Sunday, April 21, 2024

New location: Black Oak Casino Hotel, 19400 Tuolumne Rd North, Tuolumne CA

Since 2009, the Sierra Seminar has been an annual gathering of fans, students, and modelers of the Sierra Railway and other Tuolumne County railroads. Please join us for a great day of learning and camaraderie.

Planned Sunday Activities

  • Donuts and Coffee
  • Presentations
  • Slide Shows/Videos
  • THRA Merchandise for Sale*
  • Sales/Swap Area**
  • Show and Tell
  • Displays**
  • Free soft drinks and water
  • Lunch available at on-site restaurants

*Discounts for THRA Members.
**All participants are encouraged to bring Tuolumne County railroad modeling projects, documents, artifacts, and photos to display throughout the day. Items may also be offered for sale or trade, but please limit what you bring to items directly related to local railroads. There is no additional charge, but this opportunity is limited to the space and tables available.

Tentative Schedule

Saturday, April 20: West Side Reunion (***separate registration***)
Saturday 6 pm: THRA Special Banquet (open to all). See banquet page.

Sunday, April 21: Sierra Railway Historical and Modelers Seminar
8:30 Doors open – coffee and donuts or pastries
9:00-Noon and 1:00-3:00 – Presentations including: Kyle Wyatt on Sierra Railway passenger trains, Lisa Delacy on Sierra Railway Coach #3, Steve O’Brien on his HO scale Sierra and Malarky Railroad, Garrett Franklin on a typical day of Sierra train operations in the early 1950’s, Hunter Lohse on the Sierra Railroad’s last day of steam passenger operations 12/31/1979, and more.
Noon-1:00 – Lunch break – Lunch available at on-site restaurants (or bring your own – drinks provided)