Whats Happening at the ILS.
The Illinois Live Steamers crew at the 2016 All American Train Show had a great time meeting with fellow model railroaders and discussing the advantages of live steam. Those who stopped by got an opportunity to see an equipment demonstration and watch a few videos of the ILS in action. This years display at the show featured an air brake and turnout demonstration built and presented by Carl Baskin along with equipment displays by Bill Halupka, Benton Bullwinkel, Bob Keding, and Jim Kubitz. Also a big thanks to Leo Richard and George Pieper who helped work the booth and all the folks who dropped by to say hello.
Big thanks to Chuck Butterfield for building a new and improved Bathe Oil building for the 2016 season. Many of the old buildings are in need of repair and thanks to Chuck for answering the call and creating a structure that will be enjoyed for years to come.
It was a cold day with a thick layer of snow and Ice covering the tracks but that was no match for Tim and Tom Canfield who worked hard to clear the inside main to enjoy a little winter running at the ILS.