Wisconsin Chapter, National Railway Historical Society
Wisconsin NRHS is a chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.
The NRHS was founded in 1935 by a group of rail historians. It has since grown from 40 founding members to include thousands of men and women of all ages and professions in every state and many foreign countries, making it the nation's largest rail preservation and historical society. More information about NRHS may be found at www.nrhs.com.
The Wisconsin Chapter was founded in 1950. Our purpose is to gather, preserve and disseminate information, both historic and current, pertaining to railroading in Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest.
The chapter holds membership meetings on the the first Friday evening of the month (excepting June, July and August) in Fox Point, just north of Milwaukee. Meeting programs are presented by leading local railroad historians, photographers, enthusiasts, and people involved with the railroad industry. Meetings are always open to the public, and no admission fee is charged. Click the "Meetings" menu for details on our next meeting.
East Troy Excursion - Saturday, July 31
The "Get Reacquainted Special"
Our lives have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. The last time we met in person was March, 2020, and frankly we've missed the interaction and collegiality that's only possible with an in-person event.
In an attempt to return to normalcy, the Wisconsin Chapter NRHS is hosting a chartered trip on the East Troy Electric Railroad on Saturday morning, July 31, 2021. We aim to include at least one run-by and a shop tour on this trip. The full itinerary is being developed now, but you can bet our friends at East Troy will roll out the red carpet for our group. Our special train leaves promptly at 9:00 am.
Use this form to reserve and pay for your tickets. Non-member price is $30.00 per ticket; member price is $20.00. (If you're not a member, join now then return to this page to purchase your tickets at the discounted member price, if you wish.)
Select the ticket(s) you'd like to reserve, then hit the "Buy Now" button. The chapter uses Pay Pal to process payments, which allows you to use your Pay Pal account or a major credit card. We'll get your name, desired ticket quantity, and additional info on the following pages.
Within a day or two of receipt of your order, we will send you a confirmation email. You will not receive printed tickets. Just check in at the East Troy depot before departure.
If you have any questions, please contact chapter president Mike Yuhas via email at president [at-sign] nrhswis [period] org.