Sunset Hill’s Illiana Train Society is a not for profit group of G-Scale model enthusiasts from the states of Illinois and Indiana.
Society members are interested in all of aspects of large-scale model railroading.
Among the groups goals are the education of the public about Garden Railroading. That Includes modeling, construction and running of garden trains, railroadiana and American railroad history.
The Lower Mill Pond
Visual elements for Sunset Hill’s Illiana Train Society
“Bull Moose Line” Train Garden.
The Lower Mill Pond
A Waterfall above the Upper Reflection Pond will send water splashing and
gurgling down a trough of field stone into to the Lower Mill Pond. As the water
rises in the Lower Mill Pond a filtration pump will recirculate 4,000 gallons
of water per minute through a hidden piping system to the headwaters of the
Water Fall above the Reflection Pond. This re-circulation will create a never
ending downhill stream of water to the Lower Mill Pond basin.
That water feature is the heart of the
garden railways design, giving the venue a stone covered
background hill for the lower tracks to circle.
In addition it offers the “Bull
Moose Line” a unique right-of-way to travel over and under the cascading
The Sunset Hill's Illiana Train Society "Bull Moose Line" Relocation Committee: Lance Molenda, Owen Todd, George Sarver,Dave Ransom, Dave Casey, Gary Barneko Sunset Hill's Illiana Train Society - Bull Moose Line Set To Reopen May 10 Although still incomplete, after four years of development, Sunset Hill’s Illiana Train Society is ready to unveil its reconstructed “Bull Moose Line” Railway Garden to the public on May 10, 2020. Weather permitting Sunset Hill’s Illiana Train Society members will show the layout to Sunset Hill Farm visitors every weekend from May through September. Sunset Hill's Franville Township 2020 Sunset Hill's Rail Yard 2020 The overall design of the new Sunset Hill's Illiana Train Society venue is based upon the Original Model Railway Garden designed and built within three months on the Samuelsons Greenhous
Sunset Hill's Iliana Train Society Garden Railroad at Sunset Hill Farm Park 2020. The Sunset Hill’s Illiana Train Society "Bull Moose Line" is being rebuilt within Sunset Hill Farm County Park located just off the intersection of US Route 6 and 775 Meridian Road in Valparaiso Indiana. Although uncompleted after fours of rebuilding the Illiana Train Society "Bull Moose Line" is running once again. To more closely identify with their move to the Sunset Hill Farm County Park the membership of the Illiana Garden Railway Society voted to change their name to Sunset Hill's Illiana Train Society, in 2018 Sunset Hill's Illiana Train Society Relocation Committee Lance Molenda, Owen Todd, George Sarver, David Ransom, David Casey, Gary Barneko Internet quotes from members of the Relocation Committee Dave Ransom : May