Welcome to the Fever River Railroad
Stephenson Society of Model Trainsmen
The Fever River Railroad is a model railroad club located in Freeport, Illinois owned and operated
by the Stephenson Society of Model Trainmen, a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of
Illinois. We have built a large, permanent HO scale model railroad layout in our clubhouse which
was a boarding house for the Illinois Central Railroad Iowa Division. Our layout size is 120'-by-24'
including a staging yard with a helix for continuous operation.
- New construction has begun in Stanley and Hanover! For Stanley, the team has removed so of the backdrop to open up
the Soo Line and IC. They are also double tracking the main thru the area. For Hanover, some of the scenery has been
cut out and new bench work has been put in place.
- Say good bye to the multiple color of rugs in the layout area. All the rugs have been torn out and the floor will
now be painted. This will help in keeping the dirt and dust down in the layout room.
Club open houses are in the spring and fall and open to the public. We also operate our modular layout at a variety of train
shows in the area throughout the year. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Visitors are welcome anytime we are at the clubhouse. We also will give tours for large groups if planned in advance.
Feel free to contact us to arrange for an appointment or tour.
We generally are at the clubhouse every Wednesday evening after 6:30 p.m. and every Saturday morning after 9:00 a.m.