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JUNE 2016
Museum Special Events

ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM -  Union, IL.
June 11 - Pullman Day
June 18 - Chicago Day.
June 19 - Father's Day

FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM - South Elgin, IL.
June 11 & 12 - WWII Reenactment Camp.
June 19 - Father's Day

EAST TROY ELECTRIC RAILROAD - East Troy, WI
June 25 - Railfan Day

Shows & Other Events
June 5 - GREAT MIDWEST TRAIN SHOW - Largest Swap & Sell Show In Midwest - 9:30am to 3pm.
Model Trains - Railroadianna - Books - Almost Anything Railroad Related - Du Page County Fairgrounds - Wheaton, IL

June 11 - FRANKLIN PARK RAILROAD DAZE - Trains On Display - Exhibits - Food - Carnival - Music. - 10am to 11pm.
Tower B12 Railroad Park - Franklin Park, IL.

June 11 & 12 -
MILWAUKEE LIGHT ENGINEERING SOCIETY - Public Open House - Rides On 7.5 Gauge Railroad.
Live Steam, Diesel and Trolleys. - 2620 N. Country Aire Dr. - Cedarburg, WI.

June 12 - 40th KANE COUNTY RAILROAD SHOW - Railroadianna - Model Trains - Etc. 10am to 3pm.
Kane County Fairgrounds - 525 S. Randall - St. Charles, IL

June 24 -
CENTRAL ELECTRIC RAILFAN'S ASSN. - Program: 7:00pm.
"Kansas City Public Service, Los Angeles Transit, Chicago 'L'" -  Films From 1940's, 1950's, 1960's.
University Center - 525 S. State - Chicago, IL

June 18 -
THE MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC RAILWAY & TRANSIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY  - Program: 7:30pm
"Kankakee Transit" -  Chase Bank - 4702 S. Packard - Cudahy, WI

June 26 -
MILWAUKEE LIGHT ENGINEERING SOCIETY - Public Open House - Rides On 7.5 Gauge Railroad.
Live Steam, Diesel and Trolleys. -  2620 N. Country Aire Dr. - Cedarburg, WI.

June 27 & 28 -
GALESBURG RAILROAD DAYS - Rail Yard Tours - Displays - Model Train & Railroadianna Show -
Carnival - Food - Music - Antique Tractors - Etc. - Galesburg, IL

June 18 -
THE MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC RAILWAY & TRANSIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY  - Program: 7:30pm
"Kankakee Transit" -  Chase Bank - 4702 S. Packard - Cudahy, WI

JULY 2016
Museum Special Events
ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Union, IL
July 2, 3 & 4 - Independence day - Traction Weekend
July 23 & 24 - Diesel Days.

FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM
July 4 - Museum 50th Anniversary - Special 1966 Fares - .50 Adult, .25 Child

EAST TROY ELECTRIC RAILROAD - East Troy, WI
July 16 - Chicago Day

Shows & Other Events
July 10 - MILWAUKEE LIGHT ENGINEERING SOCIETY - Public Open House - Rides On 7.5 Gauge Railroad.
Live Steam, Diesel and Trolleys. - 2620 N. Country Aire Dr. - Cedarburg, WI.

July 16 -
THE MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC RAILWAY & TRANSIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY  - Program: 7:30pm
"Chicago Trolley Buses" - Chase Bank - 4702 S. Packard - Cudahy, WI

July 16 -
LaCROSS RAILROAD FAIR - 4000 Foundation - Displays - Venders - Food - Copeland Park, LaCrosse, WI

July 24 -
MILWAUKEE LIGHT ENGINEERING SOCIETY - Public Open House - Rides On 7.5 Gauge Railroad.
Live Steam, Diesel and Trolleys. - 2620 N. Country Aire Dr. - Cedarburg, WI.

AUGUST 2016
Museum Special Events
ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Union, IL
Aug. 7 - Vintage Vehicle Day.
Aug. 13 & 14 also 20 & 21 - Days With Thomas

FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM - South Elgin, IL
Aug. 13 & 14 - Riverfest - Trolleyfest

Shows & Other Events
Aug. 14 - MILWAUKEE LIGHT ENGINEERING SOCIETY - Public Open House - Rides On 7.5 Gauge Railroad.
Live Steam, Diesel and Trolleys. - 2620 N. Country Aire Dr. - Cedarburg, WI.

