MRHA News and Updates Below:
Due to some logistics considerations with our train trip on Saturday, our Convention Banquet is being restored to its usual day and time - Saturday Evening with the Banquet beginning at 7:00PM.
The Convention Hotel is fully booked but we have obtained a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express in Inver Grove Heights, which is 1 1/2 miles from the Convention hotel. Please tell them you are with the Milwaukee Road Historical Association to get the preferred rate of $139.00. Their address is 5653 Bishop Ave. and the phone is 651-450-1100. We have also secured a block of rooms at the Microtel in Inver Grove Heights at 5681 Bishop Ave. with a rate of $119.00. Their phone number is 651-552-0555. Book promptly as these rooms will go quickly. Again, telll them you are with the Milwaukee Road Historical Association to get the preferred rate. Both hotels include a breakfast with these prices. See you in South St. Paul June 20-23, 2019.
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New or Renewal Memberships
If you are looking to join MRHA or renew your membership for 2019,
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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 600 never seen photos of Milwaukee steam engines. Here is a list of our "10 Most Wanted" missing engines:
Class Road Numbers Comment
J2-a 409-84-26-1025 First engine from new Milwaukee Shops, retired 1910
G8 2601-1001 Only unseen G8, worked until the end of steam
C5-a 7242-1242 Only unseen C5 of 45 rostered
B3-x 253-300-1600-4200 Experimental Vauclain Compound 4-6-0, scrapped 1927
B3 301-1601-4201 First engine of the class of 25
B4 367-1717-4317 First of 66, "wide firebox" class en
A2-a 939-3126 Only unseen Atlantic, built 1903, retired 1928
G1 192 Ex Milwaukee & Superior No. 4
L2 1800-8000-662 First engine of the class of 180
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 at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
APRIL - Livingston Rail Show - Depot Center -Livingston, Montana (last Saturday in April)
MAY - Davenport 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 2016 Train Show - County Fairgrounds - Spokane, Wash. (2nd Sunday)
NOVEMBER - Trainfest - State Fair Park - West Allis, Wisconsin (2nd weekend) plus
Dubuque Train Show - Dubuque Fairgrounds -Dubuque, Iowa - (1st weekend)
DECEMBER - None
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