2020 Cheyenne Convention

The UPHS 2020 Convention will be held in Cheyenne, Wyoming May 13-16, 2020. Registration will be $180 until April 1, 2020 and then late registration will be $195. The registration form can be downloaded here and is also available in hard-copy form in the Fall 2019 issue of The Streamliner.

This year’s convention will feature both historical and model railroading programs.  The convention is being held in conjunction with Cheyenne Rail Heritage Days, the Sherman Hill Model Train Show, and the Cheyenne Depot events. We hope to provide UP Steam Shop tours but that is dependent on whether or not the steam crew is in town at the time. Weather permitting, the Cheyenne Live Steamers will be giving rides (donations are accepted) on their 15” gauge railroad. Potentially, they will operate their miniature UP 119. If we are able to hold Steam Shop tours you need to ride one of the trolleys over from one of the other venues. No personal cars will be allowed on the UP property. You will receive an event wristband with each registration that lets you into all the venues and also aboard the trolleys. There is ample parking at the Sherman Hill Model Train Show at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Exhibition Hall, and it is a stop on the trolley route. Weather permitting, we will have some vintage equipment on display outside the hotel. There will be a special display inside the hotel.

The convention hotel is the Red Lion Hotel, 204 West Fox Farm Road. Their phone number is 307-638 -4466. The convention room rate is $109 per night. When you reserve your room tell them you are with the UPHS convention to receive our convention rate.

The hotel is located just south of I-80 Exit 362, Central Avenue. The next stoplight to the south of the exit is Fox Farm Road. Turn west and you will find the hotel about a half block on the right. Cheyenne has American Airline service from Dallas and Laramie has United Airline service from Denver.  The Red Lion has a shuttle and Cheyenne has taxi service available to take you to and from the hotel if needed. There are rent-a-car outlets in Cheyenne and Laramie as well.

The registration table opens at noon on Wednesday and will remain open until 5pm. On Thursday registration is open from 8am until 9pm, and on Friday from 9am until noon. Convention clinics and programs will be held on Thursday and Friday. In addition, on Thursday there will be Cheyenne trolley tours of the historic downtown (limited space) from 11am to 5pm. We thought this would give the wives and other guests an opportunity to enjoy something other than the regular convention programs.

UPDATED: August 23, 2019 RCL