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SurfLiner 2024 NMRA National Convention

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SurfLiner 2024 NMRA National Convention
SurfLiner 2024 NMRA National Convention
NMRA CONVENTION
Sun, August 04, 2024 @ 08:00 AM — Sun, August 11, 2024 @ 06:00 PM (PDT)
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THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

Welcome to the National Model Railroad Association's SurfLiner 2024 National Convention located in Southern California at The Westin Long Beach.


Be sure to join us -

Where the cool sea breezes blow

At the SurfLiner 2024


Registration: Open
Event Dates
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04
SUNDAY
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AUG
11
SUNDAY
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)
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Registration Closes
August 08, 2024 @ 6:00 pm
Location
Address
WESTIN LONG BEACH
333 EAST OCEAN BLVD
LONG BEACH, CA  USA
Other hotels on map are not associated with the convention REGISTRATION AT THE EVENT HOTEL AIDS THE CONVENTION
Selection Options
US Dollar
 
Registration Options
NMRA Member Registration
NMRA Member Registration
$ 195.00 

Current NMRA Membership is required. This registration level includes admission to National Train Show.

 
Non-NMRA Member Registration
Non-NMRA Member Registration
$ 230.00 

For member not yet a member of the NMRA. This registration level includes admission to National Train Show.

 
Companion / Spouse Registration
Companion / Spouse Registration
$ 100.00 

Adult attending with registrant. Must register principle attendee first. This registration level includes admission to National Train Show.

 
Youth Registration
Youth Registration
$ 40.00 

Must be registered under a Member Registration. This registration level includes admission to National Train Show.

 
 
Prototype Tours
Southern California Railway Museum - P001
Southern California Railway Museum - P001
26/38 LEFT $ 78.00 
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WESTIN LONG BEACH - Ocean Ballroom (Lobby Level)
Monday Aug 05, 2024 @  08:00:AM  —  06:00:PM PDT

This is an all-day visit to an amazing museum featuring operating steam, diesel, and streetcar equipment. With the "Run One" option (extra fare), you can be the engineer and operate a real locomotive! Fare includes transportation and lunch. Comfortable shoes recommended.

Options
-"Run One" experience
-Tour only
 
Los Angeles Union Station - P002
Los Angeles Union Station - P002
7/25 LEFT $ 45.00 
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WESTIN LONG BEACH - Ocean Ballroom (Lobby Level)
Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 @  09:00:AM  —  03:00:PM PDT

Completed in 1939, the Los Angeles Union Station is widely regarded as the “last of the great train stations”. Built in the Mission Moderne style, it is the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States. Fare includes transportation. Lunch is available on your own at the station.

 
Travel Town Museum / Rail Giants Museum - P003
Travel Town Museum / Rail Giants Museum - P003
26/38 LEFT $ 78.00 
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Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 @  08:00:AM  —  05:00:PM PDT

Travel Town features a vast array of historic steam and diesel-electric motive power. Many examples of rolling stock, vehicles, and historic artifacts are on display. While there, we will visit the “East Valley Lines”, a large N scale club layout also on the property. Rail Giants features displays of Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, and Santa Fe steam locomotives and more. We will also visit the Fairplex Garden Railroad on this tour. Fare includes transportation and lunch.

 
Metro Rail Fleet Services / GEMCO Yard - P004
Metro Rail Fleet Services / GEMCO Yard - P004
30/56 LEFT $ 68.00 
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WESTIN LONG BEACH - Ocean Ballroom (Lobby Level)
Thursday Aug 08, 2024 @  08:00:AM  —  05:00:PM PDT

This tour will visit the one of the Metro Rail shops that inspects, cleans, and repairs Los Angeles County’s light rail commuter trains. Learn how they keep ‘em on the rails! Then we visit GEMCO Yard. Once a SP yard. Gemco is now operated by the UP. This tour will be hosted by Mike Osborne, a UP Conductor/Brakeman, who worked this yard when it was delivering parts to the GM assembly plant (thus Gemco). He will relate stories of the heyday of this yard, as we watch the Guadalupe Hauler being made up. Fare includes transportation and lunch.

