Preserving the Legacy of the St. Louis Southwestern Railway
and all railroads throughout Ark-La-Tex-oma's Cotton Belt Region


Commerce Depot
Cotton Belt Depot, Commerce, Texas
Robert McFatridge engineer | Ed Cooper photo

The 16th Annual
Cotton Belt Regional Railroad Symposium

Saturday, October 1, 2022.

Sam Rayburn Student Center
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Commerce, Texas

The Symposium is scheduled annually for the first Saturday in October.

The formal event will be held on Saturday, with a program consisting of railroad presentations, railroadianna displays, and other activities to be announced.  Audience participation is encouraged. 

If you have items of railroad interest you would like to display, please bring them.  We have arranged for plenty of table and display space.  Please note that this is NOT a swap-meet.

An informal dinner gathering will begin at approximately 6:00pm at Lu Lu's Burgers, 803 Culver St, in Commerce, for anyone who is interested in visiting casually on Friday evening.


We are bringing back the luncheon this year.  The luncheon is free, but prior reservations are required so we have an accurate meal count to provide our food-services personnel.  Luncheon meal reservations may be requested through our on-line reservation system linked below or by contacting me directly, prior to the reservation deadline, noon on Tuesday, September 27:


If you made reservations and later learn that will be unable to attend the luncheon, please notify Jason so your meal(s) may be reallocated to someone else who may wish to dine at the luncheon.

Presented by

TAMUC Department of Engineering & Technology

TAMUC College of Science & Engineering

TAMUC Velma K. Waters Library Special Collections

Commerce Public LibraryCommerce Public Library logo

2022 Sponsors

Gold Spike Sponsors:

Stephen & Marinelle Morrow

Railroad Partners
Railroad Partners, Inc.
Myron Malone, Treasurer

Additional Opportunities Available
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Silver Spike Sponsors:

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Bronze Spike Sponsors:

Jason Lee Davis

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Iron Spike Sponsors:

Opportunities Available
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Sponsorship Opportunities Available...

You or your company can be recognized as a Sympoisum Sponsor for a sympoisum event!  Multiple sponsorship levels are available.  All sponsorship contributions are tax deductable.  For more information on becoming a sponsor, please see our Sponsorship Opportunities page.  Our secure MarketPlace makes it easier than ever!!! Sponsorships are accepted anytime, but must be confirmed at least three weeks prior to the symposium to ensure inclusion in our major print materials in order to meet printing deadlines for the event.
The Symposium Committee reserves the right to decline any sponsorship application.

Symposium History