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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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MAY 2018

May 6 - GREAT MIDWEST TRAIN SHOW - Monthly Swap & Sell - 9:30am to 3pm - DuPage County Fairgrounds - Wheaton, IL

May 11 through August 19 - "A Life In Railroad Photography" Exhibit of photos by renowned journalist and photographer Wallace Abbey.
Steam, diesel, locomotives, passneger trains, large station and small depots, and the thousands of people that called themselves railroaders.
MSOE Grohamm Museum - 1000 N. Broadway - Miwaukee, WI.

May 12 - TWIN CITIES MODEL RR MUSEUM - Show And Sale - Layouts - Venders - 9am to 3pm - Minnesota Fairgrounds - St. Paul, MN

Program 2:30pm - "
Popcorn, Trolleys And Trains" - Waterstone Bank - 6560 S. 27th - Oak Creek, WI

May 19 - HOMEWOOD RAILFEST - Layouts - Venders - 9am to 3pm - HF Park Distric Auditorium - Homewood, IL

May 29 - CENTRAL ELECTRIC RAILFAN'S ASSN. - "Streetcars Of Racine" and "Illinois Central Steam To Addison, IL".
Program at
7:00pm - University Center - 525 S. State - Chicago

JUNE 2018

June 3 - GREAT MIDWEST TRAIN SHOW - Monthly swap & sell - 9am to 3pm - Du Page County Fairgrounds - Wheaton, IL

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

Program 2:30pm - "
Streetcars Of Aurora And Elgin" - Waterstone Bank - 6560 S. 27th - Oak Creek

June 17 & 18 - STRAWBERRY FEST MODEL TRAIN SHOW - Layouts - Displays - Venders - 9am to 3pm - Waupaca, WI

June 21 - 24 - GALESBURG RAILROAD DAYS - Amtrak & BNSF Equipment On Display - RR Museum And Yard Tours - Carnival
Stage Shows - Music - Antique Autos & Tractors - Model Train & Railroadianna Shows.

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.