Cotton Belt Depot, Commerce, Texas
Ed Cooper photo | Robert McFatridge engineer
The 9th Annual
Sam Rayburn Student Center
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Fri. - Sat., October 3-4, 2014.
The 9th Annual Symposium is scheduled for the first weekend in October, 2014.
featured Keynote Presenter is acclaimed railroad author and
historian, Joe Strapac.
The Keynote address is sponsored by The North Texas Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.
Friday evening's activities include a presentation on Cotton Belt's Diesel Locomotives by Joe Strapac and an informal "Show-And-Tell"/"Mix-N-Mingle." If you have items of railroad interest you would like to display on Friday and/or Saturday, please contact Jason Davis so we can arrange for appropriate table or display space. Please note that this is NOT a swap-meet.
The formal event on Saturday will consist of a panel discussion; a luncheon; a Keynote Presentation on Cotton Belt's Steam Locomotives by Joe Strapac; an update on NETEX/Blacklands Railroad operations on the Cotton Belt's former C-branch, and other activities to be confirmed. Audience participation is encouraged. North Texas T-Trak will have an expanded operating model train layout on-site during the event on Saturday.
TAMU-Commerce College of Science, Engineering, & Agriculture
TAMU-Commerce Department of Engineering & Technology
James G. Gee Library Special Collections
Contact Jason with inquiries, 903-468-8682.
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Sponsorship Opportunities Available...
You or your company could
be recognized as a Sympoisum Sponsor of the the upcoming 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. Sponsorships are accepted anytime, but must be confirmed
by three weeks prior to the symposium to ensure inclusion in our major print materials
in order to meet printing deadline. Sponsorships confirmed
after this date will still be acknowledged on the website, on
limited printed materials, and at the
The Symposium Committee reserves the right to decline any sponsorship application.
The 8th Annual Cotton Belt Symposium
October 4-5, 2013
2013 Media Gallery
The 7th Annual Cotton Belt Symposium
October 5-6, 2012
2012 Media Gallery
The 6th Annual Cotton Belt Symposium
September 23-24, 2011
2011 Media Gallery
The 4rd (5th) Annual Cotton Belt Symposium
October 8-9, 2010
2010 Media Gallery
- The 3rd (4th) Annual Cotton Belt Symposium
August 8, 2009
2009 Media Gallery
2nd (3rd) Annual Cotton Belt Symposium: Railroad Legacy &
August 16, 2008
2008 Media Gallery
The 1st (2nd) Annual Cotton Belt in Commerce
April 16, 2007
2007 Media Gallery
The Cotton Belt in Commerce Symposium
November 30, 2006
2006 Media Gallery
Abbreviated due to untimely ice storm and rescheduled
for April 16, 2007.