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Hogwarts Express

Reviewed by Herb Koch and his grandsons Tanner and Zayden

Lionels B&O engines and C&O Passenger cars

Reviewed by Herb Koch & Kevin Barry

Lionel Shay Engine

Reviewed by Herb and Deb Koch

Union Pacific Boy Scouts of America 2010 Diesel

Reviewed by Herb Koch, Jim Subka and Ray Subka

Southern Pacific GS4

Reviewed by Herb Koch and CLRC Member Luke Hatje

611 Norfolk & Western

Reviewed by Herb Koch and CLRC Member Luke Hatje

Lionel Fast Track

Reviewed by Joe Smolinski


Reviewed by Dave Batson and Herb Koch

Thomas the Tank Engine

Reviewed by Herb Koch

Lackawanna Multi Unit Commuter Cars

Reviewed by Joe Smolinski

Club Car Sales

The Western Pacific / Union Pacific Heritage Boxcar

Time Table


Wednesday Member Run Time


New Lenoxís Channel 6ís program on CLRC Part 1

New Lenoxís Channel 6ís program on CLRC Part 2


Lionel Lines 4-6-4 Hudson #773

Tour of CLRC Layout via Caboose View

Hi-Rail Times


Video of New CLRC Layout in Progress

We've been working on the railroad....really, really fast. This is a time lapse video of the Chicagoland Lionel Railroad Club working on their new layout.

December 12 2015 Open House Recap

The Christmas open house was a huge success given the steady stream of visitors who came to see the trains but especially Santa Clause.

Click here to see a recap and photos from the event.

December 12 2015 Open House Review

Ray Marion from O Gauge Railroading On-line Forum posted a wonderful recap of his experience at the Chicagoland Lionel Railroad Club Christmas Open House held on 12/12/2015.

Read the review here

November 21, 2015 Open House

The winter season came early this year as we were thrown a curve with an unusual heavy snow. This leads us into our winter season where we decorate our layout with our very own special Christmas theme.
Everyone who made it through the Chicago snow enjoyed the first CLRC Open House of the Winter Season.


LOTS visit to CLRC on July 5, 2015 was a huge success.

The full story is here.

CLRC on CBS News

All Aboard! Check Out These Awesome Model Train Sets

Vince Learns How To Repair A Broken Model Train

Thomas & Friends Have Nothing On These Trains

Lionel Train Enthusiasts To Show Off Models At Open Houses

Storage Lockers For Rent

Available now for rent.
Temperature controlled 48-49 sq ft with 6 ft 6 inch ceiling. 75.00 per month.
6 new smaller lockers have been constructed. These new lockers are 30"H x 30"W x 16"D. They are each $15.00 per month. See a board member for rental arrangements.

Directions to the Club House

The address of the club house is 1311 Schoolhouse Road New Lenox , IL 60451-3279

Click Here For a Map of the Area

From all directions:
Take I-80 to US 30, New Lenox, Maple Ave. exit
Turn right/east on US 30 and go 3.5 miles to Schoolhouse Road (Walgreens on corner).
Turn right/south and go 1 mile to street address 21601-27.
Turn right at the Fairfield Industrial Condos sign (Camelot Homes is on top) and go down that road about 200 yards.
Turn Right at the 2nd set of buildings. We are units 3 and 4 (west side).

If you cross railroad tracks on Schoolhouse Rd. you have gone about 300-400 yards too far.

Door to Door Driving Directions

Member's Corner

By-Laws Amendment May 3, 2014
Election Rules
Internet Usage Policy
Membership Rules
Officer and Director Indemnity Policy
Petitioning of CLRC Board of Directors Policy
Policy on Minors
Publication Policies and Procedures
Storage Locker Rental Terms

News Letters


Birthday Parties

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View The Birthday Party Calendar

Book your party now

Lionel Catalogs

Lionel 2016 Signature Catalog

Lionel 2016 Ready to Run Part 1

Lionel 2016 Ready to Run Part 2

Lionel 2016 Holiday Memories

Lionel 2016 Track & Power

Club History
Module Construction
Scale Speed
Latest Photos

2015 Annual Winter Party
Mortgage Burning
2014 Annual Winter Party
Christmas Open Houses 2013
Belt Line West Op. Control Panel 1/2013

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