Burlington Route Historical Society

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2018 Fall Meet &
Annual Business Meeting

Quincy, Ill.

September 20th to 23rd, 2018

Online and Mail-in Registrations Forthcoming

Preliminary Meet Overview

Thursday afternoon come for a Meet & Greet at Clat Adams Park on the Mississippi River front with a view of the ex-CB&Q, now BNSF, river bridge. And, if we we are lucky, we may see some Burlington Junction action switching the Illinois aside of the river. Early Registration will also be taking place. That evening, a layout visit to a private layout. This will probably be limited to the first 15 registrants. 

Friday will start with a bus tour to bus tour to visit Keokuk Iowa’s depot nearing completion of its restoration efforts and then visiting the two depots in Fort Madison, Iowa (Q & AT&SF). Lunch will be served there as well. That evening will be a tour of the Quincy Society of Model Engineers’ club layout.

Saturday will begin with set-up for the swap meet, followed by the Annual Business Meeting.  (Swap room will be closed during the Business Meeting)  Following the Business Meeting, members will enjoy the swap meet and Model / Photo Contest, and completing the afternoon with Clinics of varying topics that are still being finalized.  Saturday evening will conclude with the Annual Banquet, raffle and a never before seen evening presentation. It is possible that we will have a very special guest in attendance!

Sunday will conclude the Meet with a breakfast buffet and short presentation.

Ladies Events

Plans are being finialized.


New Quincy Bridge


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, Ill.

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 118
2017 Batavia, IL 128 Rochelle, IL 98
2018 Batavia, IL 132 Quincy, IL