Updated November 24, 2012
Pasadena here we come!! This vibrant city, founded in 1874 is home to the world famous Tournament
of Roses Parade, Rose Bowl football game and this year will host the annual Narrow Gauge Modelers
Convention. Pasadena is rich in railroad history, all of the major rail lines serving California including the
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, Union Pacific, Southern Pacific and Pacific Electric "big red cars"
were a part of daily life in the city and although they are now gone, each day thousands of commuters
use the LA Metro Gold Line to get between Pasadena and downtown Los Angeles.
Of course there will be extra fare tours that you won't want to miss
out on. You can also visit us on Facebook. Registration is mail in and
the PDF form is available on the Register page. We are currently looking
for volunteers to assist the staff during the convention. If you are
interested please click on the link below, fill out and submit the form.
Volunteer application form
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Volunteer NOW and Support the NNGC 2013
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or contact Judy at email@example.com
For those of you who have never been here before, Old Town Pasadena is a must see and if you are also
going to be spending time before or after the convention Pasadena is a convenient jumping off point
to many Southern California attractions such as Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. There are also rail-
road attractions such as Tehachapi Loop and Cajon Pass that can easily be reached from Pasadena.
Also, since the Southern California area is quite extensive there is a good variety of hobby shops to
visit - List of Hobby Shops
We have also added list of activities for the women
Rapid transit to the convention and around town is available, to
see schedules and trip planning options
visit metro.net If you are flying into Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport
in Orange County, Ontario Airport, Bob Hope Airport in Burbank or Long Beach Airport click on the link
below for directions to the convention site.
Get Directions (PDF)
If you are not driving to the convention click HERE for alternate transportation options.
There are clinics, layout tours and extra fare tours plus events of general interest. Please register and
book your rooms soon as some events will fill quickly.
The 2013 Narrow Gauge Modelers Convention will be a great place to see old friends and hopefully make
some new ones. Be sure to register early and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
August 28 - 31, 2013
Updated May 19, 2013
Prior convention news
Welcome to the 33rd National Narrow Gauge Convention
Modular layouts that will be on display during the convention now posted on the Modular page.
All of the activities such as the vendor room, clinics, contest room and modular layouts will be
conveniently located at the Pasadena Hilton
Don't delay any longer! Register today and sign up for the Extra Fare Trips and Tours. The tours are filling up fast
with many of them reaching capacity. These tours have a limited capacity so when they're full we'll have to close
them out. You don't want to miss this once in a lifetime chance to see the Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm
railroad back shops. You can ride the famous Fillmore & Western or tour the Grizzly Flats railroad of Ward Kimball,
one of Walt Disney's Nine Old Men. Sign up today before it's too late!"