The North American Rail Alliance was origonally founded by Robin Mathysen and myself Johnathan Edwards to conect his freelanced Canadian railroad with my freelanced US railroad.This was so much fun we decided to invite others to join us. Origonally NARA was for freelancers only ,but Robin and I soon decided to let anyone modeling the North American rail scene to join us.In fact the only rule we have is that you are modeling North American railroading.This includes Canadian,US and Mexican railroads. Now NARA is a group of people worldwide modeling the North American rail scene.We are not and never have been gender or racially biased .We have several lady members at this point,but I can't tell you if we have any people of colour because we don't ask. Besides if you have been in this hobby or on the net for any length of time you are aware of the fact that modeling ability has nothing to do with either gender or skin colour. At this point in time NARA has members in Australia,the United States,Canada, England,France,and Sweden,as well as Portugal,Switzerland, and South Africa. We are a multiscale group consisting of both Freelance and Prototype modelers.We model in both standard and narrow gauge .We do logging ,industrial ,shortline.In short any kind of railroading you can think of. Interested in joining NARA? You may check us out at the North American Rail Alliance Can you tell that NARA is about North American railroading??