Elmhurst Model Railroad Club

Metra passenger cars at the station




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Welcome to Elmhurst Model Railroad Club, home of the Illinois Western Railroad. We have both HO,HOn3 and N scale layouts depicting a nostalgic look at life as it was in the Midwest in the 40's, 50's and 60's.

Scenes vary from rolling hillsides and farms to a large steel mill. You can also experience real life railroading right outside our front door.

We are located just west of the former Chicago and Northwestern Proviso yard, now UP's busiest mainline track. Trains pass by at about 20 minute intervals. You can safely watch trains both day and night.

Layouts are only a part of the club's total picture. Our club constitution states:

"The purpose of the club shall be to encourage the building and operating of model railroad layouts for members use and for exhibition. A secondary purpose shall be to encourage friendship and to promote the hobby of model railroading."

In addition, we regularly have activities like club picnics, auctions, parties, slide shows, movie nights, video nights, visits to and from other model railroad clubs and fan trips.

If you would like to make a contribution


Our Location

Elmhurst Model
Railroad Club
111 E. First St.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

(630) 530-9584

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Open House Hours

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Except Holidays

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