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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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Nov. 1 - Tri-City Model Railroad Swap - 8am to Noon - Roma Lodge - 7130 Spring (Hwy C) - Racine, WI

Nov. 8 -
Great Midwest Train Show - Largest Swap & Sell Show In Midwest - 9:30am to 3pm.
Du Page County Fairgrounds - Wheaton, IL

Nov. 14 & 15 -
TRAINFEST - Largest Model Train Show In Midwest - Layouts - Displays - Vendors
Two Buildings Full - 9am to 5pm - Expo Center - Wisconsin State Fairgrounds - West Allis, WI

NOV. 15 - Our Annual Pizza Party - Members and their families are invited to join us for free pizza and soft drinks.
Meet old friends and enjoy the pipe organ music. - 6:00pm to ?? - Organ Piper Pizza Palace - 4353 S. 108th Greenfield, WI

Nov. 20 -
Milwaukee School Of Engineering -  All Star Railroad Night - Program 7:30pm - "Overland Journey" UP Chicago to
Salt Lake City.  "Under The Wire" Interurbans to modern streetcars.  MSOE - 1025 N. Broadway - Milwaukee, WI

Nov. 20, 22, 27, 29 -
National Railroad Museum - "Polar Express" - Green Bay, WI

Nov. 21 -
The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Transit Historical Society - Program - 7:30pm
"Milwaukee Road Electrification" - Chase bank - 4702 S. Packard - Cudahy, WI

Nov. 22 -
Badgerland S Gaugers - Swap Meet - 8am to Noon - Knights Of Columbus - 3200 S. 103 - Greenfield, WI

Nov. 22 -
Lionel RR Club - Swap Meet - 8am to Noon - Clarion Hotel - 5311 S. Howell - Milwaukee, WI

Nov. 22, 28, 29 -
Fox River Trolley Museum - "Polar Express" - South Elgin, IL

Nov. 28, 29 -
Como-Harriet Streetcar - "Holly Trolley" - Minneapolis, MN

Nov. 28, 29 -
East Troy Electric Railroad - "Christmas Express" - East Troy, WI


Canadian Pacific Holiday Train - Will travel CP lines in Canada and U.S.  The train is made up of locos, passenger and freight
cars decorated with thousands of LED lights.  Stops are made at several communities for short musical programs.  A complete
schedule of stops can be found on the CP website.
Here are the stops in our area.
Dec. 4 -
Gurnee, Il 4:00pm to 4:30pm - Sturtevant, WI 5:35pm to 6:05pm - Milwaukee, WI 7:15pm to 7:45pm -
Wauwatosa, WI 8:15pm to 8:35pm; - Hartrland, WI 9:10pm to 9:35pm - Columbus, WI 10:30pm to 10:50pm.
Dec. 5 -
Portage, WI 1:30pm to 2:00pm - Wisconsin Dells, WI 3:00pm to 3:30pm - Mauston, WI 4:25pm to 4:45pm -
Tomah, WI 5:35pm to 6:05pm - Sparta, WI 7:00pm to 7:30pm - LaCrosse, WI 9:00pm to 9:30pm

Dec. 5 - Waukesha County Gandy Dancers - Model Train Layout - Open House - 4pm to 9pm
831 N. Grand - Waukesha, WI -

Dec. 5, 6 -
National Railroad Museum - "Polar Express" - Green Bay, WI

Dec. 5, 6 -
Como-Harriet Streetcar - "Holly Trolley - Minneapolis, MN

Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13 -
Illinois Railway Museum - Happy Holidays Railway" - Union, IL

Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13 -
East Troy Electric Railroad - "Christmas Express" - East Troy, WI

Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 -
Fox River Trolley Museum - "Polar Express" - South Elgin, IL

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

Dec. 20 -
Lionel RR Club - Swap Meet - Clarion Hotel - 5311 S. Howell - Milwaukee, WI

Dec. 27 -
Badgerland S Gaugers - Swap Meet - 8am to Noon - Knights Of Columbus - 3200 S. 103 - Greenfield, 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
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