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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.
   
    For information and discussions posted by our members, and more up-to-date info on events, check our
Yahoo Group  - twerhsgroup
February 2015
Feb. - Entire Month Until March 15th - Mitchell Park Domes - "G" Scale Trains in the Seasonal Dome" - 524 S. Layton Blvd.
Milwaukee - For times and info check www.milwaukeedomes.org

Feb. 20 - MSOE All Star Railroad Night - Program: "C&NW" - 7:30pm. - Milwaukee School Of Engineering -
1025 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI

Feb. 21 - The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Transit Historical Society - Program "Return Of The Streetcars" - 7:30pm
Chase Bank - 4702 S. Packard, Cudahy, WI - www.tmer.org

Feb. 21 & 22 - MAD CITY TRAIN Show - Largest Model train Show in SW Wisconsin.  Layouts - Vendors - Displays -
Contests - 9am to 5pm - Alliant Energy Center - Madison, WI  www.nmra.scwd.org

Feb. 22 - Badgerland S Gaugers - Swap Meet - WG's Banquet Center - 8am to Noon - 3200 S. 103rd, Greenfield, WI
www.trainweb.org/BSG

Feb. 22 - Mitchell Park Domes - "Steampunk Day" - 9am to 4pm - Model Trains on exhibit - costume characters - activities -
524 S. Layton Blvd. - Milwaukee - www.milwaukeedomes.org

Feb. 27 - Central Electric Railfan's Assn. - Program "CTA Then & Now". - 7:30pm. - University Center, 525 S. State,
Chicago, IL. - www.cera-chicago.org

March 2015
Mar. Entire Month Until March 15th - Mitchell Park Domes - "G" Scale Trains in the Seasonal Dome" - 524 S. Layton Blvd.
Milwaukee - For times and info check www.milwaukeedomes.org

Mar. 7 - Waukesha County Gandy Dancers - Model Train Layout - Open House - 4pm to 9pm - 831 N. Grand, Waukesha,
WI - www.wcgandydancers.com

Mar. 8 - Metro RR Club - 20th Annual Model Train Show - 9am to 4pm - Layouts - Dealers - Circle B Rec Center - Hwy 60
-Cedarburg, WI - www.metrorrclub.org

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

Mar. 13, 14 & 15 - Annual Chicago "O" Scale Meet.  Largest "O" Scale Meet in area.  Attracts dealers and visitors from entire
Midwest.  Contests, area layout tours, dealers in new products as well as used merchandise.  Often great bargains.
Fri. Dealer Set-up.  Sat. Open to Public 9am to 5pm.  Sun. Open to Public 9am to 2pm.
Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL   www.marchmeet.net

Mar. 14 & 15 - Delavan Model Train Show - Sat. 9am to 4pm - Sun. 9am to 2pm - American Legion Hall - 111 S. 2nd.,
Delavan, WI

Mar. 20 - MSOE All Star Railroad Night - Program: "1984 Trains In Midwest & East Coast. also Local Milwaukee Railroad
Scenes" - 7:30pm - Milwaukee School Of Engineering - 1025 N. Broadway - Milwaukee, WI

Mar. 21 - The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Transit Historical Society - Program "Rapid Transit To Hales Corners" 7:30pm
Chase Bank - 4702 S. Packard, Cudahy, WI - www.tmer.org

Mar. 21 & 22 - LaCrosse & Three Rivers Model Train Show - Sat. 9am to 5pm - Sun. 10am to 4pm - LaCrosse Center -
www.laxand3riversclub.com

Mar. 22 - Badgerland S Gaugers - Swap - 8am to Noon - WG's Banquet Center - 3200 S. 103rd, Greenfield, WI
www.trainweb.org/bsg

Mar. 27 - Central Electric Railfan's Assn. Program - "George Krambles At 100". - 7:30pm - University Center - 525 S. State,
Chicago, IL - www.cera-chicago.org

Mar. 28 & 29 - Lionel Railroad Club - Open House - 10am to 5pm - Parkland Plaza - 2721 S. Calhoun Rd. New Berlin, WI
milw-lrrc@wi.rr.com

April 2015
April 4 - East Troy Electric Railroad - "Bunny Day" Special Easter Train - www.easttroyrr.org

April 11 - Fox Valley Toy & Train Swap - 9am to 3pm - Sabre Lanes - 1330 Midway Rd. Menasha, WI

April 12 - Great Midwest Train Show - Largest Swap & Sell Show In Midwest - 9:30am to 3pm - Du Page County
Fairgrounds, Wheaton, IL

April 17 - MSOE All Star Railroad Night - Program: "Railroads Around Chicago" - 7:30pm. - Milwaukee School Of
Engineering - 1025 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI

April 18 - The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Transit Historical Society - Program "North Shore Line".  7:30pm
Chase Bank - 4702 S. Packard, Cudahy, WI - www.tmer.org

April 24 - Central Electric Railfan's Assn. - Program: "San Francisco" - 7:30pm - University Center, 525 S. State, Chicago, IL
www.cera-chicago.org

April 25 & 26 - Titletown Train Show - Largest Model Train Show in NE Wisconsin - Layouts - Dealers - Displays
Sat. 9am to 5pm - Sun. 10am to 4pm - Shopko Hall - 1901 S. Oneida St., Green Bay, WI  www.titletowntrainshow.com

April 26 - Chicagoland Railroad Collectibles Show - Buy - Sell - Swap - Over 200 tables - 9am to 3pm - College Of Du Page,
Glen Ellyn, IL  joe.mazanek@gmail.com


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. -  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.  The Mayor is also looking into alternative ways to
finance the project, including creating a T.I.F. District.  He also admits this line is only the first step.  Other lines would reach
Bay View (perhaps all the way to the airport), UWM and Marquette University.




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