We proudly sporting a new welcome sign for the 2017 season thanks to a generous donation by Burn by DZ.   For more information go to the Burn by DZ website at https://www.facebook.com/burnbydz/.

With cooperating weather and a great turnout of members and family, this years friends and family meet was a great success.  Thanks to all those who came out to picnic and run their trains!

I am working to get our memorials section up to date with information about our founders and members who are no longer with us.   If you have or would like to write a memorial please submit them to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Include any photos you would like to add as well and I will publish them in the In Memorial section of the site.  Thanks!!


Mark your calendars!  The ILS will again be presenting at the 36th annual All American Railroad Show on March 25, 2017.   This show provides a great opportunity to learn about many of the scale and model railroading clubs around the Chicagoland area.   The only thing for sale at this event is lunch so it's a great opportunity to bring the kids to introduce them to this amazing hobby.   We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday March 25, 2017
9am - 5pm

Lyons Township High School Fieldhouse
100 S Brainard Ave. (corner of Brainard and Cossitt)
La Grange, IL

Admission $5 (under age 5 free)




Our friends at Discover Live Steam have written a story about our 50th celebration in August.   Check out the story here....

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