The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Transit Historical Society


Monthly Programs

Programs are held on the third Saturday of every month at Waterstone Bank located at 6560 S. 27th St, Oak Creek, WI. Doors open at 2 p.m. and programs begin at 2:30 p.m. Facility is handicap accessible.

MCTS Route 27 (to Walmart) and Purple Express buses serve the meeting location, the first stop south of College Avenue in front of the Home Depot. The Bank is directly opposite on the east side of the street.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2023
Doug Traxler Traction Movies

by Charles Damaske

These 8mm movies were taken by the late Doug Traxler when these systems were operating in the 1950’s & 60’s. They include: Milwaukee, CTA, South Shore and the famous North Shore.


OCTOBER 21, 2023
Traction Galore

By Jeff Haber

Jeff will be showing traction slides he took on the Milwaukee Electric, North Shore, South Shore, East Troy and several other systems in the early days.

NOVEMBER 18, 2023
Acela Amtrak Trains

DECEMBER 16, 2023

2024 will be a very special year showing the entire Milwaukee Electric Interurban system from the slide collection of Charles Damaske. The programs will show the contruction operation to the final days on each line.

By Alan Baker

 This slide show will be on Amtrak’s high-speed Acela trains from the Northeast corridor.


Food will be provided by the organization and enjoy a variety of different presentations of YOUR slides, movies or videos. Please contact Jeff Marker if any special equipment is needed.

JANUARY 20, 2024
Lakeside Power/Belt Line

By Charles Damaske


FEBRUARY 17, 2024
East Troy-Burlington

MARCH 16, 2024

APRIL 20, 2024
Milwaukee Northern

MAY 16, 2024

JUNE 15, 2024
Rapid Transit Line

JULY 20, 2024
No Meeting or Program

AUGUST 13, 2024
No Meeting or Program

By Charles Damaske

By Charles Damaske

By Charles Damaske

By Charles Damaske

By Charles Damaske

By Charles Damaske

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