Mon - February 18, 2019 5:16 pm  |  Article Hits:2137     A+ | a-
The registration for the 2019 BRHS Spring Meet is now open and the Meetings page has been updated for accessing the mail-in pdf form and to register online.  To see the details about the meet and to register, follow this link:

There is also a Ladies Event planned.  Click here for the flyer.
Sun - February 17, 2019 5:28 pm  |  Article Hits:896     A+ | a-
On Saturday, March 16, 2019, the joint hosts: BRHS, CNWHS, SLHTS, LAKE STATES, SHORELINE, MRHA and NKPHTS are sponsoring a one-day event at the Riverview Banquets venue at 1117 N. Washington, Batavia, Illinois to raise fund for their respective archive facilities.  The doors Open 9:30 a.m. for great presentations, networking and archive updates from participating organizations.
To see mre detail and to register for the event, CLICK HERE.

Thu - February 14, 2019 3:11 pm  |  Article Hits:747     A+ | a-
The 2019 Spring Archive Campaign flyer will be included with BRHS member's Zephyr No. 78, but for those of you who are not members, you can see the campaign flyer by clicking here
Announcements  |  Wed - January 23, 2019 11:28 am  |  Article Hits:1298     A+ | a-
We still have a limited number of Soft Cover Books and CD's available for those interested.
CD   Chicago Switching District Directory of Industries   11/1/59  128 pages       $25
CD  Lines East and West Coaling Stations diagram book over 110 diagrams      $25
CD   Alpha and Numerical list of Stations, Spurs, Sidings,etc.  1/1/53                  $20
Soft Cover Books 
Chicago Switching District  Directory of Industries    11/1/59                                $25
Lines East and West Coaling Stations     over 110 diagrams                                $25
Alpha and Numerical list of Stations, Spurs, and Sidings, etc   1/1/53                   $20
Shipping flat rate $6 per order.
Check or money order made Payable to:
BRHS Archives
P.O.Box 456 LaGrange, Il 60525

First come first serve!!
Sun - December 23, 2018 8:02 pm  |  Article Hits:718     A+ | a-
In an effort to make contacting your BRHS leadership easier, a new Contact Us page as been created and added to the website.
Announcements  |  Wed - December 19, 2018 7:14 pm  |  Article Hits:1253     A+ | a-
2019 BRHS Calendar
2019 BRHS Calendar
The 2019 calendar has been mailed to members and is now available to purchase from the Company Store.
Announcements  |  Tue - December 4, 2018 2:49 pm  |  Article Hits:1244     A+ | a-
New V.P. of Projects, Greg Baumgardner
New V.P. of Projects, Greg Baumgardner
In the December 2nd BRHS Board of Directors meeting, the board created a new Vice President position, the V.P. of Education and Outreach.  Appointed to the role is current Director and V.P. of Projects, Leo Phillipp.  This position is a logical extension of Leo's excellent "Live With Leo" presentations around the Chicago area, and will provide an opportunity to expand that outreach for the BRHS and the education on the CB&Q.
The board then unanimously appointed Greg Baumgardner to the V.P. of Projects position vacated by Leo's new appointment.  Greg's skill and enthusiasm for modeling and his past management experience will be a great asset in fulfilling the responsibilities of the position.  Join us in congratulating both gentlemen for these appointments.
Publications and Photos  |  Tue - November 20, 2018 3:52 pm  |  Article Hits:1223     A+ | a-
Burlington Bulletin No. 56 COver
Burlington Bulletin No. 56 COver
Bulletin 56 shipped from JPA in today's mail.  This issue is a multi-topic issue with Leo Phillipp's personal accounts of working the Earlville Turn and serving Caterpillar at Montgomery; Rupert Gamlen's three articles on the early Le Mothe iron cars, the early Harvey steel cars and a short biographical piece on Thomas Potter and Henry Stone.
Announcements  |  Thu - October 4, 2018 3:56 pm  |  Article Hits:1424     A+ | a-
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:
Weds.Nov 14th, at 7:00PM,
Sponsored by the 20th Century Railroad Club
                                                 Chicago Union Station,Founders Room
                                                 Southwest Corner of the Great Hall

"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, and Chicago, Aurora and Elgin (including the Aurora, Elgin and Fox River div.). Also we'll learn what brought all these rail lines to Batavia. 
       Sunday Nov 4th,at 1:00PM
       Sponsored by the Du Page Division of the NMRA
       St. Paul's UCC Church 
       5739 Dunham Road
       Downers Grove,IL 60516
 An overview of the history of the Burlington in Downers Grove,IL. 1864-1970. Using track charts, Sanborn and plat maps along with photos and internal Q Documents,etc.          
Thu - August 30, 2018 10:59 am  |  Article Hits:685     A+ | a-
Zephyr 77
Zephyr 77
Watch your mailboxes as Zephyr 77 was mailed from our printer Tuesday, August 28th.