Train Ride
Vets Panel Moderator
Banquet Speaker
36thMissoulaMTHoliday Inn Downtown
Jan & Bill Taylor
35thBrainerdMNArrowhead Lodge
Jim Dick
34thChehalisWAComfort Inn Tumwater138
Bill Zidel
Burien Archives & Washington Historical Society
Chehalis-Centrailia RR
Winery Tour
Bill Zidel
Bill Zidel
Layout tours
33rdDuluthMNThe Inn on Lake Superior90
Paul Anderson
Lake Superior RR Museum
North Shore Scenic RR
Jack Christensen
32ndWallaceIDWallace Inn135
Shauna Hilman
Right of Way Mullan to Lookout Pass
Tea & Hat Fashion Show
Bruce Flohr
Bruce Flohr
Bruce Flohr
31stFargo         NDHoliday Inn Fargo129
Duane Durr
Red River Valley & Western RR
30thYakima     WAYakima Valley Hotel & Convention Center170
Doug Shearer
Andy Breeding
Larry Rice
Happy 150th Anniversary of the Northern Pacific
Northern Pacific Railway Museum, Toppenish
Museum yard and Yakima Valley Trollies
Yakama Nation Cultural Center, Toppenish Murals
Doug Shearer
Doug Shearer
Jack Christensen, NP vet
4th RPM-style event with early set-up so models were available for viewing throughout the convention
29thBillings      MTCrowne Plaza123
Kyle Brehm
Montana Rail Link Laurel yard, BNSF CWR facility
Craft room, Beartooth Highway bus tour, lunch at Rock Creek Lodge
Charles McMillian, George Kuchera, Jerry Malkuch, Joe Malingo, Bob ?
Ron Kaminski, RR Collector
3rd RPM-style eventBowser 40' Flush Roof Box Car
28thButte         MTFront Street Station138
Bill Taylor
Montana Resources, World Museum of Mining
Helena, Philipsburg, Butte trolly, cemetery walk
Alan Burns with Butte NP vets.
Bill Taylor
Dick Carlson, NP vet
2nd RPM-style event1.5 story section house
27thCarlton     MNBlack Bear Casino99
Jim Dick
First Spike site, Lake Superior Railroad Museum
Glensheen mansion, Nokomis Restaurant
Dennis Hendry
Jim Dick
Jack Christensen, NP vet
1st RPM-style eventNP color/drift cards
26thSpokane   WAWAMirabeau Park Hotel200
Mike Applegate & Mike Lustig
Mike Gelhaus and Inland Empire Historical Society railcar collections.
BNSF business cars pulled by Montana Rail Link Sandpoint, ID to Paradise, MT and back.
Jack Christensen
Bill Taylor
Bud Cain, NP Vet
Convention model: Athern N–scale GATC 2600 Airslide, 1955 paint scheme, road number – 75507
25thWhite Bear Lake   MNWhite Bear Country Inn120
Jim Dick
Jackson Street Round House, Iron Horse Central Railroad Museum, river boat ride.
Conservatory at Como Lake, tour of the Cathedral of St. Paul,  lunch at Cafe' Latte on Grand Ave.
Jack Christensen and Bill Kuebler moderated Vets panels.
Ken Zieska
Ken Walkowaik, NP Vet
Convention models: double bay tool shed, ice shed, track–side phone booth, double privy—all produced by the NPRHA Modeling Committee.
24thTacoma    WASheraton Hotel180
Jerry Pickell
“Jim Fredrickson Country”
Tacoma Rail—Tacoma to Eatonville
Bill Kuebler
Bill Taylor
Ronald E. Magden, Ph.D.—“Tacoma Sails to Rails”
23rdMandan    NDSeven Seas Inn100
Michael Booth
“Where the West Begins”
R of W tours
Bob Horne
Frank Vyzralek, North Dakota historian, on The Story of the Mandan South and North Lines.
Convention car: NP Mechanical Reefers from Red Caboose, fully assembled, twelve different numbers
22ndBozeman  MTGranTree Inn120
Jan Taylor
Copper City Express over Rarus Railway Butte to Anaconda and return
Phil Beach moderated panel of MRL engineers who operate over former NP tracks.
Bill Taylor
Bill Brodsky, President Washington Transportation Group
Convention car: 1926 50’ Single Sheathed Auto boxcar resin kit by Speedwitch Media. Also Third Class, 2–story combination depot kit, Plan S–26 produced by the NPRHA Modeling Committee.
21stFargo NDHoliday Inn110
Duane Durr
John Deere factory
Bill Kuebler
Bill Kuebler
Norm Lorentzen, NP Vice President of Operations
Convention car: 2–bay PS–2 covered hopper/ cement car No. 75280 by Kadee. Also NPRHA–developed motor car shed, fuel shed and scale house kits and  “4–Dome Train West” sign by Blair Line.
