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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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Mar. 5 & 6 - Hi- Wheeler Train Show - 9am to 5pm - Layouts - Exhibits - Dealers - Harper College - Palatine, IL

Mar. 6 - Was supposed to be last day of the very popular G Scale train Show at Mitchell Park Domes.
The event was cancelled.  Years of deferred maintenance caught up with the County and the Domes are closed for repairs.

Mar. 6 - Cedarburg Model Train Show - Layouts - Dealers - 9am to 4pm.
Circle B Rec Center - 6261 Hwy 60 - Cedarburg, WI.

hru April 24 - MSOE 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.
The exhibit features posters from the Milwaukee Public Museum and several private individuals
, along with several photos.
It is co-ordinated by noted photographer John Gruber and renowned artist/annimator (Saturday Night Live) J.J. Sedelmaier.
For more info, check
The Grohamm Museum is located at 1000 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI.

Mar. 11 - Milwaukee School Of Engineering - All Star Railroad Night.  Program at 7:30pm.
"Wisconsin Railroads From The Air".  MSOE Campus Center - 1025 N. Broadway, Milwaukee
Mar. 12 & 13 - Delavan Model Train Show - Layouts - Dealers - Sat. 9am to 4pm.  Sun. 9am to 2pm.
American Legion Hall - 111 South 2nd St., Delavan, WI

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

Mar. 20 - Lionel Railroad Club Of Milwaukee - Swap Meet - 8am to Noon - Clarion Hotel - 5311 S. Howell, Milwaukee, WI

APRIL 2016

hru April 24 -MSOE Grohamm Museum - Exhibit of North Shore Line posters. (See March Listing).

April 1, 2, & 3 - Chicago 'O' Scale Meet - Largest 'O' Scale Meet In Midwest - Dealers - Contests - Home Layout Tours.
Fri. 4pm to 9pm. - Dealer Set Up.     Sat. 9am to 5pm - Show Time.       Sun. 9am to 2pm. - Showtime
Westin Lombard Yorktown Center - Lombard, IL

April 2 & 3 - Lionel Railroad Club Of Milwaukee - Open House - 10am to 5pm.
Parkland Plaza - 2721 S. Calhoun - New Berlin, WI.

April -3 - Illinois Railway Museum - Day Long Charter Trip On CTA Lines - 1970's vintage 2400-series cars in Bi-Centenial
paint.   $50.00 per person - Limited Seating - Details at:

April 3 - Badgerland 'S' Gaugers - Swap Meet - WG Banquet Center - 3200 South 103rd Street - Greenfield, WI

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

April 16 - The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Transit Historical Society - Program - 7:30pm
" MRK Lines Of TMER&L" - Chase Bank - 4702 S. Packard - Cudahy, WI

April 23& 24 - Titletown Model Train Show - Largest Show In Northeastern Wisconsin - Layouts - Dealers - Contests.
Sat. 9am to 5pm.   Sun. 10am to 4pm.  Shopko Hall - 1901 Oneida St. - Green Bay, WI


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.


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


Milwaukee transit fans have a repository for photos, documents, videos, movies, and artifacts.  
"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. Facebook Page