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AMBOY DEPOT MUSEUM
AMBOY, ILLINOIS -
Location: MAIN STREET, TWO BLOCKS WEST OF US 52
Phone: 815-857-4700
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Web Site AMBOY DEPOT MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
The Amboy Depot Museum is located in a former depot and division headquarters of the Illinois Central Railroad located in Amboy, Illinois. It has been completely restored both inside and out, and includes the original brick tarmac surrounding the depot and the grounds of the former rail-yard, now preserved as a city park. Within the museum are artifacts of both the history of Amboy and the Illinois Central Railroad. The museum complex also contains a freight house with additional artifacts, a fully restored one-room country schoolhouse, a retired steam engine and a caboose. So, come in to see what's to be seen at one of the best small-town depot museums to be found anywhere! Also on display is GTW 0-8-0 #8376. You can email us at information@amboydepotmuseum.org
 Added 09/28/2002 | Last Updated 12/06/2006
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20TH CENTURY RAILROAD CLUB
PO BOX 247
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS 60006-0247 -
Location: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Phone: 312-829-4500
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site 20TH CENTURY RAILROAD CLUB HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The 20th Century Railroad Club operates excursions, rail oriented group trips, and monthly railroad-themed meetings. Yearly membership includes 12 issues of our club newsletter, "The Fast Mail," which contains railroad industry news and advance notice of all club trips.Our monthly meetings,except December,are open to the public at the Electricians Union Hall (IBEW),600 W. Washington Blvd. at Jefferson St. in downtown Chicago. Free parking on the northeast corner of Washington & Jefferson. Near Ogilvie Metra station and doors open at 6:30pm. Soft drinks & snacks are available from vending machines.
 Added 09/28/2002 | Last Updated 11/10/2012

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BATAVIA DEPOT MUSEUM
155 HOUSTON ST.
BATAVIA, ILLINOIS 60510 -
Location: BATAVIA, IL
Phone: 630-406-5274
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Web Site BATAVIA DEPOT MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Exhibits relating to railroad & local history are housed in an 1854 Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Depot. CB&Q Caboose No. 14662, built in 1907, is also on display and houses exhibits relating to the Burlington.
 Added 09/12/2004 | Last Updated 03/30/2005

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BEECHER DEPOT MUSEUM
REED STREET
P.O. BOX 1473
BEECHER, ILLINOIS 60401 -USA
Location: BEECHER, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD DISPLAY
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Related Webs: BEECHER HISTORICAL SOCIETY INFO
Comments/Directions:
The Depot was originally built in the 1870's by the Chicago, Danville & Vincennes (CD&V) RR. The Chicago & Eastern Illinois (C&EI) RR took it over and operated it until the 1960's when it closed. The depot was sold & moved to Monee, IL to Thompson's Winery where it was used as a gift shop until the 1980's. It was returned to it's original site in Beecher in 2000, and renovated to it's present state. It is a standard wooden depot and one of the last of its kind left on the C&EI route. It is the home of the local historical society and is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until noon.
 Added 06/23/2005 | Last Updated 10/30/2007

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BENSENVILLE VETERANS PARK
BENSENVILLE, ILLINOIS -
Location: BENSENVILLE, ILLINOIS
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
Chicago Gravel #18, a 0-6-0, a MILW coach, and MILW caboose 992114 are on display.
 Added 09/28/2002 | Last Updated 11/05/2003
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MILLER PARK
BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS -
Location: BLOOMINGTON, ILLINIOS
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
NYC&St.L 2-8-2 #639 and SP caboose #4770 are on display.
 Added 09/28/2002 | Last Updated 11/05/2003
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MILLER PARK
BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: Miller Park
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
Nickle Plate No.639 and SP caboose 4770 are on display in the park.
 Added 11/22/2006

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BRAIDWOOD CHICAGO & ALTON DEPOT
111 N CENTER ST.
BRAIDWOOD, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: BRAIDWOOD, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
The C&A depot in Braidwood has been relocated and serves as a museum for the Braidwood Area Historical Society.
 Added 02/21/2016

