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Milwaukee’s 2021 Trainfest cancelled

By Hal Miller | June 15, 2021

Group cites uncertainty; show may return in 2022

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The Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Southeastern Division of the National Model Railroad Association has announced via its Facebook page that the 2021 Trainfest is cancelled.

“We really wanted to have Trainfest this year; however we think the risks are too great to hold the show,” the Facebook announcement said.

The posting added the organization is facing cost and volunteer challenges with the event, and having the function this year could put future events at risk.

“We are at a point where we should start spending money to put on the 2021 show. Money we cannot recover if the show has to be cancelled. Such a loss would place the 2022 show at risk.

It is too early to tell where the direction of the show will be 12 months from now.”

This will be the second year in a row the live event has been cancelled due to pandemic complications.

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