Pennsylvania – Rich with Narrow Gauge History
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will host the 44 th National Narrow Gauge Convention from September
11 through September 14, 2024. Prototype railroading will be first and foremost: The East
Broad Top – the premier 3-foot narrow gauge of the East, the Age of Steam Roundhouse with
22 steam locomotives on display and full functioning backshop facilities, the J&L #58 – an
operating two-foot Porter steam locomotive, the Wild Goose Railroad Climax #313 – the only
known nearly complete Class A in existence, the Waynesburg & Washington Railroad – a 1916
steam locomotive and 1892 Jackson & Sharp coach, and the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
operating restored trolleys over 4 miles of track.
Convention favorites comprising layout tours, model contest, on-site modular layouts and
clinics will be available throughout the week. The expansive vendor rooms will offer products
by the finest model railroad manufacturers in the hobby. New to any convention will be the
“vendor suites” where vendors can showcase their products in their own room! Railroad
museums and other exhibitors also will occupy the vendor space providing information about
restoration projects or organization news.
The Doubletree – Greentree hotel is largest convention facility with amenities under one roof in
Pennsylvania. The convention center is 20 minutes from the Pittsburgh International Airport,
with free 24 hour hotel shuttle service, and easily accessible by automobile with plenty of on-
site parking. The Doubletree and convention committee will be providing free shuttle service to
any location within a five mile radius of the convention hotel, which includes downtown
Come to Pittsburgh in 2024 to experience Eastern narrow gauge at its finest!