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 a card, but wish to be on the reminder list, send a brief note to me, trainshow@illinoisterminaldivision.org , and I’ll add you to the list. There will be a mailing with the vendor and display layout applications going out at New Year’s as the next mailing

You can also reach us every Wednesday on Zoom at 819 5434 5485, code 088555.

RR Days in Monticello: A Good Time Was Had by All

Live steam at Railroad Days in Monticello, Illinois.
The workers are short and the steam trains are not very big, but they keep running round and round at Monticello Railway Museum’s 2022 Railroad Days on Sept. 17-18.
The Midwest Live Steamer’s brought their scale trains out to run alongside the Museum’s 1:1 steamers.

ITD Member Ernie Noa is the local organizer for the live steamers and provided this video
Ernie also captured a pic of yours truly holding down the ITD table featuring audience operation on one of Bob Miller’s modules.

Another goal beyond helping ensure crowd safety around the live steam was promoting ITD’s 2023 Lincoln Square Train Show next March 25 & 26