For the first time the Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge Historical Society will be leaving the high deserts of California and Nevada behind to conduct there 4 day annual conference on the other side of the Sierras.
"S.P. Narrow Gauge-West of the Sierras" will be based out of Ardenwood Historic Park in Fremont, Ca.
Clinics and hands on activities will include the following railroads and related:
South Pacific Coast
Santa Cruz and Felton
Monterey and Salinas
Santa Cruz Lumber
San Joaquin and Sierra Nevada
North Pacific Coast
Carter Brothers Car Builders
Modeling the SPNG and more.
Other activities include hands on equipment at Ardenwood, restoration fund raiser BBQ, round table share your relics and photos, and membership meeting.
Also included are 2 specially priced trains rides:
Roaring Camp and Big Trees NGRR steam with shop tour.
Niles Canyon Railway with our own scheduled train as well as a shop and yard tour. Yosemite Valley Observation car 330 will be part of the consist. Currently the locomotive that is scheduled is to be diesel but this may change.
We will also visit Jim Vail's Glenwood and Black Creek Hon3 Model Railroad.
Speakers to date:
We have reserved several rooms at the Courtyard Marriott in Newark. Must make reservations by May 21st to receive the discount.
Check out our website at spnghs.org for more details and registration form or e-mail spngoffice@...
or phone 707-262-1824