We will be walking on uneven ground, close toed shoes required.

 
 
General Interest Tours
Warner Bros. Studios - G001
Warner Bros. Studios - G001
32/38 LEFT $ 126.00 
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WESTIN LONG BEACH - Ocean Ballroom (Lobby Level)
Must be at least 5 years old on Aug 04, 2024.
Monday Aug 05, 2024 @  08:00:AM  —  04:00:PM PDT

Celebrating 100 years of making movie and television magic, this 2-3 hour guided tram and walking tour will take you through one of the world’s oldest working studios. Fare includes transportation and admission. This is an all day tour. Lunch is available on your own. No one under 5 admitted.

 
San Antonio Winery - G002
San Antonio Winery - G002
12/13 LEFT $ 45.00 
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WESTIN LONG BEACH - Ocean Ballroom (Lobby Level)
Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 @  09:00:AM  —  03:00:PM PDT

Established in 1917, the San Antonio Winery is the oldest producing winery in Los Angeles. Tour the production area, then enjoy a wine tasting in the tasting room and fresh gourmet Italian fare in the Maddalena Restaurant. The winery also features a unique gift shop. Fare includes transportation. Lunch on your own at the winery.

 
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures - G005
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures - G005
12/19 LEFT $ 88.00 
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WESTIN LONG BEACH - Ocean Ballroom (Lobby Level)
Thursday Aug 08, 2024 @  08:00:AM  —  05:00:PM PDT

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures-This is America’s largest institution dedicated to the art and science of moviemaking. With over 13 million objects in its collection, you will see props, costumes, set pieces (think The Godfather) and learn about the fascinating processes that go into creating a film. See an Oscar® close-up! Fare includes transportation and admission. Lunch is on your own at the museum.

 
Petersen Automotive Museum - G006
Petersen Automotive Museum - G006
18/19 LEFT $ 84.00 
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WESTIN LONG BEACH - Ocean Ballroom (Lobby Level)
Thursday Aug 08, 2024 @  08:00:AM  —  05:00:PM PDT

Ø Petersen Automotive Museum-With over 100 vehicles on display in 25 galleries, the Petersen Automotive Museum features rare and unique autos from all eras. If cars are your thing, this tour is a must-see. Fare includes transportation and admission. Lunch is on your own at the museum.


 
 
Modeling With The Masters
Modeling with the Masters - 1
Modeling with the Masters - 1
16/20 LEFT $ 60.00 
Monday Aug 05, 2024 @  07:30:AM  —  11:30:AM PDT

"SCRATCHBUILDING A SMALL STYRENE BUILDING” (HO Scale)

Lead Instructor: Jim Gore, MMR®, assisted by MMRs Peter Youngblood, Clark Kooning, and Carl Smeigh

  In this clinic Jim will take you through the steps of scratchbuilding a small shed (or yard office) out of styrene. This material is easy to work with and you will be shown the basics of working with this material. Jim and the other instructors will also share some tips and tricks in working with versatile material. At the end of the clinic we hope you will have a small building completed or at least well on its way…

 
Modeling with the Masters - 2
Modeling with the Masters - 2
15/20 LEFT $ 60.00 
Monday Aug 05, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  05:00:PM PDT

SCRATCHBUILDING A SMALL PUDDLE JUMPER BRIDGE (Styrene & Wood)

Lead Instructor: Clark Kooning, MMR®, assisted by MMRs Jim Gore, Carl Smeigh and Peter Youngblood

Clark and the MWTM team will provide you with the knowledge to build a small bridge with structural elements out of Styrene and wood. You will be shown how to paint or stain wood used for the abutments. In addition, you will learn about applying small details that make this very small bridge come alive. This small bridge can be used in many layout situations.

