Whats Happening at the ILS

COVID-19 Notice

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak the ILS will be rescheduling or canceling events on a case by case basis.   We were saddened by the canceling of NMRA's All American Train Show in March but in basements across Chicago and around the world model railroading is till alive and well.   The ILS season will begin here in a few weeks once we are past this virus.    

For the month of April the BOD meetings and the April membership meeting have been canceled!    This also means that we will NOT be having our annual season opening work weeknd the 4th and 5th of April.   The BOD remains in communication and will respond to any issues should they arise.   The ILS calendar on this site has been updated and all future events will be looked at on an individual basis.      

Memorial Day Weekend 2019 is now in the books.  The weather came through for one of our newer traditions, the Steam Only Run.   Big thanks to Steve Wright for organizing the event and cooking a delicious meal for all those who participated.   There were plenty of trains out on the 1" and 1.5" and it was a great way to start off 2019.  

Another season of operation is coming to a close which means its time for our annual Halloween run October 28th from 3 -8pm.     There will be a costume contest for the kids along with spooky decorations all over the property.   Be sure to stay for a trip around after dark to see the ghouls under the lights.   Dinner this year will be brats and hot dogs for a $5 contribution.   

If you are attending we ask that you be with a club member when coming onto the property.  Visitors from other live steam organisations or those interested in membership can contact us using the contact form in this site.  See you there!!

Just in time for the 50th we have a new motorized turnout for the improved 1" service siding.  With two treated water spigots and enough room for two full trains we will be able to keep the mainline clear for increased traffic during runs and the meet.