Mark your calendars for BayRails IX, March 17th through 19th, 2023 in the San Francisco Bay Area. We look forward to having those invited join us for some exciting operating sessions, great camaraderie, interesting clinics, and a fun time visiting sites in here in the Bay Area. Operating sessions will be held Friday, March 17th thru Sunday the 19th. Twenty-five Bay Area railroads will be available for your selection as well as bonus layouts before and after the main event, located a little further afield. The sessions will be daytime operating sessions and will generally run 4-6 hours with a break for lunch. We will have a clinic program Friday day evening and a dinner Saturday evening.
We suggest you plan to arrive not later than Thursday and to depart not earlier than Sunday afternoon. For those of you flying in, the closest airports to the hotel is San Francisco (SFO). San Jose (SJC), Oakland (OAK) are about 45 minutes away. 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 a hotel in San Mateo, about 10 minutes from SFO. These hotel room rates will also be honored for the days preceding and following BayRails for those who wish to extend their stay. Go to the Hotel Page for additional hotel information.