Welcome to the Milwaukee Road Historical Association
The Milwaukee Road Historical Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation founded in 1972 and chartered with the State of Wisconsin to study and preserve the history of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (The Milwaukee Road) from its inception in 1850 to its acquisition by the Soo Line Railroad in 1985. MRHA is not affiliated with any railroad company. It is recognized as the official historical body dealing with The Milwaukee Road, its predecessors and its subsidiaries.
MRHA hopes to bring you a great internet experience with several new and innovative features. As we address the technical issues, we encourage you to stop back often.
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The MRHA Board of Trustees and the website development team.
What is the Milwaukee Road?
Follow the link above to learn more about this storied railroad.
CORRECTIONS and EXPLANATIONS
Oh, Oh, the President has messed up again!!
When you get your magazine in the mail this week, you will find a ballot for this year's elections. Unfortunately, when the President sent it to the editor, he used the wrong ballot!!
Please throw the ballot away!! A correct one will be included with the 2nd Quarter Issue!!
NOW YOU CAN SEARCH OUR INDEX OF - THE MILWAUKEE RAILROADER - TO SEE IF WE HAVE ARTICLES ON ITEMS OF INTEREST TO YOU.
Click on each heading in the Index if you wish to sort it differently than it appears. Also, click on the headings after doing a search to restore the index. Clicking on "Description" will bring the index back to its original listing by articles. We hope
this will be of help to you as you search for articles you need.
Our insert in the last issue of THE MILWAUKEE RAILROADER gave information concerning the New, Revised Caboose Book. Unfortunately, our proof reader forgot to add the postage to the insert. The cost of the book is $20.00 and postage is $3.00 for a total of $23.
The amount is correct on the Company Store site, but not on the insert. We are sorry for the error and will buy the proofreader a new set of glasses this week.
New or Renewal Memberships
If you are looking to join MRHA or renew your membership for 2013,
and it will take you to our registration page. From here, we can take care of your membership request quickly.
Milwaukee Road's Rib Side Cabooses
Whether you model the Milwaukee Road or you're just a fan of cabooses in general, you'll want to add this special publication to your railroad reference library. Milwaukee Road's Rib-Side Cabooses spotlights the railroad's famous rib-side caboose fleet. Debuting in 1939, these unique cabooses became a fixture on Milwaukee Road freight trains far and wide. This 40 page book - MRHA's first special publication - features dozens of black & white and color photos, line drawings of the original 1939-built caboose and a full-color center spread that illustrates both the as-delivered style and the later "mainline" style prevalent in the 1970's. Six chapters plus a special photo section, an appendix and a disposition roster provide the most complete rundown ever published on one of the most distinctive cabooses to roll on American rails.
by Jeff Kehoe
** New Revised Edition **
Order it in the Company Store Today!
White River Junction Productions
"Slides With Mike Schafer" series.
Growing Up With The Milwaukee Road
Now available in the Company Store
MRHA's 2013 Calendar includes 14 full size photos plus smaller icons for each month. Each month had important dates in Milwaukee Road History for that month
Click here to place an order
Convention Hotel Information
2013 MRHA Convention Hotel Information
September 19-22, 2013
You may now register for rooms at the Clock Tower Inn, Rockford, Illinois by calling 1-800-358-7666
Mention you are registering for the Milwaukee Road Historical Association Convention in September 2013 to receive the special room rate of $89.00
The Clock Tower Inn is located at 7801 East State Street in Rockford, Illinois and it just off of I -90 at the State Street exit.
View a map of The Clock Tower Inn
There is direct bus service on Van Galder buses from Union Station in Chicago and O'Hare Airport.
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