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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.
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Search of the organization.

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August  2015

Aug. 1 - Waukesha County Gandy Dancers - Model Train Layout - Open House - 4pm to 9pm
831 N. Grand - Waukesha, WI -

Aug. 2 -
Illinois Railway Museum - "Vintage Vehicles Day" - Union, IL

Aug. 9 -
Great Midwest Train Show - Largest Swap & Sell Show In Midwest - 9:30am to 3pm.
Du Page County Fairgrounds - Wheaton, IL

Aug. 15 -
The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Transit Historical Society - Program - "North Shore Line" slides - 7:30pm.
Chase bank - 4702 S. Packard - Cudahy, WI

Aug. 15 & 16 -
Fox River Trolley Museum - "Riverfest-Trolleyfest" - South Elgin, IL

Aug. 15 & 16 -
Illinois Railway Museum - "Days With Thomas The Tank Engine and Percy" - Union, IL

Aug. 22 & 23  -
Illinois Railway Museum - "Days With Thomas The Tank Engine and Percy" - Union, IL

Aug. 29 & 30 -
Illinois Railway Museum - "Band Organ Rally" - Union, IL

September  2015

Sept. 5 - Waukesha County Gandy Dancers - Model Train Layout - Open House - 4pm to 9pm
831 N. Grand - Waukesha, WI - www.wcgandydancers.com

Sept. 5 & 6 -
Illinois Railway Museum - Evenings - "Nebraska Zephyr Dinner Train" - Union, IL

Sept. 5, 6 & 7 -
Illinois Railway Museum - "Labor Day Weekend" - Union, IL

Sept. 13 -
Great Midwest Train Show - Largest Swap & Sell Show In Midwest - 9:30am to 3pm - Du Page County
Fairgrounds, Wheaton, IL

Sept. 19 -
The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Transit Historical Society - Program - "Chicago L" -  7:30pm
Chase Bank - 4702 S. Packard, Cudahy, WI

Sept. 19 & 20 -
Illinois Railway Museum - "Museum Showcase Weekend" - Union, IL

Sept. 20 -
Fox River Trolley Museum - "Caboose Day" - South Elgin, IL

Sept. 26 - East Troy Electric Railroad - Milwaukee Day - East Troy, WI

Sept. 27 -
Fox River Trolley Museum - "Caboose Day" - South Elgin, IL

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.


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The U.S.O. provides some relief and comfort to them through entertainment, internet service, phone access and
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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 inf
o.

Milwaukee's proposal for a streetcar loop through downtown to the East Side seems to be moving ahead with engineering
studies.  It had been stalled by dispute over who should bear the expense of moving underground utilities.  Now, there is some
thought to a new route avoiding streets with the most underground utilities.  The Mayor is also looking into alternative ways to
finance the project, including creating a T.I.F. District.  He also admits this line is only the first step.  Other lines would reach
Bay View (perhaps all the way to the airport), UWM and Marquette University.




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