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.
Wisconsin Chapter meetings are held on the first Friday of every month (except July & August), at 7:30 p.m., in the lower level meeting room of the North Shore Congregational Church, 7330 North Santa Monica Boulevard in Fox Point, Wisconsin. Click here for a Bing map and directions.
During the coronavirus pandemic, we held our meetings remotely, online. We will endeavor to continue to stream our meetings via Zoom for the benefit of anyone who cannot attend in-person. To be advised of Zoom connection information, sign up for our email announcements. Just send your request to president (at-sign) nrhswis (period) org.
Our meetings are always open to members and to anyone who has an interest in railroad history or today's railroad operations. No admission fee is charged. If you find yourself aligned with the goals of the chapter, please consider joining.
Friday, October 7, 2022, 7:30 PM CDT - Auction
Join us for our railroad book auction on Friday, October 7, at our regular meeting place and online, via Zoom. The meeting will begin at 7:30 pm. All proceeds will benefit the Wisconsin Chapter, NRHS.
The program this month consists solely of a railroad book auction, primarily consisting of the Butler Public Library railroad collection, plus other book donations to the chapter. The Butler collection, given by the chapter to the library some time ago, was withdrawn from circulation earlier this year.
Click here to download an up-to-date catalog of all lots. Please note, this document will be updated as new items are received - so check back often. Items will be available for in-person inspection beginning no later than 7:00 pm, October 7.
Successful in-person bidders are expected to pay for their books in full and remove from the meeting premises at the conclusion of the auction. There will be no buyer’s premium or any additional charges for in-person transactions.
Those who cannot attend are welcome to participate virtually, via zoom. Successful remote bidders will be invoiced via PayPal within a day or two of the auction. The invoice will cover all lots won, plus a 5% surcharge (to help defray our transaction costs) and estimated shipping and handling charges.
Are there railroad books in your library you no longer want or need? Donate them! Contact president at-sign nrhswis dot org.
If you are able, please attend in preson. Those who cannot are encouraged to download the latest version of Zoom software to their computers (or tablets, or smartphones) to attend virtually. Zoom connection info will be sent to members and others on our mailing list a few days before the meeting. Thank you.