One of the most popular activities at the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival is the display by the Midwest Rails Club. One of the leading garden railroad clubs in the midwest, the displays and trains are fascinating for the young and old alike.

We are very grateful for the generousity and support that Midwest Rails has provided to the beneficiary of our Festival, the New Horizon Center for the Devleopmentally Disabled. When New Horizon opened its new building next to Eli’s in 2006, the Club designed and built an elevated train set that circles the dining room next to the Rita Tierney/Eli’s Cheesecake Atrium. The trains have brought great joy to the students at New Horizon.

At Eli’s we are very grateful to Fred Haberkamp, the President of our neighbor in the Wright Campus Business Park, Columbia Metal Spinning. Fred introduced us to Midwest Rails and also presented us with the Eli’s train that will be proudly running during the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival.




The Eli’s Cheesecake Train is on display in the Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe. Watch it run at the 11th Eli’s Cheesecake Festival.