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Welcome to the Railroad Passenger Car Alliance
RPCA Annual Conference - Jan 16 - 20, 2020
Join RPCA for our 38th annual Conference
On behalf of the Board of Directors of RPCA, we would like to offer greetings from Albuquerque in January of 2020. Welcome, Hola! And Yatahey from the Land of Enchantment!! 2020 marks the 140th anniversary of the arrival of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe into Albuquerque, while 2020 marks the first time RPCA has its Conference here.
This Conference offers many hours of railroading subjects, while alternative venues will also be available. There will be Saturday passenger car mechanical sessions at the shop areas of the ex-ATSF 2926 locomotive. Amtrak inspectors will lead presentations on history, tales of what they find on inspections and mechanical programs. There will be an array of subjects from window glazing to getting a good night’s sleep. If the thought of listening to another presentation on air brakes is not your cup of tea, there will be cultural venues as well as art venues. Excursions on Thursday and Monday will frame the Conference, while meetings and old friendships will be the body.
New this year is a chance to recognize a person or organization by sponsoring a shout out in the Conference program.
For information on the host hotel, Conference Hotel Info page.
Please review the schedule of events and offerings for this Conference. We are happy to be able to help with this Conference and hope you will find it worthwhile. Please plan on visiting and participating in this unique setting.
Conference Program Highlights
Register by October 25, 2019 to obtain the discounted registration.
or you can download the registration form Conference Registration Form (pdf file) and send it by mail.
We will see you in Albuquerque,
Amtrak Privately-Owned Rail Cars web page
Amtrak has a new web page on there site of interest to RPCA members;Amtrak Private Car web link
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RFP for New RPCA Web site
The RPCA is in the process of considering upgrades and a redesign of our website! We need your help...
The Events and Excursions for Fall Trips
Please check them out, ride them while you still can....
RailCamp East campers
2019 East camp RailCampers in Washington, DC
Photo by Greg Gerstung
Each year the RPCA, through the generosity of our members and our insurance vendors, strives to send at least two deserving youth to the NRHS RailCamps via our Caldwell-Luebke RailCamp Fund and the Stanlee E. Weller Fund.
Roy J. Wullich
Amtrak across-the-board increase effective October 1.
Amtrak will be announcing a across-the-board increase of 2%, effective October 1
This information published will be on their website within the next day or so.
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About Railroad Passenger Car Alliance
Founded in 1982, the Railroad Passenger Car Alliance was created as a resource to owners and operators of privately owned railroad passenger equipment. The primary goal was to coordinate efforts for pooling their equipment for mainline steam excursions. The popularity of the organization quickly grew and today includes over 400 members.
As mainline steam excursions ceased, the organization changed the mission statement to include promoting the preservation and operation of historic railroad equipment, addressing the issues facing equipment owners and working with the nation's railroads and Amtrak to facilitate the operation and movement of member's passenger cars.
Today RPCA is a growing and forward thinking organization led by a Board of Directors who are railroad industry professionals, and are capable of thinking outside the box. Dedicated to preserving a unique and enjoyable mode of transportation, R.P.C.A. welcomes your membership and participation.
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