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.
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The Illinois Railway Museum has purchased the Buffet Lounge Solarium Observation Car Mt Harvard from the Mid-Continent Railway Museum However, they are seeking funds for the transportation of the car from Wisconsin to Illinois (approximately $25,000 to $30,000) MRHA will be making a contribution to help meet these costs, but due to the large amount needed, we are also asking our members to contribute to meet the required costs The car would be the second Milwaukee Road heavyweight car in the IRM collection and is in operating condition To contribute, please send your check or money order, made payable to "Illinois Railway Museum", to:
Illinois Railway Museum 7000 Olson Road Box427 Union IL 60180
Also, mark "For Mt Harvard" in the memo line You can also make a donation through the IRM online store IRM is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible
What is the Milwaukee Road?
Follow the link above to learn more about this storied railroad.
New or Renewal Memberships
If you are looking to join MRHA or renew your membership for 2015,
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 2015!! Don't wait to join or renew as membership dues will increase to $35 after February 23, 2015 due to postage increases!
2015 MRHA Calendar is now available!
MRHA's 2015 Calendar is now available in the Company Store.
Go check it out today!
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Special News - 100 Year Birthdays for Depot and Bridge
On September 12, 2015 the Joyce Depot will celebrate its 100th birthday This depot is one of 3 log depots in the Milwaukee system The depot has been renovated and inside are numerous railroad and local history items The celebration will include lots of activities birthday cake, and perhaps a band
On September 26 2015 the Howe through truss bridge at Sequim, Washington will also celebrate its centennial birthday The Milwaukee used this bridge to span the Dungeness River The Bridge has been preserved and is used as a part of the Olympic Discovery Trail Railroad activities, including some modeling, will be a part of the celebration For more information, contact Bill Sery at: email@example.com
Volume 10 of the extremely popular MRHA Steam Series is now available in the Company Store. With photos from the Roy Campbell Collection, recall the days when steam ruled the passenger rail! Follow the link below and order today!
** MRHA Steam Series Volume 10 **
Order it in the Company Store Today!
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