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R&LHS 2015 Annual Meeting

Highlights: Railroad mechanical and engineering feats will be on display as we tour the vast Norfolk Southern Juniata Locomotive Shop; visit world famous Horseshoe Curve; the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site; and enjoy a ride on The Everett Railroad and a visit to the Rockhill Trolley Museum.

Hotels: Headquarters hotel will be the Altoona Courtyard Marriott. The RLHS group rate is $129 per night. To make reservations, call 1-800-MARRIOTT and specify the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society Annual Meeting Group Rate.

Due to limited capacity of the Courtyard Marriott, we have a group rate established at the Altoona Hampton Inn of $139 per night. The Hampton is approximately 1 mile from the Marriott and the phone number is 814-941-3500. To make reservations, go online to hamptoninnaltoona.com and use the group code “RRS”. Please make your reservations directly with each hotel. Room blocks are limited and are expected to book up early.

Registration: Registration for R&LHS members is $225 per person; $150 for ages 18 and under; and $100 for spouse/guest who will be attending the evening programs only. Full registration includes all evening meals, lunch on Friday and Saturday, bus transportation, and admission to venues.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday June 4, 2015

3:00-5:00 pm: Registration at Courtyard Marriott 5:00-9:00 pm: Welcome reception, supper buffet and slide shows/movies (off site, shuttle service available) 6:00-10:00 pm: R&LHS Board of Directors Meeting (off site, shuttle service available)

Friday June 5, 2015

8:00 am: Board buses for tour of Juniata Locomotive Shop
10:30 am: Tour of Curry Rail Services, Hollidaysburg, PA
11:30 am lunch: Hollidaysburg
1:00 pm: Tour Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
3:00 pm: Visit Horseshoe Curve
5:30 pm: Buses depart hotels for evening banquet at Lakemont Park
6:00 pm: Reception at the Casino at Lakemont
7:00 pm: Dinner banquet and annual meeting

Saturday June 6, 2015

8:30 am: Buses depart for Everett Railroad
9:00 am: Everett Railroad excursion from Hollidaysburg to Martinsburg, PA
12:00 lunch stop enroute to Rockhill Furnace
1:00 pm: Tour Rockhill Trolley Museum
5:00 pm: Evening reception and buffet supper at the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

Please note: Capacity is limited to the first 100 registrants. If the meeting is sold out at the time we receive your registration, you will be placed on a waiting list. Buses will board at both hotels. You must ride the bus to participate on Friday’s tours as personal vehicles will not be permitted at Norfolk Southern or Curry Rail Services.

Tour Note: Please wear appropriate attire for touring working industrial facilities on Friday. No sleeveless tops, short pants, or open toe shoes are allowed. Participants on Friday’s shop tours will be required to sign release of liability forms which will be provided at registration.

Registration form is included in the Winter and Spring Quarterly Newsletter.

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