May 12 Zoom meeting features the South Shore Line, Past, Present and Future

20th Century Railroad Club's monthly Zoom meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. (Central) Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

Exciting things are happening on the South Shore Line and we'll hear about where the service is heading, with two large capital projects now underway. Kelly Wenger of the South Shore Line will detail what it took to turn the ambitious concepts of the current capital projects into a reality, what it means for the railroad in the future, and will have a look back at the storied line's 110 years of service.

This one is a can't-miss opportunity to be up to date on the big changes going on with the South Shore Line.

To view the Zoom meeting, which is open to all comers, please visit:


To dial in (audio only) you can call: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 872 6839 9334
Passcode: 707551

Zoom "doors" open at about 6:20 p.m. and we'll get underway at 6:30 p.m. (Central), Wednesday, May 12, 2021. 

These public Zoom meetings are open to everyone, please share. But if you're not a member of the 20th Century Railroad Club, please consider joining our ranks. The great work of the Club is only made possible by active, engaged members. 

March Zoom meeting recording now available

20th Century Railroad Club's inaugural Zoom presentation of Wednesday March 10, 2021 featured Dan Bartlett of the Elmhurst History Museum taking us on a history trip on the Galena Chicago Union Railroad.

Dan talked about the earliest history of the Galena Chicago Union Railroad through the western suburbs, its operations, and how the coming of that first rail line from Chicago affected the communities along its path.

The recording of the meeting is available to watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrzlRoWzpFQ

The Midwest Rail Rangers and the 20th Century Railroad Club "virtual" educational program regarding La Plata, MO and related railfan things of interest remains available. Use this link to view the program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WulTvv4fiMc 

If you're a railfan with an inclination towards writing or editing we can use the help with The Fast Mail. Contact us and let us know how you can help.

The former Midwest High Speed Rail Association is now 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. 

Your Club needs Board and Committee members to help make things happen. You can help as a committee member with such things as trip planning, meeting planning and Fast Mail production. Please contact our office by email at board@20thcentury.org or phone us at 312-829-4500.

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