Wednesday, February 04, 2015

All aboard for the 2015 TLR convention in Thunder Bay!

   The TLR's 2015 convention will be held in Thunder Bay from Friday, May 22 to Sunday, May 24. It promises to meld the old with the new, taking in Thunder Bay's long railroading history and it's new role in modern railroading as the location for Bombardier's subway and bi-level commuter car manufacturing plant. The convention will be held at the historic Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel, located downtown on 17 North Cumberland Street. The special room reservation for the convention at this hotel is $95.00. To book your reservations, contact the hotel bu clicking here or call them at 1-800-267-2675.

   Registration starts Thursday, May 21, from 5:00PM to  9:00 PM at the hotel. A slide show is scheduled from 6:00PM  to 9:00PM. Registration continues on Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. Friday's clinics are scheduled from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. Friday's non-rail tours start at 1:00PM. There's a self guided non-rail tour of the Thunder Oak Cheese Farm and Kakabeka Falls (depending on weather) from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. From 2:30PM to 4:00PM there's an industrial tour of Resolute Forest Products. Please note that this tour is limited to the first 40 registrants, so be sure to get you registration form in early! More clinics are scheduled from 1:00PM to 2:00PM at the hotel.

    Layout tours are scheduled from 2:30PM to 4:00PM. A Friday night social is being held at the Thunder Bay Museum starting at 9:00PM. There will be a board meeting starting at 8:00PM at the hotel. Registration continues on Saturday at the hotel from 8:00 to noon. More industrial tours are scheduled from 9:00AM to 4:00PM. Lunch will be provided. Another self guided non-rail tour of the Thunder Oak Cheese Farm and Kakabeka Falls is scheduled from 1:00PM to 4:00PM

  At 6:00PM the banquet begins, followed by the awards presentation and the famous TLR silent auction, hoisted by the ever popular B-Team! Sunday starts off with the AGM at 8:30AM, followed by more layout tours, starting at 9:00AM.

   Attached below is the registration form. Early bird deadline is April 11, but why wait until then?

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