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Reunion 2009

NC&St.L Railway Preservation Society
2009 NCPS Reunion
Dickson, Tennessee

May 15-16, 2009

Preparations for this years Reunion are moving along and we're looking forward to seeing old friends and to experiencing another great get together.

The 2009 NCPS Reunion for 2009 will be hosted at the old Halbrook Hotel, now known as the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum. The hotel is directly across the tracks from the 1920s-circa NC train depot in Dickson, The depot is still used by CSX and is located on the "Windy" - Nashville-Memphis mainline. There will be plenty of live train watching for all of the "dieselsniffers."

The Halbrook Hotel was the old railroad hotel used by NC&StL crews and for passengers with business in Dickson. The hotel has  long been associated with Tennessee Governor Frank G. Clement, who served during the late 1950s and early 1960s. The hotel has just received a major overhaul to convert it to a convention center and railroad museum.

Our NCPS Reunion will be the first group to be welcomed as guests at the facility.

Here's what we've got going on:

  • "Meet and Greet" on Friday afternoon into the evening. This will be an opportunity to kick back and say hello to old friends and meet new ones.  For some of our members, this is the most important part of the Reunion - the chance to reunite with friends they haven't seen in a year.

  • Former NC&StL Employees. Some of our old friends are planning on attending.  If you can, please bring a tape recorder of some kind with you to tape what they have to say.  If we don't get them on tape now, the opportunity may not ever come again.

  • Modeling contests. It is time to put those finishing touches on the NC models that you've been working on over the winter months.

  • Driving tour of the NC's main in Dickson and the Centerville Branch to Hohenwald. We will carpool on a driving tour led by James Bilbrey. Highlights on the tour will be locations along the 1880s branch including some still standing NC structures and depots. We will be lunch guests of the Central Tennessee Railroad - current operators of the shortline along this route. We will be served lunch at the completely restored Hohenwald NC&StL depot in that city.

  • Modeling clinics. Want to learn the latest tricks on recreating that special NC equipment or structure? This will be the place to be!

  • Special Ladies Events. There are many activities in the Dickson geared for our spouses. These activities include, but are not limited to, several great tearooms, the Hurricane Mills Ranch the home of Loretta Lynn and the Renaissance Center an arts, theater and entertainment center.

  • Jeff "Jeffro" Rich has promised us some of the best BBQ you have ever tasted for our Saturday night meal together. Jeff and a friend will be our chefs - actually that should be cookers, right?  Will it be better than Texas BBQ?  Or Memphis?  Or Greenville, NC?  Come and find out.

  • 2009 is an election year for the NCPS. It's important that you let your voice be heard as we elect a new slate of officers for the Society. 

  • Our lodging for the weekend will be the Dickson Econo-Lodge  Jeff has arrange a very good overnight rate for NCPS members that includes a Continental breakfast.  The hotel also features an indoor pool and we'll also have a "commons room" where we can meet, sit and socialize.  All you need to do is call 615-441-5252 to make your reservations and receive your $55 a night rate.  More hotel info...

There will be other emails to follow with more details and info on the various speakers and what not.  Your NCPS Board is sensitive to the prevailing economic circumstances we all find ourselves dealing with right now.  Every effort has been made to maximize the activities while minimizing the costs so that as many members as possible can attend.

Registration Fees:

$45 - Member
$55 - Non-Member
$25 - Spouse or children
$10 - Late Fee after May 1

Printout Brochure & Registration Form (pdf format)

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