2020 Annual Meeting Postponed! The 2020 C&EI Historical Society Annual Meeting in Shelbyville, IL, has been postponed till October 17th, 2020. Due to the ongoing issues with COVID-19, the board unanimously decided that maximum precaution was necessary due to the nature of the illness. Please spread this information to any friends of the C&EI. The spring issue of The Flyer should arrive in early April to let members know as well. We hope to see you on October 17th, in Shelbyville.
Chicago & Eastern Illinois
Railroad Historic Society
The Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Historical Society was organized in the spring of 1982 in a former C&EI depot in Rossville, Illinois by some fifty fans and former employees of the railroad. Our purpose is to preserve the history of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Company, its subsidiaries, its corporate predecessors and its corporate successors. Through the C&EI Flyer we have communicated the history of the railroad to both members and fans nationwide.
The society has opened a museum in two rooms of the Watseka Union Station in Watseka, Illinois. The museum exhibits the history of the railroad and serves as an archive place for much of the history items the society has collected. It also serves as an annual meeting location. Check out the information on this site.
We welcome anyone from modelers to historians that has an interest in our favorite railroad. We invite you to contact one of the officers listed below for more information or print out and complete the membership application you will find on this site.
The Chicago & Eastern Illinois Historical Society had a fun time at this years Railway Prototype Modelers Meet in Collinsville (St. Louis) IL. Hope you consider attending next years meet.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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