The Milwaukee & Northern Railway Historical Society

also known as the Neenah-Menasha Model Railroad Club

The Milwaukee and Northern Railway Historical Society (MNRHS) was founded in 1964, to perpetuate and share the history of one of Eastern Wisconsin’s and Upper Michigan’s historic railroads.

Housed in the Milwaukee & Northern’s 1882 Neenah, Wis., depot, it includes the Neenah-Menasha Model Railroad Club.

The Club loosely models the Milwaukee & Northern in O Scale, primarily the Menasha Branch.

The Menasha Branch, which runs from Hilbert Junction, Wis., to Menasha, Wis., was completed in 1871. The branch was extended to Appleton in 1880 and Neenah in 1881.

M&N letterhead circa 1873

Latest News

NEW – Our 2022 Open House

We have set the dates! Our 2022 open house will be held 3 and 4 December 2022. Additional details will be posted to our Open House page as they are finalized. Admission will be free.

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UPDATE – Champion Branch

A pair of new photographs and additional information have been added to the Milwaukee & Northern – Champion Branch page. The former MILW roundhouse at Champion, Mich., on 3 July 1986. Photograph courtesy of the

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