Conference Information about the 2017 Conference...



  • Featured Speaker: William "Bill" Howes - Retired Director of passenger services for the C&O/B&O (until Amtrak). Bill will present "Where Did Everybody Go - The Highs and Lows of C&O/B&O Passenger Service in Michigan".

    Bill will also present "Main 200: The Last Salute - The Story of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Funeral Train".

    Craig Sanders will present "Michigan's Bootstrap Campaign - Passenger Development in the Amtrak Era"

    Kay Chase of MARP will present "A Brief Look at What's Happening Now in Passenger Service in Michigan".

    Paul Trapp will present: "Steam Railroads of Ottawa County"

    Norm Krentel will present "Interurban Railroads of Ottawa County"

    Carl Bejema and Joe Rogers will present "Logging Railroads in the Grand and Muskegon River Valleys"

    Nathan Holth will discuss the "International Railroad Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie"

    Art Chavez and Stephen McMillan will present "Alternative Design Concepts of the Lake Michigan Car Ferries"

    T. J. Gaffney will discuss "Using/Reading Employee Records for Historical Research"



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