2019 Summer Newsletter and Call for Club Officers

With Summer upon us, there are a few noteworthy items to be passed along.

  • It’s hot out folks, so keep those boilers cool with plenty of water!
  • The Summer Newsletter is now available online (Member’s Only).
  • Fall events are now on the calendar too the right side of this post and on the newsletter.
  • We need candidates for 2020-2021 positions. If you’re interested just let any current officer know!

Upland Strawberry Festival Recap

Brandon Carney’s Amtrak E8Amtrak 411 zooms by the circus in Upland, IN.

The club had a fantastic time as always in Upland, IN at the 2019 Blooms and Barries Festival. Bill Duncan noted that 14 different trains ran throughout the day. As always there were many that enjoyed the display. I’m sure the whole group is already looking forward to next year’s festival for all the fun of running trains! Well, and fresh strawberries too. Okay, a few of us might mostly look forward to that part… myself included.

The next modular setup is on the schedule for September 21, at the Castleton Christian Church Palooza. Till then enjoy some of these photos from Upland.

Double the Trains with two Open Houses this Saturday!

Rex & Nancy Bowman’s Garden Layout.

Just a quick and friendly reminder that there are two open houses this weekend!

This Saturday, June 22, we have the wonderful opportunity to enjoy Rex Bowman and Bud Hunter’s layouts from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. As Bud Hunter put it, ‘we are hopping the weather is partly cloudy and NO RAIN!’ As always, you are welcome to invite a guest(s) to accompany you to our Open Houses. See the Newsletter for more info.

See you then!

2019 Spring Newsletter

The Spring Newsletter is now available in the Members section… Please note the information for the Spring Banquet as this year we have changed the sign up format.

Our guest speaker is Logan Day. Logan is very active in the “Save The Nickel Plate” movement and will have much to share with all of us on those plans for what has been accomplished so far, and what the current plans are for this coming year.

We set a deadline for your reservations to be sent to Marion by Monday, April 29. Thanking everyone in advance for this courtesy.

Thanks again for paying your late dues and we look forward to starting the 2019 season on May 4th.

The ILSR Board

2019 Annual Dues

Annual Dues are due ASAP. Don’t be late and miss out on the latest news!!!

A new position : Chairman of Engineers. The duties of the task force of Club Engineers will occasionally travel to Riley Children’s Hospital and Methodist Hospital to maintain existing trains and layouts. This individual should be willing to lead the group and keep the trains running.

We are also in need of a Web Master. contact John Buckner or Randy Banks

Thanks and have a great 2019 in Training…..