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

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IVD Super Clinic

Weathering with PanPastels

This Clinic will follow the IVD Board meeting that is from 10a-12p and all are welcome to attend prior to the clinic.

We have another great Super Clinic planned. This clinic will cover weathering freight cars and locomotives using PanPastels. If you have freight cars or a locomotive you wish to weather, please bring them with you to the clinic.

We ask that anyone attending to RSVP.
What: IVD Super Clinic - Weathering
When: Feb 8th, 2020
Time: 1pm to 3pm 
Where: Peoria Library - North Branch Auditorium
Address: 3001 West Grand Parkway, Peoria, IL 61615

RSVP by clicking either email address below

Jim Tatum -
Minton Dings -


IVD Potluck Announced

The IVD Board is please to announce the 2nd IVD Annual 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 1st at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Bartonville, starting at 5:00pm.

The Board will provide the following for the meal:

Pulled pork
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 1nd, 2020 @ 5:00pm - 8pm
Where: Trinity Presbyterian Church

Address: 4400 Airport RD Bartonville, IL

RSVP by clicking the email address below


Jim Tatum -

2020 Convention Volunteers needed!!!

Convention plans are well underway, but we are still needing IVD volunteers. 

Let's pull together to make it happen.
Thank you for rolling up your sleeves...
Mike Shockley, IVD/ITD Convention co-chair

Volunteers needed for IVD Board positions

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


Assistant Superintendent

District 1 Trainmaster

District 2 Trainmaster


If your are interested in filling one of these position, please contact Superintendent Jim 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

2020 Events

Jan 18th - IVD Meet, Peoria

Feb 1st - IVD Potluck, Bartonville

Feb 8th - IVD Board Mtg, Peoria

Feb 8th - Super Clinic - Weathering, Peoria

Mar 21st - IVD Meet, Peoria

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