The Interchange Yard
Clubs, Museums & Historical Societies
Chicago Aurora & Elgin RR – History and equipment rosters
Worlds Greatest Hobby – Organization for the promotion of Model Railroading. Great group
Chicago & North Western Historical Society – History of the Chicago & North Western and all of its subsidiaries
Illinois Railway Museum in Union, IL – The state’s largest operating museum
Fox River Trolley Museum in South Elgin, IL – Home of the #20, the oldest operating Chicago Aurora & Elgin wood car
National Model Railroad Association – Links to many model railroad club in the country
Mid-Continent Railway Museum – An operating museum near the Wisconsin Dells
Burlington Route Historical Society – History of the Chicago Burlington & Quincy
Chicago Northshore and Milwaukee Railroad – History and tradition
East Troy Railroad Museum – Traction museum in southern Wisconsin
Monon Historical Society Historical Society – History of the Chicago Indianapolis & Louisville (Monon)
Shore Line Historical Society – A Chicago Historical Society Dedicated to preserving the Chicago Interurban and Traction heritage
Monticello Railway Museum. – Located about 2 1/2 hours south of us in Monticello, Illinois and home of the 2nd “Nautilus”.
Friends of the Burlington Northern. – A historical group focusing on the BN & BNSF lines.
Kankakee Railroad Museum. – Featuring 3 layouts and lots of memorabilia.
Lake County Model Railroad Club. – Located about 45 minutes northwest of us and celebrating 50 years in 2022.
Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society. – Everything you ever wanted to know about the AT&SF but was afraid to ask.
Milwaukee Road Historical Association. – Preserving the history of the Chicago, Milwaukee St. Paul and Pacific.
Accurail – Great Products, and they assist us with our Youth Group Program
Digitrax – DCC control products
Kato – Quality HO and N scale trains and components
Logic Rail Technologies – We are using their products for our signals and detection
Model Railroading University – Get a doctorate degree in model railroading
Ram Electronics – the sounds you hear on our layout
Miller Engineering LLC – source of our neon lights and drive-in theatre
Operation Lifesaver – Organization for railroad safety education.