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Total railroad museums in ILLINOIS: 8 Displaying 10 museums per page.
Illinois Railway Museum
Address: P.O. Box 427, Union, ILLINOIS, 60180 USA. Tel.: 815-923-4000 Toll Free: 800-244-7245
The Illinois Railway Museum, as you see it today, is the result of decades of effort by a dynamic group of dedicated volunteers. All of the buildings, track, locomotives and cars were assembled here at Union on what was once farmland. Our main line trackage was laid on the vacant right-of-way of the Elgin & Belvidere Electric railway. We welcome all to our Museum and encourage you to join in our education, restoration and preservation efforts. Only one prerequisite is recommended—a sincere interest in some aspect of railroading.
Hits: 10962   Ratings: 6.45   Votes: 31   Rate/Vote It   Added: 27-Nov-2002

A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum
Address: 10406 S. Maryland Ave, Chicago, ILLINOIS, 60628 USA. Tel.: (773) 928-3935 Toll Free:
The A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum was founded in 1995 by Lyn Hughes, its current director. The facility is located in the Historic Pullman District in Chicago. The facility is named after men who made history - Asa Philip Randolph and Pullman Porters who made up the membership of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) union. Randolph was the chief organizer and founder of the BSCP, the first African-American labor union in the country to win a collective bargaining agreement. With the help of Randolph, the Pullman Porters fought a valiant battle for employment equality with the corporate giant, the Pullman Rail Car Company. The A. Philip Randolph Museum is locally recognized as a historic site and is a unique addition to the tourism sites of the Pullman community of Chicago, Illinois.
Hits: 3117   Ratings: 3.28   Votes: 14   Rate/Vote It   Added: 26-Nov-2002

Amboy Depot Museum
Address: 50 South East Avenue, Amboy, ILLINOIS, 61310 USA. Tel.: 815-857-4700 Toll Free:
Our building is the 1876 two-story, 19-room headquarters of the Illinois Central Northern Division. It has been completely restored to its former Victorian elegance as one of the finest small-town depot museums in the Midwest! It is now a depot museum of both local and Illinois Central history. In addition, we have a restored Illinois Central freight house with additional historical artifacts. We also have on display an 0-8-0 retired switch locomotive and wooden caboose to compliment our museum.
Hits: 1230   Ratings: 8.00   Votes: 1   Rate/Vote It   Added: 14-Apr-2009

Depot Railroad Museum
Address: East Benton St, Rossville, ILLINOIS, 60942 USA. Tel.: None Toll Free:
Depot museum along CSX mainline, C&EI, Wabash and other railroads display, large HO model railroad layout Open weekends, Memorial Day through Labor Day, Noon to 4 PM, admission free
Hits: 2546   Ratings: 1.40   Votes: 5   Rate/Vote It   Added: 20-Nov-2003

Fox River Trolley Museum
Address: 361 South LaFox Street, South Elgin, ILLINOIS, 60177 USA. Tel.: (847) 697-4676 Toll Free:
A visit to the Fox River Trolley Museum is a nostalgic trip back to an era when the electric trolley car was a vital part of American life. Experience the sights and sounds of this unique part of American history aboard a genuine old-time trolley car which takes you on a three mile trip along the banks of the scenic Fox River. The museum operates a variety of antique trolleys, many from lines long vanished, over trackage that once connected Carpentersville, Elgin, Aurora, and Yorkville. A visit to the Fox River Trolley Museum can be educational and fun for the entire family.
Hits: 3583   Ratings: 3.00   Votes: 8   Rate/Vote It   Added: 27-Nov-2002

Galesburg Railroad Museum
Address: P.O. Box 947, Galesburg, ILLINOIS, 61402 USA. Tel.: (309) 342-9400 Toll Free:
The Galesburg Railroad Museum is a non-profit organization, whose object is to discover, procure, and preserve whatever may relate to the history of the railroad industry as it has served the City of Galesburg, Illinois, and of the United States and other communities in as much as they are related to the history of Galesburg. The organization was formed in 1981, starting with a former Pullman car to house their artifact. The City of Galesburg leased the Steam Engine #3006, to the museum for the purpose of providing tours in conjunction with the Pullman car. In 1984, a Caboose was added, followed by a combination Railway Post Office Railway Express Agency car in 1986.
Hits: 3718   Ratings: 4.20   Votes: 15   Rate/Vote It   Added: 3-Dec-2002

Monticello Railway Museum
Address: P.O. Box 401, Monticello, ILLINOIS, 61856 USA. Tel.: 217 762-9011 Toll Free: 800 952-3396
The mission of the museum is to collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit materials and artifacts relating to railroading, with emphasis on Central Illinois, and to operate a demonstration railroad for the education and enjoyment of the public. The museum offers trains rides on weekends and Holidays from May through October. Please see the schedule for more information. Trains operate regardless of weather conditions.
Hits: 3648   Ratings: 3.29   Votes: 7   Rate/Vote It   Added: 27-Nov-2002

Union Depot Railroad Museum
Address: 783 Main Street, PO Box 433, Mendota, ILLINOIS, 61342 USA. Tel.: (815)538-3800 Toll Free:
Recognizing the influence of the railroad to the Mendota area. Located in the restored portion of the 1886 depot. Replicas of Crossing Gate Towers. Large HO scale layout depicting Mendota in late 1930s early 1940s (operating Saturday & Sunday). Static display of CB&Q locomotive #4978 with tender & waycar #14451. Southern Pacific Golden Trencher dining/lounge car. Memorabilia from Burlington, Illinois Central, Milwaukee Railroads & Amtrak.
Hits: 3753   Ratings: 2.86   Votes: 7   Rate/Vote It   Added: 27-Nov-2002



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