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Pacific Coast Region NMRA Annual Convention

Rails by the River 2023

April 26 – April 30, 2023
Sacramento, California


  • April 24, 2023
    • Added notice to Layouts page clarifying that the schedule of layouts provided is for the layout tours only. Operating sessons are being arranged separately via email and are not inlcuded in the schedule.
  • April 20, 2023
    • Updated home and registration pages with announcement that online regisration is now closed. Registration will open at 3:00pm on Wednesday, April 26, at the hotel.
  • April 19, 2023
    • Updated home and schedule pages with location of the Board of Directors meeting on Thursday.
  • April 13, 2023
    • Updated Clinics page: Paul Deis had to drop out - removed his two clinics from the schedule. Also updated Bios section.
  • Updated PDF schedule with latest version (which does not reflect the Paul Deis change).
  • April 11, 2023
    • Updated Layouts page: Gene Kuhn had to drop out - removed from schedule; Dave Houston hours on Thursday changed to 5pm-9pm; Don McKenney's two layouts open on Wednesday and Sunday for visits before and after the convention - added photos and Don's address; added photos of Weissgerber, Hardy, Moll, and McKenney layouts.
  • April 10, 2023
    • Updated PDF of Schedule on Schedule page.
  • April 5, 2023
    • Updated Non-rail page with events, local places of interest, and contact to purchase Night Out event tickets.
  • Updated Schedule page with Non-rail schedule and new color schedule PDF.
  • Updated Excursion page with CSRM description and photos and photo for Siemens tour.
  • Updated Banquet page no-later-than date for special diet meal orders.
  • Updated Home and Links pages with data on new companies donating door prizes.
  • April 3, 2023
    • Updated Layouts page with new layout for Saturday and name change.
  • Updated Schedule page with new schedule PDF and correct start times for clinics.
  • April 1, 2023
    • Updated Non-rail page and the schedules page with hospitality room schedule and info.
  • Updated clinics page: John Stevens clinic on CSRM moved to Friday at 5:00-6:00pm Room B.
  • March 30, 2023
    • Added layout descriptions and photos to the layouts page.
  • Added first draft of Schedule to Schedule page
  • March 29, 2023
    • Added Excursion data with link to purchase tickets to the Home page and Excursion page.
  • Corrected Al Turnbull time for Trees, trees, trees on clinics page.
  • Updated layout tour schedule on Layouts page with new layouts and corrected times.
  • March 25, 2023
    • Added Welcome reception to Wednesday schdule.
  • March 24, 2023
    • Updated the Home page with information about companies that have donated for door prizes and also the information on the Convention Car with link to purchase.
  • Updated the Links page with names and links to the companies supplying products for door prizes
  • Made corrections and additions to the Clinics page.
  • March 21, 2023
    • Updated Layouts page: had to remove two layouts from the schedule due to medical and other reasons - Noel Wilson and David Aarol. Chairman is in work on two replacements.
  • Also updated Home, Scedule, Clinics, Hobo, Registration, and Layouts pages with various changes and new data.
  • March 20, 2023
    • Updated Home page with information, photos, and link to order Convention Shirts.
  • March 17, 2023
    • Updated Home page with reference to Hotel page alternate hotels.
  • Update Hotel page with alternate hotel information.
  • Updated Committe page with Company Store rep. information.
  • March 13, 2023
    • Updated Layout page with a couple more travel distances.
  • March 11, 2023
    • Updated Home, Clinics, Hobos, and Layout pages.
    Virtual Convention pricing has been returned to $50.00.
    Updated Clinics page with full schedule of clinics with descriptions and, at the bottom of the page, clinician bio's.
    Updated Hobos page with breakfast restaurant information.
    On the Layouts page, added all layouts currently scheduled for tours with current tour schedule.
  • March 6, 2023
    • Updated Home, Banquet, and Clinics pages.
    Steel-toed shoes are required for the Siemans Factory tour; new info about the Virtual Convention.
    We are now up to 48 PCR Track Clinics and 14 FRRS Track Clinics; hope to finalize and post the clinics for the Virtual Convention soon.
    Our speaker will be Steve Miller. His photo and bio are now on the Banquet page.
  • February 21, 2023
    • Updated Home and Hotel pages - All hotel rooms at the convention rate have been booked. Rooms are still available at the regular rate.
  • February 9, 2023
    • Updated Clinics page - Added more clinics to both PCR and FRRS Tracks. Total now of 25 PCR and 14 FRRS clinics with more still in work.
  • February 8, 2023
    • Updated Home and Hotel pages - Added notice that all hotel rooms for Saturday at the convention rate have been booked and how to book rooms for both Saturday and the other days from now on.
  • January 28, 2023
    • Updated Clinics page - Added seven new clinic presentations. Clinics chair is working hard to schedule/confirm more. There is a possibility of up to 43 clinics for this convention!
  • January 16, 2023
    • Updated Home and Registration pages - Early Bird pricing has ended. Registration for in-person is now $165.00 and for the Virtual Convention is now $65.00.
  • January 3, 2023
    • Updated Clinics page - added initial list of PCR presenters and clinics.
  • December 20, 2022
    • Updated Clinics page - added initial list of FRRS presenters and clinics.
  • December 13, 2022
    • Updated Hotel page - added link to make hotel reservation.
  • December 8, 2022
    • Updated Clinics page - removed old MS Word form and added link to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • November 21, 2022
    • Updated Committee page - Volunteer Coordinator and SIG Activities name and email information.
  • October 17, 2022
    • Updated Home and Registration pages - Virtual Convention information.
  • October 13, 2022
    • Updated Schedule page - added Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, April 27 at 1:00pm.
  • August 2, 2022
    • Updated Contests page - contest room schedule and added info about Square Foot Challenge Contest.
    • Updated Home page - Siemens Factory Tour announcement.
  • April 28, 2022
    • Updated Clinic Info Sheet: Word doc and PDF form.
  • April 25, 2022
    • Updated links on Home page.
  • April 21, 2022
    • Updated Committee and responsible chairs with email links on most pages.
  • April 19, 2022
    • Updated Home, Schedule, Registration, Hotel, Committee, Layouts, Excursions, Hobos, Nonrail, Banquet, SIGs, Clinics, and Links pages.
  • April 15, 2022
    • Site uploaded to host; still many updates to make.
  • March 22, 2022
    • Started work on the Rails by the River 2023 PCR Convention website, cloning the Sugar Pine Centennial 2021 website.

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