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

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Layout Preference Selection is OPEN!

Your patience has been rewarded. The Prairie Rail Layout Preference Selection process is now ACTIVE!

By now you should have received an email with some useful information, including the selection form password.

For most of you, this isn't your first rodeo, but for the newbies, here is how the selection process works:

  • Review all the great Prairie Rail layouts and select your favorites
  • Go to the online Layout Preference Selection for at the link below
  • Enter the password to activate the selection form (NOTE: the password is case-sensitive!)
  • Enter some initial data (name, email, etc) and you will be taken to the layout preference grid
  • You can select your top ten layouts (you don't have to select all ten, but you can if you want)
  • DON'T FORGET TO HIT SUBMIT. If you don't hit submit, your preferences will not be recorded

A FINAL NOTE: The Layout Preference Selection Period ends at Midnight, December 31.

Good luck and good hunting!

But wait! There's more:

Announcing the Prairie Rail Banquet!

Back by popular demand, the Saturday Night Banquet will be offered again in 2018.

The efficient Prairie Rail Banquet Task Force is pleased to announced that THREE entrees will be offered this year: chicken, salmon, and the ever-popular vegetarian selection!

The Banquet Page presents full details, including costs information and on-line purchasing.

Don't delay, fun and frivolity await you at the 2018 Banquet!
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News and Web Site Updates (scroll for older news):

December 2017 - Layout Preference Selection is OPEN!!!
December 2017 - added the Banquet Page and food/ordering information
November 2017 - added the Chark Lyon's MKT, Cherokee Sub
November 2017 - added layout photos to Mark Steenwyk's Beer Line
November 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
Nvember 2017 - layout page for Paul Grayless' ATSF - Plainview District
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

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