Mark your calendars for BayRails VII March 17th through 19th 2017, 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. Twenty-Nine Bay Area railroads will be available for your selection including bonus layouts on Thursday before and Monday 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 social event Friday evening. On Saturday evening we'll be having a dinner at the event hotel.

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 $119 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 VII 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 10/19/2106