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CHATHAM RAILROAD MUSEUM
100 N. STATE ST.
CHATHAM, ILLINOIS 62629 -
Location: CHATHAM, IL
Phone: 217-483-7792
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Web Site CHATHAM RAILROAD MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Former GM&O depot is now a local railroad museum. The station is owned by the Village of Chatham and was restored by the Friends of the Depot in 1991. In 1999 the Chicago & Illinois Midland Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society signed an agreement with Chatham to re-restore the station and create the Chatham Railroad Museum. The museum will preserve the station and area railroad history for the benefit of the community.
 Added 09/19/2004 | Last Updated 07/19/2011
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CHICAGO MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
57TH ST. AND LAKE SHORE DR.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60637 -USA
Location: 57th & Lake Shore
Phone: 773-684-1414
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED SITE
Web Site CHICAGO MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY HOMEPAGE
Related Webs: THE BURLINGTON PIONEER ZEPHYR PAGE
Comments/Directions:
Large museum on Science and Industry with a large display of transportation related artifacts, including a large model display and several 19th century steam locomotives. Check out the museums Pioneer Zephyr online exhibit on their homepage.
 Added 09/28/2002 | Last Updated 03/21/2003
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OGILVIE TRANSPORTATION CENTER
500 WEST MADISON ST.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: CHICAGO, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The original C&NW terminal was rebuilt in 1984 as the Ogilvie Transportaion Center. The Metra lines that run on the Union Pacific tracks terminate here.
 Added 04/08/2016

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PULLMAN HISTORIC DISTRICT
11141 S. COTTAGE GROVE AVE.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60628 -USA
Location: APPROXIMATELY FIVE BLOCKS WEST OF I-94 (EXIT 66A) ON 111TH STREET, THEN SOUTH ON COTTAGE GROVE TO VISITOR CENTER.
Phone: 773-785-3828
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
Web Site PULLMAN HISTORIC DISTRICT HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Model town of Pullman, Illinois, founded by George M. Pullman. Hotel Florence Restaurant, Museum, and Gift shop off 111th Street at Forrestville Avenue, approximately four blocks west of I-94.
 Added 09/28/2002 | Last Updated 11/05/2014
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THE CHILLICOTHE HISTORICAL SOCIETY RAILROAD MUSEUM
CHILLICOTHE, ILLINOIS 309-274-4185 -USA
Location: CEDAR AND 3RD ST
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • MODEL RAILROAD
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
Web Site CHILLI HISTORICAL HOMEPAGE
Related Webs: PHOTO ALBUM
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Society operates two sites: Fourth St. Museum & the Rock Island Railroad Museum in Chillicothe , IL The Rock Island Railroad Museum is housed in the old Rock Island depot. There is also an ATSF caboose on display.
 Added 04/13/2008 | Last Updated 12/21/2009
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DANFORTH DEPOT
DANFORTH, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: Danforth, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Former IC depot in Danforth is still in pretty good shape. It is a smaller building but quaint, nonetheless.
 Added 09/04/2004

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DANFORTH IC CABOOSE (PRIVATE)
DANFORTH, ILLINOIS -
Location: DANFORTH
Description:
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
IC caboose 199484 is on display in a private rural yard.
 Added 11/11/2004 | Last Updated 11/11/2004

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ROSSVILLE DEPOT RAILROAD MUSEUM
P.O. BOX 1013
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS 61834-1013 -
Location: EAST BENTON STREET IN ROSSVILLE, ILLINOIS.
Phone: 217-748-6615
Description:
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site ROSSVILLE DEPOT RAILROAD MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Located in former Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad depot adjacent to CSXT's mainline to Chicago. In addition to railroadiana displays the baggage room contains a large HO model railroad.
 Added 09/28/2002 | Last Updated 11/17/2015
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THE WABASH DEPOT ANTIQUE CENTER
780 E. CERRO GORDO
DECATUR, ILLINOIS 62523 -
Location: DECATUR, IL
Phone: 217-233-0800
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Related Webs: INFO FROM DAVIG BADGER
Comments/Directions:
The beautiful and ornate Wabash depot has been converted into an antique mall featuring many railroad artifacts.
 Added 10/16/2003 | Last Updated 07/05/2006
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WHEELS O'TIME MUSEUM
1710 W WOODSIDE DR
DUNLAP, ILLINOIS 61525 -
Location: PEORIA, ILLINOIS
Phone: 309-243-9020
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • TOY TRAIN COLLECTION/DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • MODEL RAILROAD
Web Site WHEELS O'TIME MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Antique auto museum with rail related displays. Open each year from May through October, Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m.
 Added 09/28/2002 | Last Updated 11/10/2012

