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Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 and 844 eastbound. Photo by Mike Matejka.

R&LHS Annual Meeting Announcement:

On Thursday, February 11th, the Executive Committee of Railway & Locomotive Historical Society (R&LHS) met via video conference to discuss the status of the annual meeting tentatively scheduled for May 27-30, 2021. After considering the current status of the pandemic, progress on distributing vaccines, possible state-to-state travel restrictions lasting until summer and the potential resurgence of the covid-19 virus or a covid-19 variant, the Executive Committee rescheduled the meeting to October 19-22, 2021.

To work around Texas A&M athletic events, the rescheduled meeting will begin on Tuesday evening (19th) with a reception and continue with full days on Wednesday (20th) and Thursday (21st) with check-out and departure on Friday (22nd). Pick-up and drop-off service at Temple, TX may be available for participants who choose to arrive via Amtrak #21, the Texas Eagle from Chicago. Meeting attendees interested in attending the Texas A&M versus South Carolina football game on Saturday, October 23rd will receive information on tickets and reasonably priced hotel accommodations.

Please note that the original program for the meeting will likely change because of the switch to a weekday-only meeting. Details will be available by early summer. In the meantime, please contact Robert Holzweiss if you plan to attend the fall gathering. Your "yes" today does not commit you to attending, but will allow me to plan accordingly. We will make every effort to follow best practices for hygiene and social distancing through the meeting.

Thank you for your patience.

Robert Holzweiss, President,
Railway & Locomotive Historical Society

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