CALIFORNIA RAIL 2020 CONFERENCE
Text and Photos by Carl Morrison, Carl@TrainWeb.com
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The TRAC Conference was held at the Capitol Plaza Halls, 1025
Ninth St. Sacramento, CA, as it had been a few times in the past. The
same building also houses TRAC World Headquarters: 1025 Ninth Street
#223, Sacramento, CA 95814-3516 (916) 557-1667
I had breakfast here in the past before the Sunday Excursion,
but found it closed this year.
The facility can be rented for other occasions as well.
Rich McLaughlin, (right) Vice President for TRAC, welcomed the
attendees. He was surprised at the light attendance (52) and
the fact that some board members were not in attendance.
Continental breakfast was served in an adjacent room.
Rich introduced the first speaker, Steve Cohn, Sacramento City
Councilman Cohn welcomed us and mentioned that the Sacramento SP
railroad shops have been cleaned of toxic materials and repainted (not
Two buildings will be for the California State Railroad Museum.
There will also be a market like the San Francisco Ferry Building.
Mr. Cohn mentioned riding China's 140 mph train which is not called
High Speed Rail. They expect to have 200 mph trains next year. China
has English lettering in their train stations.
England, Spain, and France have High Speed Rail.
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