Mark your calendars for BayRails VII March 16th through 18th 2017, in the San Francisco Bay Area. We look forward to having you 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 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Eighteen Bay Area railroads will be available for your selection as well as bonus layouts on Wednesday before and Sunday after the main events, 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 clinic program Thursday evening and a social event Friday evening. On Saturday evening we'll be having a dinner at a restaurant close to the event hotel.

We suggest you plan to arrive not later than Wednesday and to depart not earlier than Saturday evening, or better still, Sunday so as to be able to join us for the Saturday evening dinner. 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 $TBD per night for a standard (two-person) room, including a continental breakfast. These hotel room rates will also be honored for the days preceding and following Bayrails VI for those who wish to extend their stay. Go to the Hotel Page for additional hotel information.

Note that there will be a $20 registration fee to help offset our cost of putting on the event.

updated 10/27/2105