Trains Magazine's 80th anniversary celebration

Join Trains magazine for an anniversary celebration Nov. 14-15, 2020, in Milwaukee. Saturday, enjoy a special dinner and programs at Milwaukee's Bavarian Bierhaus! and Sunday take part in a photo charter with Soo Line 2-8-2 No. 1003!

Join us at 5 p.m. Saturday for socializing, appetizers, and happy hour, followed by dinner at 6, and a special presentation at 7. Each ticket includes appetizers, dinner, two drink tickets good for up to 1/2 a liter of beer each, and a 1/2-liter commemorative Trains 80th Anniversary beer stein.
Special guest speakers for the dinner include:
  • Bennett Levin, restoring the East Broad Top
  • Eric Hendrickson, CSX’s service salute locomotives
  • Adam Auxier, private cars and the Autumn Colors Express
  • John P. Hankey, special announcement about the future
Or, upgrade to a VIP ticket (just 80 available) to enjoy an exclusive meet-and-and mingle with the staff, authors, and photographers at a special VIP happy hour – starting at 4 p.m. before the main event.
The following morning, join us for an exclusive photo charter with Soo Line 2-8-2 No. 1003 pulling a freight train on the Wisconsin & Southern short line northwest of Milwaukee on an all day adventure limited to 50 photographers on Sunday, Nov. 15. The $275 fare includes lunch and admission to private property, where runbys will take place.

For more information, or to reserve your space, go to


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