Tuesday, August 16, 2011

More Art from Zach Ehlers

Our friend Zach Ehlers provided us with his latest artistic creation, CA&E 451 on the trolley loop at IRM. Thanks Zach!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

John Cloos

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of a good friend of the Hicks Car Works. John Cloos passed away on August 5. John was a good friend to both IRM and the Fox River Trolley Museum. He will certainly be missed by all that knew him.

Details about the Memorial Service can be found here:

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Steam Updates

Quick notes: Here is a picture by Tim Peters of a locomotive kit being delivered to IRM yesterday afternoon:

And here is a brief video by Tony Gura, one of our blog readers from California, from the recent Iowa Rail Festival:



Monday, August 1, 2011

Steam at IRM

It's official! The Leviathan will be coming to Union for several weekends soon! Since we haven't had operating steam lately, this will be a great experience, and it's certainly something new and different. Your duty as a loyal citizen is to show up early and often and bring your family and friends. And tell them to be as numerous as possible.

Dates are: Aug 7, 13, and 14; Sept. 3, 4, 5, 17, and 18.
(Amstein photo)