Joint Convention with MPHS in 2014

Discussion in 'Conventions and Meets' started by wmrx, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. railroadpete

    railroadpete Member Supporter

    Also: Midland Railroad in Baldwin City, Kansas, The Wichita Museum Of Transportation, Belton And Grandview Railroad (old High Line and Leaky Roof trackage, Atchison Railroad Museum, and, of course, Show Me Model Trains in Grandview, Mo - one if the best train shops ever! Lots of great railroad books and mags too!

    Also Country Caboose Railroad Museum near Duenweg east of Joplin.

    There are also Kansas City Southern, Katy, and Rock Island Historical Society members who would maybe also want to attend this. The Katy folks in Parsons aren't too far away.
  2. wmrx

    wmrx MP Trainmaster


    Registration. To attend all days of the event, the cost is $40.00. Friday only or Saturday only will be $20.00. The bus tour on Sunday morning will be $15.00 in advance or $20.00 after the convention starts. Space will be limited, so reserve your spot, now. The registration form is available below.

    Contact. If you have questions, would like to volunteer to help at the convention or if you need more info on the model display or swap meet, please get in touch with me. Let’s make Joplin 2014 the best meeting ever. Thank you.

    Kevin Love, 2014 Convention Host email: 888 N. Dade 177 Dadeville, MO 65635-8131 phone: (417) 995-2812 (home) or (816) 591-0147 (cell)

    Registration form: View attachment Registration 2014.pdf
  3. wmrx

    wmrx MP Trainmaster

    If you are interested in the bus tour on Sunday, I suggest that you get your registration sent in right away. The size of the bus will be predicated on the number of advance registrations that we receive. The exact itinerary for this tour is still in the works, but it will be worth the time and money.
  4. wmrx

    wmrx MP Trainmaster

    Here is an updated schedule for the convention. We have a total of 17 presentations.

    Attached Files:

  5. paul slavens

    paul slavens Member

    Hi guys ! Looking forward to the convention and looking forward to presenting a clinic on the cabooses. I have a couple questions. I would like to get some advice on how to take images that are stored my computer (pics of the caboose project) and transfer them to something that is presentable at the convention. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Also I have a friend that would like to attend, are there registration forms that we need to fill out and send in with our fees? Thank you. Paul
  6. paul slavens

    paul slavens Member

    okay I found the registration, just need the help with the image question. thanks.
  7. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Paul, when setting up the 2012 convention, I believe Keith Robinson knew where to get a projector that plugs into a computer.

  8. Mike.P

    Mike.P Member

    Just got back from the Belton, Grandview and Kansas City Railroad. Small, but nice, and nice people.
    If you happen to be in K.C., stop for a visit, they can really use our support.
  9. wmrx

    wmrx MP Trainmaster

    The convention is 19 days away. It is sizing up to be a really good one. You won't want to miss it. There will be plenty of activity for fans of both the Frisco and the MP. We have a tour of the MNA facilities in Carthage scheduled for Friday morning. Look for a post on the revised schedule a little later today.

    If you are planning on coming, it would be helpful, from the planning aspect, if you would go ahead and pre-register and make your payment. This is especially important if you would like to have a table at the swap meet. Also, the deadline for reserving a room at the convention rate is September 25th. If you plan on staying overnight, you should get this done ASAP. The bus tour is filling up, quickly. If you are interested, you should reserve that, very soon.

    If you have questions, you can send me a PM or email at You can look at more info here.
  10. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Supporter

    I sent in my registration late August and when I called the Holiday Inn reservation folks, they stated that the rooms were pretty well gone for the discounted rate. So, any one thinking of going, get on the stick and get'er done.

  11. wmrx

    wmrx MP Trainmaster

    There are 17 presentations/clinics lined up for Thursday evening through Saturday evening. We will have a tour of the Missouri & Northern Arkansas office building (former MP depot) and diesel shop in Carthage on Friday morning. Dale Rush owner of Blair Line has offered to open his facility located east of Carthage for visitors on Friday morning, as well. In conjunction with the swap meet and model display, we will have an area for railroaders to share their stories with anyone that desires to listen. The bus tour on Sunday morning will be a nice event. It is filling up, so you need to get your payment in ASAP. Take a look at the latest schedule which is included here.

    View attachment MPHS 2014 Schedule Web.pdf

    Registration Form
    View attachment Registration 2014.pdf
  12. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    I am really disappointed that I will miss this event. My employer scheduled something that is a required attendance event and I had to drop my vacation plans to attend the joint meet.
  13. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Like Keith, I also will not be able to attend. This is a disappointment as I am a long-time member of both and MPHS; it would be fun to see how the two groups share interest in the two railroads, which were rivals in many areas. But, over all of September and October we have a parade of house guests coming and we are fully booked for the weekend of the SLSF/MP meeting.

  14. paul slavens

    paul slavens Member

    I will be there and I'm looking forward to meeting some of you, who else is attending ?
  15. nvrr49

    nvrr49 Member

    I will be there, but only on Saturday. I have a clinic on Saturday morning.
  16. FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018)

    FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018) Passed Away April 12, 2018 Supporter

    To All:

    Regretfully I too will be unable to attend the convention. I actually booked my hotel room very early on and had every intent on attending until I decided that it was more important to undergo another round of in-home physical therapy. Good Ole' Uncle Sam requires that I can only go to church and the grocery store. The good news is that my therapy seems to be helping me with my strength and mobility. That means it's easier to get downstairs to the train room. I hope everyone has a great time!
  17. SteveM

    SteveM Member Supporter

    A Mopac/Frisco gathering isn't considered "church" by the bureaucrats? Ain't they go no mental health folks on their protocol committees?
    We will miss seeing you, Bob, but it's good to hear the stairs are less of a problem.
  18. FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018)

    FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018) Passed Away April 12, 2018 Supporter

    Steve and All:

    I purposefully didn't mention that there is one more caveat to the government rule and it mainly applies to women and that is that they allow a trip to the beauty shop (haircut) each week. Those of you that know me how that doesn't come close to applying in my case since I'm totally bald!
  19. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    If I was your therapist I would say get your haircut at the convention and call it a therapeutic trip to practice gait and transfers:)
  20. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    I have looked and a little checking, but wondering which of the programs or clinics are folks? There are a few that may belong to both. I have always liked Mopac and worked with quite a few employees from time to time, after it became UP lots more. If I feel good, I am going. My last trip, was canceled because my wife had a MS relapse and did about 8 hospital days. Really would like to see the Blair Line tour. Several of the events sound very good. Looking forward to Paul's presentation on the cabooses. If someone has a little time and could, would really like to hear which of the programs have some frisco content, I seen the MOPAC board meeting is closed, I supose someone could join and attend. I have thought about joining, so far I have limited my self to the rail lines that I worked for. (Frisco, BN, BNSF, KCS, CSX and FEC. I like CSX, although I got the roadmaster job in Miami, but really couldn't afford to buy a house their, that turned out to be a blessing. FEC offered me a position, in a lot better place to live.

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