**Be advised with the time limited for this clinic, you may or may not complete the project but will leave with all the necessary information and materials to complete this project on your own**

Options
-HO Scale
-N Scale
 
Modeling with the Masters - 3
Modeling with the Masters - 3
15/20 LEFT $ 60.00 
Monday Aug 05, 2024 @  05:30:PM  —  10:30:PM PDT

"IT’S SO EASY WITH CORA FOAM!" (HO Scale only)

Lead Instructor: Peter Youngblood, MMR®, assisted by MMRs Jim Gore, Carl Smeigh, and Clark Kooning

Cora Foam is polyurethane foam that carves like butter, paints like wood and has countless model railroad applications in all scales. Using this amazing material Peter, assisted by MMRs Jim Gore and Carl Smeigh, will teach you how to build a single track concrete pedestrian underpass, learn how to make bridge abutments, retaining walls, signal pedestals, platforms and much more.

 
Modeling with the Masters - 4
Modeling with the Masters - 4
13/20 LEFT $ 60.00 
Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 @  07:30:AM  —  11:30:AM PDT

Introduction to Laser Kits

Lead Instructor: Clark Kooning, MMR® assisted by MMRs Peter Youngblood, and Carl Smeigh.

Clark will take you through the steps of building a Laser Kit for the first time. Laser-cut wood is now used to create an array of precision-cut kits with parts ranging from walls with door and window openings cut ever-so-accurately to extremely fine window mullions. All parts fit perfectly (even in multiple layers), making the resulting structure resemble a scratch-build model. Our project will involve a bunkhouse that could serve as a storage shed on your model railway. 3 MMRs will assist you during your hands-on experience. 

 

**Be advised with the time limited for this clinic, you may or may not complete the project but will leave with all the necessary information and materials to complete this project on your own**

Options
-HO Scale
-N Scale
-O Scale
-S Scale
 
Modeling with the Masters - 5
Modeling with the Masters - 5
13/20 LEFT $ 60.00 
Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  05:00:PM PDT

Making Realistic Foreground Trees

Lead Instructor: Jim Gore, MMR® assisted by MMRs Peter Youngblood, Carl Smeigh, and Clark Kooning

Jim will take you through the creation of two foreground trees: one deciduous tree (like cottonwood or oak or elm) and one conifer tree (pine, fir, spruce, or larch). You will learn about simple techniques that help make the tree to look more realistic as a stand-alone scenery item. We will also talk about size, shape and height of the trees.

 
Modeling with the Masters - 6
Modeling with the Masters - 6
17/20 LEFT $ 95.00 
Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 @  06:30:PM  —  10:30:PM PDT

“MAKING A CREEK SCENE – Part A” (You MUST register for both A & B)

Lead Instructor: Carl Smeigh, MMR®, assisted by MMRs Jim Gore, Peter Youngblood, and Clark Kooning

 

Carl Smeigh will lead you through the process of building a creek bed, water side details including a rock face and a beach. He will go through pouring the “Water” used in scene. You will learn how to make build a creek bed, add bottom and shore details with the final step of “pouring the water” and adding “motion” to give a realistic water scene. 

Part A will be building the diorama, adding rocks to one side and a beach to the other side of the creek, completing the creek bed, painting or dirtying the creek bed, adding any desired underwater details and pouring the resin for the water.



When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge):
  • Modeling with the Masters - 7
 
Modeling with the Masters - 7
Modeling with the Masters - 7
17/20 LEFT No Charge 
Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 @  07:30:AM  —  11:30:AM PDT

“MAKING A CREEK SCENE – Part B” (You MUST register for both A & B)

Lead Instructor: Carl Smeigh, MMR®, assisted by MMRs Jim Gore and Peter Youngblood

 Carl Smeigh will lead you through the process of building a creek bed, waterside details including a rock face and a beach. He will go through pouring the “Water” used in scene. You will learn how to make build a creek bed, add bottom and shore details with the final step of “pouring the water” and adding “motion” to give a realistic water scene. 

