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...

Piedmont Junction 2024!

The CAROLINA PIEDMONT DIVISION invites you to come to the Heart of Carolina for the 2024 MER Convention to be held the last weekend in October 17-20, 2024. We have scheduled four days of model railroading activities: clinics, contests, modular layouts, a silent auction, layout tours, prototype tours, a banquet with featured speaker, awards presentation and non rail activities. There will be much to see, learn, do and enjoy.
Click here to go to the MER 2024 Convention website: http://piedmontjunction.org
Click here to go to Registration:

New Club Car!

Norfolk Southern HO scale
70-Ton 3-Bay Offset Hoppers are now SOLD OUT !
N scale version available now on Piedmont Junction Registration. Visit https://piedmontjunction.cpd13.org/
For more info visit our Club Car page

Congratulations to the Austin R. for winning the raffle layout at the Neuse River Valley Train Show in 2022!!! (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, August 13th at 7pm at our location 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 Program

August 2024 - Building styrene structures and using acrylics to paint and weather by Bill Hanley    

Future Popular Vote Contest

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. 

 August 2024 - Kit-bashed freight or passenger railroad car 

Mid-Eastern Region Conventions

2024 MER Convention

Piedmont Junction MER convention
Carolina Piedmont Division
Oct. 17-20, 2024
Marriott RTP, Durham, NC


2025 MER Convention

Philadelphia Division

October 16-19, 2025

Crown Plaza, King of Prussia, PA

Train Shows:

Neuse River Valley Train Show

November 9th – 10th, 2024

Saturday 9 am – 5 pm  

Sunday 9 am – 4 pm

Exposition Center, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC.


Carolina Coastal Railroaders Train Show

February 22-23, 2025

Riverfront Convention Center, New Bern, NC.

RPM Carolinas

May 3rd, 2025
4050 Premier Drive, High Point, NC 

Neuse River Valley Train Show

May 3rd4th, 2025

Saturday 9 am – 5 pm  

Sunday 9 am – 4 pm

Exposition Center, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC.


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