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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.