Illinois Railway Museum, Union, Illinois (IL)

USA, North America

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February 24, 2023


October 7, 2019

General information

The Illinois Railway Museum has the largest collection of historic railway equipment in America.

The main museum campus in Union, Illinois features more than twenty structures spread out across 100 acres of land. These include exhibit buildings which house much of the museum’s collection of trains as well as historic structures like the 1851 East Union Depot, Spaulding Tower, the Schroeder Mercantile Store, and the Central Diner. Plan on spending the day: from horse-drawn streetcars to million-pound steam locomotives, from sleek streamliners to workaday boxcars, there’s a LOT to see!

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Number of exhibited items at Illinois Railway Museum

Trains: 11-25

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Map Directions to Illinois Railway Museum

Address: 7000 Olson Rd, Union,, IL 60180, Union, Illinois (IL), USA, North America
Coordinates: 42.228253, -88.528603

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Note: This information was accurate February, 2023 when it was published/updated, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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