Join us as we celebrate the Railroads!

Trainfest has been working on something brand new and exciting for Trainfest 2015. This year marks the start of a new tradition celebrating a different railroad each year.

In the program’s inaugural year, Trainfest will be celebrating the Chicago & North Western System in conjunction with the C&NW Historical Society, the Milwaukee Historical Society, and the MSOE Grohmann Museum.

Throughout Trainfest 2015 you will find touches of the C&NW.

Learn about the history of the C&NW by walking through the museum quality photo display documenting the past of this railroad and the people who ran, worked, and rode the C&NW.

Throughout the weekend clinics will be held featuring topics such as the history of the C&NW, the equipment of the C&NW, modeling the road and more. Read more about the clinics and pre-register (recommended) here.

A phenomenal piece of artwork has been commissioned by Trainfest for the show. The painting features the Milwaukee Depot and the C&NW. Prints and cards of the artwork will be available for purchase. View the progress of the painting here!

Future Celebrate-a-Railroad Themes:

2016 – Milwaukee Road

2017 – Soo Line

2018 – Great Northern