Friends of the Burlington Northern Railroad
2012 Convention and Membership Meeting
June 13-16
Amarillo, Texas


BNSF Amarillo Yard Tour
A guided tour of the BNSF yard areas in Amarillo.
Progress Rail Tour
We'll have a guided tour of the Progress Rail has a freight car repair shop just east of Amarillo.
Panhandle Northern Railroad Tour
We'll carpool to Borger, TX to get a guided tour of the Panhandle Northern Railroad, a shortline that services a huge petro-chemical complex and interchanges with the BNSF just west of the town of Panhandle, TX.
Amarillo Railroad Museum
We'll visit the museum, their outdoor display and their large two-level HO gauge layout. For more information:
Home Layout Tour
We'll check out Fred Theiss's double-decker layout. He's built a brand new 30x40' building for it and a small shop, so it is no small project.
Member Slide/Digital Photo/Video shows
Bring slides, digital photos, and video you'd like to share for member shows Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. We'll provide a slide projector, computer equipment, and a screen.
The banquet Saturday evening will be held at the Ambassador Hotel. Jason McBride, Amarillo Terminal Superintendent, will join us for dinner, then speak and answer questions afterwards. We will order off the menu and pay individually after the meal.
Hotel Rooms
The convention is being held at the Ambassador Hotel in Amarillo 806-358-6161 (Toll free: 800-817-0521). Rooms are $79 per night. Refer to the FOBNR convention when making reservations directly with the hotel.
More Information
Contact Dave Poplawski at 906-482-8819 or