39th National Narrow Gauge Convention

September 4-7, 2019    Sacramento, CA

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Welcome to the 39th National Narrow Gauge Convention website. Our “Come Early, Stay Late” is more than just a motto with the vast vacation opportunities in Northern California. On the California Coast line there is Big Sur, Monterey Bay, and Carmel by the Sea to the south of San Francisco, plus San Francisco itself, and Napa Valley nearby, then the Coastal Redwoods to the north with its National Park and many State Parks. Into the Gold Country, the Sierra Foothills, with the California gold rush discovery site plus quaint mining towns that now support wineries and mining museums. Farther into the Sierra Nevada Mountains the beautiful Lake Tahoe is a great location to visit and not to be outdone, the Sierras have three National parks, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Yosemite National Park, the the Sequoia National Park.

2019 is shaping up to be an amazing year with most of the National Conventions on the Western side of the country. In April, the Sn3 Symposium lands in Seattle, Washington. In May the O Scale National Convention is being hosted by O Scale West in Santa Clara, California. The NMRA National Convention is in July, in Salt Lake City, Utah.The National Garden Railway Convention is in Portland, Oregon in late August. One week later, the 39th National Narrow Gauge Convention held in Sacramento, California. Besides these modle railroad conventions, the 150th celebration of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad will be held in May in Utah. With the Garden Railway Convention and the Narrow Gauge Convention a week apart, that provides an opportunity to attend both conventions if you wish If you click on the underlined events, it will take you to their respective websites.


A newly constructed website will be launched around January 1st, 2019. Besides having an updated look, it will also have the ability to take online registrations for the Convention.