Coming Events 2018-2019

Tuesday
Jan 15
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Thursday
Jan 17
  6:30pm  Operating Session
for Full Members
 
Tuesday
Jan 22
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Jan 22
  7:00pm  Special Meeting
Guest Speaker
 
Tuesday
Jan 29
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Feb 5
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Friday
Feb 8
  2:00pm  Barron County Train Show
Setup
 
Saturday
Feb 9
 10:00am  Barron County Train Show
Rice Lake
 
Sunday
Feb 10
 12:00pm  Barron County Train Show
Rice Lake
 
Tuesday
Feb 12
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Feb 19
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Feb 26
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Feb 26
  7:00pm  Regular Meeting
 
Tuesday
Mar 5
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Mar 12
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Mar 19
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Mar 26
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Mar 26
  7:00pm  Regular Meeting
 
Tuesday
Apr 2
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Apr 9
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Apr 16
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Apr 23
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Apr 23
  7:00pm  Regular Meeting
 
Tuesday
Apr 30
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
May 7
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
May 14
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
May 21
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
May 28
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
May 28
  7:00pm  Regular Meeting
 
Tuesday
Jun 4
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Jun 11
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Jun 18
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Jun 25
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Jun 25
  7:00pm  Regular Meeting
 
Tuesday
Jul 2
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Jul 9
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Jul 16
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Jul 23
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Jul 23
  7:00pm  Annual Picnic
 
Tuesday
Jul 30
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Aug 6
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Aug 13
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Aug 20
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Aug 27
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Aug 27
  7:00pm  Regular Meeting
 
Tuesday
Sep 3
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Sep 10
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Sep 17
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Sep 24
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Sep 24
  7:00pm  Regular Meeting
 
Tuesday
Oct 1
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Oct 8
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Oct 15
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Oct 22
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Oct 22
  7:00pm  Regular Meeting
 
Tuesday
Oct 29
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Nov 5
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Nov 12
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Nov 19
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Nov 26
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Nov 26
  7:00pm  Regular Meeting
 
Tuesday
Dec 3
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Dec 10
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Dec 17
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Dec 24
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Tuesday
Dec 24
  7:00pm  NO Regular Meeting
 
Tuesday
Dec 31
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 

Meeting Schedule

4th Tues of most months at 7:00pm
See Meetings for details.

Location

Redwood Crossing building
North end of the building
1723 Western Avenue
Eau Claire, WI
Across from Lyman Lumber
     Click for bigger map

Welcome to the West Wisconsin Railroad Club

What's that name again? Yes, we are now the West Wisconsin Railroad Club! For many years we were known as the Indianhead Model Railroad Club. The club has been reorganized which brings new opportunities. One of these is a "permanent" home, as permanent as life gets and as long as we pay the rent. We are building a permanent layout on which significant progress has been made. Our portable layouts are not going away. We still take them to shows and other venues. Bylaws have been written and adopted and we have been granted 501c3 status by the IRS so tax deductible donations may be made to the club.

What about membership? We are, of course, open to new members. For more information please go to our Membership page. Two levels of membership are available.

Western Wisconsin is home for us. We like to get together to talk trains, build models and layouts, run trains, go to trains shows, watch and photograph trains, ride trains and trolleys, read about railroad history and future developments and enjoy being together doing most anything train related.

I T   I S   O P E N   H O U S E   T I M E !

Any time is train time but it seems that the Holiday Spirit brings fond memories of trains around the Christmas Tree. The members of the WWRC wish to enhance your Christmas Season with another opportunity to enjoy trains with our very first Open House. Join us. The address is in the red box on the right of this page. Can't make this one? A second Open House is planned for Dec 29.

Over the past couple of years we have been working on a new HO scale layout based on a West Wisconsin in the modern era theme. The heavy construction has been completed and a good portion of the scenery is in place. We even have new skirting around the layout which really enhances the appearance.

The end objective of the layout is not just running trains in big circles but to hold operating sessions where we simulate the operation of full size railroads. It's sort of like chess on wheels. It takes planning, thinking, cooperation and imagination. It's problem solving. A good activity for our collective brains.



Railroad Historical Society Conventions

     soo logo Soo Line Historical and Technical Society
40th Annual Convention
Date: Sept 20-23, 2018
Stevens Point, WI
         cnw logo Chicago & North Western Historical Society
2018 Annual CNWHS Convention
May 17 - 20, 2018
Rapid City, SD
     milw logo Milwaukee Road Historical Association
2018 Annual Convention
Joint with the UP Historical Society
Date: July or August
Western Washington
         UP logo Union Pacific Historical Society
2018 Annual Convention
Joint with the Milwaukee Road Historical Association
Date: July or August
Western Washington

Name that Structure Quiz

Pictures for the "Name that Structure" quiz are needed. Let's keep this to railroad structures located in the Indianhead area of Wisconsin as first choice and other Wisconsin railroad structures when we run out of them.

