Conversations Transcontinental 2019

Presented by Golden Spike 150 at Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo UT

Mar 29 - 30
Conversations Transcontinental 2019

A conference on railroad photography and art with a focus on transcontinental railways, past and present.

The Center for Railroad Photography & Art proudly announces that registrations are open for Conversations Transcontinental 2019, to be held at the co-hosting Brigham Young University Museum of Art on March 29-30, 2019. Presentations will take place in the museum’s auditorium.

The Center is hosting a special transcontinental edition of the popular Conversations conference to celebrate the launching of their ambitious After Promontory project, which also includes an illustrated book and a

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Registration for Conversations Transcontinental is open to the public for $95, with a student rate of $50. BYU faculty may register at the student rate of $50 and BYU students are welcome to attend the conference at no charge. If you are a BYU student interested in attending please RSVP to Hailey Paige at

Those interested in supporting the Center’s mission to preserve and present significant images of railroading can register as a patron for a slightly higher fee. This additional support helps offset travel costs for presenters and other operational fees relating to programming.

Register today by visiting:

Contact: 608-251-5785

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  • Mar 29, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 07:00 pm (Fri)
  • Mar 30, 2019 at 08:30 am - 05:30 pm (Sat)

Additional time info:

The conference will commence at noon on Friday, March 29th. Registration and check in will be held from 12-1:00 PM and presentations will begin at 1:00 PM. Following the final presentation on Friday the museum will host an exhibition reception for the opening of After Promontory from 5-7:00 PM. Appetizers and refreshments will be available at no charge.

Saturday events begin at 8:30 AM. Registration and breakfast will be available at the museum from 8:30-9:30 AM. Presentations will begin at 9:30 AM and run through 5:30 PM. Lunch and several snack breaks are included with registration.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


  • AT&SF freight train on Cajon Pass, CA, 1970, Wallace Abbey, Center for Railroad Photogaphy & Art


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