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History center to present ‘Train Wrecks in the 1970s’

Published: Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 2:24 p.m. CDT

GENEVA – The Geneva History Center will present “Geneva Train Wrecks in the 1970s” with guest presenter Mark Llanuza as part of the September Brown Bag Lunch Series.

The event will take place at noon Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Bencini Room of the Geneva History Center, 113 S. Third St., Geneva.

Llanuza will share personal photographs of train derailments and wrecks in Geneva and the surrounding areas from the ’70s to the ’90s.  As a Metra employee for more than 17 years, Llanuza grew-up in the area and became fascinated with the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. He began taking photographs in 1972 at the age of 15, which has led to a large collection of local railroad images.

Those who attend should bring a lunch. Cookies, water and coffee will be available. 

Reservations cost $5 a person or $3 for Geneva History Center members, and can be made online at www.genevahistorycenter.org or by calling 630-232-4951. 

Geneva History Center  Brown Bag Lunch programs take place at noon on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May at the center.

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