Railfans from CNWHS to meet in East Peoria
For More Information, Contact: For Immediate Release
David Phillips May 10, 2011
Chicago & North Western Historical Society
Railfans from Chicago & North Western Historical Society meet in East Peoria
EAST PEORIA, IL - The Chicago & North Western Historical Society (CNWHS) is making a four-day stop from May 19-22 at the Embassy Suites for its 2011 National Convention.
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 email@example.com.
The CNWHS was founded in 1973 by a group of Midwestern railfans interested in the Chicago &North Western rail lines, along with its predecessor and successor roads. These roads include the Chicago, St. Paul Minneapolis & Omaha; the Minneapolis & St. Louis; the Chicago Great Western; the Litchfield & Madison; the Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern; the Des Moines & Central Iowa, and many more.
Since its beginning, the society has grown to about 3,000 members nationally and internationally. Its purpose is to collect, circulate and preserve the history of the Chicago & North Western and its predecessor and successor lines, create and publish a magazine, and promote fellowship among Chicago & North Western fans and society members.
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The CNWHS 2011 Convention will create an economic impact of about $112,500 and 235 room nights for the Peoria Area. There will be about 250 individuals in attendance.
The PACVB represents an eight county region including Bureau, Fulton, Marshall, Mason, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford. The organization's mission is to promote the Peoria Area as a destination for visitors and contribute to the economic growth of the communities they represent.