Seattle area Pre-convention layout tours on 25 - 26 August, 2019
Southern Oregon Post-convention layout tours on 1 - 2 September, 2019
Early Registration rates end on May 31st
Hotel reservations at the 2019 NGRC discount rate are available. Use the "Accommodations" page under "Registration" to access the hotel.
The Rose City Garden Railway Society (RCGRS) is proud to welcome you to Portland, Oregon, for the 35th National Garden Railway Convention to be held from August 27th through 31st, 2019.
Registration for the convention is now open.
Click here to sign up for news and updates to the convention. It's free to sign up for updates and you can cancel out of it at any time.
Check out the video that tells a little bit more about the convention.
The convention hotel is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland, located at 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, Oregon 97232. Please see the "Accommodations" page to reserve a hotel room at a discounted rate. The convention discount rate ends 3 August, 2019. So make your reservations soon!
Click here to watch a YouTube video on the 2019 National Garden Railway Convention.
Watch the video below, taken at Gary Lee's layout, the Baker and Grand Ronde Railroad, by the Channel 2 (KATU) news crew. The video was taken just before the RCGRS 2018 Summer Tour, an event held every year by the RCGRS. This is just one of the fantastic layouts available for tour during the 2019 National Garden Railway Convention (NGRC).
Here's a few pictures of some of the other layouts you will be able to visit.
The Rose City Garden Railway Society is hosting the 2019 National Garden Railway Convention. The RCGRS is a group of individuals and families that share the common interest in railroads, either model versions or real versions. Some of our members are or were former railroad employees. Some are very accomplished artisans and craftsman. We can even boast that three of our members are Master Railroaders, as certified by the National Model Railroad Association. Many of us have very interesting railroad layouts, which you will be able to visit when you register to attend the 2019 NGRC. But membership in the RCGRS does not require you to have a layout, or even any railroad models or rolling stock. All that is required is an interest in railroads, models or real ones, and a desire to share your experience and enthusiasm with others.
Visit the Rose City Garden Railway Society web site. You might want to become a member and enjoy the comaraderie that comes with membership.