The 2024 Convention will be a joint meeting of the B&O Historical Society, GM&O Historical Society, Chessie System Historical Society, and CSXT Historical Societies.
The CSXTHS 2024 convention dates are Thursday, October 3rd to Sunday, October 6th. Presentations will be on Thursday and Friday evenings and all day on Saturday. On Friday, there will be a bus tour of rail related facilities in the St. Louis area and a banquet will be on Saturday evening.
The convention hotel is the Holiday Inn near the airport on 3400 Ridder Trail S., Earth City, MO. For making reservations, call the hotel Reservations Department at the following telephone number: (314)291-6800 or 1(800)465-4329. The code for the sleeping room reservations is BOR. For online reservations, use the hotel's website. Follow the steps to make a reservation and under Rate Preference, select groups and put in the code BOR. The code will bring up the two types of rooms available. Reservations at the group rate are good three days before October 3rd and three days after October 6th. Rooms must be canceled 72 hours before intended date of arrival. The penalty for late cancellation is one night's charge plus tax. The room cost is $134.00 plus 14.99% tax, and it includes a breakfast buffet. I urge everyone to make room reservations early. If we begin to fill the room block this allows increasing the number of rooms in the block.
Previous Convention Information -
The 2023 Rail Fan Convention was canceled!
The September 2022 Rail Fan Convention visit to Eastern Kentucky was canceled!
The 2021 CSXTHS Convention was a Zoom meeting and was held on Saturday, June 5th. A Tentative Program is available for viewing by clicking on the link (pdf, 1 page).
The 2020 CSXTHS Convention has been CANCELED!
The 2019 CSXTHS Conference -
C&O Historical Society allowed us to join them for their Cincinnati Convention July 31-August 4.
On Thursday and Friday of the C&OHS Conference, CSXTHS can railfan CSXT in the Cincinnati area and on Saturday go with C&OHS to Amtrak Shop at Beech Grove. This may be the last chance to visit Beech Grove.
On Friday August 3 at 0900, it was possible for 16 members of CSXTHS and C&OHS to visit Queensgate Yard during the CSXTHS and C&OHS Convention.
The 2018 CSXTHS rail fan weekend / 2018 Convention was based out of Jacksonville FL and was held in conjunction with the Seaboard Coast Line Convention. An Informational Flyer, and a Schedule of Activities can currently be found on the ACL-SAL web site.
The 2017 CSXTHS rail fanning weekend / 2017 Convention was based out of Marion OH. If you would like to view the 2017 meeting information, it can be found in the 2017 Convention Flyer / Schedule of Activities . The Convention was held in conjunction with Summerail.
The 2016 CSXTHS rail fanning weekend was based out of Jeffersonville IN. If you would like to view the 2016 meeting information, it can be found in the 2016 Convention Flyer (pdf) and can be downloaded via the link.
The 2015 CSXTHS rail fanning weekend was held in St Albans WV and in conjunction with the CHESSIE SYSYEM HS 2015 Convention.
This was a joint convention of both organizations. If you would like to view the 2015 meeting information, it can be found on the 2015 Convention page.
The 2014 CSXTHS rail fanning weekend was held in Pikeville KY. If you would like to view the 2014 meeting information, it can be found on the 2014 Convention page.
The 2013 CSXTHS rail fanning weekend was held in Winchester KY.
If you would like to view the 2013 meeting information, it can be found on the 2013 Convention page.
The 2012 CSXTHS rail fanning weekend was held in the Greater Cincinnati OH area. If you would like to view the 2012 meeting information, it can be found on the 2012 Convention page.
Cincinnati saw service by the CSX fallen flag railroads, Chesapeake & Ohio, Baltimore & Ohio, Louisville & Nashville and New York Central. CSX remains a major player in the Cincinnati rail scene.