Interested in learning more about the Florida East Coast Railway? This weekend the exciting FECRS Annual Convention takes place at the Doubletree by Hilton in Deerfield Beach, FL.

The all-inclusive registration fee of $199 includes the whole weekend of activities, but on SUNDAY the society is making their to-scale rail model  along with photographs and memorabilia displays will be FREE and open to the public Sunday morning from 9-noon.  Bring the kids!  Bring the big kids, too!

FEC Railway Society Convention’s track model  – Open to the public on Sunday!

Convention activities include:

Friday Activities:  Tour inside the FEC Intermodal Container Transfer Facility, drive-by tour of FEC Lauderdale yard, All Aboard Florida Station, and nearby sights and signals.  We’ll stop for you to get your own lunch and then return to the hotel for an afternoon fecNtrack train operating session.

Friday evening dinner at the convention hotel, our annual FECRS Member’s meeting and election, followed by our Brightline/All Aboard Florida presentation.  You will learn the latest and get your questions answered during our third annual episode of the “Gene and Michael” show featuring Senior Vice President of Passenger Rail Development Gene Skoropowski and Manager of Operations Planning Michael Lefevre.

Saturday Activities:  Boat tour of the FEC and CSX New River drawbridges and also a narrated historical tour of the New River and the pre-Flagler days of Fort Lauderdale.  Enjoy a catered lunch back on the grounds of the Museum, dining inside or outside.  Then enjoy special access to non-public curator guided displays of FEC related items from the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society in addition to their regular collections and their newly opened Henry Flagler rooms.

Saturday evening we’ll enjoy another dinner at the hotel, our keynote address from FEC CEO and President Jim Hertwig with questions and answers to follow, and of course our annual prize table raffle!

Sunday morning will be another opportunity to grab a throttle and be the engineer of your own train on the fecNtrack layout.

Learn more at the FECRS facebook page.