Welcome to the Lincoln Area Railway Historical Society

Next LARHS ANNUAL Show: February 15-16 2025








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

Club News

2025 Annual Show

Our 2025 Annual Train Show is scheduled for February 15 & 16, 2025 See the Annual Show Page for Details

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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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2024 Show Update

Our 2024 Annual Show was a success! Even though we had a smaller turnout than in some past years, we still had more than the last few years. 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

B.A.R.E. Train Show
Beatrice Nebraska
October 14th 9-5, 15th 10-3

Great Train Show on Tour
Overland Park Kansas
December 3 & 4 10-4

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.