This page was last updated: November 18, 2017
- CALENDAR OF EVENTS -
A listing of all known rail and transit enthusiast events happening in and around the
Chicago-Kenosha-Milwaukee-Rockford area..
(Except where noted, meetings/activites take place in the city of Chicago)
If your organization's meetings/events are not listed -- or if you have any corrections
to be made to your event, contact Bill Shapotkin at traingg1@aol.com.
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Dec 1 (Friday) Omnibus Society of America meeting  (7:00-9:30 PM)
Location:               Swedish Covenant Hospital (2751 W. Winona Ave (Anderson Pavilion)).
Admission:    Free.
Program:               A presentation by Ed Montejano and annual business meeting.
Information      ht  tp://osabus.org/ 
Dec 1 (Friday) Blackhawk Chapter-NRHS meeting  7:30-10:00 PM
Location:               Gladys Fox Museum (s/w corner, 9th/Washington in Lockport, IL)
Admission:    Free.
Program:               To be announced.
Information     http://www.blackhawknrhs.org/meetings.htm
Dec 1 (Friday)Wisconsin Chapter-NRHS meeting  7:30-10:00 PM
       Location:              North Shore Congregational Church (7330 N. Santa Monica Boulevard) in Fox Point, WI.
       Admission:           Free
       Program:              To be annnounced.
Information     http://www.nrhswis.org/
Nov 24 (Friday)      Central Electric Railfans' Association meeting  7:00-9:00 PM
Location: University Center (525 S. State St -- 2nd Floor).
Admission:      Non-member Admission $5.00.
Program:              VIntage Chicago Traction -- color and B&W fils of the CA&E/CRT from 1940s and 1950s.
Information      www.cera-chicago.org
Dec 15 (Friday) Railroad & Shortlines Club of Chicago meeting  7:30-9:30 PM
Location:  Chicago Union Station (500 W Jackson Blvd -- Room 107A) (See NOTE)
Admission:       Free
Program:                 To be announced.
NOTE: Steps into Room 107A interfere with wheelchair use. Enter at 500 W. Jackson Blvd., 
         between Clinton & Canal, just three steps. The main waiting room may be closed for a private
   party. Call 312 725-0432 during meeting for assistance.
Information      http://rscc.dhke.com/ or Phone (312) 725-0432
For program announcements by email, send a message to schs-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
Dec 22 (Friday)      Central Electric Railfans' Association meeting  7:00-9:00 PM
Location: University Center (525 S. State St -- 2nd Floor).
Admission:      Non-member Admission $5.00.
Program:        Program to be announced.
Information      www.cera-chicago.org
Dec 13 (Wednesday)Twentieth Century Railroad Club meeting 
Location: )
Admission:    )There is NO scheduled meeting for this month.
Program:       )
Information     http://www.20thcentury.org/
Nov 18 (Saturday) The Milwaukee Elec Rwy & Transit Hist Soc meeting  2:30-4:30 PM 
Location:            Waterstone Bank (6560 S 27th St) in Oak Creek, WI.
Admission:      Free
Program:          "Railfanning to C&NW Historical Society Convention," by Dave Nelson.
                         A visit to Iowa Traction in Mason City, riding on Twin Cities and a visit to their shops.
                         The program will also include some non-traction items on the preservation of railroad
                           depots. 
Information      http://www.tmer.org/index.html
Dec 16 (Saturday) The Milwaukee Elec Rwy & Transit Hist Soc meeting  ​2:30-4:30 PM
Location:    Waterstone Bank (6560 S 27th St) in Oak Creek, WI.
Admission:      Free
Program:             ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MEMBERSHIP PARTY
                       Bring a dish to pass and enjoy a variety of different mini-presentations of your favorite
                       slides, movies or videos in an informal meeting. Please contact Jeff Marker about any
                       special equipment needs.
Information      http://www.tmer.org/index.html
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Jan 5 (Friday)      Omnibus Society of America meeting (7:00-9:30 PM)
      Location:          Swedish Covenant Hospital (2751 W. Winona Ave (Anderson Pavilion)).
      Admission:       Free.
      Program:          To be announced.
     Information       http://osabus.org/

Jan 5 (Friday) Blackhawk Chapter -- NRHS meeting (7:30-10:00 PM)
       Location: Gladys Fox Museum (s/w corner, 9th/Washington in Lockport, IL)
Admission:    )There is NO scheduled meeting for this month.
