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28th Annual Convention Williams, AZ

October 6 – 9, 2005

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Wednesday, October 5 th

   3:30 am  Arizona Limited Arrives Williams.

   10 am     Bus departs for Clarkdale & Verde Canyon Excursion.  (Arizona Limited riders)

   2-5 pm   Registration packets available on Northern Sky.

   7 pm       Bus returns to Williams.

   Thursday, October 6 th

   7:00 am Arizona Limited (16 car train) positioned at Williams Depot for boarding.

   7:30 am Arizona Limited departs Williams.

  9:45 am Arizona Limited arrival at Grand Canyon depot.

  10 am    Special AAPRCO bus tour of Grand Canyon, followed by buffet lunch at Bright Angel Lodge.

  2 pm       Arizona Limited at Grand Canyon Depot for loading.

  2:30 pm Arizona Limited departs Grand Canyon.

  4:45 pm Arizona Limited arrives Williams depot.

  6:30 – 9 PM Catered Car Party at rail yard (1/2 cars open).

  Friday, October 7 th

  7 am     Arizona Limited to Phoenix.

  10 pm   Arizona Limited returns from Phoenix.  

  Saturday, October 8 th

  8 – 10 am Coffee/Tea Service – Santa Fe Room at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel.

  8am – 4 pm Registration, Company Store, Vendors displays – Santa Fe Room at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel.

  9 – 10 am Associates Meeting – Grand Canyon Room.

  10:30 am – Noon Car Owners Meeting – Grand Canyon Room.

  Noon – 1 pm Lunch on Your Own.

  1 – 2:30 pm Ask Amtrak Panel – Don Cushine, Billie Ernest, Harold Weisinger.

  3 – 5 pm Mechanical Seminars/Discussion – Aboard Pony Express.
Solar Power used by Pony Express by Stan Garner,
Mechanical topics with Harold Weisinger, Paul DeVerter, Eric Wilde, Jim Stephenson.

  6:30 – 9 pm Car Party at rail yard (1/2 cars open).  

  Sunday, October 9 th

  8 – 10 am Coffee/Tea Service – Santa Fe Room.

  8 – 4 pm Registration, Company Store, Vendors – Santa Fe Room

  8:30 – 9:30 am Charter Referral & Web Committee Meeting – Grand Canyon Room.

  9:30 am – Noon Seminars:
Overview of insurance for Private Railcars by Frank Graetz.
Increase your charters through creative marketing & promotions by Patrick Henry.
Car Restoration by June
Garland .

  Noon – 1 pm Lunch on Your Own.

  1 – 3 pm Annual Meeting.  Elephant Rocks Country Club.  Charter buses board Grand Canyon Railway Hotel

  3 – 5 pm Board of Directors Meeting – Grand Canyon Room.

  6:30 – 7:30 pm Presidents’ Reception.  Elephant Rocks Country Club.  Buses board at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel.

7:30 – 10 pm Banquet – Elephant Rocks Country Club. 

  Monday, October 10 th

  2:30 am    Train make-up & switching – ALL passengers must be on board by this time.

  5:30 am    Arizona Limited Departs Williams.