NMRA Pacific Southwest Region 2021 Convention

September 8 - 11, 2021

Hilton Hotel / Orange County Airport


Please watch our Convention video here


Welcome to the 2021 Pacific Southwest Region Convention website “Orange Blossom Special”

Keynote Speaker Charlie Getz


Breaking news! The 2021 Pacific Southwest Regional Convention, the "Orange Blossom Special", will be here before you know it. If you have not already registered, you should do that now so you can guarantee your attendance in our extra fare clinics and tours. Planning is well underway, and we are just a few clinics away from having filled all the clinic spots. Visit the clinic page and check out the great clinics we already have. There are some fantastic extra fare clinics so check them out as well but remember attendance is limited in these clinics so sign up now. We have several tours one being to the Gemco Yard in Van Nuys to watch a train being classified that will head north that afternoon. For the non-rails we have a guided tour of the Nixon Library that will be followed by a lunch which is included in the tour price.

The 2021 Orange Blossom Special will have a different format from past conventions. For early arrivals on Wednesday, September 8th we will have a few clinics and layouts to visit in the afternoon. You can also put your entries into the show room for evaluation or just to show. In the evening we will hold a welcome ice cream social reception, a great chance to meet up with old friends or make some new ones.

Thursday, September 9th starts out with the PSR General Membership Meeting followed by clinics. This is also the day of the Gemco Yard tour and pre-registration is required for this tour. In the afternoon members will be able to visit layouts or attend Ops sessions and closing out the day with more clinics and Ops that evening. For the non-rails there is also the Nixon Library tour and luncheon.

Friday, September 10th the morning is filled with clinics and for the non-rails a Whale Watching tour. The afternoon is set aside for visiting layouts and Ops. Friday evening brings the world-famous Cajon Division Hobo Auction where you will find numerous new items up for grabs as well as some classic items. Remember the more auction tickets you buy the better chance you have of winning some of the great items.  

Saturday, September 11th the day starts out with the Hobo Breakfast that will be held in the hotel, which is an extra fare item. Following the Hobo Breakfast, there will be a swap meet and more clinics. The afternoon will again be layouts and ops sessions followed in the evening by the annual PSR Awards and Recognition Banquet.    

I encourage you to check out the rest of this website to get detailed information on the various activities planned for the Orange Blossom Special 2021 and register now before some of the events fill up. Also, we have a limited number of hotel rooms blocked so if you are planning to stay in the hotel you should book a room now.


Carl Heimberger
2021 PSR/NMRA Convention Chair      



Hosted by the Cajon Division of the NMRA.

Updated 4/16/2021