2016 New England Rail Forum & Expo
Engineering & Transit Night Dinner Meeting
March 22, 2016
The New England Railroad Club invites members, industry professionals, and their guests to join us in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, for our annual Rail Forum & Expo. The Expo will be the culmination of our year-long theme "New England’s Rail System: Innovation & Growth." This year's event will include events, displays, and speakers that will focus on how the region’s railroads are embracing new ideas, employing the latest technologies, and working together to better serve the region’s changing freight and passenger needs. We look forward to seeing you on March 22th and want to remind you that the Expo is not only for our membership. Feel free to invite a friend, colleague, employee, or even college student that you think would benefit from learning more about our industry. By doing so we will help to increase knowledge about the positive impact that railroads are having on our region.
Prices for this year's Expo are:
Expo Only Ticket: $25 (All events except dinner)
Dinner/Expo Ticket: $85 (All events including dinner)
- Early registration: $500 (Includes 10'x10' w/table and backdrop)
- After March 1: $550
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Expo Schedule & Events
The 2016 Expo is occurring at both the DCU Center and the P&W Railroad. At the DCU Center the afternoon events will be held entirely within the exhibitor pavilion. After last year’s successful show format, we will be keeping seminar area on the show floor so both attendees and exhibitors can attend the seminars and visit the displays. A shuttle bus will be available at the front of the DCU Center to transport attendees to the P&W Railroad for the popular equipment display.
Location: P&W Railroad Enginehouse 9:30am - 2:30pm Equipment Display and demonstrations Location: Exhibitor Pavilion, DCU Center, 1st Floor 9:30am Registration opens 11:30am Exhibitor Hall opens 12:00pm – 1:15pm Hosted Luncheon 1:30pm – 2:30pm Seminar #1 TBA 3:30pm – 4:30pm Seminar #2 TBA 5:00pm – 6:30pm Hosted Cocktail Reception Location: Grand Ballroom, DCU Center, 3rd Floor 6:45pm Engineering & Transit Night Dinner
Rail Equipment Showcase and Product Demonstrations
Once again the Providence and Worcester Railroad has welcomed us back to its Worcester headquarters so we can view locomotives, MOW vehicles, and other equipment now operating on the rail lines in and around New England. Vendors will also be on hand to showcase equipment too large for the DCU Center, and to provide hands-on demonstrations of products. If your company would like to participate please contact us via email. Equipment space is free for participating railroads or builders.
Remember: SAFETY FIRST! Parts of the shop area will be in use during the tour, and there will be switching movements occurring outside the building. Please consider all tracks to be “live”, look both ways before crossing them, and do not walk outside of display areas.
Topics and speakers coming soon!
HOSTED NETWORKING RECEPTION:
The hosted networking reception will be held in the exhibitor pavilion from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. We welcome you to join us for refreshments and hot and cold hors d'ouevres brought to us through the sponsorship of exhibitors and other members of the Club. The reception has traditionally been the event where the membership of the club gathers to meet each other, catch up with acquaintances, and discuss the goings-on in the New England railroad scene.