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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.  Some links can be found on our links page, for others, simply do a Google
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SEPTEMBER 2014

SEPT 14 - GREAT MIDWEST TRAIN SHOW - Buy - Sell - Swap - Model Trains - Railroadianna - 9:30 to 3:00pm
DuPage County Fairgrounds - 2015 Manchester Road - Wheaton, IL 60187

SEPT 20 - THE MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC RAILWAY & TRANSIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Program 7:30pm -
"ILLINOIS TERMINAL" Videos - Chase Bank - 4202 S. Packard - Cudahy, WI

SEPT 20 - EAST TROY ELECTRIC RAILROAD -
"MILWAUKEE DAY" - Lots Of Equipment On Display And In Operation
East Troy, WI

SEPT 20 & 21 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM -
"MUSEUM SHOWCASE WEEKEND" - Lots Of Equpment Out On
Display And In Operation - Union, IL

SEPT 21 - FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM -
"CABOOSE DAYS" - Ride In Caboose Pulled By Electric Locos
South Elgin, IL

SEPT 26 - CENTRAL ELECTRIC RAILFAN'S ASSN. - Program
& Discussions "CHICAGO STREETCARS" - 7:00pm
University Center - 525 S. State - Chicago, IL


SEPT 28 - FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM -
"CABOOSE DAY" - Ride In Caboose Pulled By Electric Locos
South Elgin, IL


OCTOBER 2014

OCT 3 & 4 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - "TERROR ON THE RAILROAD" Haunted Night Rides - Union, IL

OCT 4 - WAUPUN MODEL TRAIN SHOW & SALE -
Displays - Layouts - Vendors -9am to 3pm -
Wesley Center 199 E. Jefferson - Waupun, WI

OCT 10 & 11 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM -
"TERROR ON THE RAILROAD" - Haunted Night Rides - Union, IL

OCT 11 & 12 - EAU CLAIRE TRAIN SHOW -
Displays - Layouts - Vendors - (Sat. 10am - 5pm) - (Sun. 10am - 4pm)
Eau Claire Sports Center - 3456 Craig Road - Eau Claire, WI

OCT 12 - WEST BEND MODEL RR SHOW - (Kettle Moraine Ballast Scorchers Club) -
Layouts - Vendors - Displays -
9am to 3pm - Washington County Fair Grounds - 3000 Pleasant Valley Rd - West Bend, WI

OCT 17 & 18 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - "
TERROR ON THE RAILROAD" Haunted Night Rides - Union, IL

OCT. 18  - GREAT MIDWEST TRAIN SHOW - Largest Model & Railroadianna
Show In Midwest - 9:30 to 3:00pm
DuPage County Fairgrounds - 2015 Manchester Road - Wheaton, IL 60187

OCT 18 & 19 - FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM -
"PUMPKIN TROLLEY" - South Elgin, IL

OCT 19 - CEDARBURG MODEL RR SHOW & SALE -
Vendors - Layouts - Displays 9am - 2pm
Circle B Recreation Center - 6261 Hwy 60 - Cedarburg, WI

OCT 24 - CENTRAL ELECTRIC RAILFAN'S ASSN. - Progra
m "AURORA, ELGIN & FOX RIVER RAILWAY" - 7:30pm
University Center - 525 S. State - Chicago, IL

OCT 24 & 25 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM -
"TERROR ON THE RAILROAD" Haunted Night Rides - Union, IL

OCT 25 & 26 - FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM -
"PUMPKIN TROLLEY" - South Elgin, IL

OCT 25 & 26 - :ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM -
"TRICK OR TREAT TROLLEY"  Less Scary Fun For Younger Kids -
Union, IL

OCT - 27 - LIONEL MODEL RR CLUB -
"SWAP MEET" - 8am to Noon - Clarion Hotel 5311 S. Howell - Milwaukee, WI

OCT 27 - BADGERLAND "S" GAUGERS -
"SWAP MEET" - 8am to Noon - Knights Of Columbus Hall -
3200 S. 103rd - Greenfield, WI


NOVEMBER 2014

NOV 8 & 9 - NMRA TRAINFEST - Largest Model Train Show In Southeastern Wisconsin - Over 60 Operating Layouts -
Other Displays & Vendors - 9am to 5:30pm - Wisconsin State Fair Park - Expo Building - West Allis, WI


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.  
You can contact them at  www.co.ozaukee.wi.us/ochs

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.  There is also thought to extensions of the line
northwest from the downtown.
 The latest proposal is for another "leg" to connect to new development along the lakefront.




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