Carolina Piedmont Division (CPD 13) members are dedicated to furthering the hobby of model railroading through public displays, community involvement and educational activities. The Division models all scales and railroads, and welcomes new members, especially newcomers to the hobby. There is always plenty to do and learn, so come and join the fun. Check below on this page for information on the next Division meeting...

Recent Announcements

  • March 2020 Division Meeting Canceled
    CPD-13 Members

    It is out of an abundance of caution that the decision has been made to cancel our regular March meeting scheduled for March 24th at Cambridge Village, this all being due to the Covid19 virus that is becoming more widespread.   This is also in line with the recent Governor's Declaration of Emergency that visitations to retirement centers by the general public be curtailed.    Although the numbers of active cases locally are relatively low, the potential for this virus to quickly become widespread given its capability to exist on surfaces up to 9 days is disconcerting.   Equally disconcerting is that some individuals may not exhibit any symptoms yet are highly contagious.

    This notice is not a surrender to hysteria, but sound Public Health containment measures.  Public Health Officials are emphasizing the need for best personal hygiene practices, especially the frequent washing of hands as an easy means to stop the spread of the virus.    Self-isolation will also stop the spread of the virus if you believe you have come in possible contact with the virus.  For the most part, affected individuals will recover without any problems, the biggest threat is to those who have underlying health issues.   Everyone's cooperation is vital.

    Thanks for you cooperation
    John Sokash, Superintendent CPD-13, MER-NMRA
    Posted Mar 13, 2020, 8:25 AM by Rob Rousseau
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CPD 13 is part of the National Model Railroad Association's Mid-Eastern Region (MER). The MER includes Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Train Shows:

Aug 29-30 Spencer Shops Train Show

Mid-Eastern Region Conventions

2020 MER Convention
Hosted by Carolina Southern Division 
Oct 15-18, 2020
Crowne Plaza, Charlotte, NC

2021 MER Convention
Hosted by Chesapeake Division 
Oct. 21-24, 2021
Delta by Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, MD
Baltimore/Eastern Maryland area

2022 MER Convention
Hosted by James River Division 
Dates TBD
Location TBD

2023 MER Convention
Hosted by Susquehanna Division 
Dates TBD
Location TBD

2024 MER Convention
Dates TBD
Location TBD

2025 MER Convention
Hosted by New Jersey Division 
Dates TBD
Location TBD