AAPRCO’s board of directors has approved a proposal and begun planning to hold our forty-first annual convention in Duluth, Minnesota on Thursday September 20th through Saturday September 22nd, 2018.
Our initial plans envision a special train originating at New Orleans, making overnight stops at Memphis (two nights), the Quad Cities area (one night) and Minneapolis – St. Paul (one night), enroute to Duluth. Arrival at Duluth would be on Wednesday September 19th. While at Duluth, the convention special train would be parked downtown next to the Union Depot and Lake Superior Railroad Museum. After the convention activities conclude at Duluth, the special train would depart Duluth on Sunday September 23rd and make a one day trip to Minneapolis – St. Paul, where it would terminate. As always, our plans for the convention special train are subject to the approval of Amtrak and all host railroads.
We are exploring the possibility of an excursion on the North Shore Scenic Railroad from Duluth to Two Harbors and the ore docks on the north shore of Lake Superior, which would provide approximately 29 scenic miles of rail travel.
Please save the dates and make your plans to join us.