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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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NOVEMBER 2016

Nov. 12 & 13 - TRAINFEST - Largest Model Train Show In Midwest - Over 70 Layouts - Displays - Vendors - In Two Buildings
Wisconsin State Fair Park - West Allis, WI

Nov. 13 - TWERHS ANNUAL PIZZA PARTY - All Our Members And Their Families Are Invited To Attend.
Free Pizza And Soft Drinks And Pipe Organ Music.  6pm to ??   Short Business Meeting To Elect Officers And Directors.
Organ Piper Pizza Palace - 4353 South 108th - Greenfield, WI


Nov. 13 - 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

Nov. 19 - THE MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC RAILWAY & TRANSIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Program: 7:30pm. "The Pennsy GG1"
Chase Bank - 4702 S. Packard - Cudahy, WI

Nov. 20 - LIONEL RR CLUB - Swap Meet - 8am to Noon - Clarion Hotel - 5311 S. Howell - Milwaukee, WI

Nov. 20 - BADGERLAND 'S' GAUGERS - Swap Meet - 9am to Noon - WG Banquet Center - 3200 S. 103rd - Greenfield, WI


Nov. 20, 26 & 27 - FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM - Polar Express - South Elgin, IL

Nov. 25, 26 &27 - KENOSHA ELECTRIC STREETCAR - Cars 4609 And 4617 Will Be Decorated For The Holidays

Nov. 26 & 27 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Happy Holiday Railroad - Union, IL.

Nov. 26 & 17 - EAST TROY ELECTRIC RAILROAD - Christmas Express - East Troy, WI


DECEMBER 2016

Dec. 2 through Dec 10 - CANADIAN PACIFIC - HOLIDAY TRAIN - The decoated and illumibated train makes its way along CP Rail lines in
Canada and the U.S. The train will cover Illinois, Wisconsin, Eastern Iowa and Eastern Minnesota Dec. 2 through Dec. 10 with stops in several
communities, for short entertainment programs to benefit local food pantries.  For complete schedule check the CP Rail website.

Dec. 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18
- EAST TROY ELECTRIC RAILWAY - Christmas Express - East Troy, WI

Dec. 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Happy Holiday Railroad - Union, IL

Dec. 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18 - FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM - Polar Express- South Elgin, IL

Dec. 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18 - KENOSHA ELECTRIC STREETCAR - PCC Cars 4609 & 4617 Will Be Decorated For The Holidays.
Santa May Be Riding On Dec. 3rd.

Dec. 11 - GREAT MIDWEST TRAIN SHOW - Largest Swap & Sell Show In Midwest - 9:30am to 3pm.
Model Trains - Railroadiannia - Books - Du Page County Fairgrounds - Wheaton, 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.

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.