2021 Mini-Convention

The UPHS 2022 Convention will be held in Cheyenne, Wyoming May 11-14, 2022. 

The UPHS 2021 Convention that was scheduled to be held in Pasco, Washington July 14-17, 2021 HAS BEEN CANCELED on account of the COVID-19 virus. We are rescheduling the Pasco convention for approximately the same time of year in 2023.

In lieu of an in-person convention, in 2021 we held an on-line Mini-Convention on Saturday August 21, 2021 10am-430pm Pacific Time. We presented a series of informative clinics with spectacular photography! Attendance was free for UPHS members and $25 for non-members.

Mini-Convention Program

10am The Bend Branch by Tom Brown and Rob Leachman







11am Adventures of a Branch Line Station Agent by Rob Leachman


Noon Initial Exposures: UP in Utah in the Late 1970s by Blair Kooistra


1pm UP Operation of Cabooses, 1940s through the 1970s by Mark Amfahr


2pm 1964-1970: Glory Years on the Overland Route by Tom Brown


3pm UP’s Run-Through Trains with the Iowa Lines by Rob Leachman


UPDATED: August 30, 2021 RCL