2018 Field Trip Registration Is Now Open 

2018 Field Trip

Will take place in and around

Denver, Colorado June 4-7

Field Trip Cost for 2018 is $267.50 and includes the cost of the Field Trip, the Royal Gorge Train in the Club Car, and lunch at El Nopal. The hotel room rate is $226 per night which includes breakfast buffet, WiFi and parking at the hotel.

To book your hotel room within RTA's room block,

please use the interactive housing form

or contact our office: 770-460-5553

The room block closes May 14th


We would like to thank our very generous sponsors of the 2018 RTA Field Trip
Receptions: Brewco and RailWorks
Bus: Cahaba, Herzog, and Stella-Jones
Lunches: Koppers and TTCI
Bus snacks and drinks: MiTek
Gratuities and incidentals: Gross & Janes


2018 Field Trip Agenda

Monday June 4, 2018 

Arrive in Colorado Springs for a 3 night stay
5:00 pm MSHS Meeting
5:30 pm RTA Welcome Reception at the hotel

Tuesday June 5, 2018

6:15 am Breakfast at hotel
6:30 am Depart for La Junta
9:15 am Tour Lewis Bolt and Nut in La Junta
11:45 am Lunch in Pueblo at El Nopal ($12.50 per person extra fee)
12:45 pm 
Visit Evraz Steel (a rail rolling mill) in Pueblo
4:00 pm Depart for Colorado Springs hotel
5:15 pm Arrive at hotel
6:00 pm Evening reception at hotel - Sponsored by Brewco

Wednesday June 6, 2018

6:00 am Breakfast at hotel
6:30 am Depart hotel for Pueblo
8:00 am Tour LB Foster Weld Plant 
10:00 am Arrive at TTCI in Pueblo for a track walk and facilities tour with lunch on site
1:45 pm Depart for Royal Gorge Railroad
3:00 pm Arrive at Royal Gorge for excursion train ($60 Per person extra fee)

5:30 pm Depart for hotel, dinner on own

Thursday June 7, 2018

6:00 am Breakfast at hotel
6:30 am Depart for Omnitrax Sand Transload Center
8:45 am Tour OmniTRAX Frack Sand Trans-load Center in Windsor
10:15 am Depart for BioChar Now
10:45 am Tour BioChar in Berthoud
11:45 am Depart for Koppers plant in Denver
12:30 pm Lunch at Koppers
1:00 pm Tour Koppers Treating Plant
2:30 pm Bus departs to Hotel/Colorado Springs Airport (Denver Airport - TBD)


2017 Field Trip Recap

Monday/June 5, 2017

5:00 pm   MSHS Committee Meeting at hotel
5:30 pm   RTA Reception in the Montgomery Room at the Riverview Inn, Clarksville     

Tuesday/June 6, 2017          

6:00 am    Breakfast at hotel
7:00 am    Depart hotel to tour Middleton Lumber in Puryear, TN
9:15 am    Drive to Stella-Jones Fulton, KY Plant
11:30 am  Lunch at Stella-Jones Plant

12:15 pm  Depart for Progress Rail Locomotive Repair Shop in Mayfield, KY
2:15 pm    Depart for C.B. Goodman Lumber, Hickory, KY
3:30 pm    Depart for return to hotel in Clarksville, TN
5:15 pm    Arrive back at hotel 
5:30 pm    Reception in the Montgomery Room at the hotel, Sponsored by Brewco

Wednesday/June 7, 2017         

6:00 am    Breakfast at hotel
7:00 am    Depart hotel 
8:00 am    Tour S&S Stave near Morton's Gap
9:00 am    Depart for Associated Pallet near South Carrollton, KY
9:30 am    Tour Associated Pallet
10:00 am  Depart for Brewco in Central City, KY
10:30 am  Tour Brewco fab shop and former race shop.
                Lunch provided by Brewco at Country Club

1:00 pm    Depart for Koppers Guthrie
2:00 pm    Tour Koppers Guthrie Plant
3:30 pm    Depart for Old Glory Distillery Tour
5:00 pm    Depart for hotel

Thursday/June 8, 2017    

6:00 am    Breakfast at Hotel
7:00 am    Depart Hotel to tour Hood Industries in Waverly, TN
9:30 am    Depart to tour Middle Tennessee Lumber in Dickson, TN
12:00 pm  Lunch on your own in Dickson, TN
12:30 pm  Depart for CSX Radnor Yard
3:00 pm    Depart for Nashville Airport (if necessary)         
5:15 pm    Drop off at hotel

2016 Field Trip Recap

2015 Field Trip Recap

2014 Field Trip Recap

See the article in Railway Age
Click here to watch video of some of the highlights of the trip

2013 Field Trip Recap

2012 Field Trip Recap

2011 Field Trip Recap

2010 Field Trip Recap

2009 Field Trip Recap

2008 Field Trip Recap