National train convention coming to Austin

Published 8:33 am Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau announces that the Milwaukee Road Historical Society will be holding its annual summer convention in Austin from Thursday to Sunday. The convention will bring about 250 visitors.

The Milwaukee Road Historical Association is a not-for-profit corporation and chartered with the State of Wisconsin to study and preserve the history of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (The Milwaukee Road) from its inception in 1850 to its acquisition by the Soo Line Railroad in 1985. MRHA is not affiliated with any railroad company. It is recognized as the official historical body dealing with The Milwaukee Road, its predecessors and its subsidiaries.

Each year at a place which the Milwaukee Road used to go, MRHA members get together for a convention. There is the usual business meeting. The weekend is filled with historical seminars, modeling workshops, and an annual dinner that features a speaker prominent in Milwaukee Road history. Tours are conducted so members can see how and where the Milwaukee ran. Austin city tours will be given on Friday, July 8. The annual meeting of MRHA is for members only, along with spouses and guests.

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