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DWIGHT CHICAGO & ALTON DEPOT
119 W MAIN ST
DWIGHT, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: W. Main and S. Prairie
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The beautiful C&A depot in Dwight is a lovely stone structure now used for Amtrak.
 Added 02/21/2016

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ELIZABETH DEPOT MUSEUM
MYRTLE ST.
ELIZABETH, ILLINOIS 61028 -
Location: ELIZABETH, IL
Phone: 815-858-2098
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Web Site ELIZABETH DEPOT MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Former Great Western Railway depot now houses museum with artifacts related to the railroad. Also nearby is the Winston Tunnel, the longest railroad tunnel in Illinois.
 Added 03/21/2003 | Last Updated 10/08/2007
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ELMHURST CHICAGO GREAT WESTERN DEPOT
YORK RD.
ELMHURST, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: Elmhurst, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Comments/Directions:
Former CGW depot now houses museum with railroad and local memorabelia.
 Added 03/22/2003

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LITTLE TOOT RAILROAD
255 LAKE ROAD
FLORA, ILLINOIS 62839 -
Location: FLORA, ILLINOIS
Phone: 618-662-8040
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 15 IN.
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 15 IN.
Web Site LITTLE TOOT RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
15" gauge steam railroad. Home to Crown Metal Products locomotive #1, the first Crown built and sold. 2 additional Crown Locomotives, 13 pieces of Crown built rolling stock. Bill Daney's Cactus Rose diesel. Tampa Metal Products Tom Thumb. Depot, numerous shop buildings, turntable and 3 wooden trestles 1 mile of track.
 Added 09/28/2002 | Last Updated 10/13/2013
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FLOSSMOOR STATION RESTAURANT & BREWERY
1035 STERLING AVENUE
FLOSSMOOR, ILLINOIS 60422 -USA
Location: FLOSSMOOR, IL
Phone: 708-957-2739
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD RELATED CAFE/RESTAURANT
Web Site FLOSSMOOR STATION RESTAURANT & BREWERY HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Former Illinois Central station has been restored and serves as a restaruant and microbrewery.
 Added 05/26/2005 | Last Updated 12/21/2009
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MILWAUKEE ROAD CABOOSE AND INTERLOCKING TOWER B-12
FRANKLIN PARK, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: FRANKLIN PARK, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD TOWER
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
Milwaukee Road Tower B-12 preserved and on Display with Milwaukee Road Caboose in Franklin Park Illinois.
 Added 11/13/2006 | Last Updated 03/08/2014

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SILVER CREEK AND STEPHENSON RAILROAD
2954 W. WALNUT RD.
FREEPORT, ILLINOIS 61032 -
Location: 1/2 MILE SOUTH OF STEPHENSON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ON WALNUT ST. ROAD. ON THE SOUTH EAST EDGE OF FREEPORT.
Phone: 815-232-2306
2nd Phone: 815-235-2198
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site SILVER CREEK AND STEPHENSON RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Four mile ride with a Heisler Locomotive.
 Added 09/28/2002 | Last Updated 12/24/2005
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GM&O STATION
FUNK'S GROVE, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: FUNK'S GROVE, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
Comments/Directions:
ex GM&O - REA Express Station at Funk's Grove Illinois
 Added 09/06/2008

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FUNKS GROVE C&A DEPOT
FUNKS GROVE, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: JUST OVER THE TRACKS.
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The C&A depot in Funks Grove has been moved away from the tracks about 500'. It is in fair shape but needs some love.
 Added 02/27/2016

