Chesapeake Division

The Chesapeake Division strives to bring the fellowship and camaraderie of the NMRA to the counties and the city. Our members model in every scale, and a few different gauges. While most favor the railroad "transition era," others model the modern period, with some reaching back to the late 1800's and very early 1900's.

Chartered 3/25/2009, we are part of the Mid-Eastern Region of the NMRA, as Division 14, which consists of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Cecil, Harford, Queen Anne's, Carroll, Howard Counties and Baltimore City in the state of Maryland. A copy of the Division Charter and Bylaws can be downloaded using the links.

The Division Bylaws revisions will soon be submitted for member voting. Please return to the following link on or after February 1st, 2018 to cast your vote.

The Division holds one Annual General Meeting in November, at which time we hold elections for vacant or vacated positions on the Board of Directors and supporting positions.

The current list of Division Officers and their email addresses may be found on the Communications page.

Past and present issues of our Newsletter, The Relay, may be downloaded in PDF format from its own page.

The Division has been asked to consider hosting the 2021 Regional Convention. Please return to the following link on or after February 1st, 2018 to cast your vote.

Mid-Eastern Region

The Mid-Eastern Region (MER) is one of 19 Regions within the NMRA. The MER includes Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, plus parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and North and South Carolina. There are ~2,000 members in the MER. MER activities include at least 1 convention each year, normally in the Fall.

The MER maintains a website particular to the Regional activities, and assists in promoting the Regional Convention.

National Model Railroader Association

The National Model Railroad Association, Inc. advances the global scale model railroading community through education, advocacy, standards, and social interaction. The NMRA also hosts the annual National Convention and National Train Show, selecting a different state to host in each year.

Stop by the National website to see what is going on.