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2020 Train Show

Grand Strand Model Railroaders 2020 Model Train Show and Sale took place on February 22 & 23 in the former JC Penney Store at the Inlet Square Mall, with over 100 vendor tables and 8 operating layouts. 

We had record attendance, and were told by both vendors and visitors that they enjoyed the show.

We appreciate the participation of our vendors, who contributed greatly to the show’s success.

New photos from the show were posted on  Galleries Page on 3/14.

Annual Meeting January 18, 2020 (at the Club)

The President’s Report and State of the Club were shared with all attendees.                     All Officers reported on their respective areas of responsibility.                        Refreshments were served before and after the meeting.

Congratulations to the new 2020 Board of Directors:

President……………….…………. John Tabak
Vice President….……………….. Tom Cionek
Treasurer……..………..…… Judge Shughart
Secretary………………..……….…. David Toll
Public Relations…….…..………. Ed Sharrett
HO Scale Engineer…….…..…. Pete Wheeler
N Scale Engineer………….. Rob Mackiewicz
O Scale Engineer…..………….. Bob Nemeth
Webmaster……..……….……… Bruce Ganas

Golden Spike Ceremony

On May 6th, 2019, the N Scale Division of the GSMRR had a Golden Spike Ceremony to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.  Thanks to Ed Sharett for the great photo.

On May 9th, the Union Pacific is had a similar ceremony in Ogden, Utah with the full size prototypes of these two steam locomotives. The recently restored Big Boy UP #4014 in this ceremony is one of the largest steam locomotives ever to run on US rails. 

On May 10, the Golden Spike Ceremony was reenacted at Promontory Point, Utah, with full size replicas of the 1880’s 4-4-0 Atlantic locomotives used in the original 1869 ceremony.

250,000 Visitors to the GSMRR!

On Saturday, April 20th 2019, the Grand Strand Model Railroaders received our 250,000th visitor since opening at the Myrtle Beach Mall.    The family with four children, from Winston-Salem NC, received a VISA Gift Card in commemoration of the occasion.

Model Railroad Swap Meet

On Saturday, April 13th, 2019, the GSMRR hosted a Swap Meet and Sale in the Myrtle Beach Mall.  Model Railroad items in many scales and Railroad Related Merchandise were swapped and sold.  The event was open to the public, with free admission.