Burlington Route Historical Society
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2018 Fall Meet &
Annual Business Meeting

Quincy, Ill.

September 20th to 23rd, 2018

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Meet Overview

Thursday
2-6 pm
Registration at Kessler Park Pavilion,
Bonasinga Drive (north of Pier Restaurant)
3-6 pm Welcome Cook Out at Kessler Park Pavilion
6-10 pm Hospitality Area in Quality Inn at Cafe Terrace adjacent to Lobby
7-10 pm  Layout Operating Session – Jim Keller – Limited to 15 persons          

Friday
6-8 am
Registration at Hospitality Area in Quality Inn at Cafe Terrace adjacent to Lobby
8 am-10 pm Hospitality Area in Quality Inn at Cafe Terrace adjacent to Lobby
8:30 am-4 pm Keokuk/Fort Madison Bus Trip
9 am-4 pm Ladies Activity - “A Day Out With Meg”    Meet at Cafe Terrace for sand Painting at hotel, Lunch on your own at 'Park Bench', tour Washington Park and Dr. Richard Eell's House
4-5:30 pm  Quincy House Museum at 4thand Main – Continuation of Ladies Activity options
7-9 pm Layout Open House – Quincy Society of Model Engineers

Saturday
6-8 am  Swap Meet Set-up
7 am-12 noon  Registration and Company Store
8 am-6 pm Hospitality Area in Quality Inn at Cafe Terrace adjacent to Lobby
8 am-9:30 am ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
9:15 am-4:30 pm  Ladies Activity – “Hannibal Bus Trip” Meet at Cafe Terrace for Tour of Mark Twain sites, Lunch on your own at 'Java Jive', Shopping, Visit to the local Winery
9:30 am-1 pm  Swap Meet
9:30 am-2 pm Model and Photo Contest
1:15-2 pm Clinic #1 Chuck Fitch, Early Quincy RR History & Growing up with the CBQ - Pt.1
2:15-3 pm  Clinic #2 Terry Ulrich, Growing up with the CBQ in Quincy – Pt. 2
3-3:15 pm Model and Photo Contest Pickup
3:15-4:15 pm  Clinic #3 Dave Lotz, The Mark Twain Zephyr
4:30-5:15 pm Clinic #4 Peter Everitt (Topic TBA)
6-7 pm Social Hour with Special Guest
7-10 pm Banquet – Raffles – Awards
Keynote Speaker - R.W. 'Bud' Linroth, History of the CBQ Quincy Branch                                    

Sunday
8 am –Breakfast at Grier’s
8:30 am –Presentations:
“A Brief History of Grier’s” -Greg Baumgardner
“Phil’s Favorite Shots” -Phil Weibler
10 am –Thanks for attending –Have a safe trip home
10:30am –12:30 pm –Board of Directors meeting

Ladies Events

Friday - “A Day Out With Meg”    Meet at Cafe Terrace for sand painting at hotel, Lunch on your own at 'Park Bench', tour Washington Park and Dr. Richard Eell's House
- or -
Join the men on the bus trip to Keokuk and Ft. Madison

Then from 4-5:30 pm all the ladies are invited to the Quincy House Museum

Saturday - “Hannibal Bus Trip” Meet at Cafe Terrace for Tour of Mark Twain sites, Lunch on your own at 'Java Jive', Shopping, Visit to the local Winery

 

 


New Quincy Bridge

The Official Meet Shirt

2018 MT Shirt2018 MT Shirt logo

This shirt has been custom designed for members of the BRHS. The logo depicts the silhouette of Mark Twain and his trademark signature as used on promotional items on board the Mark Twain Zephyr. On the sleeve appears the script BRHS QUINCY 2018.

The shirts are available in your choice of polo style or button down dress shirt. The logo and script will be embroidered in black on a silver /gray shirt reminiscent of the stainless steel used in the construction of the MTZ. The shirt was designed to pay homage to MTZ service to Quincy.

Your shirt will be available with your registration materials in Quincy as long as your order is received by the cut-off date of AUGUST 28, 2018. Orders received after the cut-off date will not be available until after the meet and will be subject to an additional shipping fee.

You may order your shirt(s) with your online registration, or if mailing in your registration, click here for the order form you will need to complete and mail in with your registration.


Hotel

Quincy Hotel
Quincy Quality Inn

Quality Inn & Suites
201 S. 3rd Street
Quincy, IL 62301

Phone: 217 222-2666

Group Room Rate:  $82 per night
(upgrade rooms available, ie: suites, etc.)

Room block available September 19-23, 2018
Block group:  “Burlington Route Historical Society”

 


2019 Spring Meet
Lyon Farm, Yorkville, Illinois
April 6th, 2019

Online and Mail-in Registrations Forthcoming

2019 Fall Meet & Annual Business Meeting

2019 is the BRHS's 40th Anniversary, as well as the 170th Anniversary of the CB&Q, so some special events are in the works!

Fall Meet Contest Rules & Forms

Model Contest Rules (PDF Format*)
Model Contest Entry Form (PDF Format*)
Model Contest Certification (PDF Format*)
Photo Contest Rules (PDF Format*)
Photo Contest Entry Form (PDF Format*)

 

Previous Meetings and Locations

Year Spring Meet Location Attendance Annual Meet Location Attendance
1980     Hillside, IL 23
1981     Galesburg, IL 37
1982     Hillside, IL  
1983 Red Oak, IA 50 Burlington, IA 103
1984     Lincoln, NE 76
1985     Aurora, IL 102
1986     Denver, CO 69
1987     Quincy, IL  
1988 Aurora, IL 40 La Crosse, WI 107
1989 Aurora, IL 108 Omaha, NE 106
1990 Aurora, IL 107 St. Paul, MN 110
1991 Aurora, IL 132 St. Louis, MO 152
1992 Aurora, IL 141 Willowbrook, IL 189
1993 Aurora, IL 115 Galesburg, IL 172
1994 Aurora, IL 100 Kansas City, MO 131
1995 Des Moines, IA 430 Rockford, IL 180
1996 La Grange, IL 152 Denver, CO 148
1997 La Grange, IL 190 Lincoln, NE 155
1998 La Grange, IL 182 Deadwood, SD 124
1999 Burlington, IA   Aurora, IL 230
2000 Rochelle, IL 157 Ft. Worth, TX 227
(Q 107)
2001 Mendota, IL 220 Paducah, KY 80
2002 Streator, IL 225 St. Louis, MO 135
2003 Mendota, IL 180 St. Paul, MN 95
2004 Oregon, IL 181 Galesburg, IL 130
2005 Moline, IL 195 Dubuque, IA 205
(Q 143)
2006 Streator, IL 210 Grand Island, NE 76
2007 Creston, IA 70 Kansas City, KS 85
2008 Oregon, IL 115 Macomb, IL 58
2009 West Chicago,IL 80 Rockford, IL 100
2010 Streator, IL 144 Geneva, IL 58
2011 Batavia, IL 110 Galesburg, IL 90
2012 Batavia, IL 100 St. Paul, MN 65
2013 Batavia, IL 120 Mendota, IL 97
2013 Billings, MT --> Joint Meet with the NP Railway Historical Assn. 17
2014 Batavia, IL 105 Rock Island, IL 95
2015 Batavia, IL 125 North Platte, NE 61
2016 Batavia, IL 135 La Crosse, WI 110
2017 Batavia, IL 128 Rochelle, IL 98
2018 Batavia, IL 132 Quincy, IL