Milwaukee Road Historical Association
PO Box 307
Antioch, IL 60002-0307

Web: www.mrha.com

Site updated 01/21/2020


Contact Us

Jeff Goutcher, President
     milw01@earthlink.net
Art Danz, Vice President/Convention Lead
     abdanz53@att.net
Leo Dorn, Treasurer
     leodorncpa@gmail.com
Kipp. Meyers, Secretary
    kem@meyersandshaulis.com
Kelsey Peterson, Company Store
    peterson03kelsey@gmail.com
Bob Storozuk, Curator
     museum@mrha.com
Wendy Storozuk, Office Manager
     office@mrha.com

Notice: Any email sent needs a subject and signature from the author or it will be deleted as incomplete. Thanks!
 

 



Photo courtesy of Warren Newhauser. 


New Metra Milwaukee Road Heritage paint scheme below!

 



Milw 756 Fairbanks Morse H12-44 in Portage, WI during Nov, 1965

 

 


Milw 901 Baldwin S12 switching at Redwing, MN during December of 1965 

 

 


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These  marks may not be used without the consent of the Milwaukee Road Historical Association.

 


                                                                 CAROLYN HELMS 

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Carolyn Helms, long time Secretary of MRHA.  All who knew her friendliness, thoughtfulness and passion to make every member and every person valued,  knew that she was the real spirit and embodied the best of MRHA.  Her knowledge, sense of service, and talents are a great loss to our organization and will be greatly missed.    She spent the last couple of months in rehabilitation after a fall at her home.  An article about the fall has already gone to press in the Hiawathgram but we are heartbroken that she was ultimately unable to recover.  She will forever watch her favorite sunsets from heaven.

Cards can be sent to MRHA, P. O. Box 307, Antioch, IL 60002

Donations in her memory can be made to MRHA in lieu of flowers

 Visitation will be Friday, November, 26 from 3 to 8PM at the Ringa Funeral Home located at 122 S. Milwaukee Ave. Lake Villa, IL 60046   847-356-2146 

On Saturday Morning, November 27 there will be a short visitation from 9 to 10AM and the funeral service will follow at 10AM.

Her obituary may be viewed at   https://www.ringafuneralhome.com/obituaries/Carolyn-Helms-4/  

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NEW PRODUCTS IN THE COMPANY STORE AVAILABLE IN THE 4TH QUARTER MAGAZINE AND ON LINE ARE THE NEW ANNUAL HARDCOVER D & I DIVISION BOOK BY ART DANZ $55 WITH PRIORITY SHIPPING AND THE 2022 CALENDAR AVAILABLE FOR  $17 FOR MEMBERS AND $20 FOR NON-MEMBERS IN USA.  ADDITIONAL POSTAGE FOR FOREIGN SHIPPING NECESSARY. OR MAY BE ORDERED BY SENDING FUNDS TO MRHA;  P O BOX 307;  ANTIOCH IL 60002-0307

 

Our first ever virtual Annual Meeting was a success!

For those who would like to view the recorded meeting use the information below:

https://waterstonemortgage.zoom.us/rec/share/0cvc20xMvng8FRH3PMIMzl8hY93xcGuFor3Ka7kJEgJLYifud-DG4MTIIc0o26Rf.AN0Cy5kPCLJtloJA

Thank you to the MRHA board for their time and hard work during the year.

 

 

 

 

 



 

 What is the Milwaukee Road?


Follow the link above to learn more about this storied railroad


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New or Renewal Memberships

If you are looking to join MRHA or renew your membership for 2021, 



CLICK HERE


and it will take you to our registration page.  From here, we can take care of your membership request quickly.  If you are
RENEWING please check your 4Q magazine label to see when your membership expires - a number of members have renewed TWICE for 2021!!!   Our membership year runs on a calendar year January 1 to December 31.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION: The Milwaukee Road Archives at the Milwaukee Public Library has a number of duplicate blueprints and drawings for sale. Go to the Milwaukee Public Library at the link below to see what materials are available.

Milwaukee Public Library-Milw Rd Drawings

 


 

MILWAUKEE ROAD STEAM SEARCH

 

How many of the Milwaukee Road's 3,000 plus steam locomotives are still viewable in photographs?  Seeking to answer this question is what the MRHA STEAM SEARCH is all about.  In pursuit of this goal; We SEARCH for rare or previously unseen photos of Milwaukee Road steam locomotives.  We ARCHIVE and RECORD the historic photos we find.  We SERVE as a clearing house for information about sources of steam locomotive photos.  We RESPECT the copyright of persons and institutions holding the rights to the materials.  We NEED YOUR HELP in the increasingly difficult work of finding, authenticating and obtaining the photos we are seeking.  We have found many but there are still more than 500 Milwaukee steam engines of which we have no photo.  Here is a list of our "10 Most Wanted" missing engines:  

Class       Road Numbers         Comment  

G8                       2601-1001                              Only unseen G8 of 42, retired 11/54

H5                       227-600-300                           First H5 of 162, built 1879, retired 1918

C5-a                   7242-1242                               Only unseen C5 of 50, retired 12/45

B3-x                   253-300-1600-4200                 Experimental Vauclain Compound 4-6-0, scrapped 1927

B3                      301-1601-4201                        First B3 of 25, built 1900, rebuilt 1918

B4                      367-1717-4317                        First of 66, "wide firebox" compound 4-6-0

4-4-0                   232 ( 1st)                                Ex-Chicago & Pacific No. 1 - Acquired 1880 

G1                      192                                          Ex-Milwaukee and Superior No. 4 - Our 1st 4-6-0

C1-d                   7076                                        Ex-CTH&SE 657, only missing C1-d of 10

4-4-0                  1                                              Former LaCrosse & Milw. No. 1, named Winneconne

We are seeking these and other Milwaukee Road steam locomotives and photo collections.  For more information, contact Ted Douglas, Steam Search Coordinator.


 

LOOKING FOR MRHA AT TRAIN SHOWS

 

Do you want to talk to someone from MRHA?  Would you like to see something that MRHA offers?  Each year MRHA representatives attend a number of shows in various parts of the country.  If you are near one of these sites,  stop by and say Hello! and ask your questions, or look at our materials (though not all our items are at every show)!   Here is a list of the shows that MRHA usually attends.  Show hours are generally 9 or 10 to 4PM.

 

JANUARY - None   

FEBRUARY - Mad City Train Show - Alliant Center- Madison, Wisconsin (2nd or 3rd weekend)

MARCH - Rock Valley Train Show - Belvidere High Sch. - Belvidere, IL (3rd weekend)

APRILLivingston Rail Show - Depot Center -Livingston, Montana (last Saturday in April)

MAYDavenport Train Show - 2815 Locust St. - Davenport, Iowa (1st weekend)

JUNE - None

JULY - LaCrosse Train Show -Copeland Park - LaCrosse, Wisconsin (date TBA)

AUGUST - Elkader Train Show - Johnson Reception Hall - Elkader, Iowa  (3rd weekend)

SEPTEMBER - Missoula Train Show - Big Sky H.S. - Missoula, Montana (2nd Sunday)

OCTOBER - Fall Train Show - County Fairgrounds - Spokane, Wash. (2nd Sunday)

NOVEMBER - Trainfest - State Fair Park - West Allis, Wisconsin (2nd weekend) CANCELLED

Dubuque Train Show - Dubuque Fairgrounds -Dubuque, Iowa - (1st weekend)

DECEMBER - None