NMRA) has cancelled their 2020 national convention. The convention, titled Gateway 2020, was scheduled to begin on July 12, 2020, in St. Louis, Missouri. The local host group has determined that they can no longer continue with the preparations and operation of the convention. One reason for the decision is that a key member is ill with COVID-19.
Some members of the local model railroad community in St. Louis have withdrawn their model railroads from the layout hops due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus.
The NMRA has never cancelled a convention before Gateway 2020, including during World War II.
For those who have registered for the convention, the refund policy will be published as soon as possible at Gateway2020.org.