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 1872. The branch was extended to Appleton in 1880 and Neenah in 1881.

M&N letterhead circa 1873

Latest News

UPDATE – Our Model Railroad

Seven new photographs of our model railroad have been added to our site. We want to highlight some of the new features added since our last open house in 2019. Stop down and check it

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NEW – Our Beloved Home

A new page has been added to the web site for information about, and photographs of, our home, our beloved depot. Vogel Frost-Proof Outfit No. 1, from a 1923 catalogue of the Joseph A. Vogel

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Miscellaneous Updates

Minor updates have been made to the About Us, Membership, and Contact pages of our web site. An interesting pair of historic photographs have been added to the Rolling Stock page. M&N 2, 0-4-2, at

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NEW – Our 2021 Open House

A new page has been added for information about our annual open house. This year’s open house will be held on Saturday, December 4th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 5th, from

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