The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society

Upcoming Membership Meetings!

February 17th Membership Meeting
Feature Video: Snow on the Run – This Southern Pacific produced film is dedicated to its employees who fought the snow on Donner Pass, during the record breaking snows of 1951 and 1952. All of Southern Pacific’s snow-fighting equipment is put to use. This film shows all aspects of the tough and dirty work of keeping the lines open, no matter what the weather.

March 17th Membership Meeting
Feature Presentation: SP&S 700 Update by Steve Sedaker. A progress report from the PRPA on the 700’s 15-year inspection effort during the year 2016. Steve will discuss an overview of the rebuild plan, the progress to date (with pictures), and funding successes and plans.

April 21st Membership Meeting
Feature Presentation: Dream Job, they paid me to talk about trains by Scott Hurd. My 36-year career with Amtrak was in my blood from my Grandpa Rooks that worked 50 years as a conductor on the Great Northern and my father Jim Hurd that worked 36 years as a conductor on the Southern Pacific. Growing up and working 30 years at Union Station with the former Portland Terminal Railroad guys. Working 6 years in Amtrak Sales & Marketing in San Francisco and Indianapolis. It’s been quite a ride.

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