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The Southern Pacific Railroad History Center, the Pacific Coast Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, and the National Railway Historical Society welcome all to attend their 2023 joint meeting at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada between May 16 and May 21, 2023.


The History Center is sponsoring a three day focus of Southern Pacific’s last twenty-five years and this overview will be provided by panels and presentations.  Speakers are primarily former Southern Pacific officers whose unique observations will complete many portions of the story of this era of Southern Pacific that have yet to be told.  To access the speakers' list, including biographies, click on the following link:

The Pacific Coast Chapter has arranged for an array of outside events and we invite you to purchase your tickets now for the tours to Carson City, Nevada and Portola, Quincy, and Truckee, California as seats are limited.  The Southern Pacific Railroad History Center is also hosting two events at the Nugget:  the Southern Pacific Employee Reunion and Meet Former Southern Pacific Officers Up Close and Personal, and tickets for the latter event are limited.  Tickets for all events can be accessed below.

During the recent past, the Nugget has undergone a $75 million renovation and, as a result, its meeting and guest rooms are excellent.  More than 200 rooms adjacent to the former Southern Pacific yard at Sparks are available.  These rooms are in the Resort Tower, which provides direct access to our meeting rooms by elevator.  Reservations can be made by clicking on the following link: or by phoning the Nugget at 1.800.648.1177 and requesting group code: GSPRHC.  For best room locations, it is suggested that reservations be made early.

To register for the event and to purchase tours and more, please click on the registration link below.  In addition, PDF registration forms for all of our offerings are available for downloading so that they can be completed by hand and mailed, together with credit card information or checks, to the address provided on the forms.  These can be accessed by clicking on the following link: We have also provided electronic registration for our vendors and they can click on the vendor link below to make their purchases.  We are also selling men's and women's shirts, caps, mugs, and whiskey glasses themed to the meeting and these will be picked up during May 16 and 20, 2023 at the event. To order, click on the vendor link.


Also, the organizers have developed a joint meeting activity matrix: ( and a May 2023 joint meeting calendar (  This calendar provides complete details for all aspects of the joint meeting, including information for all panels and presentation.  Please visit the calendar often as all changes for the joint meeting will first appear there.   

Finally, we have created a line of merchandise for the event and the items will be available for pick-up only at the event. To order, please click on the following link: and then on the left hand side of the page, click on SPRHC/R&LHS/NRHS May 2023 Joint Meeting.  This will display the seven item merchandise collection for the event.

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