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:


video

Thanks!

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)