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

New Club Car!

Norfolk Southern
70-Ton 3-Bay Offset Hoppers are now SOLD OUT in HO scale!
N scale version will be available at our MER Convention in October. Ordering will be available when convention registration opens. Visit https://piedmontjunction.cpd13.org/
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, March 12th at 7pm at our NEW location 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).

https://maps.app.goo.gl/QU4vDCXwvq8YfWKC7

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

Future Program

March 2024 - Altoona Convention Prototype Tours by Charlie Rausch, MMR


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. 

 March 2024 - Favorite Passenger Diesel

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

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


February 24, 2024
Saturday   

RPM - Carolinas

4050 Premier Drive, High Point, NC
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1895473627515807/


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

New Bern Train Show

Riverfront Convention Center
203 South Front St., New Bern, NC
https://www.carolinacoastalrailroaders.org/trainshow


March 9th, 2024
Saturday 9am - 2pm  

Mebane Train Show

209 W. Jackson St., Mebane, NC
https://themebanetraindisplay.com/train-show


March 23rd-24th, 2024
Saturday 9am - 5pm  

Carolina Model Railroader's 16th Annual Train Show

3110 Forest Lawn Drive, Greensboro, NC
http://www.carolinamodelrr.org/


April 20th, 2024
Saturday

Railroad Modeling University

225 Warren C. Coleman Blvd. Concord, NC
http://carolinasouthern.org/