Railway history convention coming

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

The Chicago & North Western Historical Society is making a four-day stop from May 19-22 at the Embassy Suites for its 2011 National Convention.

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Each year, the group meets in a city with historic rail interest. They visit railroad museums and tour rail sites.  Peoria’s Wheels O’ Time Museum, Rock Island Depot and other local rail sites, including the Peoria & Western, are just a few of the featured tours attendees have the opportunity to visit.

As part of this convention, a scale model railroad swap meet will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Embassy Suites Conference Center, River F Room.  The event is open to the public. Admission is $3.  For more information and to make a table reservation, contact Bob Pearson at (847)-583-0018 or bobpearson8444@sbcglobal.net.