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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.


  • Thank you to all who came to the fall open house. The total attendance was one of the largest in quite a while. We hope you enjoyed your visit.

  • We will be displaying the module layout at the following shows in early 2017:
    Mad City Train Show Madison WI Feb 18-19
    Lena Train Show Lena IL Mar 5-6
    Rockford Train Show Rockford, IL Mar 25-26

Special run cars are still available for 25 each! Email us for more information.

Open Houses

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.