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MAY 2017

Ma
y 7 - 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

May 12, 13 & 14 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Scout Days

May 13 - MID-CONTINENT RAILWAY MUSEUM - Pizza Train

May 13 - TWIN CITY MODEL RR MUSEUM - Show & Sale - Layouts - Vendors - 9am to 3pm - Minnesota Fairgrounds - St. Paul, MN

May 14 - FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM - Mother's Day (Season Opens)

May 14 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Mother's Day

May 20 - HOMEWOOD RAILFEST - Layouts - Vendors - 9am to 3pm - H-F Park District Auditorium - Homewood, IL

Ma
y 20 - THE MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC RAILWAY & TRANSIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Program: 7:30pm - "
Midwest Traction" by Dave Stanley - Chase Bank - 4702 S. Packard - Cudahy, WI

May 20 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - C&NW Day

May 20 - EAST TROY ELECTRIC RAILROAD - Burger Day

May 27, 28 & 29 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Memorial Day Weekend


JUNE 2017

June 2 -  - WISCONSIN CHAPTER NRHS - Program 7:30pm - "Milw. Road, CNW, CB&Q, Amtrak" Slides From Bill Kratville Collection
North Shore Congregational Church - 7330 N. Santa Monica Blvd. - Fox Point, WI

June 3 - MID-CONTINENT RAILWAY MUSEUM - Seven Day Week Operations Begin

June 10 & 11 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - R.P.O. Weekend

June 10 & 11 - FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM - "Rails To Victory" - WWII Re-enactment, displays

June 11 - GREAT MIDWEST TRAIN SHOW - Largest Swap & Sell Show In Midwest - 9:00am to 3pm.
Model Trains - Railroadiannia - Books - Du Page County Fairgrounds - Wheaton, IL

June 11 - KANE COUNTY RAILROAD SHOW - Railroadiana & Model Trains - Buy - Sell - Swap - 10am to 3pm
Kane County Fairgrounds - St. Charles, IL

June 17 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Chicago Day

June 17 - THE MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC RAILWAY & TRANSIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Program 7:30pm - "
Racine Streetcars" by Bill Shapotkin -  Chase Bank - 4702 S. Packard - Cudahy, WI

June 17 & 18 - STRAWBERRY FEST MODEL TRAIN SHOW - Layout Display - Vendors - Waupaca, WI


June 18 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Father's Day

June 18 - FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM - Father's Day


June 24 - EAST TROY ELECTRIC RAILROAD - Railfan Day

June 24 & 25 - GALESBURG RAILROAD DAYS - BNSF & Amtrak Trains On Display - Model Trains & Railroadania Sale
RR Museum &Yard Tours - Music - Carnival - Antique Autos & Tractors - Galesburg, IL


JULY  2017

July 1, 2, 3 & 4 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Independence Day Weekend - Traction Weekend

July 4 - FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM - Red, White & Blue Day - $2.00 Rides

July 8 - EAST TROY ELECTRIC RAILROAD - Chicago Day

July 8 & 9 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Thomas The Tank Engine

July 15 - CAMP 5 MUSEUM - LAONA & NORTHERN - Cowboy Re-enactment

July 15 & 16 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Thomas The Tank Engine

OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST

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 4pm. - Third Friday of month 7pm to 9pm - Last Sunday of month 1:30pm to 4pm
215 E. National Ave. - Under the CP tracks - Building was former "Allis" station built into south bridge abutment.

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.