2020 Virtual Convention Registration


Register for the 2020 Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society “Virtual” Convention, which is replacing the postponed Albuquerque Convention due to COVID-19.  The Virtual Convention will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020, from 8:00 am to 2:45 pm U.S. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).  Please see details on the Virtual Convention Program below.  Please note that there is NO MEMBER DISCOUNT for the Virtual Convention.

Virtual Convention registrants MUST DOWNLOAD the instructions at the time of purchase.  If you are paying by Paypal, you must click “return to merchant” after paying and then click on the download button.  If paying by credit card, make sure you that click on the download button.  You can reaccess this information by going to your dashboard and clicking on “Orders.”

The instructions provide additional details (please check your spam filter and junk mail if you don’t receive it within about an hour). The 2020 Virtual Convention will use Zoom as a platform.  The quality of the 2020 Virtual Convention experience will depend upon the quality of your internet connection and processing speed of your computer or device.


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The 2020 Virtual Convention Program is as follows (all times in United States Pacific Daylight Time):

8:00 am      Welcome/Introductions/Mechanics, Eric Hiser

8:15 am      Clinic:  Some Santa Fe-Served Industries You Can Model, Bob Walz

9:15 am      Clinic:  Steam Locomotive Parts, Appliances and Fittings, Frank Peacock

10:15 am    Break/Slide Show

10:45 am    Clinic:  Remembering the Santa Fe, Part 1 and 2, Stan Kistler

12:45 pm   Annual Business Meeting, Eric Hiser and Board

2:45 pm    Adjourn (this may be earlier)

Virtual Convention registrants MUST DOWNLOAD from the Society the printed instructions at the time of purchase or by going to your MY ORDERS page.  You will also receive an email with the download link.  Please check your spam or junk filters if you don’t receive.  It typically arrives within 30 minutes.  The instructions address:

  • How to access the Virtual Convention (via Zoom),
  • How to ask questions during the Convention,
  • A discount code to use for Convention Specials on merchandise (as a Special Benefit, the Society is NOT charging shipping and handling to Virtual Convention attendees, even those outside the United States!); and
  • An invitation and instructions on sharing images of the Santa Fe or Santa Fe models for the Convention slide show (and, we hope, as part of the Society’s outreach program to make images of the Santa Fe available for low cost to members and the public to encourage modeling).

Please also note that your reception of the Virtual Convention will depend upon the quality of your local internet service and the number of other users in your area.  This means that there may be some fuzziness, pixellation, gaps in sound or video.  We regret that, but don’t have control.  The Society is using a university-quality extended education Zoom base.

Questions should be directed to Eric Hiser, , the Virtual Convention coordinator.