Hostler schedule for 2016
February 17th regular meeting 7pm U.S.
February 18th Festival committee meeting 7pm Comfort Suites
March 3rd set up for Hostler Festival begins at 12 noon U.S.
March 4,5, &6 27th annual Hostler Festival at Union station
March 16th regular Hostler meeting 7pm U.S.
April 20th regular Hostler meeting 7pm U.S.
April 30th Festival Committee meeting & dinner 5pm
May 18th regular Hostler meeting 7pm U.S.
May 20th, 21 & 22 Cheyenne show
June 18th Hostler meeting in the South Weber park. Date NOT confirmed??
July 16th Hostler picnic (confirmed) 5pm to 10pm Riverdale Park
August 5, 6, 7 Evanston Show
August 17th regular meeting location to be determined
September 10th layout tours???
September 21st regular Hostler meeting 7pm U.S.
September 24th Hostler Swap meet 8am to 2pm U.S. Grand Lobby or theater
October 19th regular Hostler meeting 7pm U.S.
November 16th regular Hostler Meeting 7pm U.S.
December 3rd Hostler Christmas party 5-9pm Old Timers Room U.S.
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The Christmas run at the Newgate Mall was a big success except for one minor wreck. We're pleased to report there were no deaths or injuries. Thanks to crack photographer, Craig Pettigrew for recording this unfortunate incident. The name of the engineer at fault is being withheld on order of the court.
Below are the 25 year members honored at our Christmas Party
A true model railroader….holding our March Festival Flyer at the mall
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Who Are We?
The Hostler Model Railroad Club was founded in February 1988 in Ogden as an all scale group. By June of ‘88 the club had grown to fourteen members.
Monthly meetings were held in member’s homes. Within a year, an HO module group was formed to promote model railroading at local train shows. The Hostler modules have been shown in Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and Idaho.
While all scales are represented, HO is the primary scale of most members. The club has grown to nearly 180 members in 2004, mostly from the Wasatch Front area of Utah. They generally meet once a month at the Ogden Union Station every third Wednesday. New members are welcome anytime.
Under the long term leadership of president Mike Murphy, the club has gained in reputation and leadership among model railroad clubs in the west. Our annual model train festival the first weekend of March draws upwards of 8,000 people during a 3 day show.
The Hostlers also has a strong public service record through donations of monetary gifts to several local charities, the Ogden Union Station and participation in the annual Ogden Christmas Village at the Ogden Municipal Park.