Do you know there is a wide variety of things to see and do in and around Houston ?
Johnson Space Center
a great visitor center for NASA and space
Houston Visitors Center
source of various things to do in town
Galveston Visitors Center
walk the beach, boardwalk, ride the Ferry
Houston Museum District
a range of extensive museum to see
Texas State Railroad
various live steam engines and diesels
fun for everyone, rides, shops, food
large mall walking distance from hotel
Galveston Railroad Museum
various railroad engines and cars
We have activity options. We are working on possible Bus Tours along with material for self guide options. These include Museum tours and maybe NASA. Plus there is easy access to the large Galleria Mall near by.
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The all new EXTRAS page because we have even more stuff going on !
Note: the Texas State Railroad Photo Special did not receive enough interest to schedule.
Last we have the Saturday Night Auction
What's gonna happen on Saturday Night . . .
Go have dinner and then come back to the ballroom, grab a drink,
First off, we'll go over how things went at the Convention, a recap. Then cover things like, who won what in the Contest Room and such. Then maybe hear from people who want to host future Conventions and vote on where you want to go in a couple years. The formal stuff...
1) Dr. John McCall will present slides from his collection and provide a full narrative of the material.
Then, a special slideshow presentation comprised of five segments !
The Foundation is a non-profit public benefit corporation. It's mission is to establish several
interactive exhibits where the public can learn about the rich and significant history of narrow gauge
railroading, and to support preservation efforts where possible.
There will be an auction of various railroad items, from brass engines to memorabilia and more, to raise money to support the NGPF.
And you know if Charlie and Don are running the mic and the auction, it's bound to be a fun time ! More details coming soon...
Clinics and Layouts and Schedule - available 1-2 weeks before event
Long Leaf, Louisiana
If driving to Houston, or on your way home, consider a visit to one of the only surviving Sawmill in the Country. A real step back in time, as this Complex was in full operation and then shut-down and left in tact. You will see various sawmill buildings plus the railroad that services this unique and interesting Sawmil facility.
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Texas Forestry Museum
Two hours North of Houston, is a museum with a collection of forestry exhibits which includes machinery used in the Texas lumber industry and railroad exhibits. Learn the history of forestry and the East Texas Pineywoods.
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We have activities for you as well. These includes Museum tours
Wondering what to Expect ? Are you new to train conventions? Never attended a Narrow Gauge Convention? Wondering what to expect? We've been asked by a couple what to expect, so here is a short summary of things you may see and do at this event.