Mark your calendar for ProRail 2024, April 19 through 21st, 2024 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, April 19 thru Sunday April 21st. Twenty-one Northern California railroads will be available for your selection as well as four bonus layouts before and during 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 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.
2023 BayRails Hotel accommodations were at the Crowne Plaza in Foster City about 20 minutes south of SFO and we expect to use this facility for ProRail 2024. The hotel room rates will also be honored for the days preceding and following ProRail 2024 for those who wish to extend their stay. Go to the Hotel Information Page for additional hotel information. Check back to see the latest changes!