MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The National Railway Historical Society kicked off its annual convention on Tuesday with a visit to the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay with the rest of the week featuring additional museum outings, meetings and seminars.
At Green Bay, attendees toured the museum buildings with exhibits that included Union Pacific “Big Boy” 4-8-8-4 4017, Pennsylvania Railroad GG1 4890, as well as numerous other steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars and equipment. The museum train was pulled by recently acquired Canadian National/Wisconsin Central EMD SW1500 1563.
Later in the week the convention pays a visit to the East Troy Railroad Museum and the Illinois Railway Museum. It culminates on Saturday with a Metra charter from Fox Lake to Antioch, Ill.
The NRHS was founded in 1935 and has more than 100 chapters across the country. Its annual convention is held in a different part of the U.S. each year. The convention was not held in 2020 due to the pandemic.