SPH&TS Convention 2017 - Santa Rosa

Southern Pacific

Historical & Technical Society

2017 Annual Conference
Santa Rosa, California
November 8 to 11, 2017

This year, we will hold a joint convention with the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society. Can you guess what the theme will be? You guessed it, the focus will be on the NWP and the railroads which interchanged with it. Our convention hosts are Charlie Siebenthal and Angelo Figone.

Located in the heart of wine country, the Santa Rosa area will allow you to visit some historic railroad sites and also some local wineries. We hope to arrange for some great extra fare events. For example, if you are a fan of the long-running cartoon strip, Peanuts, plan on visiting the Charles M. Schultz museum.

The convention dates are November 8 to November 11, 2017. We will be staying at the Doubletree Hotel in Rohnert Park as it is the largest hotel in the area which would accommodate us. We realize this year’s meeting dates are later than our traditional dates in September or October. However, those months are prime tour dates for visiting wineries, and hotel rooms would have been cost prohibitive. We have reserved four hundred rooms at a rate of $149 per night. To reserve a room, call the hotel at 1-707-584-5466 and use the special code Southern Pacific. Or you can use this on-line link to reserve via the web:


This will allow people to bypass the phones and they won’t have to punch in a special rate code. This link already has our special rate.

We look forward to seeing you in Santa Rosa!

View photos from past conventions!