Part B will finish the diorama after an overnight curing of the resin, adding surface water details detailing the shoreline and the area above the rock wall. Grass, bushes and trees are added to finish the scene.

 
Modeling with the Masters - 8
Modeling with the Masters - 8
17/20 LEFT $ 60.00 
Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 @  01:00:PM  —  05:00:PM PDT

BUILDING A 50' FREIGHT CAR BODY TRACKSIDE SHED” (HO Scale only)

In this clinic MMR® Peter Youngblood, assisted by MMRs Clark Kooning, Jim Gore and Carl Smeigh will guide you through building a generic trackside shed using a provided plastic HO scale 50 ft. box car shell then adding optional concrete steps. Construction methods are applicable to all scales.

 
 
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Men's Polo Shirt with Pocket size S thru XL
Men's Polo Shirt with Pocket size S thru XL
$ 36.00 
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Men's polo shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Men's Polo Shirt with Pocket size 2XL
Men's Polo Shirt with Pocket size 2XL
$ 38.00 
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Men's polo shirt with embroidered SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
Men's Polo Shirt with Pocket size 3XL
Men's Polo Shirt with Pocket size 3XL
$ 40.00 
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Men's polo shirt with SurfLiner embroidered logo.

 
Men's Polo Shirt with Pocket size 4XL
Men's Polo Shirt with Pocket size 4XL
$ 42.00 
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Men's polo shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Men's Polo Shirt with Pocket size 5XL
Men's Polo Shirt with Pocket size 5XL
$ 44.00 
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Men's polo shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Men's Polo Shirt with Pocket size 6XL
Men's Polo Shirt with Pocket size 6XL
$ 46.00 
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Men's polo shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Women's Polo Shirt size S thru XL
Women's Polo Shirt size S thru XL
$ 36.00 
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Women's polo shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Women's Polo Shirt size 2XL
Women's Polo Shirt size 2XL
$ 38.00 
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Women's polo shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Women's Polo Shirt size 3XL
Women's Polo Shirt size 3XL
$ 40.00 
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Women's polo shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Women's Polo Shirt size 4XL
Women's Polo Shirt size 4XL
$ 42.00 
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Women's polo shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Women's Polo Shirt size 5XL
Women's Polo Shirt size 5XL
$ 44.00 
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Women's polo shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Women's Polo Shirt size 6XL
Women's Polo Shirt size 6XL
$ 46.00 
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Women's polo shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Men's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size S thru XL
Men's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size S thru XL
$ 39.00 
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Men's short sleeve dress shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Men's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size 2XL
Men's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size 2XL
$ 40.00 
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Men's short sleeve dress shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Men's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size 3XL
Men's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size 3XL
$ 41.00 
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Men's short sleeve dress shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Men's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size 4XL
Men's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size 4XL
$ 42.00 
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Men's short sleeve dress shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Men's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size 5XL
Men's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size 5XL
$ 43.00 
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Men's short sleeve dress shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Men's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size 6XL
Men's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size 6XL
$ 44.00 
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Men's short sleeve dress shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Women's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt size S thru XL
Women's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt size S thru XL
$ 39.00 
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Women's short sleeve dress shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Women's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt size 2XL
Women's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt size 2XL
$ 40.00 
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Women's short sleeve dress shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Women's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt size 3XL
Women's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt size 3XL
$ 41.00 
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Women's short sleeve dress shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Women's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt size 4XL
Women's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt size 4XL
$ 42.00 
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Women's short sleeve dress shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Women's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt size 5XL
Women's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt size 5XL
$ 43.00 
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Women's short sleeve dress shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Women's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt size 6XL
Women's Short Sleeve Dress Shirt size 6XL
$ 44.00 
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Women's short sleeve dress shirt with SurfLiner 2024 embroidered logo.

