Thursday, May 23, 2019

June 10: Locomotives Past & Future

Volunteer and attend for free:

Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a local network of entrepreneurs and professionals, is pleased to welcome Jerry Blackwill to present on Locomotives Past & Future.

One hundred fifty years ago railroad locomotives were complex mechanical machines powered by steam. Today that has been replaced by diesel electric or purely electric. And in the future, the world is moving toward high speed rail, vacuum tubes and mag-lev propulsion.

Jerry Blackwill is president of the Truckee Donner Railroad Society, board member of the new Museum of Truckee History, and member of Truckee's planning group for the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike. He has done research and made presentations about the transcontinental railroad, the Truckee to Lake Tahoe railroad, and the area logging railroads. He also teaches economics at Truckee’s Sierra College. Previously he was board president of the Sierra State Parks Foundation.

Please join us at Mountain Minds Monday on Monday, June 10th from 6-8pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner located at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. Pizza and salad are available and we use a pay-what-you-can model ($5 minimum). Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking.

This month’s event is sponsored by Holland & Hart LLP.

The event will also be available on YouTube as a livestream and after the event:

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