Welcome to the NWI Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society web site.

The North Western Illinois Chapter covers all of northern Illinois.
Approximate lines of coverage are west of Indiana (Chicago included), north of Peoria, south of Janesville, Wisconsin and west to the Mississippi River

Winter Railroading at Davis Jct, IL.
Milwaukee Road #117 sets at the diamonds as a D&I freight lead by Union Pacific U30-C #2905 is about to pass by. The D&I train will make a set-out and pick-up in the distant south yard. Photo by Jerry Pyfer, December 15, 1977.
(Updated 01.13.18)

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No meeting in December
(See Meetings for more information)

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Chapter address

North Western Illinois Chapter - NRHS
P.O. Box 5632
Rockford, IL 61125-0632


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