NWI Chapter Meeting Information
(Page updated 03/17.24)

     The North Western Illinois Chapter holds a meeting on the fourth Saturday of each month, except June, July and December. We meet at St. Marks Lutheran Church at 675 North Mulford Road in Rockford, IL. Regular meetings begin with the doors open by 6:30PM, a short business meeting starting at 7PM and the main program to follow. There will usually be time for members in attendance to share any railroad news, news slides, or or participate in a mini-feature. Details on those events will be provided. For a detailed description of the featured show at the meeting, see below.

     We offer sales tables prior to Chapter meetings. Table reservations must be made one month in advance at $5.00 per table, payable at the meeting to our (TBA) table manager. Availability is first reserved-first served.


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Meeting Dates & Events for -
When available, click on underlined text to view sample picture.

  • January 27, 2024 - Program - Completed

  • February 24, 2024 - Program - Completed

  • March 23, 2024 - Program - Jerry Pyfer
    Jerrry will share his growing series of multi-media programs based upon his numerous boxes of Kodak Kodachrome slides recorded since 1974. When film processers stopped developing Kodachrome slide film, Jerry was reluctantly forced to switch to Fujichrome slide film.

    This general merchandise train of a program will feature more railroads than “just” the Milwaukee Road and more than just northern Illinois.

    “Stuff from little yellow boxes”, “More stuff from little yellow boxes” and “Even more stuff from yellow boxes” were produced to become stand-alone mini-shows, less than carload of less than 15 minutes each.

    We will also share in a surprise program recently discovered by chance, produced by a long-time NWI Chapter member who had passed away a few years ago.
    Sample photos:
    Example 1 - 8-11-93 Seward, IL: Example 2-12.4-78 LaSalle, IL

  • April 27, 2024 - Program - TBD

  • May, 2024 - Program - No Meeting

  • June, 2024 - Program - No Meeting

  • July, 2024 - Program - No Meeting

  • August 24, 2024 - Program - TBD

  • September 28, 2024 - Program - TBD

  • October 26, 2024 - Program - TBD.

  • November 28, 2024 (note date change)- Program - .Joe Petric, our first NWI Chapter president. And it is our 55th anniversary, so we will probably come up with something special, details later.

  • December, 2024   - No Meeting

Chapter address

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