Announcing our 23rd Annual Spring
April 17, 18, & 19, 2015 in Doylestown, PA
Student Center of Delaware Valley University
700 Butler Avenue, Doylestown, PA 18901
Friday, April 17
9:00 AM - Breakfast at Perkins
10:30 to 1:00PM - Gathering at Don Borden’s for railroad discussions and socializing
12:00 to 1:30PM - Lunch at Perkins
2:00 to 4:30 PM - Registration, set up of sales tables, set up display for the contest models and networking.
4:30 to 5:30 PM. - In the University Dining Hall
6:00 to 7:00 PM - Jared Harper: "Running Trains on the Alma branch, May, 1943".
7:15 to 8:30 PM - Ramon Rhodes: Santa Fe in Joliet during the 1960’s.
9:00 PM - On - Everyone is invited to Don Borden’s Cajon Pass Layout after the clinics.
Saturday, April 18
6:00 AM - Breakfast at Perkins
7:00 to 8:15 AM - Registration
8:15 AM - Welcoming comments and introduction to the Don Nyce first annual modeling contest
8:30 to 9:50 AM - ECSFM business meeting in the Coffee House Room
10:00 to 11:10 AM - Ken Silvestri: “The development of the Santa Fe Modernized 2-10-2”
11:20 to 12:30 PM - Train Control Systems (TCS): “Introduction of the new WOW Diesel Sound Decoder and update to the WOW steam decoder”
12:30 to 1:15 PM - In the University Dining Hall and browsing of sales and auction table.
1:30 - Announce contest winners
1:30 to 3:00 PM
3:00 to 4:25 PM - Bob Bucklew: “JMRI has more than DecoderPro and control panels” (1.25 hours)
4:35 to 6:00 PM - Steve Sandifer: “Santa Fe's E Units: a look at the various E passenger locomotives used by the Santa Fe, their evolution and assignments”.
6:00 to 7:00 PM - In the University Dining Hall
7:00 to 8:30 PM - Stuart Forsyth: “Cajon at War: Seven Days in May 1945”
8:30 to 9:45 PM - Cleanup and load out.
9:45 PM-On - Everyone is invited to Don Borden’s Cajon Pass Layout after the clinics.
Sunday, April 19
8:00 AM - Breakfast at Perkins
10:00 to 1:00PM - Operations on Don’s layout
Everyone is invited to Don Borden’s layout for an informal operations session and introduction to the new Train Card / Engine Card operations plan.