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'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.
"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.