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Regular meetings are held from 1:30 PM until 4:30 PM, at the Gary Morava Recreation Center, 110 W. Camp McDonald Road, Prospect Heights, IL 60070. All activities and dates are subject to change, so please check meeting listings regularly for any change in activity, location or time. Click HERE to display a map to the Gary Morava Recreation Center. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are free and guests are always welcome. Click on a meeting date below for additional details of that event.

 

Clinic Presentation: The Eye of the Storm, Remembering the Chicago & Northwestern and The Erie Lackawanna by Mark Llanuza

Summer is coming to a end, so let's get everybody ready for winter with a blizzard winter storm show on how railroads dealt with winter and 60 mph winds with "Eye of the Storm." This slide show will be followed by Remembering the Chicago & Northwestern. The CNW was the only railroad that was still making a profit in 1976 with commuter trains and the famous hot piggy back trains, The Birds. Finally, a view of the Erie Lackawanna. This railroad that went under very rapidly under Conrail. See the operations chronicled on it's final days

Contest: Caboose Train - 4 cars maximum

Show and Tell Table: Any Category or train related item

Contest awards & refreshments at the meeting.

Clinic Presentation: Rail Travel in Japan by Mike Wood

Show and Tell Table: Any Category or train related item

Contest: One Structure - any size or scale

Contest awards & refreshments at the meeting.

The Fall MWR BOD meeting will be held Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 10:30 am in Trainfest Clinic room 4, West Allis, WI.

Clinic Presentation: Electronics and Model Railroading by George K.

Contest: UP4014 or other Steam Photo - Limit 1 Photo.

Show and Tell Table: Any Category or train related item

Contest awards & refreshments at the meeting.

Clinic Presentation: Great Norther's Mesabi Division by Bob Hanmer

Contest: Switching Layout Track Plan - any Scale

Show and Tell Table: Any Category or train related item

Contest awards & refreshments and lunch at the meeting.

Clinic Presentation: $220 Laser Cutter by Gary Saxton

Contest: Open Loads with a Car - 4 cars maximum

Show and Tell Table: Any Category or train related item

Contest awards & refreshments at the meeting.

Clinic Presentation: Taking Advantage of Your Layout Design Software by Steve Miazga

Contest: 12 inch x 12 inch Diorama - any scale

Show and Tell Table: Any Category or train related item

Contest awards & refreshments at the meeting.

Clinic Presentation: NMRA Layout Command Control (LCC) by Paul Wussow

Contest: TBA

Show and Tell Table: Any Category or train related item

Contest awards & refreshments at the meeting.

Clinic Presentation: Changing Scales by Jeremy Drummler

Contest: Open Load - without a car

Show and Tell Table: Any Category or train related item

Contest awards & refreshments and lunch at the meeting.

The 2020 Midwest Region convention - The Peoria Rocket will be jointly hosted by the Illinois Valley and Illinois Terminal Divisions of the MWR.
The convention facility will be Holiday Inn and Suites, 101 Holiday Street, East Peoria, Illinois 61611 Tel: 1-309-698-3333

Please see: http://www.peoriarocket2020.org/ 
for more information about this event.

Clinic Presentation: The Crystal Lake Historical Station Diorama - by Walt Herrick

Contest: Unfinished Project

Show and Tell Table: Any Category or train related item

Contest awards & refreshments at the meeting.