2023 Urbana Train Show, March 25 & 26, Postcards Are Out!

After massaging the revised mailing list into Mail Merge, we can now relatively easily update and print the train show mailing list. The “save the date” reminder post card went out Monday. I received mine today. Those on the mailing list, plus ITD members, should receive a neon yellow card soon. If you don’t receive…

Monticello rail way

Rail road days at Monticello 2022 Saturday, September 17, 20229:00 AM Sunday, September 18, 20225:00 PM An added note: ITD will be helping support member Ernie Noa and his buddies in the Midwest Live Steamers during Railroad Days, as we did last year. Please consider volunteering for an hour or two that weekend while you visit…

Big Railroad Garage Sale in Monticello, July 16 & 17

In conjunction with the > Monticello Railway Museum < and this Saturday’s > Donut Train <, the Illinois Terminal Division is participating in the Museum’s Garage Sale this weekend, Saturday July 16 (11am-5pm) and Sunday, July 17 (10am-5pm). The sale will be held at the VFW Hall/Wabash Center at 108 E. Livingston in downtown Monticello.…

Cornfield Free-mo Report

Back in April 2022, the 7th Cornfield Free-Mo Meet was held in McLean, IL. Organized loosely by Tom Ludlam, these meets happen in the gym of a local school. I’d heard of them happening, which they generally do in the spring and fall, but this was my first visit. UPDATE: The fall 2022 Cornfield Free-Mo…

All Steamed Up at Al’s

Ernie Noa traveled a little further west to meet up with a number of other Midwest Live Steamers at his friend Al’s place recently. Ernie passed along a couple of Youtube videos to share with everyone. The first is composed of various still images and available at: Here’s video featuring lots of cool pacing shots…