Potomac Division Board of Directors thanks all of you that participated in Layout Survey. The survey was open for participation from Monday, May 4th until Sunday, Mary 17. Click here to see the report on results of the survey.


The Potomac Division has several Master Model Railroaders (MMRs). To see a list of the PD MMRs click here.

Congratulations to Bill Lyders on his receipt of the NMRA Model Railroad Engineer Civil AP achievement certificate.

Congratulations to Bernie Kempinski on his receipt of the NMRA Master builder – Cars, and Master Builder – Prototype Models AP achievement certificates. With receiving these he is now a Master Model Railroader- MMR #654.

Gatewayx "Gateway National Convention" - July 12 to 18- 8 A.M to 11:00 P.M.. More info to come when it is available.

The NMRA has posted videos from the clinics and layout visits that took place at the NMRAx events. Click on the following link to go to their NMRA Youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHw-7-1FWB5zQgTM0ZVY-Yw/videos
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