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
Sunset Hill's Iliana Train Society Garden Railroad at Sunset Hill Farm Park 2021. 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 five years 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 Society membership of the Illiana Garden Railway 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
Sunset Hill's Illiana Train Society - Bull Moose Line Reopens May 1st Although still incomplete, after five years of development, Sunset Hill’s Illiana Train Society is ready to reopen the “Bull Moose Line” Railway Garden to the public on May 1, 2021. Sunset Hill’s Illiana Train Society members will show the layout to visitors every weekend from May through September,w eather permitting. Sunset Hill's Franville Township 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 Greenhouse property in 2004. Samuelsons Greenhouse Franville Township 2004 Some of the continuing vignette features to look for are: The Grist Mill