Wednesday, October 25 through
Saturday, October 28
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bakersfield
3100 Camino Del Rio Ct
Bakersfield, CA 93308
SPH&TS has reserved hotel rooms from Wednesday through Saturday for a low rate of $119 (before other fees and taxes). To make a reservation, please click on the link below or call (661) 323-7111.
Presentations will be held from 9 am to 5 pm on Thursday and Friday, and from 9 am to 3 pm on Sunday. The convention schedule will be available on the website after September 1, 2023.
On Friday and Saturday, we will hold our model contest for railroad models of Southern Pacific equipment.
Railroad Prototype Meet:
For the first time this year, we will offer a Railroad Prototype Meet on Saturday. Our goal is to attract more people from the local community to attend, participate, and hopefully join SPH&TS. The event will be held from 8:30 am to 1 pm as part of the model contest. Models may be displayed but will not be eligible for the model contest. All railroads and scales are welcome.
The vendors will all be in one double ballroom with the model contest. Tables will be 6-feet long and include a table cloth. Information will be available after July 1, 2023.
If you would like one or two display tables, please contact us after July 1, 2023.
Bob Chapparo, coordinator of many layout tours in southern California, has graciously agreed to arrange for tours. Information will be available after July 1, 2023.
We are planning an event for Sunday October 29. Attendees will need to drive or arrange for carpools. Information will be available after July 1, 2023.