This page was last updated: October 28, 2018
- 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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Oct 27 (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).
Oct 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:               To be announced.
Information      http://www.tmer.org/index.html
Oct 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:          "Railfans & Trains," by RAILFAN.
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
Oct 21 (Sunday)       27th Annual Chicago Railroadiana and Model Train Show and Sale. 
                                10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location:            Kane County Fairgrounds (525 S Randall Rd) in St Charles, IL.
Admission:         Adults $6.00 (Children under 6 free).Program:
Information          Russ@ChicagoRRshow.com
Oct 20 (Saturday) Chicago Terminal Chapter of the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical                                        Society  meeting
Meeting date changed to Saturday, October 27th!!!
Nov 2 (Friday) Omnibus Society of America Meeting

Tonight's event has been CANCELLED. There will be no meeting tonight.
Nov 2 (Friday)  Blackhawk Chapter -- NRHS meeting (7:30-10:00 PM)
Location:     Gladys Fox Museum (231 E 9th St) in Lockport, IL.
Admission:  Free.
Program:     A program by long-time Blackhawk member and world-traveler and photographer Joe Petric.
​Info:  https://www.blackhawkrailwayhistoricalsociety.org/
Nov 3 (Saturday)  Friends of the Rock Island Chicagoland meeting (6:30-9:00 PM)
Location:                Grace United Methodist Church - Lower Level - enter at rear
                              (12739 Maple Ave in Blue Island, IL).
Admission:             Free will donation to pay for flyers, mailing and a donation to the church for the use of their
                              facilities.
Program:                6:30-7:30 PM – "Mini" Swap Meet / Display - Bring items you want to trade, sell or show. 
                             7:30-9:00 PM –  Steve Hile will present a program about the RI’s Decorah branch.
                                                     Paul Schuch stopped in at the Manly RR museum and will present photos
                                                     and report on the status there.
Information             Swap Tables: Paul Hunnell <phunnell_at_yahoo.com> 630-369-0221.
General Info:           Jim Suhs <jamessuhs_at_sbcglobal.net> 815-588-1504.
                             Tom Mitoraj <mitoraj_at_yahoo.com> 630-606-7030. 
Nov 9 (Friday)  Chicago Chapter -- NRHS meeting (8:00-10:00 PM)
Location:     Lincoln Center (935 Maple Ave) in Downers Grove, IL. (Located three blocks south of the Main St
 Station on the Metra/BNSF line.)
Admission:  Free.
Program:     Program to be announced.
Information:  http://www.chicagorailassociation.org/
Nov 14 (Friday)  20th Century Railroad Club meeting (7:00-9:00 PM)
Location:     Union Station (210 S Canal St -- Founder's Room (located SW corner of the Great Hall).
Admission:  Free.
Program:    "Batavia's Railroads," by Leo Phillips.
Information:  https://20thcentury.org/meetings
Nov 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:          "The Chicago Milwaukee & Gary," by William M. Shapotkin.
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
Nov 23 (Friday)      Central Electric Railfans' Association meeting  7:00-9:00 PM
Location: University Center (525 S. State St -- 2nd Floor).
Admission:           Free.
Program:               Program to be announced.
Information      www.cera-chicago.org
Dec 7 (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 slide presentation by Ed Montejano.
Information             http://osabus.org/
Dec 7 (Friday)  Blackhawk Chapter -- NRHS meeting (7:30-10:00 PM)
Location:     Gladys Fox Museum (231 E 9th St) in Lockport, IL.
Admission:  Free.
Program:     Annual business meeting and holiday party.

                  After we cover Blackhawk business and elect officers, this month's program will be our first-ever
                  Blackhawk Movie Night - A collection of short railroad films and TV programs...with some surprises.  

​                  Blackhawk members are asked to bring food to share.
​Info:  https://www.blackhawkrailwayhistoricalsociety.org/
Dec 14 (Friday)  Chicago Chapter -- NRHS meeting (8:00-10:00 PM)
Location:     Lincoln Center (935 Maple Ave) in Downers Grove, IL. (Located three blocks south of the Main St
 Station on the Metra/BNSF line.)
Admission:  Free.
Program:     Program to be announced.
Information:  http://www.chicagorailassociation.org/
Dec 12 (Wednesday)  20th Century Railroad Club
No Meeting this month.
Information:  https://20thcentury.org/meetings
Dec 21 (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 28 (Friday)      Central Electric Railfans' Association meeting  7:00-9:00 PM
Location:           University Center (525 S. State St -- 2nd floor)
Admission:         Free.
Program:            Program to be announced.
Information      www.cera-chicago.org
Oct 26 (Friday)      Central Electric Railfans' Association meeting  7:00-9:00 PM
Location: University Center (525 S. State St -- 2nd Floor).
Admission:           Free.
Program:           "The Wilkes-Barre & Hazelton Railway," by George Gula
Information      www.cera-chicago.org
Nov 10-11 (Sat & Sun)       Trainfest   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:      Wisconsin State Fair Park (640 South 84th St) in West Allis, WI.
Admission:    For full list of ticket prices: https://www.trainfest.com/show-details/
Program:       https://www.trainfest.com/show-details/
Information     https://www.trainfest.com/show-details/
Nov 17 (Saturday)  Chicago & NorthWestern Historical Society --
                               20th annual Chicagoland meeting (2:00-9:00 PM)
Location:     Riverview Banquets (1117 N Washington Ave (IL St Rt  25) in Batavia, IL.
Admission:  $27 before Nov 7/$32 after Nov 7.   Make out check/money order payable to: C&NW HS
   Make out check/money order payable to: C&NW HS
   Mail check/money order to:   Charles Stats
                                              1104 S Oak Park Ave
                                              Oak Park, IL 60304-2004
Programs:    3:00 PM -- "A look at the C&NW," by Tom Horwath.
                   5:00 PM -- Summer (family-style)
                   7:00 PM -- A presentation by Mark Llanuza.
Information:  http://www.cnwhs.org/relitemdocs/1534452410.pdf