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Chatham Railroad Museum


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The Chicago & Illinois Midland Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society was founded in 1991 and meets on the 2nd Sunday each month at 2 p.m. (except holidays) in the Chatham Railroad Museum.

In addition to monthly meetings, the chapter sponsors the Chatham Rail-A-Rama (train show), the Loco-Motion Cruise-In for vehicles of all types, Santa At The Depot for children, and periodically participates in other activities. Members receive our quarterly newsletter, The Expediter, plus periodic on-line updates. They also receive the NRHS Bulletin, NRHS News plus a listing of rail attractions offering discounts to members. More NRHS info is available on their website.

The Village of Chatham owns the building and the C&IM chapter manages the museum, founded in 1999. There is no admission fee, but donations are always welcome.

The museum is open the 2nd and 4th Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., except holidays. Contact us to arrange other times to visit.

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NEXT MEETING:  Annual cookout on July 14, 2013 at 2 p.m.
BOARD MEETING:  July 14, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

LOCO-MOTION:  The 9th annual Loco-Motion cruise-in will be held on August 17, 2013 from 12 noon to 3 p.m.  The first 60 registered vehicles will receive a "goody" bag and a dash plaque.  Lots of door prizes!!  Food will be for sale.  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year...come out and support the museum!