Upcoming Meetings

The Marriott, Waterfront Seattle is getting close to filled. We have limited rooms remaining in our block. We have negotiated with two other nearby venues to accommodate our overflow. They both are about 1 ½ miles from the Marriott. They are:

Motif Seattle, Rate $284 per night 9/19 – 9/22
Phone 206-971-8000

SpringHill Suites (a Marriott property), Rate $279 per night 9/19-9/22
Phone 206-254-0500

Identify as PNWARS block

Sorry for the inconvenience. If you have questions please call Gary Brown at 503-314-4766

PNWARS Fall Seminar September 21-22, 2017 Seattle Marriott Waterfront

UPDATE:  PNWARS Fall Conference September 21-22, 2017
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Important information regarding our upcoming Conference:

  1. Golf Tournament – Has been cancelled due to lack of sign ups.  We hope to get it back on next September.  Tom Gennarelli is setting up a non hosted golf outing for Wednesday 9/20 at Penny Lane, New Castle, WA.  New Castle is about a 20 minute drive from Seattle.  We will be refunding your $150.00 golf fee over the next week.  If you want to join Tom please let him know by email thomasg@rfpco.com.
  2. Barge Tour – If interested in taking a tour and haven’t already done so please email Gary, browngn@comcast.net.  We have room for more.
  3. Rooms are still available at our two alternate facilities; Motif Seattle, 206-971-8000  $284 per night.  SpringHill Suites, 206-254-0500 $279 per night.  Be sure to identify yourself as a PNWARS member to receive these special rates.
  4. If you haven’t done so now is the time to Register.  Our early registration expires August 31, 2017.  Due to some on line problems we have extended the Early Registration to September 8, 2017

Questions?  Call or email Gary Brown – 503-314-4766 – browngn@comcast.net

Thank you for your support of PNWARS and we look forward to seeing you in September.



Important information regarding PNWARS Fall Seminar:

  • Airport Shuttle: There is not a free shuttle from or to SeaTac airport. SpeediShuttle Seattle has given us a one-way rate of $15.99 and a round trip of $30.38 via Mercedes shuttles. Vehicle amenities include complimentary WIFI, SpeedidDhuttle HDTV, eleven passenger seating, 6’1” clearance, three point seat restraints, roomy comfortable seating. For prearranged trips guest will be greeted at the bottom of Sky Bridge 3 escalator across from baggage claim 10. Greeters will be holding a tablet reading “PNWARS 2017.” The greeter will then direct to waiting shuttle. You can contact SpeediShuttle by telephone, 808-268-2094 or by the following link provided for PNWARS https://www.speedishuttleseattle.com/group-reservations?id=PNE6731.
  • Be sure to make your room reservation with Marriott at 206-443-5000 before September 1. Our conference rate of $239.00 per night is effective from 9/19 through 9/22/17. If you wish to stay through the weekend ask for it and if there is a problem call Gary Brown, 503-314-4766.
  • To make your hotelreservation online, go to this link: Book your group rate for PNWARS Seattle Fall Annual Meeting 2017
  • Register for the conference at pnrailshippers.com. Register before September 1 to receive the full package at $275. After September 1 the full package will be $325. We have also posted a link on our website.
  • There will be a golf tournament Wednesday September 20 at Washington National. Cost to play is $150.00. We will tee off at 8am. If you need clubs or transportation contact Scott W Cantonwine by email swc@cascadewarehouse.com.
  • Pat Meriwether, UPRR, will host a tour of the Alaska Railroads rail car barge service to Alaska. There will be two tours of 35-40 people per tour on Thursday September 21. Tour one will depart the hotel at 8:30am and return at 10:00am. Tour 2 will depart at 10:15am and return to the hotel at 11:45am. Email Gary Brown, browngn@comcast.net, to reserve a spot.
  • Bring your spouse. Your spouse can attend all the food events for $100.00. Email Gary Brown if your spouse plans to attend, browngn@comcast.net.
  • AAR Open Top Loading: The AAR will have their meeting at the hotel September 19 and 20. They would like to invite any interested parties to attend and open meeting September 21 from 8:00am to noon. Travis Wolgram, AAR, will be putting together a docket for the meeting. If anyone has issues they would like to discuss please contact Travis at: Travis_Wolgram@aar.com.