Wisconsin Chapter meetings are held on the first Friday of every month (except June, 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.
Important note: In-person chapter gatherings have been canceled for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak. In their place, we will hold virtual meetings. See below for additional information.
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, April 2, 2021, 7:30 PM
In place of our in-person meeting, please attend our virtual meeting online.
Bob Gallegos presents Taking trips for the second time. Bob has has made numerous journeys across North America taking photographs of railroads. What's a guy to do during a pandemic, when travel is ill-advised? Simple - scan slides of 1980s, 1990s and 2000s railfan trips and turn 'em into a program for the Wisconsin NRHS. Bob has used this hiatus to scan over 25,000 slides. He promises not to show you more than a couple hundred of the best ones tonight. A great variety that will keep you wanting for more.
CN and BCOL locomotives at Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, 1989. Photo by Bob Gallegos
An eastbound BNSF train on the former Santa Fe at Edelstein, Illinois, 2005. Photo by Bob Gallegos
MLWs on a Canadian Pacific train, Lac Megantic, Quebec, 1989. Photo by Bob Gallegos
Algoma Central F-units on an LS&I excursion, Palmer, Michigan, 2000. Photo by Bob Gallegos
Members and other interested individuals are encouraged to download the Zoom software to their computers (or tablets, or smartphones) to "attend." More information will be found via the chapter's email announcements. Zoom connection info will be sent to all who request it. If you would like to be notified of the meeting details, please send a note to president (at-sign) nrhswis (dot) org. Thank you.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 7:30 PM - Online Slide Show
In order to foster community during the coronavirus pandemic, Wisconsin Chapter NRHS is holding alternate-month online slide shows on the Zoom platform. These are expected to continue even after we resume our regular in-person monthly membership meetings, whenever that might be.
Join us April 20 for the Chapter's online slide show! Less formal than a regular meeting, these online events feature the work of five railroad photographers, each presenting a 15-minute slide show on a variety of railroad subjects.
The presenters for tonight's event will be posted here when all have been confirmed. Want to present? Send a note to president (at-sign) nrhswis (dot) org.
Download the Zoom software to participate. More information can be found in Sparks & Cinders and via the chapter's email announcements. If you would like to be notified of the meeting details, or if you would like to present a 15-minute slideshow at a future event, please send a note to president (at-sign) nrhswis (dot) org. Thank you.