Illinois Valley Division of the NMRA
Illinois Valley Division of the NMRA

Welcome to Illinois Valley Division Website

1st Annual IVD Cookout = SUCCESS!!

I want to thank all the IVD members and their families who came out to the 1st annual IVD Cookout at Peck Park in Galesburg. A good time was had by all with a fun filled day of railfanning, fellowship and of course some great food!


We had 24 guests attend, which was also a great turnout for our first outing and hope that more members can make it the next time.


Railfanning was definitely in our favor that day. An average of 5-7 trains an hour passed by on 4 mainlines.


I want to thank all those who helped setup, cook and clean up afterwards, very much appreciated.


Click here to see some of the photos taken by our members


Checkout the IVD Social Media pages!!

If you haven't had a chance or didn't know about these Social media pages. Now is a good time to check them out. Just click on one of the icons on the left and checkout our Facebook page, as well as our IVD Forums. And while your there go ahead and join our pages. Hope to see you there!!

Looking for District 2 & 5 Trainmaster Volunteers

As we did not get anyone to run for the District 2 Trainmaster position, we are actively looking for someone volunteer to fill this position. You do not have to live within District 2, just the williness to serve for a 2 year term. 


Also District 5 Trainmaster has resigned  and so we find ourselves looking for someone to fill that position as well.


If interested, please contact Superintendent Jim Tatum by clicking on the Superintendent email address listed in the IVD Board members page.

Layout Module update!

We have about four 2x4 module sections that need rehabbed. If interested please contact Jim Tatum at or call 309-338-3622.


Also we are looking for scenery and track donations to finish these modules. We are needing Code 100 track, switches and any scenery material you might have laying around thats not going to be used.

Want to Become a Member?

Interested in joining the Illinois Valley Division? Fill out the Contact form on the Contact Us page.

Upcoming Events


Aug 18 - BOD Meeting, Peoria

Sept 15 - IVD Meet, Peoria

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