Railroad Symposium Schedule

July 11, 2017 at 2:13 AM

      Registration is still open for the Buffalo & Susquehanna Railroad Symposium. The Symposium will be held on Friday August 4 and August 5 at the Clarion Hotel located at 1896 Rich Highway.

      Cost: $45 includes Friday & Saturday programs plus lunch and Dinner Saturday. An additional $15 for the Friday evening Social Hour

       Registration form can be printed at www.duboishs.com.

       Call the Historical Society at 814-371-9006 or 814-427-5259 for more information and a form will be sent to you.

       Program outline is as follows:

Friday   August 4 

11:30 a.m.   Registration begins

1:00              Introductions                                                            Richard Castonguay


                      Tribute to Paul Pietrak                                            Hugh Guillaume

1:15              The Goodyear Empire                                              Michael J. Connor

2:15               Break

2:30               Engineering of the Southern Extension                    Nick Puzak

                       Hicks Run, Dents Run, Weedville, DuBois                             

4:00               South for Coal: Cascade Coal & Coke Co.               Richard Castonguay

5:00               Informal Show & Tell, Visit displays

5:30               Ice Breaker Reception

Saturday August 5

7:00 a.m.     Registration

7:50              Introductions                                                       Richard Castonguay

8:00              Locomotive Rolling Stock & Operations                     Mike Schleigh

9:00              Medix Run Lumber/Medix Run Railroad                     Gary Gilmore

10:00           Break

10:15           Railroad Family History                                                 Laura Lynn Yohe

                     B&S out of DuBois                                                        Nick Puzak

                     The Death of J.J. Colley                               

11:00           B&S/PS&N Interface                                                      Ken Clark  

11:30           Buffalo Extension                                       Mark Metz/Michael J Connor

12: 00          Luncheon

1:00             B&S Corporate Evolution                                             Michael J Connor

2:00             Rise and Fall of the WAG                                             Mike Schleigh

3;00             Break

3:15             B&S Disposition                                                            Mark Metz

3:45             Goodyear Family: Second Generation                           Mark Metz

                     Potato Creek Railroad/Norwich Lumber Company

                     Great Southern Lumber Company/Bogalusa, LA Paper Company

4:00             Wrap Up                                                                          Ruth Gregori

4:30             Symposium Conclusion

6:00             Banquet



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