Convention Flyer



Convention Flyer
Convention Hotel
The Double Tree Hotel
By Hilton
2016 PSR/NMRA Convention
L.A. Junction
Los Angeles Westside
6161 W. Centinela Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
September 21st – 25th 2016
Close to LAX Airport, 405 & 105 Freeways
Guest Room Rate
Convention Hotel
The Double Tree Hotel, Culver City
King $149, Double $139
For Reservations 1-866-819-5320
Use Group rate code - NMR
Parking $7 per day with in & out Privileges
Hotel features 375 newly upgraded rooms, complimentary WIFI in all guestrooms, 37 “LCD/
HD” TV with HBO/CNN/ESPN, mini fridge & safe, 24 hr. fitness and business center
Close to LAX Airport, 405 & 105 Freeways
Featured Events and Tours:
Ride the Silver Splendor to Santa Barbara
Saturday Swap Meet
The Swap Meet will be held at the hotel under a 3,000 sf tent. Delegates can get one table free.
Hobo Auction
And of course there will be a Hobo Auction with hundreds of items to bid on.
Our trip departs LA Union Station at 7:35 am aboard the private car “Silver Splendor” originally the Burlington
Route Denver Zephyr Vista Dome “Silver Buckle”. Guests will enjoy a hot buffet breakfast, and once in Santa
Barbara, can take a no host wine tasting tour. Or just visit and take in the local sites. The “Silver Splendor”
will leave Santa Barbara at 4:00 pm and dinner will be served on the southbound journey. On this trip you will
enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean and Ventura countryside and return to LA at 7:15 pm.
Tour is limited to first 48 sign ups.
Wednesday Night Welcome Reception
The Los Angeles Division, along with some local hobby shops, will host the Welcome Reception at Ron
Varnells Union Pacific Railroad. His HO layout is housed in a 1,400 sf room; the layout is approximately 1,380
sf. and is a UP orientated layout featuring both HO & HOn3 operations. The era is 1958 – 1970 and guests will
have the opportunity to operate on the layout. Hors d’oeuvre and beverages will be served, come and enjoy this
beautiful layout, have some fun, and meet up with old aquittances
Los Angeles Union Station Walking Tour
This tour will visit and explore the historic Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal. This famed station opened
in 1939 and knowned for its classic Spanish architecture, serves nearly 110,000 passengers a day. Highlights of
this tour are areas not normally open to the public. The tour is about one mile of walking 2-1/2 hours and a bus
will take you to and from the hotel to Union Station.
Metro Light Rail Yard/Maintenance Facility Tour
On this tour you will ride the Metro Light Rail on the gold line to the Maintenance Facility in Monrovia from
Union Station; a bus will take you to and from the hotel to Union Station.
Hobo Breakfast
The traditional Hobo Breakfast will be held on Saturday 7:00 am at Dinah’s Family Restaurant just across the
street from the hotel. (6521 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA)
We have 15 clinicians have already signed on and there will be over 60 hours of educational clinics offered on a
wide range of topics and talents.
Featured Layout to be on Tour:
** Indicates layout on Ops Tour
Mary Barstow – Palos Verdes Pacific, HO & G Layout, Rancho Palos Verdes
Marty Bradley – Oakhurst Railroad, HO. Los Angeles
Curtis Buck – Virginia Truckee, HO. Fullerton
George Caro - Caro Lines, HO, San Dimas
Jim Cary – Morning Glow Railroad, G, Sun Valley
Richard Conner – Boston & Main HO. Simi Valley
Al Daumann – Burney, Redding & Western, HO, Simi Valley **
Robert DeMoss – Santa Fe Southern “C” RR, HO, Long Beach
Bruce Hendrick – Mesa Grande Railroad. HO, Brea
Dennis Ivirson – Southern Pacific & Arizona, On30, Garden Grove **
Steven S. Kin – SA & J Railroad, HO, Lakewood
Jim Lancaster – Los Angeles And San Diego Railroad, HO. Tustin
Richard Leff – Panorama Pacific Railroad, HO, Northridge
Lloyd Lehrer – Western & Terminal RR & Navigation Co. Ho/Hon3, Manhattan Beach
Joel Morse – New York, Ontario & Western Railway, N, Garden Grove
Gary Raymond – Modular Layouts, 1:20.3, Thousand Oaks
David N. Sheegog – Castle Peak & Thunder Railroad, G, Anaheim
Jeffery L. Smith – Santa Fe Second District, HO Lakewood
Jeff J. Traintime – Northern Division/Milwaukee Road, HO, Burbank
Ronald Varnell – PSR/LA, HO, Torrance **
Al Wallace – Goldfield & Hangtown, HO, La Canada
Dan Wexler – Hamlin & Valley Central, HO, Van Nuys
Angels Gate Hi-Railers Model Railroad Club – Unnamed, O, San Pedro
Glendale Model Railroad Society – Verdugo Valley Line, HO, Glendale **
Highland Park Soc. Of Railroad Engineers Inc. – Highland Pacific Railroad. HO, San Gabriel **
Los Angeles Model Railroad Society – Great Lake & Western Railroad HO/Hon3, Hawthorne **
Santa Susana RR Historical Society – Santa Susana Pacific, HO, Simi Valley **
Slim Gauge Guild – Colorado & Sierra Railroad, D&RG/RGS. Sn3/HOn3, Pasadena

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