I would like to announce the first ever 4 day "SIERRA NARROW GAUGE CONFERENCE"
to be hosted by the Nevada County Narrow Gauge RR Museum and co-hosted by the
Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge Historical Society.
The conference will include presentations relating to various Narrow Gauge lines
that once roamed the foothills and high mountain ranges of the Sierra
Through day and evening presentations conducted by railroad historians as well
as hands on narrow gauge equipment we will explore a selection of narrow gauge
lines, their history, equipment, locations, and the people that kept it all on
Other activities include a restoration fund raising BBQ, raffle, and an
authentic "ALL" Westside Lumber Company train led by fully restored Westside
Plymouth #1 with some yard switching included.
WHEN: Tuesday June 18th Friday the 21st. (weekends are very busy in Nevada
County and hotels are much cheaper during the week)
LOCATION: Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum located at 5 Kidder Ct.
Nevada City, Ca.
We have blocked rooms at local Hotels at a group discount rate. Please book your
rooms directly with the Hotel itself. See the registration form for information
I HAVE ATTACHED IN THE FILES SECTION OF THIS YAHOO SITE A COPY OF THE
REGISTRATION FORM WITH FURTHER INFORMATION UNDER SIERRA NG CONFERENCE.
Please check out the Museum at ncngrrmuseum.org The museum has a large
selection of NG equipment in various stages of restoration.
All proceeds from the Sierra NG Conference will go towards the restoration of NG
equipment at the Museum.
For further information check out www.ncngrrmuseum.org or e-mail John
Christensen, Andrew Brandon, or Dennis Burke at sierrang@...
President, SPNGHS Inc.
CONFIRMED PRESENTATIONS TO DATE:
John Christensen- Introduction to the NCNGRR Museum
John Christensen- Restoration of NG rolling stock
Andrew Brandon- NCNGRR, the 1st year
Andrew Brandon- NG equipment color schemes
Herman Darr- NCNGRR History Part 1
Herman Darr- NCNGRR History Part 2
Jerry Blackwell- Bliss & His Lake Tahoe RR
Nelson Van Gundy- Sierra Nevada Wood & Lumber Company
Nelson Van Gundy- Hobart Estate Company Logging RR
Art Kauppi- Westside Lumber History
Dave Connery- Westside Lumber Trestles/ modeling the Westside trestles
Ed Siecker- Westside Lumber/ Pickering maps
Stan Kistler- Westside Lumber, a collection of photos
Mark Francis- Empire City Railway
Paul Beckstrom- Swayne Lumber Company
Paul Beckstrom- Mich. Cal Lumber
Roger Staab- Towle Brothers
Kyle Wyatt- San Joaquin & Sierra Nevada
Chris Dewitt- The Glenbrook, History & Restoration
Jim Vail- Hon3 modeling
Randy Hees- Carter flats
Dan Markoff- Discussion-Eureka & Palisade #4 / Hobart Estate #5, and more
Dennis Burke- Diamond & Caldor RR