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...

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, December 13th at 7pm at:

The Preserve
833 The Preserve Trail
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
https://goo.gl/maps/AL6mzM3KJGhjS5of9

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

***The Annual Member meeting for Annual Reports and Elections will be held on January 10th, 2023 @ 7pm.***


Future Programs

December 2022 - Annual Yankee Swap and Holiday Potluck


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.

December 2022 - A model of home decorated for the holidays

Mid-Eastern Region Conventions

2023 MER Convention

Round the Curve to Altoona MER convention
Susquehanna Division
Oct. 19-22, 2023
Altoona, PA
https://mer2023.org/

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:

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

Great Scale Model Train Show in Timonium

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

https://gsmts.com/newdatesplaces.html


March 4-5, 2023
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 4
pm

27th Annual New Bern Train Show

New Bern Riverside Convention Center

203 South Front Street, New Bern, NC

https://www.carolinacoastalrailroaders.org/


March 11, 2023
Saturday 9am - 2pm

9th Annual Train Show & Sale for The Train Group of Mebane

209 W. Jackson Street, Mebane, NC
https://themebanetraindisplay.com/


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
http://www.carolinamodelrr.org/


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

Historic Spencer Shops Train Show

1 Samuel Spencer Dr, Spencer, NC
https://www.nctransportationmuseum.org/train-show/

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

Great Scale Model Train Show in Timonium

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

https://gsmts.com/newdatesplaces.html