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


Site updated 01/21/2020

Contact Us

Jeff Goutcher, President
Art Danz, Vice President/Convention Lead
Dave Young, Treasurer
Wendy Storozuk, Office Manager
Carolyn Helms, Secretary/Company Store
Bob Storozuk, Curator

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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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 THE CONVENTION REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE NOW!!!!  Click on Convention and sign in to register for August.

Our first ever virtual Annual Meeting was a success!

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


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


The 2021 Convention August 12 - 15, 2021 will be at the Holiday Inn in Elgin, Illinois.  Room registrations can be made now.  There is a link to the Holiday Inn in the Convention section on this page or call the hotel at 1-847-488-9000.  Mention MRHA for the $99 room rate. If you have questions, contact or write to MRHA at P. O. Box 307, Antioch, IL 60002-0307.




Check out our Company Store for our new Freight Car Decals HO, N and O scale





 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, 


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





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.




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)cancelled

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) plus

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