The 12th Michigan Railroad History Conference will take place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, in downtown Bay City on Oct. 5, 2013. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and lasts until 5:00 p.m. There will be an Afterglow (location announced at conference) with an opportunity for informal discussions about Michigan railroad history after the conference.
Field trips will be caravan style with no additional cost if attending the conference. RSVP necessary to attend (trips may be canceled due to low attendance). Field guides will be handed out at point of embarkation. The DBC&W field trip will start at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 4th and run from Bay City to the east. The Interurban field trip will start at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 6th and run from Bay City to the south. Field trip participants will be contacted with the assembly points.
The Saginaw Valley Railroad Historical Society will have their museum facilities open for tour Friday afternoon and evening October 4th. Highlights of the museum include the Hemlock depot and the Mershon Tower. The museum is located at 900 Maple Street in Saginaw. A map to the museum can be obtained by emailing the conference chair.
Poster presentations are still accepted until August 15, 2013; contact conference chairperson if interested in exhibiting a poster. Poster presentations are static visual presentations to be exhibited in the areas around the presentation room. They should be able to communicate the story of the subject without the poster presenter being present and be of reasonable size.
Check for conference updates on www.MichiganRailroadHistory.org or the Michigan Railroad Calendar at www.MichiganRailroads.com, a major source for contemporary and historic railroad information.
For questions, contact the MRHC Chairperson, Mark Worrall, at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or at 616-881-1375 and for hotel rooms blocked for discounted price..
Directions to the Hilton: From Interstate I-75, Exit 162A East (M-25) for 2 miles. Hotel is just over the bridge on the left along the Saginaw River. After crossing the bridge, turn left at the first light which is Saginaw Street. Drive two blocks, turn left on 6th Street. Entry is straight ahead. In the heart of downtown Bay City between 6th and 7th streets on the East bank of the Saginaw River.