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The 2021 MRH-TS Convention
Indianapolis, Indiana

October 8-10, 2021

See the Convention News and Recap of the 2021 Convention
link is to the MONON BOARD 2021 Convention Recap.

Convention Headquarters Hotel


Laquinta Inn & Suites

5120 Victory Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46203

Phone 317-783-7751


Monon Annual Convention - October 8, 9, & 10, 2021

   It is hard to believe but the Monon Railroad has been gone for 50 years.
As we try to keep the memory alive, our Annual Convention will be held in Indianapolis, IN this year.


Friday Morning, we will spend our time with some of the finest slide collections and memories available. We will hear the history of the first Union Station in the nation and spend time in its replacement in downtown Indianapolis. Noted historian, Brian Banta, will give a talk and slide show to start the convention at 10:30 AM at Union Station. The registration table will be open Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites (convention headquarters). You will receive your convention packet and name badge(s) at this time, which will be your ticket for the weekend. That afternoon you can relax, socialize, and shop from the Society Company Store. Friday evening, dinner will be catered at the LaQuinta Inn. A slide presentation by Dick Baldwin, assisted by John Fuller, will follow words from our president, Jim Craig. The slide show will feature many Monon scenes never seen before.


Saturday morning will kick off with a slide show and reminisces by George Carpenter. George grew up along the Monon in Bloomington and his stories are fantastic. George’s PowerPoint presentation will begin at 10:30 AM at the convention headquarters. There is no scheduled lunch on Saturday, but there are many opportunities in downtown Indianapolis. The Naptown and White River Model Railroad Club ( will be operating during the afternoon. They welcome us and will operate for our benefit. The four standing Monon stations are also within driving distance. One can only dream of the stories they could tell. An afternoon slide presentation by Monon member and photo collector John Fuller will fill the late afternoon. On Saturday evening, we are invited to a catered dinner at the home of Jim Canter. Jim has one the finest Proto 48 collections and layouts around. This is a 5-minute drive from the LaQuinta Inn. The cost of the meal is included in your registration fee. You are encouraged to come, relax, renew old friendships, and watch some fine models being run on a beautiful home layout.


The MRHTS Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday morning. Please plan to attend and possibly vote on matters that relate to the future of our Society. The Annual Swap Meet will follow the meeting. The Annual Convention Headquarters is the LaQuinta Inn and Suites, 5120 Victory Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46203.

Hope to see you there.


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