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Nutmeg Rails, 2017 Members Meeting, Stamford, Connecticut

The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society 2017 Convention will be held in Stamford, Connecticut June 1 to June 3, 2017. Register now.

The schedule is:

Thursday, June 1: Registration and Opening Reception, R&LHS Board Meeting.

Friday, June 2: Our plans include a visit to SoNo Tower Museum in Norwalk. Afterward, we will travel by Metro-North train to Danbury and tour the Danbury Railway Museum. Return to Stamford will be by Metro-North train. In the evening we will have our annual meeting and banquet. The 2016 book award will be presented to Robert E. Gallamore. Gallamore and John W. Meyer received the award for American Railroads: Decline and Renaissance in the Twentieth Century. Meyer (1927-2009) was James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation Emeritus at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Gallamore studied under Meyer and received a doctorate from Harvard University. Gallamore will be the banquet speaker. .

Saturday, June 3: Trip to Shore Line Trolley Museum, Branford. Visit the Valley Railroad, Essex, Connecticut. Ride the steam train, tour of steam locomotive shops, and dinner on The Valley Railroad dinner train.

Please note that this is subject to change.

The cost for the convention is $400 per person, with a special rate of $350 for attendees under 18 years of age. See registration form.

The headquarters hotel is the Stamford Marriott, 243 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford, Connecticut. We have arranged for a room rate of $95 for either a single or double room.

To make room reservations:

Call the hotel directly at 203-357-9555 or Marriott at 888-236-2427. Mention Railway & Locomotive Historical Society to get our special rate.

Make reservations online at www.stamfordmarriott.com. After entering dates enter the following in “Group Code” to get our special rate: RALRALA for King Room, RALRALB for Double Room. Do not try to make reservations at the central Marriott website. The link only works from the hotel’s own website.

Stamford is a stop for Amtrak and Metro-North. Shuttle service is available from the station to the hotel.

If you have any questions please contact John Atherton at 845-471-8152 or at JJAAMAPOU@aol.com

We look forward to seeing you in Connecticut.


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