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ILLINOIS CENTRAL DEPOT
GALENA, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: GALENA, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Restored Illinois Central Depot at Galena Illinois
 Added 09/06/2008

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GALESBURG RAILROAD MUSEUM
211 S SEMINARY ST
P O BOX 947
GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 61402-0947 -
Location: LOCATED 1 1/2 BLOCKS SOUTH OF MAIN STREET @ SEMINARY AND MULBERRY STREETS, NEAR THE BURLINGTON-NORTHERN AMTRAK DEPOT.
Phone: 309-342-9400
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Web Site GALESBURG RAILROAD MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Railroad museum. Open April thru September each year. Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday Noon to 4:00 PM. Check out our website for further information.
 Added 09/28/2002 | Last Updated 04/08/2013

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CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDENS
1000 LAKE COOK ROAD
GLENCOE, ILLINOIS 60022 -USA
Location: GLENCOE, IL
Phone: 847-835-5440
Description:
  • GARDEN RAILROAD
Web Site CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDENS HOME PAGE
Comments/Directions:
The Chicago Botanic Gardens maintains a garden railway on its grounds sporting seasonal themes.
 Added 10/27/2007
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CHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDENS
1000 LAKE COOK ROAD
GLENCOE, ILLINOIS 60022 -USA
Location: GLENCOE, IL
Phone: 847-835-5440
Description:
  • GARDEN RAILROAD
Web Site CHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDENS HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Garden railroad operates in Botanical Gardens.
 Added 01/04/2005
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GREENUP DEPOT MUSEUM
204 W. CUMBERLAND ST.
GREENUP, ILLINOIS 62428 -USA
Location: GREENUP, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
Comments/Directions:
Former PRR depot now houses museum of railroad and historical memorabelia.
 Added 03/22/2003 | Last Updated 03/30/2003
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AMERICAN HERITAGE FARM MUSEUM
GREENVILLE, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: Located 45 miles East of St. Louis, MO on I-70 Exit 45.
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 16 IN.
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 16 IN.
Web Site AMERICAN HERITAGE FARM MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Miniature railroad operates on grouds of museum preserving our farming heritage.
 Added 04/11/2006
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NW CABOOSE 518550
HOMER, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: Homer, Illinois
Description:
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
NW caboose 518550 is on display in what appeared to be a small park but possibly a private lot.
 Added 11/10/2004

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ILLINOIS LIVE STEAMERS (PRIVATE)
HOMER TOWNSHIP, ILLINOIS -
Location: HOMER TOWNSHIP, IL
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 7.5 IN.
  • MINIATURE STEAM 4 3/4 IN.
  • MINIATURE STEAM 3.5 IN
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 7.5 IN.
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 4 3/4 IN.
Web Site ILLINOIS LIVE STEAMERS HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Private steam club about 30 miles south of Chicago.
 Added 04/25/2003 | Last Updated 04/18/2006

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JOLIET, ILLINOIS - UNION STATION
JOLIET, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: JOLIET, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Joliet Union Station
 Added 12/18/2008

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KANKAKEE MODEL RAILROAD CLUB AND MUSEUM
197 S. EAST AVE.
KANKAKEE, ILLINOIS 60901 -
Location: KANKAKEE, IL
Phone: 815-929-9320
Description:
  • MODEL RAILROAD
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
Web Site KANKAKEE MODEL RAILROAD CLUB AND MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Former depot now houses museum and model railroad layout. Pullman car on display also, coming in march UP caboose
 Added 03/22/2003 | Last Updated 12/21/2009
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CB&Q 14570, 3-WINDOW WOOD SIDED CABOOSE DISPLAY
LAMOILLE, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: LAMOILLE, IL
Description:
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
CB&Q 14570, 3-Window Wood Sided Caboose on Display in LaMoille Illinois.
 Added 11/13/2006

