April 24-26, 2015 at the Red Lion Inn in Elko, Nevada!
We have some updates and new info for folks coming to the Elko Convention and those considering attending!
We can now announce we have a guest speaker! I will have more info shortly, but our speaker is a former Western Pacific engineer who spent many years working the Highline and the East End. He has a lot of great stories to share. Plus, I understand he may be bringing some friends along to share their WP experiences.
The itinerary for the Nevada Northern tour and excursion has been finalized. Lunch will be served at the East Ely Depot soon after the bus arrives, then after a little time to freely look around, we will be boarding our charter steam excursion bound for Ruth! There will be a photo run-by with two different set ups during the 90 minute trip. On returning to East Ely, we will off load near the shops and be given a guided tour of the enginehouse, the shop building, the Repair In Place building and other structures before returning to the depot. The state museum upstairs in the depot should also be open for us. Looks like we have a few seats left for this special fare event.
Plans have changed for the Northeastern Nevada Museum. There will not be formal tour, but convention registrants will get a special discount admission to the museum during the convention time. Admission for WP Convention attendees will be $2. Just present your convention badge or email me for a convention receipt.
I just got back new scans of some Virgil Staff films. These were scanned beyond blu-ray quality and had a lot of post production work done to them. They look awesome and we will be sharing this footage at the convention!
There are some rumors around that quite a few WP folks from the East End are planning to join us. I hope everyone makes them feel welcome as we celebrate the history of the Western Pacific.
I will be posting more information, including the current show listing, tomorrow!
For more info or to register, go to convention.wplives.org
2015 WP Convention Chair