Don't worry, it's not what you think! Evidently there is a serious proposal in the works to build a completely new railroad line around Chicago, which would pass close to IRM. The company behind this proposal is called "Great Lakes Basin Transportation", hence the acronym, which I had thought was already taken. You can see a summary of this proposal here, with links to further information. The line would extend from near Milton, Wisc. down through Boone County and around Chicago to LaPorte. It would cross Route 20 and the UP Belvidere branch near Garden Prairie, about ten miles from IRM, and there would be an interchange at that point. What impact this would have on the Museum is hard to say. Gerry Dettloff mentioned this to me the other day, and at first I thought he was joking. But I guess not. Now I may quickly regret this, but serious comments about the railroad and its impact will be allowed.