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LATHAM ILLINOIS ICRR DEPOT RESTORATION
G. LETTERLY
P.O. BOX 195
LATHAM, ILLINOIS 62543 -USA
Location: Purcell Park in Latham, Illinois
Phone: 217-674-3562
2nd Phone: 217-287-7246
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Our Depot is the focal point of our village's 125th celebration on August 29, 30, 31 1997. We are seeking volunteers with Railroad History and the role of depots in small towns across the midwest. Our records show the building was constructed in 1912.
 Added 09/28/2002

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LEXINGTON CHICAGO & ALTON DEPOT
LEXINGTION, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: 8th & Main st.
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The C&A depot in Lexington has been moved to 8th & Main and is used by a local mercantile.
 Added 02/27/2016

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LINCOLN C&A DEPOT
LINCOLN, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: Corner of Broadway and Chicago
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
Comments/Directions:
The Chicago & Alton depot in Lincoln was undergoing major renovation when I saw it in 2015. The freight house across the tracks was as well. There are a few cabooses and Illinois Central coaches on the grounds too.
 Added 02/27/2016

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MCLEAN C&A DEPOT
MCLEAN, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: JUST EAST OF THE TRACKS ACROSS FROM THE TRUCK STOP
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
The Mclean Chicago & Alton depot is one of the oldest in Illinois. It is preserved in a small park along with 2 speeders. It is one of the few depots in the US that witnessed Lincoln's funeral train pass by.
 Added 02/27/2016 | Last Updated 04/07/2016

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KIDDIELAND AMUSEMENT PARK
8400 W. NORTH AVE
MELROSE PARK, ILLINOIS 60160 -
Location: CORNERS OF FIRST & NORTH
Phone: 708-343-8000
Description:
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 14 IN.
  • MINIATURE STEAM 14 IN.
Web Site KIDDIELAND HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Kiddieland will be starting its 80th season this April. This is an old family fun park I used to go to with my parents when I lived in Elmhurst. Miniature diesel operates as it did back then. Kiddieland plans on operating their Wagner 484 Northern 14 guage steam fired train on Saturday, Sundays and holidays during our 2008 season. The engine has undergone an overhaul and restoration and we were successful in hiring a couple of Steam Train qualified engineers this past summer and operated Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays through the end of October. Our Guests really enjoyed the Steam train operating and even the couple of hours it stood outside while the fire in the boiler got up to temperature and pressure. We usually operated the train about 5-6 hours per day. Kiddieland has announced that 2009 will be its last season closing in late Sept. so get your rides NOW!
 Added 05/31/2006 | Last Updated 08/09/2009
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UNION DEPOT RAILROAD MUSEUM
783 MAIN ST.
P.O. BOX 433
MENDOTA, ILLINOIS 61342 -
Location: 783 MAIN STREET
Phone: 815-539-3373
2nd Phone: 815-538-3800
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • MODEL RAILROAD
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Web Site MENDOTA MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Museum also is attached to a working Amtrak Station. Location is on the main line of the BNSF.
 Added 09/28/2002 | Last Updated 03/31/2010
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MONTICELLO RAILWAY MUSEUM
993 IRON HORSE PL.
MONTICELLO, ILLINOIS 61856 -
Location: EXIT 166 OFF OF I-72.
Phone: 217-762-9011
2nd Phone: 877-762-9011
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • CAB RIDES DIESEL STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAIL CHARTERS
  • MOTORCAR EXCURSIONS
Web Site MONTICELLO RAILWAY MUSEUM
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The only operating railway museum in Central and Southern Illinois. Every weekend and holiday from May to October, trains run from Nelson's Crossing depot to the Wabash depot in downtown Monticello. Check the Museum's web site for special events throughout the operating season.
 Added 09/28/2002 | Last Updated 01/09/2009
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MONTICELLO WABASH DEPOT
1 RAILROAD AVE.
MONTICELLO, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: Monticello, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site MONTICELLO WABASH DEPOT HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
The former Wabash depot has been moved to this location and restored by the Monticello Depot Association which became part of the Monticello Railway Museum.
 Added 10/16/2003
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PIATT COUNTY MUSEUM
217 W. WASHINGTON
MONTICELLO, ILLINOIS 61856 -
Location: MONTICELLO, ILLINOIS.
Phone: 217-762-4731
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
Web Site PIATT COUNTY MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Museum with rail related displays.
 Added 09/28/2002 | Last Updated 03/14/2006
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MORRIS ROCK ISLAND DEPOT
909 NORTH LIBERTY ST
MORRIS, ILLINOIS -
Location: MORRIS, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
Former Rock Island depot is home to Chamber of Commerce. An EJ&E caboose is also on display.
 Added 10/16/2002 | Last Updated 03/08/2005

