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It’s time for the 2014 Sunshine Region Convention
October 16 - 198, 2014

At the Hilton Rialto Place in Melbourne
The hotel is conveniently located near the Melbourne Airport Expressway.
200 Rialto Pl.
Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 768-0200
Click Here for a map to the hotel

Click Here to Reserve a Hotel Room

To Register for The Convention, click here

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The next Sunshine Region Board of Directors Meeting will be on Sunday October 19, 2014 at 9:00 AM
at the Hilton Rialto Place in Melbourne,
200 Rialto Pl.
Melbourne, FL 32901

Don't forget to check out upcoming events in Sunshine Region on our calendar.

 

Model Railroading in the News

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:30:19 -0400


The Seasoned Collector: Train Days in Los Altos; East Bay dealers add a tech ...
San Jose Mercury News
Can you hear the whistle blowing? It's the time of year to climb aboard for Train Days at the Los Altos History Museum. The annual event chugs in Sept. 20-21. Here visitors can marvel at intricate model railroads, complete with scenery, steam, lights ...

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:50:28 -0400


Mini city is labor of love for 2 Carlsbad residents
Insurance News Net
About this time Porter entered the picture, experienced in constructing miniatures for model railroad projects. In other miniature displays the men had seen, there was nothing true to life. That challenge was all they needed: they would build a ...

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:02:29 -0400


Show 'n Shine
U-T San Diego
Free, donations accepted. Old street cars on display, large model railroad, pristine museum exhibits and more. The building is a state historic landmark, the former general offices of the California Southern Railroad. Info: (619) 474-4400 and www.sdera ...

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:53:05 -0400


New Mexico Dems: New Mexico Democrats Celebrate Labor Day
Insurance News Net
... (http://www.pullmanil.org/town.htm), a model workers village conceived and built by George M. Pullman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Pullman), owner of the Pullman Palace Car Company , the manufacturer and management of Pullman railroad ...

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:37:50 -0400


Rail fan tracks history of trains
The Cross Timbers Gazette
“It was like looking at a gigantic model train setup.” He supervised the yard master who was in charge of moving trains and crews around on the ground. “I was supposed to make really big decisions,” there were plenty of those, “and enforce railroad rules.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:56:09 -0400


Model railroads more than just toys for hobbyists
Marshfield News-Herald
MARSHFIELD – For the children buzzing around the tracks of the Hub City Central Model Railroad Club's display at the Central Wisconsin State Fair, the train cars meandering around the tracks might have seemed like little more than a large toy set.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:28:59 -0400


UNR to conduct drone research with Australian company
Reno Gazette Journal
"Just like the railroad changed America and united the country, our vision is to build a drone transportation system of the future that will allow the faster delivery of goods." AT A GLANCE. Flirtey, a Sydney, Australia company that recently opened an ...

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:53:03 -0400


Huge crowd lines Main Street for Labor Day Parade (Click for Videos)
Santa Paula Times
The Ventura County Model A Ford Club and the Pachuco Car Club were favorites with the crowd that appreciated not only the vehicles, but also what those that own do for the various programs and projects they support. Equestrians ... The Ventura County ...

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:03:45 -0400


CNG vehicle public fueling station opened
Sapulpa Daily Herald
From Frankoma turn west onto Industrial, cross the railroad tracks and there sits the fueling station. CNG use is growing globally an average of 30 ... I think it has a little more power than a gasoline model. When you step on it, it goes. I drove the ...

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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:43:15 -0400


Model Train Show Returns to Rowlesburg
WBOY-TV
"The railroad was very instrumental here in the formation of the state of West Virginia in the 1860s, and it carried us on through the industrial revolution. Although the railroad isn't quite as prominent as it once was, the model railroad hobby gives ...

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Railroading in the News

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:09:21 -0400


mySanAntonio.com

Feds Eye Stricter Rules for Railroad Rights of Way
Twin Falls Times-News
BOISE (AP) — Thousands of miles of active railroad tracks in 11 Western states cross public land on 200-foot-wide rights of way granted under an 1875 law intended to encourage westward expansion. But the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of the ...
Railroad rights of way getting a closer lookThe Spokesman Review

all 29 news articles »

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:32:49 -0400


MiamiHerald.com

Protesters of oil and coal shipments block railroad tracks in Everett
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
SEATTLE — About a dozen demonstrators blocked railroad tracks Tuesday morning at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in Everett to protest train shipments of oil and coal and proposed export terminals in the Northwest. Protesters included one person ...
Protesters block railroad tracks in EverettHeraldNet
Demonstrators block railroad tracks in EverettMyNorthwest.com
Coal, oil train protest blocks Everett rail yardKING5.com

all 32 news articles »

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:41:33 -0400


American coal miners, railroad workers, others honored on Labor Day
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
There were no fiery speeches from the familiar Pocahontas “stump,” on Labor Day, but the coal miners and railroad workers came out just the same. Since Pocahontas Mine workers organized in the early 1930s, Democratic Party candidates dominated the ...

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:56:09 -0400


Model railroads more than just toys for hobbyists
Marshfield News-Herald
MARSHFIELD – For the children buzzing around the tracks of the Hub City Central Model Railroad Club's display at the Central Wisconsin State Fair, the train cars meandering around the tracks might have seemed like little more than a large toy set.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:27:46 -0400


Wisconsin Radio Network

Team photo op shuts down railroad
Lincoln Journal Star
“If an employee or a citizen sees someone around the railroad tracks that's too close,” Davis said. “When that call comes in we stop rail traffic until somebody can go investigate. In this case, they stopped the traffic, and this one train blocked ...
Railroad dangers: Take time to look, listenThe Missoulian
Safety is important when crossing railroadsBillings Gazette
Let's pay railroads full respectMcCook Daily Gazette
Wisconsin Radio Network
all 21 news articles »

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:22:38 -0400


Railroad safety blitz set for Thursday in Biloxi
SunHerald.com
BILOXI -- Mississippi Operation Livesaver will hold a railroad safety blitz Thursday at intersections near railroads in Biloxi. Motorists and pedestrians will be provided safety information during the blitz from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the ...

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:29:52 -0400


PAUL FUGLEBERG: Press would not be denied story of railroad's completion
The Missoulian
Finally, in 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill chartering the Northern Pacific Railroad Company and authorizing it to construct the line. With that charter came a grant of some 47 million acres and authorization to issue $100 million in stock.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:04:38 -0400


Feds examine stricter railroad rights of way rules
Idaho Press-Tribune
BOISE — Thousands of miles of active railroad tracks in 11 Western states cross public land on 200-foot-wide rights of way granted under an 1875 law intended to encourage westward expansion. But the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of the ...

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:36:34 -0400


new limits on railroad right-of-way uses
KIVI-TV
Railroad companies in eleven western states will now have less discretion on what they can build in their right-of-ways. The U.S. Department of the Interior fixed a 15-year-old error earlier this month, thereby limiting projects on railroads' 200-foot ...

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:10:53 -0400


KCD student stages Underground Railroad program
The Courier-Journal
Participants of "Faces of Freedom: Preserving the Stories of the Underground Railroad" will assume the roles of freed slaves who have returned to the South to lead family members and other slaves to freedom. They'll carry "freedom papers" as they ...

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St Mary's Railroad Steam train tri; posted date - Monday, September 01, 2014

 Northeast Florida modelers are taking the train trip October 11th, 2014 at 4 PM.  If you want to go with the group buy your tickets ahead usng steam2014oct discount Jax Area SSR.  Tickets must be picked up before 3:30 PM on October 11th.  Information?  Eric Peterson 904-292-2630 or Steve Reden