Live! with Leo
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BRHS Director & V.P. of Projects, Leo Phillipp, has the following presentation dates set.  If you are in the area, be sure to add these to your calendar. The talks are very enjoyable and historically informative.  We also plan on having the BRHS Company Store present for each of these dates

February 17th-Little White School Museum,
                     72 Polk St., Oswego,IL. 1:30PM-3:PM
                 "The Fox River Branch"-Encore Presentation
                   History of the Burlington's Montgomery to Streator
                   branch with many recently found additional details.
                   Attendance limited to 80 by reservation only.
                   Contact either the Oswegoland Park District or
                   The Little White School House for reservations.

March 25th-Batavia City Council Chambers,100 N. Island Ave.
                  Batavia,IL 2:00-4:00PM

                 "Batavia's Railroads". Overview of the 3 Railroad companies and their
                  six lines in Batavia. A look into history,operations and customers of the
                  Burlington,the Chicago and Northwestern,& Chicago, Aurora and 
                  Elgin(including the Aurora,Elgin and Fox River div.). Also we'll learn 
                  what brought all these rail lines to Batavia.  

  April 22nd-Gregg House Museum,55 E. Richmond St.
                  Westmont,IL 1:00-2:30PM

                  "History of the Burlington Railroad in and near Westmont. A look 
                   At early operations,growth,industries served,and of course the 
                  "Dinkies". Because Westmont is the highest point and toughest
                   grade on the "east end" time will be spent discussing the effect of
                   The hill on operations.
                   The event will take place in the Linden Room of the Senior Center
                   immediately adjacent to the Gregg Museum.  The room has a 
                   75 attendees capacity. The location is one block south of the tracks 
                   and just east Of Cass Ave.
                   A donation of $4 is requested for the Gregg House Museum.