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PEKIN CHICAGO & ALTON DEPOT
PEKIN, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: PEKIN, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The C&A depot in Pekin is undergoing restoration including removal or lead based paint and return to its original colors. The train depot was moved to its current location on Broadway Road across from the Pekin Housing Authority on July 20, 2007 after David and Louise Milam donated it. Had the park district not moved the depot, it would have been leveled to make way for the new Walgreens Drug Store at the corner of Broadway Road and 14th Street. The park district has not yet decided how the depot will be used once it is restored, but Blackwell said it could eventually become a railroad museum.
 Added 04/08/2008
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PEORIA ROCK ISLAND DEPOT
212 WATER ST.
PEORIA, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: Peoria, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The former Rock Island depot has been restored and is now used by Byblo's Fine Mediterranean Cuisine.
 Added 10/07/2003
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EJ&E DEPOT #4 MUSEUM
LOCKPORT STREET AT WOOD FARM RD
PLAINFIELD, ILLINOIS 60544 -USA
Location: PLAINFIELD, IL
Phone: 815-436-4073
Description:
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
Web Site EJ&E DEPOT #4 MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
EJ&E Depot #4, EJ&E 514 Caboose, and EJ&E 65296 Box Car on display. The Depot Museum is open to the public during special community events and by appointment.
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PLANO CB&Q DEPOT
PLANO, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: PLANO, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The CB&Q depot in Plano still serves Amtrak passengers.
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PRINCETON CB&Q DEPOT
PRINCETON, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: PRINCETON, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
The CB&Q depot in Princeton serves Amtrak passengers still.
 Added 04/08/2016

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ROCHELLE RAILROAD PARK
124 N. 9TH ST.
ROCHELLE, ILLINOIS 60168 -
Location: ROCHELLE, ILLINOIS
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED SITE
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • TRAIN SPOTTING LOCATION
Web Site ROCHELLE RAILROAD PARK HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Railroad observation park located between the UP and BNSF railroads. A 3 foot guage Whitcomb locomotive is on display. This is a park provided by the city for railfans to watch the 100+ trains a day that pass through this area. There is also a railroad related Gift Shop, open 9 to 5 daily only closed on Monday and Tuesday. Coming soon to the Rochelle Railroad Park, a Whitcomb center cab Locomotive - Hall Printing #5, was donated to the City of Rochelle from the Wisconsin Southern Railroad. Locomotive is currently being repainted and readied for its new home at the Railroad Park.
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THE FIRST RAILROAD BRIDGE ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
ARSENAL ISLAND
ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS 61299 -USA
Location: ROCK ISLAND, IL
Description:
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
Comments/Directions:
Site of the first railroad bridge to cross the Mississippi river. Completed in April of 1856. a few weeks later, the steamboat Effie Afton struck the bridge. The steamboat was destroyed by fire and part of the bridge was damaged. The owners of the steamboat company filed a lawsuit against the Rock Island Railroad. The railroad was defended by Illinois attorney, Abraham Lincoln. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court which ruled in favor of Lincoln and the railroad. Years later the bridge was replaced. A monument still stands at the bridge site.
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ROCK ISLAND CABOOSE #17882 DISPLAY
SILVIS, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: SILVIS, IL
Description:
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
Restored Rock Island Caboose #17882 on Display, just across from the ex Rock Island Yard and Shops at Silvis Illinois.
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FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM
365 S. LAFOX ST
P.O. BOX 315
SOUTH ELGIN, ILLINOIS 60177-0315 -USA
Location: : Located on Illinois 31, three blocks south of the State Street stoplight in the village of South Elgin.
Phone: 847-697-4676
Description:
  • TROLLEY EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site FOX RIVER TROLLEY MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
See the scenic Fox River Valley aboard historic Chicago "L" and interurban cars on remnant of interurban line built in 1896.
 Added 09/28/2002 | Last Updated 11/19/2002
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P.W. DILLON MUSEUM
STERLING, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: Sterling, Illinois
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Comments/Directions:
Museum with railroad displays. GTW #8373, a 0-8-0, is on display.
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ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM
7000OLSON RD.
UNION, ILLINOIS 60180 -
Location: UNION, ILLINOIS
Phone: 815-923-4000
2nd Phone: 800-244-7245
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • TROLLEY EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Related Webs: ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM INFORMATION FROM WES BARRIS
Comments/Directions:
A most impressive collection of railroad and traction equipment along with trolley busses. Well worth a trip. During the season, they almost always have a trolley/interurban running. On most weekends and holidays, they will also have at least one diesel powered train running.
 Added 09/28/2002 | Last Updated 10/03/2006

