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Dear Friends,
We have some sad news to share.

At the November 10 board meeting, the WISE BoD voted for the Division to go inactive on account of the lack of participation of the membership both in regards to events and leadership. November 14 the MWR Board accepted the MWR Superintendent's creation of an Executive Committee to replace the current BoD and to work to rebuild the Division. The Executive Committee is: Burnell Breaker (Superintendent), Robert Niedermann (Ass't Superintendent), David Rohr (Chief Clerk) and Dennis Janssen (Paymaster). We are charged with the future of the WISE Division.

Presently we will be concerning ourselves with trying to rebuild the Division with the current membership and to try to encourage new members to join. For the foreseeable future, Trainfest will not be a main concern of the WISE Executive Committee. After we meet in December we will have a better idea as to our future direction.



Announcement of 2022 National Convention 
St. Louis will host the 2022 convention and it is expected that all contracts for that convention will be signed shortly, if not by the time you read this. 
See you all in St. Louis August 7 - 14, 2022.
If you meet others who need information on NMRA and how to join, ask them to visit NMRA's website or find membership information here.




Show Us What You Have Been Up To!

Our Owl Car newsletter is now only in digital format. The advantage is that we are not limited on the pages we can put together. Our text and pictures will all be larger.

So let’s have some fun! Send pictures and a short description of what you have been doing while quarantined to your home. This will be like a neat little brag session for the Division and its members. And if you have just been running trains, send us some shots from your layout.

Send your email to our Owl Car Editor Steve Miazga (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and we will all look forward to our new Owl Car in the next issue.


This is the home of the WISE Division of the NMRA. What that really means is if you're in or around the area of Southeastern Wisconsin (WISE) such as:

  • Kenosha
  • Milwaukee
  • Ozaukee
  • Racine
  • Walworth
  • Washington
  • Waukesha

AND you like (or are even passionate about) modeling trains, railroads and their environs, then our chapter of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) is here to welcome you.

We are all like-minded individuals who are enthusiatsic about some, or all, aspects of railroads. Some of us have layouts ranging from a few square feet of shelf space to entirely dedicated basements. Some of us have layouts that are currently only in our imaginations. Many of us have both! You can never have too many trains.

We meet monthly through much of the year sharing our knowledge, experiences, triumphs and failures all while enjoying and supporting each other in our particular interests of model railroading.

Interested? Look around - come to a meet.

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