The next meeting of the 20th Century Railroad Club will be Wednesday February 12, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Founders Room in the southwest portion of the Great Hall of Chicago Union Station.

Featured will be Mike Blaszak presenting Bienvenidos a Espana, a travelogue of a trip to Spain in 2015. The show includes trains, trams, and landmarks.  Mike is a long time member of the 20th Century Railroad Club and a former editor of The Fast Mail. He is a (mostly) retired attorney who has represented many railroads during his career.

Please remember the Amtrak Union Station garage has been closed and demolished as the site is being redeveloped.

Changes have occurred at the former Midwest High Speed Rail Association. It now is the High Speed Rail Alliance, with the website being https://www.hsrail.org. The snail mail address is 4765 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60625; the phone number (773) 334-6758. There’s a petition available on the website seeking signatures to send to Congress to support high speed rail service in America. 

Thank you to everyone who traveled with us in 2019! Our first trips for 2020 are up, and more are following as details are completed. See the Trips section and book early to avoid disappointment.

We need editorial and production assistance with The Fast Mail, so let us know if you can help, or know of someone who might. Editors wanted!

Your Club needs Board and Committee members to help make things happen. If you are interested in one of the openings, please contact our office by email at board@20thcentury.org or phone us at 312-829-4500. If you have any questions or need more information about the open offices, please call the office and a board member will contact you. You have to be a member of the Club to serve on the Board, so join already! We look forward to meeting you.

If you're not yet ready to make the commitment to Board service you can help as a committee member with such things as trip planning, meeting planning and Fast Mail production. Try it out!

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Due to rising costs of running the club and publishing The Fast Mail, the membership dues were increased effective January 1, 2020 from $40 to $50. The last increase was 13 years ago, January 2007.




All categories of membership include all members of your immediate family, plus 4 quarterly issues of "The Fast Mail." Contributing and "Century Club" members also receive a certificate of thanks and their names published in "The Fast Mail."
  • Student - $10 (age 17 or younger)
  • Regular-$50 per year
  • Contributing-$75 (or more) per year
  • Century Club-$125 (or more) per year
  • Presidents Club-$250 (or more) per year

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