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

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IVD Special Announcements

January IVD Meet Information


This months IVD Meet will be at the Chatham Railroad Museum and Depot


Date: Jan 22nd, 2022

Time: 1pm to 4pm. Doors open at 12pm.

Where: Chatham Railroad Museum, 100 N. State St, Chatham, IL

Clinics: Ops sessions rules and etiquette by Mike Broshear and  Scratch building turnouts by Minton Dings


Here are the COVID guidelines we will follow as provided by the CDC and that of our host meeting place. I know they keep changing this, but we will do our best to keep up with their guidelines.

1. Vaccinated - Will not be required to wear a mask, but recommend social distancing.
2. Unvaccinated - Will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. This will be on an honor system.
3. IVD Board will not require proof of Vaccination from any member. Again this is going to be on an honor system. 


Annual IVD Potluck - Feb 19th, 2022


The IVD Board is please to announce the Annual IVD Potluck Dinner. The IVD Board will provide the meat and we ask the attending IVD members bring a side dish or dessert. Each member can bring 1 guest with them to the dinner.

The potluck will be held Saturday February 19th at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Bartonville, starting at 5:00pm.

The Board will provide the following for the meal:

Pulled pork
Fried Chicken
Ice Tea
Bottled Water

We ask that anyone attending to RSVP with the number of guests and what side dish you will be bringing. RSVP via email listed below.

What: IVD Potluck
When: February 19th, 2022 @ 5:00pm - 8pm
Where: Trinity Presbyterian Church

Address: 4400 Airport Rd, Bartonville, IL

RSVP by clicking the email address below

Jimmie Tatum -

Hope to see all of you there!

Volunteers needed for IVD Portable Layout

We are looking for volunteers to help setup the IVD portable layout at the ICC Train Show.


Setup: Feb 2022 - Date to announced

Operate: from 9am to show close


If you are able to help, please let David Hawkey or Jeremy Bubb know


Dave Hawkey
cell: 309-224-9272

Jeremy Bubb
cell: 309-221-7865


Volunteers needed for IVD Board positions

We have the following Board positions open for anyone who wishes to volunteer to be appointed.


District 2 Trainmaster


If your are interested in filling this position, please contact Superintendent Jimmie Tatum via email. 

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!!

Want to Become a Member?

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

Upcoming Events

2021 Events

Jan 22nd - IVD Meet, Chatham

Feb ?? - ICC Train show 

Feb 19th - IVD Potluck, Bartonville


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