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VALLEY VIEW MODEL RAILROAD
17108 HIGHBRIDGE RD.
UNION, ILLINOIS 60180 -USA
Location: 3/4 mile north ohf Illinois Railway Museum
Phone: 815-923-4135
Description:
  • MODEL RAILROAD
Comments/Directions:
Large Model railroad depicting CNW's Northwest line.
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URSA CREEK LODGE
URSA, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: URSA, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD B&B/INN/HOTEL
Web Site URSA CREEK LODGE HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Ursa Creek Lodge is build on an old CB&Q bridge. It is a nice place to host a family or company retreat or a simple get away. See website for info.
 Added 05/31/2012
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VILLA PARK ARDMORE CAE STATION
10 W. PARK BLVD.
VILLA PARK, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: VILLA PARK, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Chicago Aurora & Elgin Ardmore station in Villa Park is home to the town's Chamber of Commerce.
 Added 09/04/2006
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VILLA PARK CGW DEPOT
VILLA PARK, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: Villa Park, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site VILLA PARK CGW DEPOT INFO FROM THE CITY OF VILLA PARK
Comments/Directions:
The former CGW depot is now the Villa Park Historical Society.
 Added 01/20/2004
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VILLA PARK CHICAGO AURORA & ELGIN DEPOT
VILLA PARK, ILLINOIS -
Location: VILLA PARK, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site VILLA PARK CHICAGO AURORA & ELGIN DEPOT INFO FROM MICHIGAN PASSENGER STATIONS
Comments/Directions:
The former Chicago Aurora & Elgin depot (an early interurban line from Chicago to the suburbs) has been beautifully preserved and now serves as a local history museum. Many times I have ridden my bicycle down the Illinois Prarie Path as a kid and wished the rails were still there.
 Added 11/05/2003 | Last Updated 11/06/2003
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WATERMAN & WESTERN RAILROAD (PRIVATE)
WATERMAN, ILLINOIS 60556 -
Location: WATERMAN LIONS PARK
Phone: 815-264-7753
Description:
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 15 IN.
Web Site WATERMAN & WESTERN RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
15" railroad operates in Lions club park. Many built from scratch cars and engines.
 Added 09/12/2003 | Last Updated 11/27/2003
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C&EI RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
WATSEKA, ILLINOIS 60970 -
Location: WATSEKA, ILLINOIS
Phone: 217-759-7747
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Web Site C&EI RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Old Watseka Union Station is located 300 feet East of the intersection of the CSX RR and the TP&W RR one block off of Illinois Route 1 and US Route 24 in center of city of Watseka, Illinois.
 Added 09/28/2002 | Last Updated 03/30/2005
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WILLIAMSVILLE C&A DEPOT
WILLIAMSVILLE, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: WILLIAMSVILLE, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Chicago & Alton depot in Williamsville is home to a local history museum
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WILMINGTON DEPOT
WILMINGTON, ILLINOIS -USA
Location: Wilmington, IL
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Former IC depot no longer in service.
 Added 06/28/2003

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