The 2004 GNRHS convention was
held July 11-14 in Spokane, Washington at the Ridpath Hotel. For additional day-by-day photos
and accompanying text, click the buttons to the left. The agenda was as
Sunday, July 11
0830 - 1200 - Board of
1100 - 1400 - Set
up for Rail Fair, Model Contest, Casey Adams Photo Contest
1230 - 1800 - Registration
1400 - 2100 - Rail Fair, Model
Contest, Casey Adams Photo Contest
Monday, July 12 0800 - 11:00 - Rail Fair 1100 - 1300 - Lunch on your
Monday, July 12
0800 - 11:00 - Rail Fair
1100 - 1300 - Lunch on your own
1300 - 1400 - Welcome to the
1400 - 1500 - Mr. Robert
Downing on Spokane, WA
1500 - 1600 - Mr.
Marv Franz on Hillyard
1600 - 1700 - Mr.
Noel Holley on GN Electrification
1700 - 1930 - Dinner on your
1930 - 2000 - Business
2030 - 2130 - Modeling Clinics by Mr. Duane Buck
Tuesday, July 13
0800 - 1130 - Load buses and travel to BNSF Yardley for remote-control locomotive viewing, tour of ex-NP/GN passenger car collection, turntable, roundhouse and yard office.
1200 - 1300 - Load buses and travel to Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture for box lunch.
1300 - 1400 - BNSF presentation on Hauser fueling station.
1400 - 1600 - Slide show and
video presentation. Also digital picture display (laptop/overhead) of
Model and Photo Contest entries and winners.
1600 - 1730 - Return to
Ridpath hotel for dinner on your own. 1730 - 2230 - Visit to four
area model railroad layouts (Roy Wyatt, David Wyria, Dwight Petty and Spokane's
River City Modelers. 1930 - 2030 - Rocky's Rails
presentations. 2030 - 2330 - Duane Buck
1600 - 1730 - Return to Ridpath hotel for dinner on your own.
1730 - 2230 - Visit to four area model railroad layouts (Roy Wyatt, David Wyria, Dwight Petty and Spokane's River City Modelers.
1930 - 2030 - Rocky's Rails presentations.
2030 - 2330 - Duane Buck Modeling Clinics.
Wednesday, July 14
0800 - 0830 - Buses load for trip to former site of Hillyard.
0830 - 0930 - Tour of Hillyard and X-176 caboose.
0930 - 1000 - Buses over to BNSF Hauser Fueling Station.
1000 - 1200 - Four buses take separate tours of the fueling station: bus tour of the general area; tank car unloading station, mainline fueling station and tank farm.
1200 - 1230 - Buses over to Spokane Fairgrounds for Longhorn Barbecue lunch and tour of railroad equipment on display including X-237 caboose.
1230 - 1400 - Lunch and buses begin to return to Ridpath hotel.
1700 - 1800 - Social Hour
1800 - 1900 - Banquet at the Ridpath.
1900 - 1930 - Banquet speaker, Mr. Henry Ewert on "GN's Third Mainline".
1930 - 2030 - Door prizes
awarded and Empire Builder award presented to President Jim Larson.