Roundhouse Newsletter Edition #45 – 6/06/22 – 20th Century Partnership Trips to Galena, Lake Geneva & East Troy This Summer

Monday, June 6, 2022

We are pleased to announce that the Midwest Rail Rangers will partner with the 20th Century Railroad Club of Chicago on two additional trips later this year.

Here’s the details:

TRIP #22-D

Saturday, August 27, 2022

East Troy & Lake Geneva Trip

Board a motor coach with friends and family to take you to enjoy the East Troy Electric Railroad Museum and a vintage trolley ride, then move on to a pleasure cruise aboard one of Lake Geneva’s sightseeing vessels for a journey around the shoreline of Lake Geneva. Includes: Roundtrip Motorcoach, Admissions, Boat Ride and Box Lunch.

For fares and more information about this trip… click here!

TRIP #22-E

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Galena Country Fair Trip

Considered one of Galena’s most popular events, Galena Country Fair features more than 150 art, craft and fine art vendors selling high quality, original, handmade items. There will be food vendors offering chicken and pork chop sandwiches, baked potatoes, brats, tacos, caramel apples, homemade fudge, sundaes, and more. There is also a selection of domestic and local craft beers, plus a Gazebo Wine Garden serving Galena Cellars, white, red, sangria and more. For entertainment, there will be live music, Irish Dance performances, silent auction, raffle and more.

For fares and more information about this trip… click here!

Please note that these are mainly motor coach trips, however both excursions will feature Midwest Rail Rangers Interpretive Guides aboard. Reservations are handled exclusively by the 20th Century Railroad Club. Please DO NOT contact the Midwest Rail Rangers to make reservations for these trips, as we are not handling ticketing or reservations.

Meanwhile… we also look forward to seeing you aboard our South Shore Line program excursions this year, too, between Downtown Chicago and Dune Park. Upcoming program dates are: June 14, June 23, July 12, July 21, August 2, and August 25. Learn about the interesting landmarks on the South Side of Chicago and in Northwest Indiana. These programs are co-sponsored by the Indiana Dunes State Park and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

We will also be presenting programs at the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad every Sunday between now and October 2nd. Paid passengers with valid tickets/reservations ($50 per person) on the Sunday 11AM & 2PM Wine & Cheese Train will get to watch an exclusive nine-minute movie about the railroad’s Sky Parlour Car produced by the Midwest Rail Rangers. Passengers will also have the chance to view a historical exhibit and scrapbook about the history of the car… which once served as a Hi-Level Lounge on the Santa Fe and on Amtrak as a Pacific Parlour Car. The Midwest Rail Rangers has been partners with the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad in Trego, WI since 2019.

There is so much going on with the Rail Rangers this summer — and we want you to be part of the fun — whether that is a 20th Century Railroad Club Trip, our regular South Shore programs, the Sky Parlour programs in Northwestern Wisconsin, or our virtual programs and more.

Have a great June!


The Midwest Rail Rangers Board of Directors

Robert Tabern, President

Bob Neil, Vice President

Kandace Tabern, Treasurer

Michael Pace, Secretary

Interpretive Guides:

Kathy Bruecker, Fred Glure, Joe Kuczynski and Lowell Olberg