Welcome to the Carolina Piedmont Division, NMRA Mid-Eastern Region!

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...

New Club Car!

New! Norfolk Southern
70-Ton 3-Bay Offset Hopper in HO & N!
For more info visit our Club Car page

Congratulations to the Austin R. for winning this year's raffle layout at the Neuse River Valley Train Show!!! (see photos below) Proceeds from this year's raffle layout will go to benefit our Holiday Trains for Kids program.

Next Division Meeting

The next Division Meeting will be in person and on Zoom. It will be held on Tuesday, April  11th at 7pm at:

The Preserve
833 The Preserve Trail
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

If attending by Zoom, please see the email distribution (CPD13 - groups.io) for connection details. 

Future Programs

April 2023 - Celebration of CPD13's 25th anniversary & Arduino Part 1  

Future Popular Vote Contests

To encourage Members of the Division, Region, or NMRA to display models or scenery they have constructed and/or modified/superdetailed from a kit, a Popular Vote Contest is held at each Division meeting, or elsewhere as directed by the Superintendent. 

April 2023 - Model of Electric Loco (incl trolley or interurban motor)

Mid-Eastern Region Conventions

2023 MER Convention

Round the Curve to Altoona MER convention
Susquehanna Division
Oct. 19-22, 2023
Altoona, PA

2024 MER Convention

Piedmont Junction MER convention
Carolina Piedmont Division
Sept. 26-29, 2024
Durham, NC

2025 MER Convention

New Jersey Division MER convention

Dates, location to be announced

Train Shows:

A more complete list is here: https://www.railserve.com/events/train_shows.html

March 25-26, 2023
Saturday 9am - 2pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

15th Annual Carolina Modeler's Train Show

Lewis Center Country Park, 3110 Forest Lawn Dr, Greensboro, NC

April 15, 2023

Railroad Modeling University

West Concord Baptist Church
225 Warren C. Coleman Blvd, Concord, NC 28027

May 6-7, 2023
Saturday & Sunday 9am - 5pm  

5th Annual Spring into Trains (NRV) Show

Kerr Scott Building, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

May 20-21, 2023
Saturday 9am - 5pm  
Sunday 12noon - 4pm

Historic Spencer Shops Train Show

1 Samuel Spencer Dr, Spencer, NC

September 23, 2023



4050 Premier Drive, High Point, NC


October 14 - 15 2023
Saturday & Sunday 9am - 5pm  

Great Scale Model Train Show in Timonium

Maryland State Fair,  2200 York Rd.,  Timonium, MD 21093 


November 4-5, 2023
Saturday & Sunday 9am - 5pm  

Neuse River Valley Train Show

Jim Graham Building, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC