ATRRM sponsors two conferences annually: The Railway Heritage Preservation Conference held in the fall and a shorter spring conference. To help offset the costs of attending the Fall Conference, ATTRM awards stipends and scholarships to qualified applicants. More information and links to applications appear below.
2014 ATRRM Railway Heritage Preservation
Conference & Annual Meeting
November 6-8, 2014 (pre-conference events November 4 and 5)
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Hosted by the Texas State Railroad, the 2014 Railway Heritage Preservation Conference & Annual Meeting will be held at The Holiday Inn South Broadway in Tyler, Texas from November 6 through November 8. The Holiday Inn South Broadway is now accepting overnight reservations for the November 2014 conference at the conference rate of $89.00/night. Tyler, Texas is located 100 miles southeast of Dallas, Texas. Flights are available into Dallas, Tyler and Longview. Amtrak stops in Mineola, Texas, which is 25 miles from Tyler, as well as Longview, which is 34 miles from Tyler.
Click HERE TO BOOK YOUR ROOM RESERVATIONS online using the Holiday Inn South Broadway conference reservation page, which is pre-populated with the 2014 ATRRM Conference Code and conference rate OR call conference reservations directly at 903-561-5800 and mention you are an attendee of the ATRRM conference (GROUP CODE P91)
Conference registration includes all seminars, breaks and evening events, including the Saturday night banquet. Additional banquet-only tickets are available and can be added to your registration. An optional spousal event is available during the conference on November 7. This limited seating event includes tours of the Tyler Rose Garden, the Goodman-LeGrand and Witacker-McClendon houses, wine tasting at the Kiepersol Winery and lunch at the Potpourri House.
Optional pre-convention events, which are available for an additional fee, include the dinner train on the Texas State Railroad on November 4 and Tours of McKinney Avenue Transit (Dallas) and the Museum of the American Railroad (Frisco) on November 5.
Conference Registration Rates (After of October 1, 2014):
Conference: $300 (members); $375 (non-members)
Banquet: $75 per person
Texas State Railroad Dinner Train (pre-conference): $175 per person
McKinney Avenue & Museum of the American Railroad (pre-conference): $125 per person
Spousal Trip (limited to 14 people): $100 per person
Register Online (members): ONLINE REGISTRATION
Download and Print the 2014 Fall Conference Regstration Form (members and non-members): 2014 FALL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PACKET
PLAN AHEAD! Additional upcoming conferences include:
April 15-18, 2015: Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad Preservation Society, York, PA
September 18-20, 2015: Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL
Both Spring and Fall conferences include interesting train rides and tours, a full educational program, and many social events for networking and getting to know colleagues and friends. The Fall conference also features an exhibit hall with a chance to see new products and services and visit with suppliers to tourist railroads and railway museums.
Members gather at the fall conference for their Annual Meeting where elections are held and reports of association activities are given. This is an important place to be if you want to take an active role in your association and influence its future direction.
ATRRM conferences are held in interesting cities with great sightseeing and lots of regional activities. Many members make the Annual Conference an extended vacation. All agree that, for learning opportunities, a friendly atmosphere, and good conversation with others who love the rails, the ATRRM conferences are the place to be!