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Illinois Railway Museum

7000 Olson Rd., Union, IL 60180


Let the Illinois Railway Museum take you on a trip back in time!

The mission of the museum is to demonstrate the vital role railroads have played in the growth of the Chicago area as well as the United States through the preservation and operation of railroad and mass transit rolling stock and the display of related artifacts in a realistic setting. These exhibits provide an interactive, educational experience for visitors of all ages. They welcome all to their Museum and encourage you to join in their education, restoration, and preservation efforts.

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