The first ATRRM SPRING CONFERENCE was a wonderfully successful event. Hosted by the Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah, GA March 21 - 23, nearly 50 association members and guests enjoyed great seminars, tours, receptions, and networking opportunities in a beautiful, historic city.
Those arriving early had a chance to tour the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum while Board members worked on their 2013 strategic plan. The conference kicked off with a beautiful reception in the Savannah Visitors Center hosted by McCarthy Rail Insurance. This was a time to visit with friends and to catch up on each others' museums and railroads.
We had a chance to learn about the Georgia State Railroad Museum, how it came to be and how it was restored. Then we toured the shops and took a ride on the 1913 ALCO 0-4-0 Switcher Steam locomotive. Some of us even got to man the Engineer's seat! We learned about the restored streetcar in Savannah and took a backshop tour.
The closing event was a fabulous bus tour of Savannah and former Central of Georgia lines and a dinner at Old Fort Jackson, complete with the firing of a cannon and gun salute by civil war period-dressed soldiers.
Our thanks to our hosts, especially Terry Koller and his staff, and to our sponsors: McRail Insurance, Steam Operations Corporation, Precision Locomotive Services, Stone Consulting, and HMBD Insurance.
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