Coming Events 2019

Thursday
Mar 21
  6:30pm  Operating Session
 
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
 
Thursday
Apr 18
  6:30pm  Operating Session
 
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
 
Thursday
May 16
  6:30pm  Operting Session
 
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
 
Thursday
Jun 20
  6:30pm  Operating Session
 
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
 
Thursday
Jul 18
  6:30pm  Operating Session
 
Friday
Jul 19
  8:00am  Brat Barn at Festival Foods
London Road
 
Saturday
Jul 20
  8:00am  Brat Barn at Festival Foods
London Road
 
Sunday
Jul 21
  8:00am  Brat Barn at Festival Foods
London Road
 
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
 
Thursday
Aug 15
  6:30pm  Operating Session
 
Tuesday
Aug 20
  9:00am  WWR Layout Work day
 
Friday
Aug 23
  8:00am  Brat Barn at Festival Foods
London Road
 
Saturday
Aug 24
  8:00am  Brat Barn at Festival Foods
London Road
 
Sunday
Aug 25
  8:00am  Brat Barn at Festival Foods
London Road
 
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
 
Thursday
Sep 19
  6:30pm  Operating Session
 
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
 
Thursday
Oct 17
  6:30pm  Operating Session
 
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
 
Thursday
Nov 21
  6:30pm  Operating Session
 
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
 
Thursday
Dec 19
  6:30pm  Operating Session
 
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.

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

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

Other Train Shows

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