Welcome to the Midwest Region of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA). As illustrated by the Divisions page, the Region includes parts of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Wisconsin. The purposes of the Region are to promote, stimulate, foster, and encourage by all manner and means the art and craft of model railroading and the preservation of the hobby's history, science, and technology.
The Region accomplishes its purposes through its Divisions, publishing the Waybill (a quarterly newsletter), holding Conventions and by promoting the NMRA Achievement Program. See the Division web pages for detailed activities in your local area.
Meetings of NMRA members residing in the Region are normally held in conjunction with the annual convention. Between these meetings, a Board of Directors governs and administers the Region. The Board consists of five Officers, seven Directors-at-Large and ten Division Directors. A Division Director is elected or appointed by each Division. The President, Vice President and Directors-at Large are elected by all Region members. For information about the next election, click here.
The Region's organizational documents (Constitution, Bylaws and Policies & Procedures) and minutes of recent annual and Board of Directors meetings are on Secretary's Page.
The Lakeshore Limited
2015 Spring Convention
April 17-19, 2015
Click the link below for information & registration form.
Click the links below for a Convention Photo Recap:
The Waybill Newsletter is now available on-line.
Click on the link above to download any edition.
MWR Layout Guest Register Booklet Template available to members
Click Here to learn more.
Several Divisions have requested that we reprint the MWR Layout Guest Register Booklet. We have gone one step further and created a PDF version for every member's access and use. Click on the icon to down load a PDF file so you can create your own booklet. The files are printer ready if you want to take them to your local office supply store. Contact the Webmaster if you would like a customized version (within reason) made for your Division.
Questions or concerns about the Achievement Program? Click here to read a comprehensive document written by former AP Chairman, Marv Preussler. It covers a description, comments & hints on the AP -- plus learn how to get help getting started. For further information, contact the current AP Chairman, Jim Landwehr.
Model Railroading is FUN!!
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