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 This page contains events and news of interest to our members and supporters.  If  you know of any event or activity that may
be of interest, please send us the info at least one month prior to the event.
 Items are posted as time and space permit.  Although we try our best to be accurate, information is gathered from various
sources. We cannot be liable for changes in information.  For complete details, contact the sponsoring organizations.  If the links
provided here don't work, check our links page or do a Google Search of the organization.
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JULY 2018

July 7 - EAST TROY ELECTRIC RAILROAD - Chicago Day - East Troy, WI

July 14 & 15 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Thomas The Tank Engine - Union. IL

July 21 & 22 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Thomas The Tank Engine - Union, IL

July 28 - LACROSSE RAILFAIR - Displays - Vendors - Food - Etc. Copeland Park - LaCrosse, WI


August 5 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Vintage Vehicle Day - Classic cars, trucks, buses, etc. share the grounds with the steam, diesel and
electric trains. - Union, IL

August 11 & 12 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Diesel Days - Vintage diesel trains take the spotlight - Union, IL

August 12 - GREAT MIDWEST TRAIN SHOW - Largest Train Swap In Midwest - Buy - Sell Trade - Anything RR Related - 9:am to 3pm.
Dupage County Fairgrounds - Wheaton, IL

August 18 & 19 - FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM - Riverfest-Trolleyfest - South Elgin, IL


Sept. 1 - CAMP 5 MUSEUM - LAONA & NORTHERN RR - Forest Tours and Corn Maze - Laona, WI

Sept. 1, 2 & 3 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Labor Day Weekend - Plenty of trains in operation - Union, IL

Sept. 8 - EAST TROY ELECTRIC RAILROAD - Night Phot Session - East, Troy, WI

Sept. 9 - GREAT MIDWEST TRAIN SHOW - Largest train Swap In Midwest - Buy - Sell - Trade - Anything RR Related - 9am to 3pm.
DuPage County Fairgrounds - Wheaton, IL

Sept. 9 - FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM - Caboose Day - South Elgin, WI

Interurban Line - By Charles Damaske - 2:00pm - Waterstone Bank - 6560 S. 27th. - Oak Creek, WI

Sept. 15 & 16 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Museum Showcase - More trains in operation and on display - Union, IL

Sept. 16 - FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM - Caboose Day - South Elgin, IL

Sept. 18 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Bus Day - Vintage Buses take the spotlight - Union, IL

Sept. 22 - EAST TROY ELECTRIC RAILROAD - Milwaukee Day - East Troy, WI

The New Milwaukee Streetcar Line will be open this fall. The cars are on site and are undergoing testing and training. The main route is
complete and the Lakefront extension should be done soon

Milwaukee's Oldest "O" Scale Club and Layout has been in the same location since 1937.  Layout is open Mondays (except last Monday of
month). 1:30pm to 4pm. - Third Friday of month from 7pm to 9pm. - Last Sunday of month from 1:30pm to 4pm. -
215 E. National - Under the CP tracks - Building was the former "Allis" station built into the south bridge abutment.

Milwaukee Transit Archives & Museum is a non-profit corporation. Their goal is to preserve, catalog and displays items related to transit
history in the Milwaukee area. Their museum contains a wide variety of materials on display.
They have recently moved to a new, larger location - 4763 S. Packard Ave - Cudahy, WI
Check their website or Facebook Page for times open and more information.

Ozaukee County Historical Society restored the Milwaukee Northern/TMER&L Cedarburg Interurban Station for use as offices and
displays. The station is open at various times. Check their website for information.

South Shore Line (NICTD) For over 25 years, they have presented plans to enter the South Bend airport from the west end, instead of the east
and to take the trains off the city streets in Michigan City. It now appears there will be funding to do it. Will it happen?

SOO Line 1103 steam engine is on display at the Wisconsin Automotive Museum in Hartford, when not operating occasional excursions.