The LDSIG is looking forward to welcoming our members to Salt Lake City for the 2019 NMRA National convention.

The LDSIG Wednesday Layout Tour is open to all Convention Attendees.  The Tour includes a specially designed shirt customized for the Salt Lake City Convention.  Tickets for the tour will be available through the Company Store. To sign up for the tour and get your LDSIG SLC polo shirt follow the directions below the names of the layout owners and railroads below the map.

In the past these tours have served to highlight some of the more innovative layouts being constructed in the host city and this year will be no exception.

Below is a map with the approximate locations of the tour layouts.  A detailed handout to the layout locations will be provided Wednesday morning at the LDSIG General Membership Meeting in the SIG Room to those who have signed up for the Wednesday layout tour.

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Key to Map locations:

Click on the owner’s name or railroad for more information or click on the links in the left column of the page.

 1  Quintin Foster     Quintin Foster’s DRGW 10am to 2pm

 2  Bob Hendrickson The Forever Plywood Prairie 9am to 5pm

 3  Jon Robinson       Double Diamond Railroad (DDRR) 9am to 6pm

 4  Gary Petersen     Salt Lake Southern 9:30am to 4pm

 5  Jim Hoeppner      Colorado & Great Western 9am to 5pm

 6  Blaine Holbrook   The Mountain Railroads 9am to 5:30pm

 7  Neil Blosch and John Reese         Pheasant Wood Railway 1pm to 6pm

 8  Gregg Cudworth  OmniRGSNn3 9am to 5pm

 9  Mark Evans         RGS/D&RGW – 1941 9:30am to 1:30pm

10 Bob & Karin Gerald   Milwaukee Road, Utah Div. 9:30am to 5:30pm

11 Doug Jolley          DRGW 3rd Div/ Timber Creek Ry 9:30am to 5:00pm

13 Gary Brooks        Great Northern Kettle Falls Branch (GNKFB) 9am to 6pm

14 Rob Spangler       Western Pacific 8th Subdivision 9am to 5pm

15 Steve Blodgett     Bear River Railroad 9am to 6pm

16 Mickey Braun        [No Name Yet] 9am to 5:30pm

17 Ted York              Ted York’s Cajon Pass 9am to 5pm

18 Brian Brendel       CSX Mountain Subdivision, Virginia 9am to 9pm

19 Mike Murphy       [No Name Yet] 9am to 5:30pm

20 Tim Morris           Great Northern 9:30am to 6:00pm 

21 ExactRail(Train Life)        UP Daneburg Subdivision 9am to 6pm

22 Guil Rand             Great Northern Pacific Railway 9am to 5pm

24 Lee Nicholas        Utah Colorado Western 9am to 9pm

L James Gronwald DRGW through Castle Country 9am to 5pm

As of this writing (these instructions could change as the convention folks try to confirm with past practices) to sign up for the LDSIG Wednesday Tour you need to go to the Salt Lake City Convention registration web page

 If you have not yet registered for the convention fill out the form on that page, following the instructions, and be sure to scroll down to near the bottom to sign up for the Wednesday Tour and/or Dinner.

 If you have registered you should already have an account.  Go to and log into your account with your email and password.

Once you are in click on "Registrations" at the top center.  When you get that page, click on "View Details" on the right.  Now click on "edit" on the Registrant line.

Scroll down to near the bottom and you will see "Layout Design Special Interest Group"  There are three entries - 1.) LDSIG Dinner ($48.00), 2.) LDSIG Wednesday Layout Tour ($45.00) and 3.) the commemorative shirt.

Click on the box to the left of your choice(s).  If you are going on the Wednesday Layout Tour be sure to enter your information for your LDSIG Polo Shirt – Size (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, or 4XL) and Monogram Name [monograms are limited to 12 characters, including spaces and must be submitted before June 1].

When you are done, scroll down and click Save.  You will be alerted to your charges and how you will pay for them.