Call For
Volunteers and Nominations

For officers of the Western Heritage Division of the Mid- Continent Region of the NMRA.

Five positions are open:
Assistant Superintendent
Chief Clerk

You MUST be a current member of the NMRA to be a Division officer.

-Nominations are now open until May 15th
-Election ballots will be sent out after June 1st
-All ballots must be in by June 15th.
-Election results will be announced after July 1st.
-Newly elected officers will fill their respected offices beginning July 9th.

Please contact Bruce Hochberger, at bkhochberger@cox.net to volunteer or nominate a fellow member for an officer position.

Next Meeting

Scaled Automation

Saturday, May 7th, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Scaled Automation Shop Johnathan Fant

Our May get together will be held at Johnathan Fant's house, 14610 Corby Street in Northwest Omaha. Johnathan will will provide us an overview of his SCALED AUTOMATION company which is committed to developing, manufacturing and selling sophisticated automation for scale (model) railroads.

Since we are meeting face-to-face there are no plans for a Zoom session.

We encourage you to come join us.

We require that COVID protocols be followed for our in-person gatherings:
Vaccinations are required and masks are optional but welcome.

As usual, all members are invited to share information on their current projects.

If you have a modeling project that you want to share with other members during one of our future meetings or be posted here and on our Western Heritage Division Facebook page, please submit pictures and a description to Ron Brozanic, at rbrozanic@gmail.com. Thanks.

Future Meetings
(Presentations and Clinics subject to Change)

May 7th, 2022
On-site visit to Jonathon Fant's Scaled Automation business.
14610 Corby Street
Nelson's Creek Subdivision, West Omaha

June 4th, 2022
Open House at Gordon Todd's
Layout tour of Gordon's home layout
5807 South 119th Plaza, Omaha, NE

July 9th, 2022
Open House at Frank Blank's
Layout tour of Frank Blank's home layout

August 6th, 2022
Meeting at the Sump Memorial Library, Papillion

September 10th, 2022
Meeting at the Sump Memorial Library, Papillion

Train Shows

All events are subject to change.

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May 21st and 22nd, 2022
Nebraska-Iowa Railroaders
Spring 2022 Train and Toys Show
Omaha Sports Complex
14706 Giles Road
Omaha, NE
Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday 9:00am to 3:00pm

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Select Historical Society Conventions

All events are subject to change. Please check the various society websites for the latest information.

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Union Pacific Historical Society
2022 Annual Convention
Cheyenne, Wyoming
May 11th to 14th, 2022

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The Chicago and Northwestern Historical Society
2022 Annual Convention
Mankato, Minnesota
May 19th to 22nd, 2022

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Missouri Pacific Historical Society
2022 Annual Convention
Palestine, Texas
October 6th to 9th, 2022.

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Please let us know:

Would you like to open your layout for a club layout visit?

Do you have a clinic topic you would like to present at one of our monthly get-togethers?

June Meeting Highlights

Saturday, June 4th, 2022, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Open House at Gordon Todd's
Layout tour of Gordon's home layout
5807 South 119th Plaza, Omaha, NE

April Meeting

Rail Fanning with Bob Albano

WHD April 2022 meeting

Thanks to Bob Albano for sharing his slide show of 1980's railroading from his collection. Great images of trains on the east coast, Colorado and few other places where Bob has captured railroading trackside.

Previous Meetings

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