Ohio History Conference Set for Oct. 1 at AOS

The 2016 Ohio Rail History Conference will be held on Oct. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Age of Steam Roundhouse in Sugarcreek.

Five presentations have been set, including one by Akron Railroad Club President Craig Sanders.

Age of SteamThree other programs will potentially be included on the program.

The registration fee is $45 per person and includes admission to the AOS facility. Registrations must be received by Sept. 24.

To register for the conference, send a check payable to “The Ohio Rail Conference” to The Ohio Rail Conference, 320 Leader Building, 526 Superior Avenue East, Cleveland OH 44114.

An email confirmation will be sent upon a registration being received and will include a release form to enter the AOS property.

A registration form can also be requested from the same address or obtained online at the website of the Northeast Ohio Association of Railway Societies (NOARS) at http://www.trainweb.org/noars/

Scheduled programs include:

“The Ohio Central System, Jerry Jacobson, and the Age of Steam,” by Michael Connor; “The New York Central’s M-497 Jet-Powered RDC,” by Don Wetzel; “The Newburg & South Shore,” by Joe Juratovac; “The 3-C Route : Past, Present and Potential,” by Craig Sanders; and “What Ohio Lost with the Creation of Conrail,” by Sheldon Lustig.

Other potential programs include a presentation on Ohio interurban railways by Blaine Hayes, a presentation on the Pennsylvania Railroad in Northern Ohio by Dan Davidson, and a program about the Lake Erie, Alliance & Wheeling Railroad by Chip Symes.

Lunch is included in the registration fee and attendees will also have a guided tour of the roundhouse.

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