Welcome to the NWI Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society web site.

The North Western Illinois Chapter covers all of northern Illinois.
Approximate lines of coverage are west of Indiana (Chicago included), north of Peoria, south of Janesville, Wisconsin and west to the Mississippi River

Photo by Mr Bill
Steam engine photo is from Bill Kapfer - CB&Q 4960 on the annual circus train from Baraboo to Milwaukee, Summer of 1965. For more information attend the Oct 22 meeting.). (Updated 10.12.16)
<(Click on photo to enlarge.)

(See Meetings for more information)

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Chapter address

North Western Illinois Chapter - NRHS
P.O. Box 5632
Rockford, IL 61125-0632


more information

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  • Click on logos near top of page for information about each railroad.

  • Clicking on underlined words will connect to another web page.

We hope this web site is useful to the visitors. Please feel free to send your comments and suggestions to the webmaster by email. rdhervey@gmail.com