Program:       )
Information     http://www.blackhawknrhs.org/meetings.htm
Jan 5  (Friday)Wisconsin Chapter-NRHS meeting (7:30-10:00 PM)
    Location: North Shore Congregational Church (7330 N. Santa Monica Boulevard) in Fox Point, WI.
    Admission: Free
    Program: To be annnounced.
Information     http://www.nrhswis.org/
Jan 19 (Friday) Railroad & Shortlines Club of Chicago meeting  (7:30-9:30 PM)
Location: Chicago Union Station (500 W Jackson Blvd -- Room 107A) (See NOTE)
Admission:      Free
Program:              To be announced.
NOTE: Steps into Room 107A interfere with wheelchair use. Enter at 500 W. Jackson Blvd., 
         between Clinton & Canal, just three steps. The main waiting room may be closed for a private
   party. Call 312 725-0432 during meeting for assistance.
Information      http://rscc.dhke.com/ or Phone (312) 725-0432
For program announcements by email, send a message to schs-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
Jan 26 (Friday)      Central Electric Railfans' Association meeting  (7:00-9:00 PM)
Location: University Center (525 S. State St -- 2nd Floor).
Admission:      Non-member Admission $5.00.
Program:        Program to be announced.
Information      www.cera-chicago.org
Feb 2 (Friday) Omnibus Society of America meeting (7:00-9:30 PM)
Location: Swedish Covenant Hospital (2751 W. Winona Ave (Anderson Pavilion)).
    Admission: Free.
    Program: To be announced.
Information      http://osabus.org/
Feb 2 (Friday) Blackhawk Chapter -- NRHS meeting (7:30-10:00 PM)
    Location: Gladys Fox Museum (s/w corner, 9th/Washington in Lockport, IL)
    Program: To be announced.
Admission:    )There is NO scheduled meeting for this month.
Program:       )
Information     http://www.blackhawknrhs.org/meetings.htm
Feb 16 (Friday) Railroad & Shortlines Club of Chicago meeting  7:30-9:30 PM
Location: Chicago Union Station (500 W Jackson Blvd -- Room 107A) (See NOTE)
Admission:      Free
Program:              To be announced.
NOTE: Steps into Room 107A interfere with wheelchair use. Enter at 500 W. Jackson Blvd., 
         between Clinton & Canal, just three steps. The main waiting room may be closed for a private
   party. Call 312 725-0432 during meeting for assistance.
Information      http://rscc.dhke.com/ or Phone (312) 725-0432
For program announcements by email, send a message to schs-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
Feb 23 (Friday)      Central Electric Railfans' Association meeting  7:00-9:00 PM
Location: University Center (525 S. State St -- 2nd Floor).
Admission:      Non-member Admission $5.00.
Program:        Program to be announced.
Information      www.cera-chicago.org
Feb 2  (Friday)Wisconsin Chapter-NRHS meeting (7:30-10:00 PM)
Location: North Shore Congregational Church (7330 N. Santa Monica Boulevard) in Fox Point, WI.
     Admission: Free
     Program: To be annnounced.
Information     http://www.nrhswis.org/
Mar 2 (Friday) Omnibus Society of America meeting (7:00-9:30 PM)
Location: Swedish Covenant Hospital (2751 W. Winona Ave (Anderson Pavilion)).
     Admission: Free.
     Program: To be announced.
Information      http://osabus.org/
Mar 2 (Friday) Blackhawk Chapter -- NRHS meeting (7:30-10:00 PM)
     Location: Gladys Fox Museum (s/w corner, 9th/Washington in Lockport, IL)
     Program: To be announced.
Admission:    )There is NO scheduled meeting for this month.
Program:       )
Information     http://www.blackhawknrhs.org/meetings.htm
Mar 2  (Friday)Wisconsin Chapter-NRHS meeting (7:30-10:00 PM)
Location: North Shore Congregational Church (7330 N. Santa Monica Boulevard) in Fox Point, WI.
Admission: Free
Program: To be annnounced.
Information     http://www.nrhswis.org/
Mar 16 (Friday) Railroad & Shortlines Club of Chicago meeting  7:30-9:30 PM
Location: Chicago Union Station (500 W Jackson Blvd -- Room 107A) (See NOTE)
Admission:      Free
Program:          To be announced.
NOTE: Steps into Room 107A interfere with wheelchair use. Enter at 500 W. Jackson Blvd., 
         between Clinton & Canal, just three steps. The main waiting room may be closed for a private
   party. Call 312 725-0432 during meeting for assistance.
