PRAIRIE RAIL 2018

Mark your calendars!
Prairie Rail 2018 will be February 16 - 18, 2018!

Prairie Rail is an invitation-only biennial model railroad operating event, featuring operating layouts in and around the Kansas City greater metropolitan area.

For 2018, we will have over thirty-five layouts hosting over 160 railroad operating enthusiasts from all over the United States. Attendees will have the opportunity to run on four layouts over a three-day period - Sessions are held on Friday afternoon, twice on Saturday, and Sunday morning.

This web site contains information useful to the prospective attendee, including layout, lodging, banquet, and scheduling information.

Enjoy and KEEP HOPE ALIVE!
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Web Site Content
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News and Web Site Updates (scroll for older news):

Nvember 2017 - layout page for Paul Grayless' ATSF - Plainview District
October 2017 - Updated web content selection options
October 2017 - Added photos for the fabulous Glen Park Yard to Joe Kasper's BN layout page
October 2017 - Added layout web page for Bill Sheerer's B&O and updates to Jim Eudaly's C&O
September 2017 - Updated some layout information. Added Alan Saatkamp's Twin Cities and Western Railroad
September 2017 - Added weather information
September 2017 - Added hotel/venue information
August 2017 - Added layouts that have agreed to be on Prairie Rail
June 2017 - Dates set for Prairie Rail 2018 - February 16-18, 2018!!!
May 2017 - Owners meeting held to discuss PR2018 and to select the organizing committee
The information contained on this web site will be periodically updated, so check back often.
We are continuously adding layout descriptions, photos, and other assorted goodies as they become available.

If you don’t see something and you are wondering why, feel free to ping the webmaster using the link to the feedback form below. Also, if you DO see something and you are wondering why (more likely), go ahead and ping the webmaster…he likes to receive emails.
Kansas City February Weather
February in Kansas City can be an adventure weather-wise! Here are some historical weather numbers. Plan accordingly.
Monthly Average Precipitation: 1.46 inches
Monthly Average Snowfall: 5.4 inches

Friday
Feb 16

Saturday
Feb 17

Sunday
Feb 18

Average high

Average low

Record high

Record low

Maximum snowfall (inches)

44

24

74

-8

1.4

44

24

74

-9

6.0

44

25

74

-7

9.8