Mark your calendars for ProRail 2020, April 24th through 26th 2020, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Note that's Friday through Sunday! We look forward to having you join us for exciting operating sessions and great camaraderie. Operating sessions will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We anticipate about twenty-five railroads will be available for your selection including bonus layouts on Wednesday and Thursday before the main event, located a little further afield. The operating sessions are held during the day and will generally run 4-6 hours with a break for lunch. We will have a social event Friday evening. On Saturday evening we'll be having a dinner location, TBD.

We suggest you plan to arrive not later than Thursday and to depart not earlier than Sunday evening. For those of you flying in, the closest airports to the hotel are San Jose (SJC), Oakland (OAK) and San Francisco (SFO). Amtrak serves Oakland (Emeryville) with the daily California Zephyr between Chicago, IL and Emeryville, CA and the Coast Starlight from Los Angeles or Seattle.

Hotel accommodations have been arranged at $89 per night for a King, $99 for double.double and $7 per night for parking. Suites are $129 plus parking. These hotel room rates will also be honored for the days preceding and following Bayrails VIII for those who wish to extend their stay. Go to the Hotel Page for additional hotel information.

updated 9/29/2019