Welcome to the Lincoln Area Railway Historical Society

Next LARHS ANNUAL Show: February 18-19 2023*
*Date May Change and will be posted here.

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Announcement: Check out our Upcoming Shows Page under the RailFans section.

Club News

Lincoln Children’s Museum

The LARHS was honored to be asked to build an HO layout for the Lincoln Children’s Museum. This was made possible by a grant from BNSF. See the Layout here

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2022 Show Update

Our 2022 Annual Show was a success! Even though we had a smaller turnout than in past years, we were happy to be back. Our vendors, layouts, and clubs all considered it a great show. Thank you for coming and we look forward to next year's show.

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Upcoming Area Train Shows

NWCD NMRA 26th Annual Train Show

April 18, Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
April 19, Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Spring Creek Model Trains Free-Mo Event

Saturday, April 23rd 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 24th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Center of the Nation Model Railroad Expo

June 4th, Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
June 5th, Sunday –
from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

NE-IA Railroaders 2022 Train Show

May 21, Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
May 22, Sunday
from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

About the LARHS

We are a multi scale club, and have layouts/trains of all scales. While model railroading is a major part of our club, we are also a museum. Along with the items we already had had in our old museum, we have been acquiring full scale items (BN Caboose, Roca Depot) for restoration and for display. Our “ultimate goal” is to have a museum which features full scale railroad equipment and items as well as model railroad layouts of various scales.

Serving the Lincoln Area Since 1980

Club members watch UP and BNSF trains at the Rochelle Railroad Park, in Rochelle, IL.
SP Cab forward on the travelling layout.
Club members photograph CSX and CN freights at Blue Island, IL.