Submit your guess to the club webmaster. (See Contact Us for the email address.) Specify the location of the structure and the railroad that owns it, if known. Your guess and name (optional) will be listed here.

Somewhere in West Wisconsin
Thanks to Google we can see this intermodal yard from above. The facility in the lower right is a waste treatment plant.
[Picture found on the web.]

Previous Structures

Local Train Shows

2019

July 6 - 7, 2019(firm)
International Toy Train Expo
Chippewa Valley Expo Center
5150 Old Mill Plaza
Eau Claire, WI
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm

October 12 - 13, 2019(Firm)
WWRC Show (That's us !!)
Eau Claire YMCA Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire, WI
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Nov 30 - Dec 28, 2019(tent)
Holiday Toy Trains
Chippewa Valley Museum
in Carson Park
1204 E Half Moon Dr
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Tuesday: 5pm - 8pm
Thursday: 5pm - 8pm
Saturday: 1pm - 5pm

Regional Train Shows

Some of the following dates are tentative. They are based on the weekend in the month of the previous year. Once a date has been confirmed it is marked (firm) otherwise it is marked tentative (tent).

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2019

January 5-6, 2019 (firm)
Red Cedar Train Show
UW Stout Johnson Field House
220 13th Avenue East
Menomonie, WI
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 9am - 3pm

January 19, 2019 (firm)
Newport Model RR Club Flea Market
Woodbury High School
2665 Woodlane Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
Saturday: 9:00am-2:00pm

January 26, 2019 (firm)
LaCrosse Train Show and Sale
La Crosse Center South Hall
2nd and Pearl Streets
La Crosse, WI
Saturday: 9am - 3pm

February 2-3, 2019 (firm)
The Artic Run Train Show
Central Wisconsin Model Railroaders
Holiday Inn Convention Center Hotel
1001 Amber Avenue
Stevens Point, WI 54482
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm

February 2, 2019 (firm)
Greater Upper Midwest Train Show and Sale
Century College
3300 Century Ave. N
White Bear Lake, MN
Saturday: 9am-2pm

February 9-10, 2019 (firm)
Barron County Model Railroad Club Show
Cedar Mall
2900 South Main
Rice Lake, WI
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 4pm

February 16-17, 2019 (firm)
Mad City Rail Show
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way Madison, WI 53713
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 9am - 4pm

March 2, 2019 (firm)
North Metro Model RR Club
VFW Club
1919 Coon Rapids Blvd
Coon Rapids, MN
Saturday: 9am-2pm

March 10, 2019 (firm)
Metro Model Railroad Club Show
Circle B Recreation
6261 Hwy 60
Cedarburg, WI
Sunday: 9am - 4pm

March 16-17, 2019 (firm)
Model Railroad Show
The Omni Center
255 Riders Club Road
Onalaska, WI
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm

March 23-24, 2019 (firm)
Randolph Railroad Days Train Show
29110 Davisson Avenue
Randolph, MN
Saturday: 9am - 3pm
Sunday: 10am - 2pm

April 6, 2019 (firm)
Greater Upper Midwest Train Show
Century College - West Campus Gym
3300 Century Ave. N
White Bear Lake, MN
Saturday: 9am-2pm

April 26, 2019 (firm)
Newport Train Club Show
Woodbury High School
2665 Woodlane Drive
Woodbury, MN
Saturday: 9:00am-2pm

April 27-28, 2019 (firm)
Titletown Train Show
Shopko Hall
1901 Oneida St.
Green Bay, WI
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm

May 11, 2019 (tent)
Twin City Model Railroad Museum
Spring Hobby Show and Sale
Education Building
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Falcon Heights, MN.
Saturday: 9am - 3pm

National Train Shows

In date order.
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2018

The World's Greatest Hobby On Tour
January 6-7, 2018 - Monroeville, PA
January 13-14, 2018 - Charlotte, NC
February 3-4, 2018 - Houston, TX
March 10-11, 2018 - Edison, NJ

East Coast Large Scale Train Show
March 30 - 31, 2018
York, Pennsylvania

National Garden Railway Convention
June 4-9, 2018
Atlanta, GA

National N Scale Convention
June 20 - 24, 2018
Salt Lake City, UT

TCA National Convention
June 23 - July 1, 2018
Warwick, RI

National Association of S Gaugers Convention
July 24 - 29, 2018
Boxborough, MA

National Model Railroad Association Convention
August 5 - 12, 2018
Kansas City, MO

National O Scale Convention
August 22 - 26, 2018
Rockville, MD

National Narrow Gauge Convention
September 5 - 8, 2018
Minneapolis&St Paul, MN

Other Train Shows

For other areas and shows Google Train Shows. Also see this directory:
A directory of North American trains show