2015 Western Pacific Convention update

Here is the preliminary clinic / presentation schedule for the 2015 Convention in Elko, April 24-26, 2015

2015 WP Historic Convention Clinic and Event List
date time presenter title topic
Friday 10:00 AM Registration / Info Table / Vendor Room Opens
Friday 11:45 PM Doors open
Friday 12:00 PM Introduction
Friday 12:15 PM TBA TBA
Friday 12:35 PM The California Zephyr – 67-68 Films from the Virgil Staff Collection
Friday 1:10 PM Harry Baynes Reminisces of Working for the WP Harry Baynes shares his experiences of working for the Western Pacific
Friday 1:45 PM BREAK
Friday 2:15 PM Mark Bassett – Executive Director NNRy Museum The Nevada Northern and the Western Pacific A look at the history and interaction of the Western Pacific and the Nevada Northern Ry
Friday 3:20 PM Western Pacific’s SW1500s History, operations, preservation and modelling of the WP’s last switchers
Friday 4:45 PM Vendor and Exhibit Room Closes
Saturday 9:00 AM Registration / Info Table Opens
Saturday 9:30 AM Doors Open
Saturday 10:00 AM Introduction
Saturday 10:05 AM Wayne Monger Flowery Lake Pass Tunnel (#43) – Construction and Shoo-fly WP’s construction in the Flowerly Lake Pass area of Nevada
Saturday 11:05 AM The Western Pacific East End Films from the Virgil Staff Collection
Saturday 12:00 PM LUNCH BREAK
Saturday 1:30 PM Jeff Moore The Feather and the Bear – the Western Pacific and the McCloud River Railroad History of the relationship between the WP and the McCloud River Railroad
Saturday 2:10 PM Bill Meeker Whether to Weather Model railroad weathering clinic
Saturday 2:45 PM BREAK
Saturday 3:10 PM Eugene Vicknair Western Pacific’s Deep Creek Railroad – The Loneliest Line A history of the Deep Creek Railroad
Saturday 3:50 PM Matthew Vurek and Edward F. Graham Last Days of the Sacramento Northern Electrics A look at the end of SN’s final electric operations
Saturday 4:30 PM BREAK
Saturday 4:45 PM Vendor and Exhibit Room Closes
Saturday 6:45 PM keynote speaker: Michael Kessler, former WP employee Western Pacific Banquet
Sunday 7:30 AM Nevada Northern Excursion and Tour

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