Owosso, Michigan

     Saturday, November 10, 2007


Location: Memorial Healthcare Hospital Auditorium, 826 King St., Owosso, MI 48867,

 one-quarter of a mile west of M-52 and three-quarters of a mile north of M-21.

  Parking is the on North side of the auditorium on the East side of hospital.


CONFERENCE PRESENTATION SCHEDULE ($40.00 prepaid each early, $45.00 on/after October 1):


  8:00 am…..Registration: Pick up your prepaid conference packets and enjoy coffee and conversation.

  8:40 am…..Introductions by Chairperson, Greg Degowski, and Honorary Chairperson, Pat Hackett.

  9:00 am…..”Copper Country Railroads”—George Anderson

  9:40 am…..”Ann Arbor Railroad Yards”—T.J. Gaffney and Andy VanderMolen.

10:20 am…..Break.

10:35 am…..”Development of the Standard Boxcar in the U.S.”—Vince Robinson.

11:15 am….. “Railroads in the Thumb of Michigan”—Darwin Simonaitis.

11:55 am….. Buffet Lunch.

12:35 pm….. Keynote Presentation: “Preservation of Michigan Railroad Depots”—Ron Campbell and                              Jackie Hoist.

  1:15 pm….. “Railroads and Industries of Milwaukee Junction”—Bob Cosgrove.

  1:55 pm….. “Northern Division of Michigan Railway Company”—Norm Krentel.

  2:35 pm….. Break.

  2:50 pm….. “Building of the Detroit and Pontiac”—Paul Trap

  3:30 pm….. “History of Amtrak”—John DeLora.

  4:10 pm….. “Pere Marquette N-1 class 2-8-4’s”—Rod Crawford.

  4:50 pm…. Closing Remarks

  5:00 pm….. End of the formal conference program.  Drive to public parking on Washington St. at                                     Comstock St. on the north side of Shiawassee River opposite the Steam Railroading Institute.                        Walk along Washington St. over bridge to SRI entrance and display MRHC name tag/pass.                           Handicapper parking is available in SRI lot.




  5:30 pm….. Tour of Steam Railroading Institute yard and engine facility.

  6:30 pm….. Afterglow reception in Steam Railroading Institute display building.

  8:00 pm….. End of Conference afterglow reception.



Conference updates and registration forms will be posted at www.MichiganRailroadHistory.org and in the Calendar of Events of www.MichiganRailroads.com .  For more information and registration forms, send to the 9th Michigan Railroad History Conference, P.O. Box 852, Royal Oak, MI 48068-0852 or contact Greg Degowski, MRHC chairperson, at gjdegowski@comcast.net, or at 248-547-4783. Feel free to bring appropriate organization information brochures, etc., to share with other attendees.  A limited number of attendee vendor tables will be available at $10.00 each for railroad history items only.  See website for vendor registration forms.