“All Aboard!”

The Illiana Garden Railway Society (IGRS) is a not for profit group of G-Scale enthusiasts from the states of Illinois and Indiana. Society members are interested in all areas of garden and modular large-scale model railroading. Among our goals is the education of the public about garden railroading, railroad modeling and the construction and running of garden railways. To that end, we plan to show our individual garden layouts at various times to the general public and to display our portable modular layout at schools, children’s hospitals and various expositions in Illinois and Indiana to promote G Scale railroading.

       IGRS  Members

The IGRS was founded on April of 2003 through the participation of the founding sixteen charter members.  Membership is open to any person who interested in Trains, Modeling or Horticulture, we engage Garden Railroading, desirous of becoming engaged in the hobby, or are interested in promoting Garden Railroading as a hobby.  We encourage train lovers of all ages and of any scale to become a member.  The IGRS offers families a Social Membership as Associates or a Full Membership as Voting Members.

  IGRS  Activities

Activities include monthly Society meetings, held at 6:00 PM on the third Thursday of each month (except Jan. & Feb.).                                                                           We encourage our members to participate at least 4 times in our weekly assistance in operating the outdoor layout each Saturday from April or May thru October.  (Additional Events may be requested by the Sunset Hill Farm Park).                        Assist in   ‘How To Clinics’; visits to Society members Railroad Gardens, an annual picnic during the summer and a Holiday Party in December. The IGRS is currently working with other not-for-profit organizations to build and maintain public access examples of Garden Railroading.  Additional events may include steam train excursions, trains show trips.

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