Illinois Railway Museum

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Four unique locos including UP gas turbine #18, a former Santa Fe "alligator" and Santa Fe FP45 #92 on the end. Image taken in Sept. 2002.
Chicago, Aurora, and Elgin interurban car number 431 waits its turn to go out on the mainline on a cool evening in Sept, 2002.
Two Chicago North Shore cars sit in front of the depot at East Union, waiting for passengers.
Two Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) cars. These cars were used in subway and elevated train use.
The North Shore 714 waits for the heavy weight passenger train with the private car "Susan Marie" on track two to depart.
As the moon rises over IRM, the Empire Builder prepares to depart station track 2 in Sept. of 2002.
The setting sun reflects on the sides on Burlington Northern BN-1 and BN-2 as they sit at the East Union Depot in Sept. of 2002.
John Howell brings this freight to an easy stop at East Union with four F units. A CN&W bi-level commuter train can be seen in the background.
The Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy #3007. This locomotive is in excellent condition and will be made operational in the future, as funds are made available.
The Milwaukee Road #265, sister locomotive to the still operational #261.
Thomas the Tank Engine is seen here in August, 2001, pulling a train westbound form the depot.
The CB&Q E-5 #9911A is paired up with a BN E-9 on the head end of a heavy weight car consist in September 2002.
The Nebaraska Zephyr is seen here one rainy evening in September of 2002, after just unloading its passengers at the Depot in East Union.
The observation car on the Nebraska Zephyr, called Juno was for first class passengers.
The Dining car on the Nebraska Zephyr is call Ceres, named for the greek goddess of agriculture. The car can accomodate 32 guests.
The galley is narrow but very funtional. It utilizes much of the original equipment.
In 1994, The Zephyr was invited to be on display for Railroad Days in Galesburg, Illinois. Here the train is on the wye, in the yard.
After the weekend's festivities, the Zephyr paused for photos before leaving Galesburg.
When in Mendota Illinois for the Corn Festival later in 1994, we see the dining car prepared for serving dinner.
The Frisco #1630 is seen here at East Union Station in the summer 0f 1980.
The Electroliner didn't allways look as good as it does now. This was shot in 1980.
The museum was very busy when Thomas the Tank Engine visited in 2001.

Last updated 10:15 PM 10/27/01
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