Burlington Route Historical Society
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2017 Fall Meet &
Annual Business Meeting

October 5th to 8th, 2017

Reservations not yet accepted.

Meet Location: Hickory Grove Convention Center
1127 N. 7th Street
Rochelle, IL 61068
Website: http://www.hickorygrovebcc.com/

Hotel(s) and rates have yet TBD

We have invited members of the Rio Grande Modeling and Historical Society to participate in this meet!

  • The 5th the arrival date with train viewing at the BNSF/UP crossing with an evening slide presentation TBA 

  • The 6th a field trip to the Illinois Railway Museum and a Ladies event - details of both TBA 

  • The 7th the morning Annual Business Meeting, Swap Meet, afternoon clinics (both CB&Q and D&RGW TBA), evening banquet and CB&Q-related program TBA 

  • The 8th a breakfast buffet with a D&RGW program
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    Rochelle, Illinois Depot, October 1981, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This depot was built in 1921 and demolished on December 17, 2007.

    Rochelle Comfort Inn
    Rochelle Comfort Inn

    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*)

     



    2018 Spring Meet
    April 7, 2018

    Reservations not yet accepted.

    Meet Location: Riverview Banquets
    1117 North Washington Avenue
    Batavia, IL 
    Website: http://riverviewbanquets.com

    Meet Hotel: Comfort Inn & Suites
    1555 E. Fabyan Parkway
    Geneva, IL 60134
    Phone: 630-208-8811
    Website: http://www.genevacomfortinn.com 

    Rooms blocked for Wednesday through
    Sunday nights at $92.99 plus tax
    Block Expires 3/28/2018

    Activities: Swap Meet for Membership 
    Clinics, Banquet & Speaker

    Previous Meetings

    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 171 La Crosse, WI 118
    2017 Batavia, IL 160 Rochelle, IL  

     

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