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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.


 Other Links

   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.