The 2020 NRHS National Convention in southern California has been put on hold, due to the current virus pandemic. The NRHS Board of Directors and the Convention Committee are monitoring the situation, and are considering moving the convention to late Summer-early Fall. Please be patient and check back for updates.

The convention hotel will be the Knott’s Berry Farm hotel, located in Buena Park. The rate will be $119.00 per night, excluding taxes. The hotel is currently closed due to mandated shutdowns.

The correct phone number for our 2020 Convention hotel at Knott’s Berry Farm hotel is 1-866-752-2444 and be sure to mention the code NRHS block to reserve your room.

The link to the hotel’s reservation web page is:


Planned events include visits to the Orange Empire Museum, the Fillmore & Western Railroad, the Rail Giant Museum, the Travel Town Railroad Museum, the Los Angeles Union Station, a night photo session at the Rail Giant Museum, and a tour of the Queen Mary in Long Beach or a tour of Amtrak-California to San Diego and return.

The convention will also have Advisory Council, Board of Directors and Annual Membership meetings at the hotel.

Also planned is the annual Banquet at the hotel.

This is the link to the On-line registration website:


Click on the ‘Register’ button at the upper right side of the page.

In order to get a receipt, your browser must allow pop-ups. You can then click on the ‘receipt’ button and a .pdf form pop-up will appear. You can also generate a receipt at a later time.