Information      http://rscc.dhke.com/ or Phone (312) 725-0432
For program announcements by email, send a message to schs-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
Mar 23 (Friday)      Central Electric Railfans' Association meeting  7:00-9:00 PM
Location: University Center (525 S. State St -- 2nd Floor).
Admission:      Non-member Admission $5.00.
Program:        Program to be announced.
Information      www.cera-chicago.org
Apr 6 (Friday) Omnibus Society of America meeting (7:00-9:30 PM)
Location: Swedish Covenant Hospital (2751 W. Winona Ave (Anderson Pavilion)).
     Admission: Free.
     Program: To be announced.
Information      http://osabus.org/
Apr 6 (Friday) Blackhawk Chapter -- NRHS meeting (7:30-10:00 PM)
     Location: Gladys Fox Museum (s/w corner, 9th/Washington in Lockport, IL)
     Program: To be announced.
Admission:    )There is NO scheduled meeting for this month.
Program:       )
Information     http://www.blackhawknrhs.org/meetings.htm
Apr 6  (Friday)Wisconsin Chapter-NRHS meeting (7:30-10:00 PM)
Location: North Shore Congregational Church (7330 N. Santa Monica Boulevard) in Fox Point, WI.
Admission: Free
Program: To be annnounced.
Information     http://www.nrhswis.org/
Apr 20 (Friday) Railroad & Shortlines Club of Chicago meeting  7:30-9:30 PM
Location: Chicago Union Station (500 W Jackson Blvd -- Room 107A) (See NOTE)
Admission:      Free
Program:          To be announced.
NOTE: Steps into Room 107A interfere with wheelchair use. Enter at 500 W. Jackson Blvd., 
         between Clinton & Canal, just three steps. The main waiting room may be closed for a private
   party. Call 312 725-0432 during meeting for assistance.
Information      http://rscc.dhke.com/ or Phone (312) 725-0432
For program announcements by email, send a message to schs-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
May 4 (Friday) Omnibus Society of America meeting (7:00-9:30 PM)
Location: Swedish Covenant Hospital (2751 W. Winona Ave (Anderson Pavilion)).
Admission: Free.
Program: To be announced.
Information      http://osabus.org/
May 4 (Friday) Blackhawk Chapter -- NRHS meeting (7:30-10:00 PM)
Location: Gladys Fox Museum (s/w corner, 9th/Washington in Lockport, IL)
Program: To be announced.
Admission:    )There is NO scheduled meeting for this month.
Program:       )
Information     http://www.blackhawknrhs.org/meetings.htm
May 4  (Friday)Wisconsin Chapter-NRHS meeting (7:30-10:00 PM)
Location: North Shore Congregational Church (7330 N. Santa Monica Boulevard) in Fox Point, WI.
Admission: Free
Program: To be annnounced.
Information     http://www.nrhswis.org/
May 18 (Friday) Railroad & Shortlines Club of Chicago meeting  7:30-9:30 PM
Location: Chicago Union Station (500 W Jackson Blvd -- Room 107A) (See NOTE)
Admission:      Free
Program:          To be announced.
NOTE: Steps into Room 107A interfere with wheelchair use. Enter at 500 W. Jackson Blvd., 
         between Clinton & Canal, just three steps. The main waiting room may be closed for a private
   party. Call 312 725-0432 during meeting for assistance.
Information      http://rscc.dhke.com/ or Phone (312) 725-0432
For program announcements by email, send a message to schs-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
May 25 (Friday)      Central Electric Railfans' Association meeting  7:00-9:00 PM
Location: University Center (525 S. State St -- 2nd Floor).
Admission:      Non-member Admission $5.00.
Program:        Program to be announced.
Information      www.cera-chicago.org
Jan 10 (Wednesday)Twentieth Century Railroad Club meeting  7:00-9:00 PM
    Location: )
    Admission: ) There is NO scheduled meeting for this month.
    Program: )
 Information     http://www.20thcentury.org
Jan 20 (Saturday) Chicago Terminal Chapter of the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical                                        Society  meeting (2:00-4:00 PM)
Location: Historical Pullman District Visitors Center (11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave).
Admission:      Free.
Program:               To be announced.
Information      ld_mlc43@comcast.net
   Location is accessible to public transportation using CTA bus #4 or 115 to/from 111th/Cottage Grove Ave or
   Metra Electric to/from 111/Pullman station (which is not ADA accessible) or to/from 115/Kensington 
   (which is ADA accessible).
