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Trains: Tracks of the Iron Horse - National Railway Historical Society Day

Saturday, March 18, 2006
Date:
Saturday, March 18, 2006
Time:
9:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Details:
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is pleased to welcome members of the National Railway Historical Society for a joint conference and slide presentations. Motor coaches will depart from Dallas-Ft. Worth and Houston the morning of the 18th. Lunch and admission to the museum are included in the price of the motor coach. Check, cash, or money order only (sorry, no credit cards).

For members of the North Texas Chapter, NRHS
Motor Coach Round-Trip Dallas/Ft. Worth to College Station
NRHS member = $45.00 and Non-member = $50.00
Please note that the deadline to purchase bus tickets is March 7th.

To purchase your tickets, please contact
Skip Waters, President
North Texas Chapter, NRHS
Phone: 214-987-2888 office
email: wgcrush@swbell.net

For members of the Gulf Coast Chapter, NRHS
Motor Coach Round-Trip Houston to College Station
NRHS member = $45.00 and Non-member = $50.00
Please note that the deadline to purchase bus tickets is March 14th.

To purchase your tickets, please contact
Tom Marsh, Trip Director
Gulf Coast Chapter, NRHS
Phone: 832-463-3017 office
email: info@houstonrrmuseum.org

Members of other NRHS chapter please contact either person for information on how to reserve your place at the meeting.

In addition to touring "Trains: Tracks of the Iron Horse," the NRHS and Bush Library are pleased to welcome two speakers who will present slide shows on Texas railroads.

Mr. Steve A. Goen will present a slide show entitled "Famous Passenger Trains of the Lone Star State." Mr. Goen is the author of seven railroad books on Texas railroads including Texas & New Orleans Color Pictorial: Southern Pacific's Texas & Louisiana Lines; Down South on the Rock Island: A Color Pictorial 1940-1969; Cotton Belt Color Pictorial; Santa Fe in the Lone Star State Color Pictorial, Volume One, 1949-1969; Kansas City Southern Color Pictorial; Fort Worth & Denver Color Pictorial; and Texas & Pacific Color Pictorial. Mr. Goen has agreed to make copies of his books available for purchase and will inscribe books on request.

Mr. Leonard Ruback will present "Bush 4141 and the Brazos Valley." Mr. Ruback, a research scientist with the Texas Transportation Institute, has spent more then 20 years in the Brazos Valley documenting the railroads. His presentation will focus on the Union Pacific 4141 and railfanning in the Brazos Valley in the Bryan/College Station and Hearne areas. His Hearne Area Railfan Primer website at offers a wide variety of railfan information that will serve as the basis for his presentation.

A few tickets will be available at the door the day of the event. All NRHS members, including associate members, are invited. You do not have to be a NRHS member to attend but you must have a ticket to enjoy lunch and see the special presentations. Seating is limited so make your reservations soon.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas 77845
Telephone: (979) 691-4000 | Facsimile: (979) 691-4050 | TTY: (979) 691-4091