20thPasco        WARed Lion130
Phil Beach
Pasco yard and visited PF&S Hobby
Bill Kuebler
Bill Kuebler
Charles D. Kilbury, NP trainman and union representative
Convention car: 5 different numbers of Hart–Rogers ballast hoppers by Atlas
19thBillings      MTSheraton Hotel
Jon Bratt
"Warren McGee Country"
Montana Daylight over Montana RailLink —Billings to Whitehall to Livingston. (BBQ on platform before motor coach ride back to Billings)
Bill Kuebler
Bill Kuebler
Richard Beulke, NP Personnel Department
Convention car:  50’ AAR with billboard lettering by Branchline. Artwork produced by NPRHA.
18thPortland    ORHoliday Inn Airport
Jim Russell
Brooklyn Street Roundhouse tour
Bill Kuebler moderated first and only all female, all Stewardess–Nurse Vets Panel with Barbara (Person) Hancock in uniform.
Bill Kuebler
Joan (Reitz) Dolan, NP Stewardess–Nurse Supervisor
Convention car: 5–car set of NP 50’ boxcars by     Branchline; 50 sets run.
17thDuluth      MN
Jon Bratt
Unique clinic presentation by Fireman Lee Tuskey, describing a 1950s trip on steam out of Duluth
GNRHS / NPRHA Convention Steam Excursion—No. 328 to Stillwater over Chicago Northwestern
Bill Kuebler
Bill Kuebler
16thHelena      MTColonial Hotel165
Warren Broaderick & Phil Beach
Montana Daylight over MontanaRailLink—Helena to Missoula, (BBQ at MRL
Headquarters) and return
Bill Kuebler
Bill Kuebler
Jim Fredrickson, NP telegrapher, and his “Top Ten Reasons Why I Like NP”
15thSt. Paul     MNSt. Paul Radisson170
Jim Dick
Iron Horse Central Museum in Chisago
Bill Kuebler
Bill Kuebler
Norm Lorentzen, NP Vice President of Operations
Toured model railroad layout in Bandana Square
14thTacoma WASheraton Hotel
Warren Broaderick
Spirit of Washington Dinner Train, Tacoma, WA and also Amtrak —Tacoma to Ellensburg (BBQ)
Bill Kuebler First vets panel including a Stewardess –Nurse, Loraine Nygaard/Taylor
John Hertog, Tacoma Division
13thBismarck –Mandan  ND
DeLonce Synstegard
NP museum in northwest Mandan, Terry Lanz’s whirlwind van ride through Mandan Yard
Bill Kuebler
Jim Hill
Ed Rowell, NP Passenger Traffic Representative
Visited Mike Booth’s layout room
12thMissoula   MTRed Lion120
Alan Burns
Montana Daylight over Montana RailLink —Missoula to St. Regis to Paradise (lunch) to Evaro to Missoula
Bill Kuebler
Bill Kuebler
Bud Cain, Missoula engineman and Tacoma & Idaho Divisions RFE
11thGlendive   MTJordan Hotel
Lowell Vomhof
Yards and facilities, including cab ride “at the throttle” in yard, SD–60 (or 70) MAC
DeLonce Synstegard
Bill Kuebler
Roy Peterson, Fargo Division locomotive engineer and Yellowstone Division Road Foreman of Engines
10thSpokane    WACavanaugh’s Inn170+
Gene Carlson
Motorcoach tour of Palouse & Lewiston and Camas Prairie railroads
Bill Kuebler moderated Jamestown Vets Panel
Bill Kuebler
Elmer Smoak, Tacoma shop supervisor
9thSt. Paul     MNKelly Inn145
Ken Zieska
“Four–Dome Train West”
White Bear Lake and return, with Yellowstone River business car in consist
Bill Kuebler moderated Como Shop Vets Panel
Bill Kuebler
Norm Lorentzen, NP Vice President of Operations
8thPortland    ORLewis & Clark University150
Walt Ainsworth
SP&S No. 700 fired up at the Brooklyn Street
roundhouse, moved around the yard as NP No. 2668
Lewis and Clark Train Ride on Yacolt Branch
Bill Kuebler moderated first Vets Panel held other than during banquet.
7thNDGladstone Hotel
Duane Durr
Jamestown to Casselton & back, with Dirk Lenthe’s business car and others
Bill Kuebler moderated Jamestown Vets Panel at banquet
6thBozeman   MTMontana State University
Rufus Cone
Bozeman Pass, old line Muir to Livingston
Bill Wolverton, Special Apprentice, NP Mechanical Department and Assistant Dynamometer Car Operator discussed testing NP Steam Locomotives with the Dynamometer Car
5thDuluth      MN
Dave Carlson
Lake Superior Railroad Museum
Bill Kuebler moderated first—and impromptu—Vets panel with Jamestown enginemen Bob Donegan and Gene Gossett, talking mostly about ’66 Blizzard
Gary Tarbox
Don King, NP superintendent
4thYakima     WARed Lion
Karl Hammerstrom
Naches branch, lower Pasco yard & tower, PS&F Hobby
3rdFargo        NDHoliday Inn
Duane Durr
Dilworth, Stockwood fill, Manitoba Jct.
2ndTacoma    WATacoma Dome Hotel105
Rick Leach
Stampede Pass, Lester
Lake Whatcom Scenic Railroad
1stRoseville  MNHoliday Inn25-30
Gary Wildung
Spirit Lake line, Duluth to Carlton