Mark your calendar for BayRails X, March 13th through 16th, 2025 in the San Francisco Bay Area. We look forward to having those invited join us for some exciting operating sessions, great camaraderie, interesting clinics, and a fun time visiting sites in here in the Bay Area. Operating sessions will be held Friday, March 14th thru Sunday the 16th. Fifteen Northern California railroads will be available for your selection as well as four bonus layouts before and during the main event, located a little further afield. The sessions will be daytime operating sessions and will generally run 4-6 hours with a break for lunch. We will have a clinic program Friday evening and a dinner Saturday evening.
We suggest you plan to arrive not later than Thursday and to depart not earlier than Sunday afternoon. For those of you flying in, the closest airports to the hotel is San Francisco (SFO). San Jose (SJC), Oakland (OAK) are about 45 minutes away. Amtrak serves Oakland (Emeryville) with the daily California Zephyr between Chicago, IL and Emeryville, CA and the Coast Starlight from Los Angeles or Seattle.
2023 Hotel accommodations were at the Crowne Plaza in Foster City about 10 minutes south of SFO. The hotel room rates will also be honored for the days preceding and following BayRails for those who wish to extend their stay. Go to the Hotel Information Page for additional hotel information. Check back to see the latest changes!