Grand Rapids -  Calder City - La Grande Vitesse   Invites you to join us for...
A Grand NMRA   Convention   in a Grand Convention City
<ul><li>Grand Rails 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Offers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outstanding facilities at affordable  prices </li...
Grand Rapids, Michigan   Is Within 3 hours of the major cities of the Midwest <ul><ul><li>Chicago, IL </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Located in heart of Grand Rapids Modern   Convention Center
Rated  best in Midwest and 12 th  in North America Amway Grand Plaza skywalk to  Convention Center - Conde Nast Traveler
Across the river from the Convention Center Days Inn  provides economical rates
60+ Restaurants  within 5 minute walk <ul><li>Ranging from; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caf...
4 Major Museums  and a Planetarium  (within 5 minutes) - Ford Presidential - GR Historical - GR Art - GR Children's - Chaf...
Ample parking Day Rates: Ramp:  $9-12  Lot:  $2-7
Transportation to hotel From Amtrak station: $7 taxi From Gerald R. Ford International Airport: $25 round trip shuttle
The program for Grand rails 2012 includes: Layouts, Tours & Clinics, Rail and Non-Rail model and prototype
The following are Just a few of the great layouts that will be on tour during  Grand Rails 2012
Skip Luyk’s  award winning Arcadia and Betsey River A Logging & short line operation
Published in “ Tall Timber and Short Lines” magazine! NMRA award winning structures
Thom Post’s highly  detailed C&O branch line
…  and engine facility
Riverbend Club modeling Michigan’s UP iron range 1961
Including Lake Freighters and Ore Docks
Your Host, the GRMRHS modeling the Pere Marquette Detroit to Chicago
Prototypical GRS Machine Open for operating sessions
Dirk Start’s C&O Waverly Subdivision authentic GRS CTC machine Circa 1960
Don Bergman’s realistic Rio Grand Southern <ul><li>Detailed protypical modeling </li></ul>
…  infinite detail in every scene
Duane Henry’s Sister Lakes Southern accommodates 50+ visitors
…  fully signaled Operating gates, semaphores & aspects
Modeling B&O and Western Maryland 1955   Thom Vanderlip’s B&O Grafton Division
Extensive B&O type Color Position Light signaling Controlled by CTC machine interfaced with the C/MRI
Lansing Model Railroad Club’s Hogsback and Southern
The Incomparable White Creek Railroad 1/8 scale, 7.5-in gauge
…  120 acres of layout 5 miles of mainline and 27 industries
30 passing sidings, 30 signal blocks, 27 industry spurs, 2 yards, and 9 junctions
Half day operating sessions 40 engines, 400 cars, 50+ crew
20 car passenger   trains 45 minute ride
Sunset Valley Oregon System
Sunset Valley Oregon System In operation
More than half of our 70+ convention quality layouts are within 30 minutes of the hotel
The Prototype <ul><li>Ride the Coopersville & Marne Railroad </li></ul><ul><li>Tour their shops </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy a ...
Harsco Technologies <ul><li>This is an all day tour that will also include....... </li></ul><ul><li>Where the Jordan Sprea...
A Bridge to Engine Room tour of a great lakes car ferry
Grand Rapids rail yards, a coal fired power plant, steel and wood furniture plants are just a sample of industries on tour.
1225 <ul><li>We are working with folks at the Steam Railroading Institute to take you on an excursion from Owosso to Cadil...
Non-Rail and Family Activities <ul><li>The sugar sand beach of Lake Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>The American Horse at Meije...
More Non-Rail <ul><li>Tour the homes of the Lumber Barron's of the 18 th  & 19 th   century's </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the ...
We await your arrival Join us for  Grand Rails 2012
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    1. 1. Grand Rapids - Calder City - La Grande Vitesse Invites you to join us for...
