Historical & Technical Society
May 8th – 11th, 2019
Ogden Eccles Conference Center
For the first time, Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society and Union Pacific Historical Society will hold a joint convention.
The event will begin on Wednesday May 8 with registration and an opening social. On Thursday May 9, the two groups will share a large room and alternate presentations. Speakers on this day will talk on subjects of mutual interest such as the railroads around Ogden and Pacific Fruit Express.
On Friday May 10, we have reserved 12 motor coaches to carry 600 people to the Golden Spike National Historic Site located at Promontory Summit. This is a once in a lifetime event. We expect it to be very crowded with estimates of 25,000 people on site. This is an extra fare and limited to registrants and one guest. No presentations will be given during the day.
Late that afternoon, we will return and the vendor room and model railroad room will be open. We have received interest from several manufacturers who will be displaying items. There may be presentations in the evening.
On Saturday May 11, each Society will have presentations in separate rooms. Registrants may attend talks in either room. The vendor room and model railroad room will also be open until noon. That evening, we will close the convention with a banquet.
Members may register by mail by using the registration form they received in their quarterly membership packets or by clicking on the link below:
Vendor Registration Form (pdf)
We hope you can join us!