SP/SSW 10th Annual Cotton Belt Symposium

SSW9389 Sep 26, 2015

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    SSW9389 TrainBoard Member

    Dr. Jason Davis has announced the details of our 10th Cotton Belt Symposium in Commerce, Texas. The event is set for October 2nd and 3rd, see you there.

    The 10th Annual Cotton Belt Regional Railroad Symposium will be held
    on Friday Evening and Saturday, October 2-3, 2015, in the Sam Rayburn
    Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce
    (Commerce, TX 75429).

    This is a free*, public event to share, document, preserve, and
    celebrate rail history and the legacy and experiences of the
    employees and families connected to all Ark-La-Tex-oma railroads.

    The Friday evening program includes our traditional show & tell mixer
    and slide show featuring the first nine years of the symposium. (5:00pm-8:00pm)

    Saturday's activities include a variety of rail presentations
    including photos from the Cotton Belt Public Relations Department,
    Panel/Roundtable Discussion, and Luncheon* with live musical
    entertainment by Leo Sykes & Friends. (9:00am~mid-afternoon)

    This year's event is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Harley Davis (May
    28, 1937 - Sept. 4, 2015), symposium co-founder and Cotton Belt
    Fireman (1959-64).

    Everyone is invited to bring and display railroad photos and other
    rail related artifacts on Friday and Saturday. Contact Jason Davis
    to request free table or exhibit space. (Note: This event is not a

    The proceedings will be videotaped for historic preservation and
    entry into the Libraries Collections and Digital Archives.

    *Luncheon: RSVP is required for Luncheon Meal (only) by Tuesday,
    September 29, 2015 via our reservation
    < https://secure.touchnet.com/C20206_.../C20206_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=41
    or RSVP to Jason.Davis@tamuc.edu with name and number of meals
    requested. The estimated cost of the luncheon meal is $13-15,
    payable by cash or check at registration table when you arrive at
    event on Saturday morning. (Sorry, we cannot accept credit card
    payments at the event.)

    Visit our website at
    < http://www.cottonbeltroute.com/>www.CottonBeltRoute.com for
    additional event information, schedule, directions, lodging options,
    luncheon reservations, sponsorship opportunities, etc.

    Many of us are members of the same groups, so you will likely receive
    this multiple times. My apologies for the necessary duplication to
    reach our full audience. If you know of someone, or some group, who
    is interested in the rail history of any line in the Ark-La-Tex-oma
    region and is not likely to receive this information, please pass it
    along. Thanks!

    See you in Commerce on October 2 & 3, 2015 (and mark your calendars
    for the 11th annual event on Sept. 30-Oct.1, 2016).

    -Jason Lee Davis
    Symposium co-founder & host

    Jason Lee Davis, PhD KB5YBP
    Associate Professor of Technology Management | TMGT M.S. Program Advisor
    Department of Engineering & Technology | Texas A&M University-Commerce
    Jason.Davis@tamuc.edu | Jason@JDavis.us | http://www.JDavis.us/
    The Annual Cotton Belt Regional Railroad Symposium @ TAMU-Commerce |
    Oct. 2-3, 2015.
    http://www.CottonBeltRoute.com/ Honoring the Legacy of the
    Ark-LaTex-oma area railroads.
    Cotton Belt Symposium on
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169986873071642/

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