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Gateway 2020

The 2020 NMRA National Convention will be held July 12-18 in St. Louis, Missouri

The Gateway 2020 convention has not been cancelled.
We are working hard on all the convention activities in order to have an enjoyable convention.

Get Involved!

We are currently looking for layouts that would like to be included in the Gateway 2020 Convention.

Please email us at: info@gateway2020.org

National Train Show

The 2020 National Train Show will be held at America's Center

The contact person for booth space and portable layout space is:
Jenny Hendricks

Host Hotel

The Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark will serve as the host hotel for the convention.

The room rate is $134.00 plus taxes per night.

Click here to reserve your room!

Guests calling should call “1-800-581-7151” and ask to book within the National Model Railroad block.

Non-Rail Returns!

Due to popular demand, there will be an extensive selection of Non-Rail events at the 2020 Convention, including clinics, tours and other activities.

We are pleased to announce Linus Project will be running the entire week. A quilting trip is also in the planning stages.

Rail Fan

A trip is being planned and hosted by local rail fans


There will be a full slate of clinics

O Scale Kings

The O Scale Kings will be holding their national convention in conjunction with Gateway2020.

Layout Tours

Plan on seeing some of St. Louis’ well-known layouts, including:
Eric Brooman’s Utah Belt, Gary Hoover’s N&W, and Pete Smith’s Loon Lake

Prototype Tours

Here’s a short list of possible Prototype / Industrial tours

A foundry that makes railroad car truck assemblies
Passenger car repair and restoration company
Private locomotive repair shop
Class 1 railroad major repair car shop

Possibility of two different yard tours
Train to barge transloading facility
National Museum of Transportation