After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Chapter resumed in-person membership meetings as of March 2022. When possible, these meetings are being simulcast online via ZOOM. Details for logging into the ZOOM meetings are sent to members who have provided their e-mail addresses for our Railway Express Alert.

Notable Non-Chapter Events:
May 5-7Railroad Days, Inland Northwest Rail Museum, Reardan WA
May 13National Train Day, Stay Tuned for Regional events!
May 14Mother’s Day Brunch, Friends of the Joseph Branch, Elgin OR
May 16 – 21Spirit That Won the West, SPRHC, R&LHS & NRHS, Reno NV
May 20S.T.E.A.M.’d Up for Kids, Powerland Heritage Park, Brooks OR
June 16-18Dunsmuir Railroad Days, Dunsmuir CA
June 18-25RailCamp NW, Tacoma WA
June 22-25Milwaukee Road Historical Assn. Convention, Wallace ID
June 22-July 1NRHS RailCamp East, Wilmington DE /
July 6-11Electrical Railroaders Association Convention, Portland OR and Seattle WA
July 15-16Clamshell Railroad Days, Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Ilwaco WA
July 19-22Union Pacific Historical Society convention, Pasco WA
July 29-3053rd Annual Great Oregon Steam-Up, Brooks OR
August 5-653rd Annual Great Oregon Steam-Up, Brooks OR
September 1-6Annual NRHS Convention, Fort Lauderdale/Deerfield Beach, Florida
September 20-23Heritage Rail Fall Conference, Montreal Quebec
October 25-28SP Historical & Technical Society Convention, Bakersfield CA

Board of Directors Meeting:

Board of Directors meetings are held every month, usually on the Thursday one week prior to the Membership meeting. Unlike the monthly Membership meeting, the Board of Directors Meeting is not open to the general public. All PNWC members are welcome and invited to attend.

Membership Meeting:

Meetings of the membership are held every month, usually on the third Friday. Visitors are warmly welcomed! Typically, we first address the general business of the Chapter. This can be a great time to learn about not only what the PNWC is doing, but also what other rail-related groups are doing in the region and around the world. We then break for refreshments, and after the break we have the program. Monthly programs are always interesting and often feature guest speakers, multimedia presentations or videos selected from our extensive library.

Lending Library:

Closed until further notice for renovation. Contact via email at for questions