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Illinois Railway Museum, Union

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The Illinois Railway Museum (IRM, reporting mark IRMX) is the largest railroad museum in the United States. It is located in the Chicago metropolitan area at 7000 Olson Road in Union, Illinois, 55 miles (89 km) northwest of downtown Chicago.
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  • Visited here in August 2021. This has to be one of the most impressive and largest railroad museums in the country and well worth a daylong visit. I spent most of the day there seeing barn after... 
    Visited here in August 2021. This has to be one of the most impressive and largest railroad museums in the country and well worth a daylong visit. I spent most of the day there seeing barn after...  more »
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  • A wonderful place to visit. Very family friendly and a lot of history riding on rails. It's an all-volunteer operation with no State funding. A great go to for walking around their extensive property. A steam engine was running when we visited. Just amazing.
  • Wow! We’ve been to many, many museums across the country and this one is amazing. So many trains and very organized. We loved being able to see all the steam engines and then walk around the back 40 and see those trains that are not at all restored. Excursion train was a good ride too.

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