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Sunset Hill's Illiana Train Society - Train Garden Progress

Sunset Hill's Illiana Train Society - Train Garden Progress

Three Years and Counting...

In 2017 the Porter County Parks Department  agreed to host the Illiana Train Society and a locastion was chosen on the east side of Sunset Hill County Park for the Train Garden Venue

The Building Commettie formaly broke ground for the Train Garden venue
 in the Spring of 2018.

Unlike typical railroad G-scale modelers  who construct their layout from the ground up,  The Sunset Hill’s Illiana Train Society's Relocation Committee  began collecting $52,000.00 in donations to employ outside contractors to rebuild the 
“Bull Moose Line”

The relocation group managed to tear down the original "Bull Moose Line" layout at Samuelsons Greenhouse in the fall of 2018 and then transport the dregs to the Sunset Hill site.

 The Porter County Park District provided assistance 
to build the railroad garden  when equipment and staff where  available