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!

Norfolk Southern
70-Ton 3-Bay Offset Hoppers are now sold out in HO scale!
We will have N scale cars available after Thanksgiving!
For more info visit our Club Car page

Congratulations to the Austin R. for winning last 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, October 10th at 7pm at:

Pine Springs Preparatory Academy
Middle School Building (on N. Main Street on Business/old Hwy 55)
1729 N. Main Street
Holly Springs, NC 27540 

Please note that there is a curb in the median to prevent left turns if you are approaching from the south. You will need to enter from the north, ie, coming from Apex and US 1. There is parking in the front of the building. X on the map is the front door (see photo).


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

Future Program

October 2023 - Railroads into San Francisco by Neil Blumenkopf   

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. 

October 2023 - A craftsman kit you built 

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

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

February 24-25, 2024
Saturday & Sunday 9am - 5pm  

New Bern Train Show

New Bern, NC