Aug 14 -
GREAT MIDWEST TRAIN SHOW - Largest Swap & Sell Show In Midwest - 9:30am to 3pm.
Model Trains - Railroadianna - Books - Almost Anything Railroad Related
Du Page County Fairgrounds - Wheaton, IL

Aug. 20 -
THE MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC RAILWAY & TRANSIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Program: 7:30pm.
"Milwaukee Road Electrification" - Chase Bank - 4702 S. Packard - Cudahy, WI.

Aug. 28 -
MILWAUKEE LIGHT ENGINEERING SOCIETY - Public Open House - Rides On 7.5 Gauge Railroad.
Live Steam, Diesel and Trolleys. - 2620 N. Country Aire Dr. - Cedarburg, WI.

SEPTEMBER 2016
Museum Special Events
ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Union, IL
Sept. 3, 4 & 5 - Labor Day Weekend
Sept. 17 & 18 - Museum Showcase Weekend

FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM - South Elgin, IL
Sept. 18 & 25 - Caboose Days

EAST TROY ELECTRIC RAILROAD - East Troy, WI
Sept. 24 - Milwaukee Day

Shows & Other Events
Sept. 11 - GREAT MIDWEST TRAIN SHOW- Largest Swap & Sell Show In Midwest - 9:30am to 3pm.
Model Trains - Railroadianna - Books - Almost Anything Railroad Related
Du Page County Fairgrounds - Wheaton, IL

Sept. 17 -
THE MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC RAILWAY & TRANSIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Program: 7:30pm.
"Popcorn, Trolleys & Trains" - Rare Films, Trolley Cartoons and Popcorn.
Chase Bank - 4702 S. Packard - Cudahy, WI

ON GOING EVENTS

MODEL RAILROAD CLUB OF MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee's oldest "O" Scale club and layout.
Same location since 1937.  Steam - Diesel - Traction
Open Mondays (except last Monday of month) 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Third Friday of Month 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  Last Sunday of month 1:30pm to 4:00pm.
215 E. National Ave - Under the CP Tracks - Building was the former Milwaukee Road "Allis" station, built into the south
bridge abutment.

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY - When in Chicago, check out the huge HO Model Layout at the museum.  Over
34 Trains.  More than 500 buildings and structures.  Scenery that takes you on trip through the country from Chicago to
Seattle.  Also, check the Burlington Zephyr.

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS

Thousands of our servicemen and women are miles from home, often for extended periods, and often in very
uncomfortable and dangerous situations.
The U.S.O. provides some relief and comfort to them through entertainment, internet service, phone access and
other amenities.
The U.S.O. is not government funded.  They rely entirely on your donations.
A bumper sticker saying you "Support Our Troops" is nice.  But, if you really care, back it up with some cash.
Send your contributions to U.S.O. - PO Box 96860 - Washington, DC 20077

OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST

Milwaukee transit fans have a repository for photos, documents, videos, movies, and artifacts.  
The
"Milwaukee Transit Archives & Museum" is now a reality.  Established as a non-profit corporation, the goal of the
center is to catalog, preserve and exhibit items related to Milwaukee area transit history.
Located at 2270 South 102nd Street in West Allis.  It is presently open by appointment only.
You can contact them at (262) 909-3721 or visit their website. (See our links page).

South Shore Line (NICTD) has presented plans to enter the South Bend airport from the west end instead of the east.  After
years of planning, a new route could be built eliminating the present route which is longer, slower and has several grade
crossings.  Other proposals are to finally take the trains of the streets of Michigan City.  One of the more interesting ideas is to
tear down the houses along the street, and move the tracks oven onto a private right-of-way.  This posting has been here for a
long time.  These proposals have been in the news for years, and are still being discussed.  Will they ever actually happen?

Did you know
SOO Line 1003 steam engine is on display at the Wisconsin Automotive Museum in Hartford, WI?
It occasionally leaves for excursions and publicity appearances for Wisconsin & Southern RR.

Ozaukee County Historical Society restored the Milwaukee Northern/TMER&L Cedarburg Interurban Station for their
use as offices and displays.   If you have any photos or materials you would like to donate, or loan, it would be appreciated.  
The station is open at various times, check their website for info.




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