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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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JANUARY 2016

Jan. 10 - Great Midwest Train Show - Largest Swap & Sell Show In Midwest - 9:30am to 3pm.
Du Page County Fairgrounds - Wheaton, IL

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an. 16 - The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Transit Historical Society - Program - 7:30pm
"Milwaukee Snowstorm Of 1947" - Chase bank - 4702 S. Packard - Cudahy, WI

Jan. 16 thru March 6 - Mitchell Park Domes - Annual G Scale Train Layout in the Seasonal Show Dome.
This years theme is "Attack Of The Giant Monsters". Other domes feature plants typical in arid and tropic climates.
Live music and light shows on selected evenings.  The Domes are a great place for the family to spend a chilly day or evening.
Mitchell Park Domes - 514 S. Layton (27th Street) - Milwaukee, WI
For prices, times and more info check www.milwaukeedomes.org

Jan. 17 - Lionel RR Club - Swap Meet - 8am to Noon - Clarion Hotel - 5311 S. Howell - Milwaukee, WI

Jan. 22 - Central Electric Railfan's Assn.  Program: "Visit To North Shore Line Highwood Shops" - 7pm.
University Center - 525 S. State - Chicago, IL

Jan. 22 thru April 24 -M
SOE Grohamm Museum - Exhibit of North Shore Line posters. Innovative and artistic posters
designed by several renowned artists of the period, will be featured at the Milwaukee School Of Engineering,

Grohamm Museum - 1000 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI.
The exhibit features posters from the Milwaukee Public Museum and several private individuals.  It is co-ordinated by noted
photographer John Gruber and renowned artist/annimator (Saturday Night Live) J.J. Sedelmaier.
For more info, check www.msoe.edu/about-msoe/grohamm-museum
The Grohamm Museum is located at 1000 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI.

FEBRUARY 2016

Feb thru March 6 - G Scale Trains At Domes (see above).

Feb. 14 - Great Midwest Train Show - Largest Swap & Sell Show In Midwest - 9:30am to 3pm.
Du Page County Fairgrounds - Wheaton, IL

Feb. 20 - The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Transit Historical Society - Program - 7:30pm
" Rebirth Of Trolleys In U.S.A." - Chase Bank - 4702 S. Packard - Cudahy, WI

Feb. 20 & 21 - Mad City Model Train Show - 49th Year Largest model train show in S.W. Wisconsin.
Layouts - Dealers - Displays - 9am to 5pm - Alliant Energy Center - Madison, WI

Feb. 28 - Lionel RR Club - Swap Meet - 8am to Noon - Clarion Hotel - 5311 S. Howell - Milwaukee, WI


MARCH 2016

March thru April 24 - NSL Poster Exhibit (see January listing).

Mar. 6 - G Scale train Show at Domes ends. (see January listing).

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

Mar. 19 - The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Transit Historical Society - Program: 7:30pm
"America's Last Interurban - South Shore Line". Chase Bank - 4702 S. Packard - Cudahy, 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.  
The station is open at various times, check their website for info.




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