Let the Bidding Begin!
Sunday, April 7 -  5:00pm –7:00 pm*
Monday, April 8 - 7:00am – 7:45am; 10:00am - 11:00am; 12:00pm - 2:00pm; 5:00pm - 7:00pm*

*in the Expo Hall

The ASLRRA 2019 CONNECTIONS Convention will once again feature an exciting Silent Auction benefiting the ASLRRA Short Line Education Fund and we need your support to make it a success!

Participation in this year’s event is open to everyone and proceeds will support a range of high priority industry education, communications, and research initiatives. Download the App (AVAILABLE SOON!) and let the bidding begin! 

Please donate an auction item!

In addition to seeking 100% board participation, we are asking all Railroad and Associate members to lend support. The ASLRRA Education Fund is a nonprofit 501(c)3, and donations may be made by individuals or corporations without limitations.   

To donate, simply complete the online 2019 Auction Donation Form. All donations are welcome! Donations of industry equipment, products and services are particularly desirable. Additional suggested donations include vacation home stays, hotel accommodations, airfare vouchers, electronics, jewelry, luxury & designer goods, gift cards, tickets to concerts, shows, and professional sporting events, and all things train related! For more information or to discuss a donation, please contact Sabrina Waiss at or 202-585-3434. 

Thank you for your support!


The Silent Auction will feature the Handbid App again this year for bidding. Click here for instructions on how to download and start bidding!

Thank you to our 2018 Silent Auction Donors!

American Rail Engineers (ARE)  |  Alaska Railroad  |  California Short Line Railroad Association (CSLRA)  |  Chuck Baker, Chambers, Conlon & Hartwell  |  Don Norden, Chambers, Conlon & Hartwell  |  Ed McKechnie, Watco Companies  |  Finger Lakes Railway Corporation  |  Florida East Coast Railway  |  Gary Griswell  |  Gulf & Ohio Railways  |  Heber Valley Railroad  |  Industrial Search Partners  |  Iowa Interstate Railroad, LTD  |  Ironhorse Resources, Inc.  |  Jo Strang, ASLRRA  |  John K. Fiorilla, Capehart Scatchard  |  Judy Petry, Farmrail System  |  Kristen Failing, Guncotton Photography  |  Lake State Railway Company  |  Marden Industries Inc DBA Supertrak  |  McRail  |  Metro East Industries  |  Mike Ogborn, Ogborn Consulting Group  |  Montana Rail Link  |  OmniTRAX, Inc.  |  Orlando World Center Marriott  |  Patricia Daigle, ASLRRA  |  Pinsly Railroad Company  |  Progressive Rail, Inc.  |  R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC  |  Red River Valley & Western Railroad Co. and Twin Cities & Western Railroad Co.  |  Rotor Blade, LLC  |  Robert Ledoux, Florida East Coast Railway  |  Sabrina Waiss & Mehran Rashidfarokhy  |  Short Line Data Systems  |  Short Line Safety Institute  |  SMS Rail Service  |  The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.  |  The Indiana Rail Road Company  |  Transportation Technology Center, Inc.  |  Verde Canyon Railroad  |  Watco Companies  |  Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad