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The Northwestern Pacific Railroad History Symposium (NWPRRHS) program has moved to the Elks Club in San Rafael. The address is 1312 Mission Ave, San Rafael, CA.

The next program will be on Thursday July 13, 2017

The Central Pacific Railroad and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe in California, their beginnings, competition and interactions.
California, the land of opportunity, was first served by its home grown Central Pacific Railroad and later by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Vast fortunes were made, empires built and California developed into an agricultural and industrial power house. How and when did this happen and who were the players? As rails spun out of Sacramento in all directions, East, West, South and North, rails were also being laid from the Missouri River West. Where did they meet and how did they compete. Come learn about two great railroads in California in this 1 hour-45 minute presentation by CSRM Docent Paul Helman.

Doors open at 7:30 pm., with the program starting at 8. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge, although we are asking for a $5.00 donation to cover the rental costs. There is parking in back of the building.

NWPRRHS Annual Membership Meeting

Saturday July 15, 2017

Meeting will be held just before the BOD meeting and starts at 10:00 am.

NWPRRHS Board of Directors Meeting

Saturday July 15, 2017

Meeting will be held at the Archive, 1364 No. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma. Start time is 11:00 am, or just after the Membership meeting ends.


The next program will be on Monday July 24, 2017

We will be showing the Roix Collection of pictures, Roix was an engineer and we scanned a lot of interesting, never before seen photographs. If that piqued your interest come on over to Monroe Hall and check them out.

The program is free to the public so bring a friend to Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Ave, Santa Rosa.

Parking in the rear of the building.

Take 101 to the College Avenue exit. Turn west onto College Avenue. Monroe Hall is on the left just past the Safeway Store.

For further information please contact Charlie Siebenthal at 707-838-8882 or vandtrr@cs.com

Please mark this date on your calendars.

Doors open at 7:30 pm., with the program starting at 8. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge, although donations are welcome.

If you wish to receive an email reminder of each program please send an email entitled "WN list" to Charlie Siebenthal at vandtrr@cs.com your email address will be held confidential.

Southern Pacific Railroad Historical & Technical Society Convention

The NWPRRHS is co-sponsoring the convention this year.
It will be held in Rohnert Park at the Hilton Double Tree Hotel
The dates are November 8-11, 2017
For details click here.

Restoration and Archive Work Schedule

Follow this link to see the work schedule for 2017.


The Archive holds regular work sessions on Thursdays from 10am-4pm. We are located at 1364 No McDowell Blvd in Petaluma.

Also that the NWPRRHS Archive/Library is open on the First Saturday of each Month from 10:00am until 2:00pm.

We are now adding a Wednesday work session to scan the large format maps in our collection. Please come and join us.

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