 
Men's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size S thru XL
Men's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size S thru XL
$ 40.00 
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Men's long sleeve dress shirt with embroidered SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
Men's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size 2XL
Men's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size 2XL
$ 41.00 
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Men's long sleeve dress shirt with embroidered SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
Men's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size 3XL
Men's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size 3XL
$ 42.00 
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Men's long sleeve dress shirt with embroidered SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
Men's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size 4XL
Men's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size 4XL
$ 43.00 
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Men's long sleeve dress shirt with embroidered SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
Men's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size 5XL
Men's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size 5XL
$ 44.00 
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Men's long sleeve dress shirt with embroidered SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
Men's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size 6XL
Men's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt w/pocket size 6XL
$ 45.00 
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Men's long sleeve dress shirt with embroidered SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
Women's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt size S thru XL
Women's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt size S thru XL
$ 40.00 
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Women's long sleeve dress shirt with embroidered SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
Women's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt size 2XL
Women's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt size 2XL
$ 41.00 
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Women's long sleeve dress shirt with embroidered SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
Women's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt size 3XL
Women's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt size 3XL
$ 42.00 
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Women's long sleeve dress shirt with embroidered SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
Women's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt size 4XL
Women's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt size 4XL
$ 43.00 
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Women's long sleeve dress shirt with embroidered SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
Women's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt size 5XL
Women's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt size 5XL
$ 44.00 
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Women's long sleeve dress shirt with embroidered SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
Women's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt size 6XL
Women's Long Sleeve Dress Shirt size 6XL
$ 45.00 
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Women's long sleeve dress shirt with embroidered SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
SurfLiner 2024 Mouse Pad
SurfLiner 2024 Mouse Pad
$ 10.00 
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Mouse pad with SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
SurfLiner 2024 Mug
SurfLiner 2024 Mug
$ 16.00 
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8 oz. mug with SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
HO Scale SurfLiner 2024 convention car
HO Scale SurfLiner 2024 convention car
$ 38.00 
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Kadee HO scale 40' PS1 boxcar with SurfLiner 2024 logo and reporting marks.

 
N Scale SurfLiner 2024 convention car
N Scale SurfLiner 2024 convention car
$ 36.00 
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Intermountain N scale ACF covered hopper with SurfLiner 2024 logo and reporting marks.

 
T-Shirt With Pocket S thru XL
T-Shirt With Pocket S thru XL
$ 25.00 
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Pocket t-shirt, 100% cotton, pre-shrunk, with embroidered SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
T-Shirt With Pocket 2XL
T-Shirt With Pocket 2XL
$ 27.00 
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Pocket t-shirt, 100% cotton, pre-shrunk, with embroidered SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
T-Shirt With Pocket 3XL
T-Shirt With Pocket 3XL
$ 29.00 
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Pocket t-shirt, 100% cotton, pre-shrunk, with embroidered SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
T-Shirt With Pocket 4XL
T-Shirt With Pocket 4XL
$ 31.00 
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Pocket t-shirt, 100% cotton, pre-shrunk, with embroidered SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
T-Shirt With Pocket 5XL
T-Shirt With Pocket 5XL
$ 33.00 
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Pocket t-shirt, 100% cotton, pre-shrunk, with embroidered SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
T-Shirt With Pocket 6XL
T-Shirt With Pocket 6XL
$ 35.00 
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Pocket t-shirt, 100% cotton, pre-shrunk, with embroidered SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
SurfLiner 2024 convention Hat
SurfLiner 2024 convention Hat
$ 18.00 
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Adjustable size hat with embroidered SurfLiner 2024 logo.

 
SurfLiner 2024 convention pin
SurfLiner 2024 convention pin
$ 7.00 
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Official SurfLiner 2024 convention pin. Cloisonné with 2 clutch fasteners.

 
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