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Clinic Room #2 Expo Center

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8200 W. Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI 53214 United States

Located on Second Floor of the WI State Fair Expo Center

Free
November 9 @ 10:00 am

Big Rock – A Typical Small Town On The Burlington

Clinic Room #2 Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI 53214 United States
Free 21 spots left

Jon Habegger, Burlington Route Historical Society Big Rock, Illinois, is a small community about 12 miles west of Aurora at Milepost 50 on the C&I line of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad between Chicago and the Twin Cities. Big Rock was a typical rural town. Learn how a small town such as Big Rock was served by the Burlington over the years. Photos from years past and present will be shown along with information from employee and public timetables.

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Free
November 9 @ 11:00 am
Free 16 spots left

Bryan J. Howell, Burlington Route Historical Society Beginning in the early 1900’s, the Q advertised their Chicago-Twin Cities Passenger Service as “Where Natures Smiles 300 Miles,” describing the scenic run on the Eastern bank of the Mississippi River from Savannah, Illinois to St. Paul, Minnesota. This clinic is a look at the passenger trains that traversed this line including the Q’s own Twin Cities Zephyr, along the Great Northern’s Empire Builder and the Northern Pacific’s North Coast Limited, especially in…

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Free
November 9 @ 1:00 pm
Free 14 spots left

Robert and Kandace Tabern, Midwest Rail Rangers The Burlington Route Main Line between Chicago and Galesburg, Illinois is one of the most historic routes in the Upper Midwest. From historic stations to trackside landmarks and the history of the towns along the way … join Robert and Kandace Tabern with the Midwest Rail Rangers to learn about the people, places, and history along the 161-mile-long route between Chicago and Galesburg. Part 1 (Chicago to Plano) will be presented Saturday and…

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Free
November 9 @ 2:00 pm

Lighting Your Scenery Without Wiring – A Novel Approach

Clinic Room #2 Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI 53214 United States
Free 23 spots left

Dr. Michael Groves, Dwarvin Enterprises Ltd. You will learn the art to implement scenery lighting in minutes, without wiring, using a revolutionary system.   Lighting scenery adds  sparkle to the detail you have worked hard to create. However, for most of us it takes a lot of forethought, or we end up with a wiring spaghetti. In this talk I will cover advances in lighting, what led me to develop the Dwarvin fiber optic lighting system, and how to use it.…

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Free
November 9 @ 2:00 pm

Land Of The Burlingtons

Clinic Room #2 Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI 53214 United States
Free 23 spots left

David Wilson, Burlington Route Historical Society CB&Q suburban service ran through about 15 suburbs. “Land of the Burlingtons” tells the story of how the railroad and the suburbs grew together for 106 years.

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November 9 @ 3:00 pm

Mark Twain Zephyr

Clinic Room #2 Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI 53214 United States
Free 23 spots left

Dave Lotz, Burlington Route Historical Society The Burlington’s Mark Twain Zephyr was the third Zephyr inaugurated, but is one of the lesser known Zephyrs.   Its daily, 442 mile round trip, St. Louis to Burlington, Iowa, lasted from October of 1935 until its discontinuance in May of 1963. The four car articulated trainset had a very interesting career both on and outside of its intended route. In this clinic you will learn of its record setting speed run, service as the…

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Free
November 10 @ 10:00 am

Twin Cities Zephyr

Clinic Room #2 Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI 53214 United States
Free 27 spots left

Warren Hansen, Burlington Route Historical Society This clinic will provide a history of the trains, covering the evolution of the equipment from the original shovel-nose Zephyrs to the later Vista Dome equipped consists. He will talk about scheduling and on-time performance, and include photos, timetables, and other materials related to the trains.

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Free
November 10 @ 11:00 am

Building Burlington Route Structures

Clinic Room #2 Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI 53214 United States
Free 27 spots left

Greg Baumgardner, Burlington Route Historical Society This presentation will cover building HO model structures that represent those commonly found on the CB&Q Railroad including depots, interlocking towers, water towers and coal chutes. Areas covered will include scratch building, commercially available kits that are specific to the Burlington and modifying non-Burlington kits to reasonably represent Burlington prototypes.

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Free
November 10 @ 12:00 pm

Creating Billboards for the Baden, Vogt, and DeSmet

Clinic Room #2 Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI 53214 United States
Free 28 spots left

Dave Ackmann, Gateway Division NMRA Along the prototype, billboards are everywhere, but are not nearly as common on our layouts. This clinic will teach you how to make your own. You will learn how to find billboard art on the internet, and how to capture the images to your Windows-based Personal Computer. You will learn how to size the images for use as billboards or posters, and then print them on decal paper. Using styrene, you will learn how to…

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Free
November 10 @ 1:00 pm
Free 21 spots left

Robert and Kandace Tabern, Midwest Rail Rangers The Burlington Route Main Line between Chicago and Galesburg, Illinois is one of the most historic routes in the Upper Midwest. From historic stations to trackside landmarks and the history of the towns along the way … join Robert and Kandace Tabern with the Midwest Rail Rangers to learn about the people, places, and history along the 161-mile-long route between Chicago and Galesburg. Part 1 (Chicago to Plano) will be presented Saturday and…

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Free
November 10 @ 2:00 pm

The Burlington’s Fox River Branch-50,000 Cars A Year On A Branch

Clinic Room #2 Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI 53214 United States
Free 25 spots left

Leo Phillipp, Burlington Route Historical Society History of both passenger and freight operations on the Montgomery to Streator, Illinois branch that served the largest silica sand mines in the world and some of the largest glass manufacturers in the United States. Streator was known as the bottle capitol of the country. The branch was a typical Midwestern agricultural branch with a heavy haul focus.

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