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Planning continues for our annual convention and membership meeting in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 18-21. We will be staying at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Tulsa, 2 blocks from the BNSF mainline and within 3 miles of Cherokee Yard.
Tulsa lies at the intersection of the Arvard, Cherokee and Creek Subdivisions and is a busy place. Traffic between the transcon and points east passes through on the Avard and Cherokee Subs, with traffic to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area on the Creek Sub. The major BNSF facility in town is the Cherokee yard. There are many good railfanning spots within a short distance. For those of you with Internet access, check out this web page for lots of information and some great photos.
For you modelers the convention will include a visit to and operating session at the HO gauge layout of the Claremore & Southern Railroad in nearby Claremore. Check out their website at: www.csrailclub.com.
The local BNSF special agent will be our convention speaker. We are still working on arranging one or more tours of rail-related facilities, including the Cherokee yard.
If you're driving through Amarillo on the way to the convention, Fred Theiss offers his extensive HO gauge layout for a visit. Contact him at 806-673-4625 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A complete schedule along with a registration form will also be mailed along with the Aprill issue of The BN Expediter.
Registration is not open yet.