The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) Lone Star Region 64th Annual Convention to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Beaumont Plaza Wednesday, July 22 – Sunday, July 26, 2015.
“Model Railroading is fun! Whether you are young or old, trains have always had a great rapport with people,” says George Bohn, Convention Chairman for the 2015 National Model Railroad Association Annual Convention. “The Lone Star Region is excited to be in Beaumont for the first time. The City is a major hub in the United States rail system with trains from all major rail companies going through Beaumont each day,” Bohn continues.
The National Model Railroad Association Lone Star Region is comprised of Texas and Louisiana. Now in its 64th year, this is the first time the convention will be held in Beaumont and it is expected to bring nearly 180 people into town. Giving the city an estimated economic impact of $107,726 and occupying 210 Beaumont hotel rooms, the event takes place at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Beaumont Plaza located at 3950 I-10 South & Walden Road (77705). For the first time ever, the Annual Convention will feature “Klinics for Kids,” Model Railroading clinics presented by youth specifically aimed at youth modelers. These will take place Saturday, July 25 at 9:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. While the convention is open to NMRA members only, media representatives are permitted for interviews and photo opportunities.
Media contact for the event is George Bohn, Convention Chairman for the National Model Railroad Association Lone Star Region. He may be contacted at (409) 313-1991 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information and a complete schedule, visit www.lsr2015.com. Information about the NMRA can be found online at www.nmra.org.
The National Model Railroad Association (NMRA), Inc. advances the global scale model railroading community through education, advocacy, standards, and social interaction. There are 18 NMRA regions across the globe and every summer the NMRA National Convention brings together its members for a week of clinics, contests, layout tours, prototype excursions, the "National Train Show®", and dozens of other exciting activities.