Jan 20 (Saturday) The Milwaukee Elec Rwy & Transit Hist Soc meeting  2:30-4:30 PM
Location:    Waterstone Bank (6560 S 27th St) in Oak Creek, WI.
Admission:      Free
Program:             Program to be announced.
Information      http://www.tmer.org/index.html
Feb 14 (Wednesday)Twentieth Century Railroad Club meeting  7:00-9:00 PM
Location:              Chicago Union Station (Founders Room (S/W corner, Great Hall)). 500 W Jackson.
Admission:     Free.
Program:       Dave Daruszka. In the heyday of rail passenger transportation Chicago was home to 6 major
                     railroad terminals. This program covers the history, architecture and engineering behind these
                     great structures, and the railroads that built and used them. Presenter Dave Daruszka is 
                     a retired locomotive engineer and rail history aficionado who studies and blogs about
                     Chicago's railroad past and present."
Information     http://www.20thcentury.org
Apr 11 (Wednesday)Twentieth Century Railroad Club meeting  7:00-9:00 PM
Location:        Chicago Union Station (Founders Room (S/W corner of the Great Hall)). 500 W Jackson.
Admission:     Free.
Program:       To be annouced.
Information     http://www.20thcentury.org
Apr 21 (Saturday) Chicago Terminal Chapter of the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical                                        Society  meeting (2:00-4:00 PM)
Location: Historical Pullman District Visitors Center (11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave).
Admission:      Free.
Program:          To be announced.
Information      ld_mlc43@comcast.net
   Location is accessible to public transportation using CTA bus #4 or 115 to/from 111th/Cottage Grove Ave or
   Metra Electric to/from 111/Pullman station (which is not ADA accessible) or to/from 115/Kensington 
   (which is ADA accessible).
May 9 (Wednesday)Twentieth Century Railroad Club meeting  7:00-9:00 PM
Location:        Chicago Union Station (Founders Room (S/W corner of the Great Hall)). 500 W Jackson.
Admission:     Free.
Program:       To be annouced.
Information     http://www.20thcentury.org
Nov 18 (Sadurday) Chicagoland meet -- C&NW Historical Society
​Event rescheduled for Saturday, Nov 4th.
For more information: http://www.cnwhs.org/relitemdocs/1501262759.pdf
Nov 18 (Saturday)  Illinois Division -- Milwaukee Road Historical Association meeting  (1:30-3:00 PM)
Location:          Itasca Public Library (500 W Irving Park Rd) in Itasca, IL (a few blocks west
                                      of Itasca Metra/Milw rail station).
Admission:    Free.
Information:          Ted Schnepf, 126 Will Scarlet Lane, Elgin, IL 60120-9524
      Email:           railsunl@sbcglobal.net
Apr 21 (Saturday) The Milwaukee Elec Rwy & Transit Hist Soc meeting  2:30-4:30 PM
Location:         Waterstone Bank (6560 S 27th St) in Oak Creek, WI.
Admission:      Free
Program:          Program to be announced.
Information      http://www.tmer.org/index.html
Mar 17 (Saturday) The Milwaukee Elec Rwy & Transit Hist Soc meeting  2:30-4:30 PM
Location:    Waterstone Bank (6560 S 27th St) in Oak Creek, WI.
Admission:      Free
Program:             Program  to be announced.
Information      http://www.tmer.org/index.html
May 19 (Saturday) The Milwaukee Elec Rwy & Transit Hist Soc meeting  2:30-4:30 PM
Location:         Waterstone Bank (6560 S 27th St) in Oak Creek, WI.
Admission:      Free
Program:          Program to be announced.
Information      http://www.tmer.org/index.html
Feb 17 (Saturday) The Milwaukee Elec Rwy & Transit Hist Soc meeting  2:30-4:30 PM
Location:    Waterstone Bank (6560 S 27th St) in Oak Creek, WI.
Admission:      Free
Program:             Program to be announced.
Information      http://www.tmer.org/index.html
Mar 14 (Wednesday)Twentieth Century Railroad Club meeting  7:00-9:00 PM
Location:              Chicago Union Station (Founders Room (S/W corner, Great Hall)). 500 W Jackson.
Admission:     Free.
Program:       "West from Geneva." a look at past and present C&NW/Metra service beyond Geneva,
                      covering suburban service to Aurora, St Charles and Elburn/DeKalb and Sycamore, by
                      William M. Shapotkin.​
Information     http://www.20thcentury.org