Tentative Operating Schedule

Note that this schedule is subject to change and about the only thing we can promise is that the final schedule will be different. However flawed, the tentative schedule does offer insights into which layouts may only be offered in confict with each other and that ***MAY*** help some groups come to better decsions on their collective choices. Individuals within Groups MUST submit identical choices: we can't read your minds.

Layouts with times noted in GREEN are BONUS sessions and do not conflict with or count against your regular op sessions.

Nothing on this page changes the BayRails IX layout assignment process: you will still submit a list of the layouts you want in order of preference and that list along with your BayRails IX priority will determine your assignments. We start with the highest priority guest (determined by difficulty of getting here and time of registration) and give you the best available layout per your requests. After we've gone through the whole list (everyone gets a first round pick), we start over at the top until every guest has had their best three choices. Therefore you should fill out the priority list down to 10, and you should register as early as possible. Once assignments have been published (and people have negotiated carpools, etc.) we fill the dropouts by hand to minimize disruption. Note that groups traveling together will get a collective priority closer to the priority of the guest with the lowest priority in the group.

Of course we reserve the right to make adjustments to ensure operators with the right mix of skills are at all sessions and these procedures may be modified at any time at the whim of the BayRails IX Committee

Host Railroad Distance/Time Crew Thu
Adams D&RGW Durlin Branch   8 10:00 AM
10:00 AM
Burgess/Bowdidge Yosemite Valley RR/SP Vasona Branch   4 10:00 AM
10:00 AM
Carquinez Model Railroad Society Carquinez Model Railroad Society   12 9:30 AM
Hayes/Zach Western Pacific/Sierra Railroad   12 10:00 AM
Horstmeyer The Oregon I-5 Corridor   6 10:00 AM
Houston SP Rocklin Sub   12 10:00 AM
Kaufman/Schmidt State Belt RR/Nicasio Northern Railway   5 10:00 AM
10:00 AM
Loveless The SP Coast Division Monterey Branch   9 10:00 AM
Marenzi Copper Pass & Western   8 10:00 AM
10:00 AM
Merrin Northwestern Pacific (NWP)   10 10:00 AM
Neumann UP Oakland Sub   8 10:00 AM
10:00 AM
Parks Baltimore & Ohio   18 10:00 AM
Providenza Santa Cruz Northern   12 10:00 AM
10:00 AM
Radkey BNSF Pink Lady Sub   8 10:00 AM
Schnur C&O Alleghany Subdivision   10 10:00 AM
Silicon Valley Club Silicon Valley Lines   10 6:00 PM
Stanley Morada Belt   5 10:00 AM
10:00 AM
Stephens Ohio and Little Kanawha   6 10:00 AM
Thompson SP Santa Rosalia Branch   4 10:00 AM
10:00 AM
Weiss Central Vermont in Northern California   15 10:00 AM
Total Slots Each Day24806072