Posts

Showing posts from May, 2018

Construction Progress #1

Image
I T S Construction Progress #1
Building the "Bull Moose Line" at Sunset Hill Farm Progress. #1 May 1, 2018







                                                      Sunset Hill Farm May 1, 2018




Ground Breaking Day

Image
Ground Breaking Day

Ground breaking took place on May 18, 2018 at Sunset Hill Farm County Park for the proposed Sunset Hill's Illiana Train Society "Bull Moose Line" train garden. The completed venue is expected to open to the public  in the Spring of 2019.
Participants: (left to right) Lance Molenda, George Sarver, Dave Ransom, Owen Todd, Dave Casey, and Gary Barneko.



Planning the Location

Image
Planning the Location

At its April meeting, the Porter County Park Board agreed to give the Sunset Hill's Illiana Train Society some extra space for its model railroad layout in the grassy area over the septic field west of the old restrooms along the road that leads to the amphitheater between Redbud Trail and the pond.



"We decided to make some changes that require more space, including a five-foot sidewalk around the display and a 12’ x 32’ building for storage," Sunset Hill's Illiana Train Society President David Ransom told the Park Board. He also noted that the organization may want space for picnic tables or future expansion. The Sunset Hill's illiana Train Society had asked for a 40’ x 80’ plot of space last spring, and later their estimate went up to 50’ x 100’. The new design calls for a 64’ x 104’ space. Ransom also said that the buildings the group is looking at are prebuilt, barn-shaped cabins, and the train layout will be surrounded by a six-foot high…

A New Start

Image
A New Start


Looking across the pond at Sunset Hill Park at the future location of the Sunset Hill's Illiana Train Society railroad garden.