Northeast Region – Eastern Canada Division

Where the Sun First Rises on North America

Welcome to the Eastern Canada Division of the Northeastern Region of the NMRA

The Eastern Canada Division of the NMRA, is a group of folks just like you interested in model railroading and supporting each other in this “Best of Hobbies”


If you are a member of the NMRA and live in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland & Labrador, you are automatically a member of the Eastern Canada Division.

The easiest way to keep up to date is to click on the Facebook logo on the bottom of this page. This will link you to the Division Facebook page.  Feel free to comment or share what your latest project.



If you’re visiting for the first time we offer you:

  • A year’s membership in the world’s largest Model Railroad Organization (NMRA) for only $40.00.

  • Monthly updates from “The Turntable” with the latest trends and features on the hobby.

  • A quarterly Division Newsletter called “The Hotbox” with pictures and articles of people in the hobby you know or will get to know.

  • The Division Facebook page keeping you up to date with hobby news and events from Atlantic Canada.

  • Ways to save you $ with discounts from both local hobby shops and industry suppliers.

  • The opportunity to expand your hobby skills with a recognized Achievement Program.

  • Free access to an extensive “how to” NMRA video library.

  • A Podcast featuring people you know in conversation about the hobby.

  • and of course the usual “and so much more”.


If you are interested in becoming a member, please click on the “Become A Member” menu option above or visit the NMRA Canada page where you can join online and start enjoying the benefits of being an NMRA member.

Some of the Folks in the ECD

What’s a Division without the people to make it? Here are some of the many people who make up our Division.

Some Modeling Action

Our Modelers


The ECD sports some of the best model railroaders around. In addition to Master Model Railroaders, we have several accomplished modelers making some superb creations in many scales. These include locomotives, various freight and passenger cars as well as structures. A number of our members also have incredible home layouts featuring realistic operations and scenery.  


Here are some pictures of their accomplishments.

Prototype Rails


The Atlantic region has a very long and impressive history of rail activity beginning before Canada was formed as a nation. Although neither Prince Edward Island nor Newfoundland and Labrador have any active rail today, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are both served with world-class operations from local and national railways.


Here are a few pictures of action around the region and a few pictures of long lost  days of rail in Newfoundland.

Some Local Railroad Action