2014 marked the 120th Anniversary of the Big Rock Plowing Match and the Prairie State Railroad Club was there to partake in the festivities by providing train rides on Sept. 20th and 21st. Enjoy these photos from the event.
On August 31, several members from the Illinois Live Steamers came over to Prairie State to enjoy a day of trains. There was a constant parade of trains all day long. Our neighbor, BNSF, also but on a great show with many trains passing by us throughout the day. Enjoy these photos that were taken by member Nancy T.
We all had a great time hauling over 200 young scouts on August 1. We can’t wait until next year!
Photos from our 5th Annual Swap Meet and Train Show.
Photos from our workday on July 4th, 2014.
Photos from our June 29th, 2014 work day.
The first major work on the railroad was done this weekend. Over 20 tons of gravel was laid in various parts of the railroad. This includes the main yard, steaming bays, transfer table, transfer table ramp, and over 100 feet of track. Enjoy these pictures of the work and our favorite neighbor, BNSF. Check out that interesting CN unit.
July 5, 2014 is a day you will want to place on your calendar because that is the date of the 5th Annual PSRR Swap Meet & Train Show. This year’s show will be just as good if not better than previous years. All of your favorite vendors will be in attendance and, of course, your favorite little railroad will be in operation giving train ride. On top, our fine neighbor BNSF always puts on a superb show. More than one NS heritage unit has passed by PSRR on unit oil trains. Be sure to bring your camera! I hope to see you all there!
The new schedule has been added for 2014. Be sure to check it out!