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The Turntable The rail yard will be the transportation hub of the "Bull Moose Line" and the focal point of any rail yard is the turntable. A railway turntable or wheelhouse is the device used for turning locomotives so that they can move back into the direction from w hich they came or be relocated to another track. Fully functional, the "Bull Moose Line" turntable will allow engines to move from the engine house onto the turntable to connect with a designated side track in the rail yard that connects to a main line track and back again This activity may be set-up as a hands-on interactive for I T S train garden visitors to activate. A Name Change To more closely identify with the move to the Sunset Hill Farm County Park the membership of the Society voted to change their name to “Sunset Hill’s Illiana Train Society" * Sunset Hill's Illiana Train Society Relocation Committee Lance Molenda
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The Franville Township An ever growing township of Franville is planned as a visual anchor for Sunset Hill's Illiana Train Society's railway garden. The township will include a residential area containing grassy areas and parks. Along with a business section that includes a fire station, a city hall, a community church, a school house a ball park .....and a commuter station.