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The Christmas Train 
A Holiday TraditionExcept for the carols of the holiday season no other sound can stir memories like the sound of a Christmas Train. Christmas and model railroad trains are inseparable. Do you remember seeing your first toy train circling the family tree on Christmas morning. Here’s one such enjoyable recollection.
From “Smart Boys Swimming in the River Styx” by Robert Bomboy
A grandfather I know has a pleasant and still shining memory from his first Christmas in his family’s new home.

He was not quite six years old that Christmas morning, standing in wonder and anticipation at the top of the second-floor staircase. The staircase was enclosed and had a right angle at the bottom, so, as he looked down, he couldn’t see into the rooms below, but only the glow of a wonderfully warm orange light. At the same time, he could hear a hollow roaring sound that had probably awakened him. It made him a bit afraid, but the beautiful glow gave him confidence, and so he started down…
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Sunset Hill's Illiana Train Society Building Program.



Unlike typical railroad G-scale modelers who construct their layout from the ground up, the Society's Building Committee chose to collect donations to employ outside construction firms to move the “Bull Moose Line” venue from the Samuelson Greenhouse property to Sunset Hill Farm Park. The Society Building Commettie: Lance Molenda, Owen Todd, George Sarver, Dave Ransom , Dave Casey, Gary Barneko



The move began in October 14, 2017 when the Building Committee Members staked out the parameters of the propoed I T S Garden layout  on the east side of Sunset Hill Farm above the septic field.




In May of  2018 the Buil
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“Pretty Humorous” 




                       Unlike typical railroad G-scale modelers who construct their layout from the ground up,                                              the Society's Building Committee members 

Lance Molenda, George Sarver, David Ransom, Owen Todd, David Casey and Gary Barneko
 are in the process of collecting donations to employ outside construction firms  to move the “Bull Moose Line” model railroad venue  to Sunset Hill Farm Park. In the last fifteen months Society’s Building Committee has managed to strip the sod for the “Bull Moose Line” railroad garden placement over the septic field  on the east side of Sunset Hill Farm  with manpower and equipment assistance from the Porter County park District.


“Pretty Humorous” 



Send donations to: Sunset Hill's Illiana Train Society P.O. Box 2836 
Valparaiso, IN 63684