    2. 2. A Grand NMRA Convention in a Grand Convention City
    3. 3. <ul><li>Grand Rails 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Offers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outstanding facilities at affordable prices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Numerous Layouts of convention quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unique prototype opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family oriented non-rail programs </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Grand Rapids, Michigan Is Within 3 hours of the major cities of the Midwest <ul><ul><li>Chicago, IL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detroit, MI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toledo, OH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Milwaukee, WI – via ferry </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Located in heart of Grand Rapids Modern Convention Center
    6. 6. Rated best in Midwest and 12 th in North America Amway Grand Plaza skywalk to Convention Center - Conde Nast Traveler
    7. 7. Across the river from the Convention Center Days Inn provides economical rates
    8. 8. 60+ Restaurants within 5 minute walk <ul><li>Ranging from; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cafes, sandwich shops and sport’s bars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fine dining </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. 4 Major Museums and a Planetarium (within 5 minutes) - Ford Presidential - GR Historical - GR Art - GR Children's - Chaffee Planetarium
    10. 10. Ample parking Day Rates: Ramp: $9-12 Lot: $2-7
    11. 11. Transportation to hotel From Amtrak station: $7 taxi From Gerald R. Ford International Airport: $25 round trip shuttle
    12. 12. The program for Grand rails 2012 includes: Layouts, Tours & Clinics, Rail and Non-Rail model and prototype
    13. 13. The following are Just a few of the great layouts that will be on tour during Grand Rails 2012
    14. 14. Skip Luyk’s award winning Arcadia and Betsey River A Logging & short line operation
    15. 15. Published in “ Tall Timber and Short Lines” magazine! NMRA award winning structures
    16. 16. Thom Post’s highly detailed C&O branch line
    17. 17. … and engine facility
    18. 18. Riverbend Club modeling Michigan’s UP iron range 1961
    19. 19. Including Lake Freighters and Ore Docks
    20. 20. Your Host, the GRMRHS modeling the Pere Marquette Detroit to Chicago
    21. 21. Prototypical GRS Machine Open for operating sessions
    22. 22. Dirk Start’s C&O Waverly Subdivision authentic GRS CTC machine Circa 1960
    23. 23. Don Bergman’s realistic Rio Grand Southern <ul><li>Detailed protypical modeling </li></ul>
    24. 24. … infinite detail in every scene
    25. 25. Duane Henry’s Sister Lakes Southern accommodates 50+ visitors
    26. 26. … fully signaled Operating gates, semaphores & aspects
    27. 27. Modeling B&O and Western Maryland 1955 Thom Vanderlip’s B&O Grafton Division
    28. 28. Extensive B&O type Color Position Light signaling Controlled by CTC machine interfaced with the C/MRI
    29. 29. Lansing Model Railroad Club’s Hogsback and Southern
    30. 30. The Incomparable White Creek Railroad 1/8 scale, 7.5-in gauge
    31. 31. … 120 acres of layout 5 miles of mainline and 27 industries
    32. 32. 30 passing sidings, 30 signal blocks, 27 industry spurs, 2 yards, and 9 junctions
    33. 33. Half day operating sessions 40 engines, 400 cars, 50+ crew
    34. 34. 20 car passenger trains 45 minute ride
    35. 35. Sunset Valley Oregon System
    36. 36. Sunset Valley Oregon System In operation
    37. 37. More than half of our 70+ convention quality layouts are within 30 minutes of the hotel
    38. 38. The Prototype <ul><li>Ride the Coopersville & Marne Railroad </li></ul><ul><li>Tour their shops </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy a great evening dinner </li></ul>
    39. 39. Harsco Technologies <ul><li>This is an all day tour that will also include....... </li></ul><ul><li>Where the Jordan Spreader is built </li></ul>
    40. 40. A Bridge to Engine Room tour of a great lakes car ferry
    41. 41. Grand Rapids rail yards, a coal fired power plant, steel and wood furniture plants are just a sample of industries on tour.
    42. 42. 1225 <ul><li>We are working with folks at the Steam Railroading Institute to take you on an excursion from Owosso to Cadillac, a trip through the heart of Michigan </li></ul>
    43. 43. Non-Rail and Family Activities <ul><li>The sugar sand beach of Lake Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>The American Horse at Meijer Gardens </li></ul><ul><li>Go Karts or Laser Tag for the kids </li></ul><ul><li>Shopping the quaint shops of West Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>Sunsets in Grand Haven </li></ul><ul><li>All yours to enjoy during Grand Rails 2012 </li></ul>
    44. 44. More Non-Rail <ul><li>Tour the homes of the Lumber Barron's of the 18 th & 19 th century's </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the Van Andel Museum & ride the carousel </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy lunch or dinner on the beautiful Grand River </li></ul><ul><li>See President Gerald R. Ford's Oval Office </li></ul><ul><li>Attend numerous clinics and demonstrations </li></ul><ul><li>Shop and tour historic Rockford, Lowell, Saugatuck and other towns and Villages </li></ul>
    45. 45. We await your arrival Join us for Grand Rails 2012

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