20th CENTURY 
RAILROAD CLUB

Our meeting location is the Founders Room of Chicago Union Station at 500 W. Jackson Blvd in downtown Chicago. The Founders Room is the onetime barbershop located inside the former Legacy Club in the southwest corner of the Great Hall. Parking is available at various lots in the area; the Amtrak garage has closed. The lot at Monroe & Jefferson (2 blocks from station) has a flat rate of $8 for in after 3 PM and out by 10 PM. Another smaller lot at 320 S. Clinton has a flat rate of $8 for in after 4 PM and out before 8 AM. The outdoor lot that you may be familiar with, next to the Amtrak Garage off Jackson, is no longer open and is now a bus terminal. Food and beverages are available in the station.  

NOTE: should a meeting be cancelled, we'll post a note on the website and a message on our phone number 312-829-4500.

    • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Burlington Room Chicago Union Station

    PLEASE NOTE DATE AND ROOM CHANGE to Tuesday 2/18/2020 IN THE BURLINGTON ROOM

    The 2020 meeting season will kick off with 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.    

    Upon entering the Great Hall proceed to the west side of the Great Hall and go towards the north, looking for the sign that indicates the Burlington Room. The Burlington Room used to be the women's lounge in the past. 

    See you there! 



    • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Founders Room Chicago Union Station

    Bill Shapotkin will present Kenosha-Rockford; the KD line of the Chicago and North Western.        

    Upon entering the Great Hall proceed to the southwest corner and head toward the glass sliding doors at the entrance of the Founders Room area. Through the doors to your left will be the Founders Room that back in the day was the barbershop. 

    See you there! 



    • Wednesday, April 08, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Founders Room Chicago Union Station

    Scott Speegle, Passenger Rail and Transit Communications Manager for IDOT will present an overview of IDOT's rail projects.         

    Upon entering the Great Hall proceed to the southwest corner and head toward the glass sliding doors at the entrance of the Founders Room area. Through the doors to your left will be the Founders Room that back in the day was the barbershop. 

    See you there! 



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