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Illiana Garden Railway Is Gone

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The Garden Railway layout at Samuelson's Greenhouse in Valparaiso is gone.
No G-scale trains will run there again.



The "Bull Moose Line" outdoor G-scale venue
is being relocated to Sunset Hill Farm County Park located at 775 Meridian Road,
 just north of Valparaiso.
To more closely identify with this move to 
Sunset Hill Farm County Park 
the membership of the Society recently voted to change their name to Sunset Hill’s Illiana Train Society.
* Unlike typical railroad G-scale modelers who construct their layout from the ground up the Sunset Hill's Illiana Society's Building Committee: Lance Molenda, Owen Todd, George Sarver, Dave Ransom, Dave Casey and Gary Barneko are asking for $52,000.00 in donations  to have an outside contractor build a train garden  at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.
* Send donations to: Sunset Hill's Illiana Train Society P.O. Box 2836 
Valparaiso, IN 46385

Or

Via Paypal:
donations@Illianaroad.com

* The Sunset Hill’s Illiana Train Society plans to carry…
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                                    Sunset Hill's Illiana Train Society 
I T S the "Bull Moose Line"


To more closely identify with their move to the Sunset Hill Farm County Park the membership of Samulsons Illiana Garden Train Society voted to change their name to "Sunset Hill's Illiana Train Society."


Here is the official ballot tally for the Society name change to Sunset Hill’s Illiana Train Society.
Number of member ballots received after the 12:00 noon cut off time on February 14, 2018
and Society members solicited who did not respond = Thirteen (13) Number of Ballots received before the 12:00 noon cut off time on February 14, 2018 = Seven (7) Number of ballots with “Yes” votes received for the name change = Seven (7) “Approved” Number of ballots with “No” votes received = Zero (0) “Not Approved” The “Yes” vote majority passed the name change, 7 to 0, 100% of the votes submitted. By a vote of 7 to 0 the name change to “Sunset Hill’s Illiana Train Society” was appr…
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The Planned Full Size  Sunset Hill's  I. T. S.  Branch Line Passenger & Freight Station






Current plans for the Sunset Hill's Illiana Train Society "Bull Moose Line" include the construction of a full size Branch Line Passenger & Freight Station as an engine house/shed on the north side of the outdoor garden railway layout.  The building, will be the hub of activity.

I.T.S. member Phil Bachman presented proposal drawings of a new train shed.
He has prepared a Floor Plan and an Elevation drawing.
Equipped for engine storage it will also be a staging facility, and contain the power unit controls for the five operating  G-scale railway lines of the model layout  



The engine house/shed will be situated so that the I.T.S. engineer of the day will be able to follow the flow of all five trains in operation around the garden 
from the stations bay windows.


Unlike typical railroad G-scale modelers who construct their layout from the ground up the Society's Buildin…