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

NEW UPDATE!!! The next Division Meeting will be on Zoom. It will be held on Tuesday, January 11th at 7pm on ZOOM.

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

****Our Board of Directors meeting will be held on Monday January 10th at 7pm on Zoom also.


Future Programs

January 2022 - Hurricane Camille and the Central Virginia Railroads by Kevin O'Connor


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.

January 2022 - Crane, Derrick or Pile driver - postponed to February
February
2022 - Crane, Derrick or Pile driver
March 2021 - Railroad Car built from resin kit

Mid-Eastern Region Conventions

2022 MER Convention

Carolina Special Look South MER convention

October 20-23, 2022

Hilton Charlotte University Place

Charlotte, NC

http://www.carolinasouthern.org/

2023 MER Convention

Susquehanna Division MER convention

Location TBD

2024 MER Convention

TBD, dates, location to be announced

2025 MER Convention

New Jersey Division MER convention

Dates, location to be announced

Train Shows:

February 19th - 20th, 2022
Saturday 9am - 5pm / Sunday 10am - 4pm

Carolina Coastal Railroaders

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
203 S. Front Street, New Bern, NC
$8 for ages 12 and up, Under 12 free with adult, good for both days

https://www.carolinacoastalrailroaders.org/trainshow


March 12th
Saturday 9am -
3pm

The Train Group of Mebane

209 W. Jackson St., Mebane, NC
$
5 for ages 12 and up, Under 12 free with paid adult

https://themebanetraindisplay.com/


March 26th
Saturday 9am
- 4pm

Carolina Model Railroaders Spring Train Show

Lewis Recreation Center
3110 Forest Lawn Dr, Greensboro, NC

http://carolinamodelrr.org/


April 9th
Saturday 10am

Tichy Train Group Tour, Alamance, NC
Sign-up will be passed around at Jan/Feb/
March meetings. This is a great tour to see how products are designed and produced here in NC and is highly recommended.
https://www.tichytraingroup.com/


May 30th - June 1st
9am - 5pm

Kerr Scott Building, North Carolina State Fairgrounds
4285 Trinity Road, Raleigh, NC 27607
Enter at Gate 9 on Trinity Road
Admission: $9 covers both days
Children 12 and under admitted free with adult
https://nrvclub.net/spring-model-railroad-show/


June 10th - 11th

Narrow O Summer Meet

New Hope Church, Harrisburg, PA