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Rails to Victory

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Sat, Jun 08 – Sun, Jun 09, 2024 • 10:30am - 5:00pm

365 S La Fox St., South Elgin, IL

This WWII Living History Reenactment and Encampment is once again being hosted by the Fox River Trolley Museum and the WWII Historical Re-enacting Society.

Rails to Victory is a theatrical experience whereby passengers are transported back into time when America was at war alongside our Allies to defeat the tyranny of the Axis Powers.

Experience scenes from the war years depicting battles, resistance insurgencies, civilian home-front activities and much more. On board the trolleys, make sure you have your papers in order (provided with your ticket) since they will be inspected by our period German Police and Reichsbahn (German Railway) conductors.

The Adventure Trolley Tour will run just four times; two runs each on Saturday (10:30am and 2:30pm) and Sunday (9:30am and 1:30pm).

View and experience small performance stops along the trolley’s route, recreating a variety of scenarios that played out during the European Theater of World War II. Be prepared to play along with the actors to fully enjoy the experience. This performance is family-friendly; however, it is not recommended for very young children who may be upset by load noises, theatrical gun fire, and battle reenacting.

Note: Sunday Events Times 1-hour earlier to allow re-enactors to break camp at 5:00 PM)

Adventure Trolley Tours depart from Fox River Trolley Museum Grounds. Museum and Event Closes at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $24 per person. Please note that all passengers, regardless of age or size, must have their own tickets.

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