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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
Search.
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MAY 2014

MAY 4 - GREAT MIDWEST TRAIN SHOW - Buy - Sell - Swap - Model Trains - Railroadianna - 9:30 to 3:00pm
DuPage County Fairgrounds - 2015 Manchester Road - Wheaton, IL 60187

MAY 10 & 11 - MID-CONTINENT RAILWAY MUSEUM - Mother's Day - North Freedom, WI

MAY 11 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Mother's Day - Union, IL

MAY 11 - FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM - Mother's Day - South Elgin, IL

MAY 14 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Scout Day - Union, IL

MAY 17 - THE MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC RAILWAY & TRANSIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Program 7:30pm - "
Steeplecab Locomotives" - Chase Bank - 4202 S. Packard - Cudahy, wi

MAY 23 - CENTRAL ELECTRIC RAILFAN'S ASSN. - Program - "Railways Of North Africa" - 7:00pm
University Center - 525 S. State - Chicago, IL

MAY 24, 25 & 26 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Memorial Weekend - Founder's Day - Union, IL

MAY 26 - MID-CONTINENT RAILWAY MUSEUM - Member's Day - North Freedom, WI

MAY 31 - KENOSHA PUBLIC MUSEUM - Model Train Extravaganza


JUNE  2014

JUNE 1 - KENOSHA PUBLIC MUSEUM - Model Train Extravaganza

JUNE 1
 - GREAT MIDWEST TRAIN SHOW - Largest Model & Railroadianna Ahow In Midwest - 9:30 to 3:00pm
DuPage County Fairgrounds - 2015 Manchester Road - Wheaton, IL 60187

JUNE 7 & 8 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Railway Post Office Days - Union, IL

JUNE 7 & 8 - FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM - WWII Commemoration - South Elgin, IL

JUNE 15 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Father's Day - Union, IL

JUNE 19 - KANE COUNTY RAILROAD SHOW - Railroadiana - Buy - Sell - Swap - 10am to 3pm -
Kane County Fairgrounds - St. Charles, IL

JUNE 20, 21 & 22 - GALESBURG RAILROAD DAYS - Displays - Yard Tours - Fair - Model Train & Railroadiana Show
Galesburg, IL

JUNE 21 - WAUKESHA COUNTY GANDY DANCERS MODEL RR - Open House - 4pm to 9pm
831 N. Grand, Waukesha, WI

JUNE 21 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Chicago Day - Union, IL


JUNE 27 - CENTRAL ELECTRIC RAILFAN'S ASSN. - Program - 7:00pm - "Farewell To Chicago's Red Streetcars"
University Center - 525 S. State - Chicago, IL


JUNE 28 - EAST TROY ELECTRIC RAILROAD - North Shore Day - East Troy, WI


JULY  2014

JULY 4 - FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM - Red, White & Blue $2.00 Day - South Elgin, IL

JULY 4, 5 & 6 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Independence Weekend - Trolley Pageant On July 5 - Union, IL

JULY 19 & 20 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Diesel Weekend - Union, IL

JULY 12 - LAONA & NORTHERN - CAMP 5 - Cowboy Re-enactment - Laona, WI

JULY 19 - LAONA & NORTHERN - CAMP 5 - Lumberjack Show - Laona, WI

July 19 - EAST TROY ELECTRIC RAILROAD - Chicago Day - East Troy, WI

JULY 19 - LaCROSSE RAILFAIR - Displays - Swap Meet - 9am to 3pm - Copeland Park, LaCrosse, WI

AUGUST  2014

AUG 2 - WAUKESHA COUNTY GANDY DANCERS MODEL RR CLUB - Open House - 4pm to 9pm
831 N. Grand - Waukesha, WI

AUG 3 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Vintage Vehicle Day - Union, IL

AUG 10 - GREAT MIDWEST TRAIN SHOW - Buy - Sell - Swap - 9:30am to 3pm
DuPage County Fairgrounds - Wheaton, IL

AUG 16 & 17 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Day With Thomas The Tank Engine - Union, IL

AUG 16 & 17 - FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM - Riverfest-Trolleyfest - South Elgin, IL

AUG 23 & 24 - ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM - Day With Thomas The Tank Engine - Union, IL

AUG 30, 31 & SEPT 1 - Labor Day Weekend - Railroad Extravaganza - Union, 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

RAIL NEWS

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.

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.


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