Illinois Railway Museum Reviews
This is a grate collection of Railway equipment. Everyone I encountered was very knowageable of the equipment and it's place in history. more »
Very comprehensive collection from dining car plates and cutlery to street cars, to busses to massive Baldwin steam locos. I've visited many rail museums around the world and this is up there with... more »
We went on Museum Showcase Weekend and were able to see and ride several of the restored antique trains and trolley cars including the streamlined Zephyr and a Chicago cable car. Definitely an interesting outing for train enthusiasts and kids of all ages. I was impressed by the number and variety of locomotives and passenger cars on display from steam engines to electric trains and everything in between. Amenities include a well stocked gift shop appropriately themed, and a diner/restaurant serving surprisingly tasty fast food fare. We spent a leisurely 4 hours wandering the grounds and accessing equipment representing the significant periods of our train transportation history. Worth the trip to Union IL.
We have been to this museum twice now, and we are so grateful to have found it. The grounds and buildings are clean and well cared for. Even on a quieter day, we were able to take a nice ride along their line, and on a busier day, like "Diesel Days," there were plenty of ride options. The staff is kind and knowledgeable. There is a playground for young children and plenty of places to eat your own lunch, or you can eat in their cafe. I look forward to seeing what they do in the future, and we will be back!
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