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2017 RGM&HS Convention
Co-sponsored by The National Model Railroad Association
Will be held in Denver, Colorado
August 27th - August 30th, 2017

Thanks for the tremendous response to the RGM&HS Convention as of August 14th we've officially Sold Out!

RGM&HS Convention presentations will include color photography and explanations of Rio Grande operations on the Moffat Tunnel line, Royal Gorge Route, and the Narrow Gauge lines.  Programs will cover freight and passenger operations from the 1940's until the UP acquisition of the SP after the 1988 merger with the D&RGW.

Seating is limited to those who registered. The Society will have Rio Grande Calendars current and back issues of The Prospector magazine for sale in the company store.

If you have any questions you can e-mail convention2017@rgmhs.org 


La Quinta Inn & Suites - Denver Tech Center
7077 South Clinton Street
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80112

Phone: 303-649-9959

Our special convention rate for rooms at the hotel is now sold out. Some rooms are still available at the hotel If you are still considering attending the convention.  When making, reservations call the front desk directly or 1-866-527-1498. If you a staying for the National Narrow Gauge Convention at the Marriott Denver Tech Center our convention Hotel is nearby.

Registration for the 2017 Convention is now closed!  If you are in Denver during the convention you can stop by and visit the company store.   . 

Layout Tour Daily Pass
With the convention sold out it doesn't mean you've missed out.   If you are in Denver during the convention you can still purchase a Layout Tour Pass by paying a daily rate of $25.  Opportunities to see the Presentations will only be available on a space available basis. 

Cancellation Policy

After August 1st, 2017 there will be no refunds for cancellations, due to commitments that must be made on our part.

Convention Schedule (subject to change)
Saturday August 26th
9:00AM - 5:00PM Board of Trustees Meeting - RGM&HS Members Welcome - START TIME CHANGE

Sunday, August 27th
1:00PM - 5:00PM
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Convention Registration - RGM&HS Items for Sale
2:00PM -2:30PM Mel Patrick's - Rio Grande Zephyr Program
2:30PM - 5:00PM Layout Tour - car pools to locations suggested
       Don Meeker's Rocky Mountain Lines
8:00PM -9:00PM Rio Grande Photo Program - Bill Botkin - Royal Gorge Route

Monday, August 28th
8:00AM - 11:00AM Convention Registration - RGM&HS Items for Sale
9:00AM - 9:50AM Program 1 - Brian Holtz - Rio Grande 101 (1940-1988)
10:00AM - 10:50 AM Program 2 - Chuck Conway - Grande Customers and their Equipment
11:00AM - 11:50AM Program 3 - Jim Griffin - Rio Grande Passenger Trains
1:00PM - 1:50PM Program 4 - R.C. Farewell - Grande's deserts in the 1980's
2:00PM - 5:00PM

Layout Tour - car pools to locations suggested
        Doug Geiger's
Granite Mountain Railway
        John Parker's BNSF Fall River Division

6:30PM -11:00PM Evening Operating Sessions with Reservations - car pools to both locations suggested
        Doug Geiger's Granite Mountain Railway
        John Parker's BNSF Fall River Division
        Jim Ferenc's C&S Northern Division
7:30PM - 8:30PM Movie - "Runaway" 1973 filmed on the D&RGW and Ski Train

Tuesday, August 29th
9:00AM - 9:50AM Program 1 - Matt Darling (Green Light Editior) - Grand Junction Yards
10:00AM - 10:50AM Program 2 - Chuck Conway - Freight Train Numbers and Blocking
11:00AM - 11:50AM Program 3 - Mark Hemphill - Rio Grande's Coal Traffic, Trains and Mines
1:00PM - 2:00PM Program 4 - Rio Grande Employees and their memories, Eric Sherrill Movies
"Safety In Action" and Dick and Sandy Ride The CZ"
3:00PM - 5:00PM Layout Tours - car pools to all locations suggested
       Jim Ferenc's C&S Northern Division - Limited Availability Due to Layout Size - Must Have Ticket
       Mike Danneman's Moffat Road

       Ron Keiser's Cascade & Silverton, Indoor Fn3  Open until 6:00pm
7:30PM - 8:30PM Rio Grande Photo Program - John Templeton - Favorite D&RGW Photos
8:30PM - 9:30PM Door Prizes & Auction Items - plus 2018-2019 RGM&HS Convention Information

Wednesday, August 30th
9:00AM - 9:50AM RGM&HS Program 1 - Historic Colorado Model Railroads by Doug Tagsold and Brian Holtz  - New Session
10:00AM - 10:50AM RGM&HS Program 2 - Chuck Conway - Narrow Gauge Photos
11:00AM - 11:50AM RGM&HS Program 3 - Dr. Gregg Condon - Building the RGS in HOn3
12:30PM RGM&HS Informal Luncheon - Great Northern Tavern Restaurant - Order off the menu and pay for your own
August 30th - September 2
National Narrow Gauge Convention, Seperate Registration  Required, click here for details
Manufacturers Show - RGM&HS will have items for Sale.

See you in Denver!


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