The Milwaukee Road Historical Association

invites its members, their guests, and former employees to attend the


2018 Annual Meeting and Convention - July 18-21


CONVENTION COST REVISION - When we put the Convention information on line, we had to make our "best guess" as to the costs because the magazine printing deadline was upon us. We have discovered since then that costs in the Pacific Northwest for the same services are somewhat higher that what we pay in the Midwest of Rocky Mountain area.  Also, the Convention is one day longer and some additional expenses have been incurred.  As a result, we must add $35 per person to the cost of the Convention package.  We regret that this situation has occurred but since we run our Conventions on a "break even" basis, we need these funds to meet our costs.  If you checked this site earlier, you will find that the additional costs will shortly be added to the Full Convention package. Until then we ask that you do not register until you see the cost of $235 for the Full Convention package.

Online registration will be available beginning March 1, 2018
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The 2018 MRHA Convention will be at the Red Lion Hotel in Olympia, Washington

To book rooms, please call 1-360-943-4000 and mention you are with the Milwaukee Road Historical Association convention to receive the group rate.  You may book rooms now even though registration will not be available until March 2018.

Women's Programs: To Be Announced

Remember, this day event is included in your full convention price.  However, you must sign up for this tour on the convention form. Since we can only take 50 women, it will be first come, first served.  

There will also be two evening presentations for the women on Thursday and Friday.

Model Contest: We will have an all-scales/Milwaukee modeling contest this year. Any item can be entered in any scale as long as it is a Milwaukee Road item. The models will be housed in the Company Store and all attendees may vote on what they consider the best model in the show. Bring as many entries as you'd like.

 WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018
1:00 Registration Lobby

12:00 Vendors/Displays Open

5:00 Social Hour 

8:00 Men's and Women's Programs


THURSDAY, JuLY 19, 2018

7:00 Breakfast

8:30 Leave for Tour

4:00 Return

5:00 Dinner

7:00 Men's and Women's Programs  

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018
7:00 Breakfast

9:00 Leave for Train Trip

4:00 Return 

5:00 Dinner 

7:00 Men;s and Women's Programs 

 SATURDAY, July 21, 2018

7:00  Breakfast

9:00 Business Meeting

10:00 Presentations 

3:00 Annual Auction

6:00 Social Hour - Rule "G" Suspended

7:00 Banquet Dinner

8:00 Awards- Keynote Speaker


MRHA Convention Attendance Policy: Only current members of MRHA, their families and guests, former Milwaukee Road employees, and those presenting or assisting in the Convention are permitted to attend.

Display Tables: Any member or vendor is permitted a complimentary sales and/or display table. Anyone desiring more than one table will be required to pay a fee of $15 per additional table to the Emil Skok Restoration Fund. Tables are limited and a reservation MUST be made in order to obtain one or more tables. 

Changes in Convention Activities or Programs: While MRHA is proud to present a diversified and interesting convention for its members, as detailed previously, forces beyond its control may cause cancellation or change in the activities or programs. Such cancellations or changes may be made without notice and do not constitute a breach of contract.

Refund Policy: MRHA will refund any canceled Convention fees (minus a 10% fee to cover fixed costs) if notified in writing or email by July 1, 2018. No refunds will be issued after this date except in cases of proven emergency (serious Illness, death in the family, etc.). 


CONVENTION PACKAGE                                                                         EARLY*          LATE**

1. Full Fare - The Entire Convention Package and All Activities          $235             $250

                  (Includes breakfast for those staying at the Quality Inn & Suites)

2. Banquet Fare - The Banquet and Program Only                           $ 50             $ 60

 *Postmarked by June 8, 2018

**Postmarked between June 8 and July 1, 2018  

You will be able to register online (see the form below) or make checks payable to MRHA AFTER MARCH 10, 2018. Mail to:

Milwaukee Road Historical Association
Convention Registration
                  P. O. BOX 307 
                  Antioch, Illinois 60002-0307 

Hotel Information

Our Convention hotel is the Red Lion Hotel in Olympia, Washington.  The phone number is 1-360-943-4000

When making reservations, be sure to mention the Milwaukee Road Historical Association Convention to receive our special rate.

Convention fees do not include the cost of your hotel room.

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