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South Shore Line Centennial Conference
« on: April 26, 2008, 02:07:04 PM »
South Shore Line Centennial Conference
Presented by Midwest Railroad Research Center of the Indiana Historical Society

South Bend Regional Airport
June 26-28

Cost is $45 for three days of activities.  More information on the attached registration form or the above website.

Program Schedule

Thursday, June 26
South Bend Regional Airport Atrium
7-9 p.m.
Reception in the Atrium at the South Bend Regional Airport with light hors d’oeuvres and
cash bar. At the reception the poster by Mitch Markowitz commemorating the centennial will be unveiled. Copies of the poster will be available for purchase at the conference.

Friday, June 27
South Bend Regional Airport Atrium
8:30 a.m.
Registration Opens
9 a.m.
Sand, Steel, and Rail: The Northwest Indiana Historical Context of the South Shore Line
Steve McShane, Archivist-Curator, Calumet Regional Archives
10:30 a.m.
The Development of Railroads in the Region including the South Shore Line
Bill Middleton, Railroad Historian
11:30 a.m.
Buffet Lunch – Served by the South Bend Cafe at the airport.
(Cost of lunch payable to the restaurant)
1 p.m.
The Creation of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD)
George Smerk, Professor Emeritus of Transportation, Indiana University-Bloomington
2:15 p.m.
The Present and Future of Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD)
Jerry Hanas, General Manager NICTD
3:30 p.m.
South Shore Freight Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Richard D. Bunton, retired Vice President of Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad, Peter Gilbertson, Chairman of South Shore Freight and Henry Lampe, President of South Shore Fright. Moderated by Norm Carlson, Member, Indiana Historical Society’s Midwest Railroad Reserach Center Advisory Committee

Saturday, June 28
South Bend Regional Airport
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
A round-trip train ride between South Bend and Michigan City with a visit at the Shops. A box lunch will be served on the train. Closed toe, hard sole shoes are required. No open toes, sandals, “flip-flops,” sneakers, heeled shoes, etc. are permitted at the Shops. This is an active railroad facility. SAFETY FIRST IS REQUIRED!
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