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AAPRCO
42nd Annual Convention
Albuquerque, New Mexico
September 16-17-18-19, 2019

Our 2019 convention will be held at Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The dates are September 16th thru 19th.  Participating private cars will arrive and depart on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief. 

The Hotel Andaluz will be our convention hotel.  This link will take you directly to reservations for AAPRCO’s block of rooms at the Hotel Andaluz.  At this time, the hotel is sold out for the night of September 16th.  We recommend you make your reservations for the other nights you wish to stay at the hotel, then contact Stephan Gerhardt with your confirmation and your request for a room on September 16th.  Stephan will work with the hotel to manage a waiting list for the night of September 16th.

Our current schedule of events (subject to change) is:

Monday, September 16
– Cars arrive on Southwest Chief
– Registration and Welcome Gathering
Roof-Top Bar, Hotel Andaluz; Cash Bar

Tuesday, September 17
– “Perspectives from the Heartland: Economic Benefit of the Southwest Chief”
Tim Keller, Mayor, City of Albuquerque NM
John Pritchard, Mayor, City of Galesburg IL
– “Legislative Landscape and Call to Action”
Ross Capon, AAPRCO Washington Representative
– “Lessons Learned: Mechanical and Safety Update”
Rob Mangels, Sr. Mechanical Associate
R.L. Banks & Associates, Inc.
– “Ask Amtrak”
  Michael DeAngelo, Manager – Charter & Special Movements (Invited)
  Stephen Robusto, Commercial Development Group (Invited)
– General Membership Meeting
– Members Car Tour and Reception

Wednesday, September 18
– Santa Fe Southern Special
– Depart on Rail Runner, Transfer to Santa Fe Southern
– Banquet Lunch (Legal Tender Saloon; Lamy, New Mexico)
– Explore Shops and Attractions

Thursday, September 19
– Tour of Wheels Museum, Inc.
– Barbeque Lunch
– ” Restoration of the Santa Fe 2926″ (Allan Alfeldt)
– Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, September 20
– Cars depart on the Southwest Chief

MEMBERS: THE CONVENTION REGISTRATION & PAYMENT GATEWAY IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS !

NON-MEMBERS:  REGISTER HERE FOR ESCORTED PUBLIC TOURS OF THE CARS ON SEPTEMBER 18TH AT OUR CONVENTION AT ALBUQUERQUE

We will update this web page when more information is available.

CAUTION: HIGH ALTITUDE
If you have health conditions that may be aggravated by high altitude, please be aware that the city of Albuquerque sits 5,312 feet above sea level. Likewise, for those traveling on the Southwest Chief from Chicago, the elevation of the Ratón Pass is 7,834 feet.

NOTE: The convention is open only to members of AAPRCO, their family and their personal guests.  However, a limited number of tickets for a guided tour of participating private cars will be available for sale to the public.

Taylor Johnson
2019 Convention Committee Chairman
Last updated August 15, 2019