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North Shore Electroliner reassembled

On September 17, 2019 the Illinois Railway Museum reassembled the iconic North Shore Electroliner after a three-year period of rebuilding work on the articulated train’s trucks and motors. The train’s four cars were lifted from their temporary “shop trucks” and placed on their original trucks by a crew of museum

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North Shore Line Electroliner

As the Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee Electroliner approaches its 80th Anniversary in 2021, we are concentrating our efforts on restoring the Electroliner to operating condition. Donations of any size will be appreciated. Won’t you get on board to help the Electroliner run again?

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North Shore Line Day

In 2023, the Illinois Railway Museum will celebrate 70 years as an organization. On January 21st, festivities will kick off when IRM will commemorate 60 years since the abandonment of the Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad, an electric interurban which ran between its namesake cities from 1908 until a

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Barn 7

Barn 7 is one of our train exhibit buildings, or barns. In our Barn 7 exhibit building you can tour the history of street railways in America, starting with horse-drawn streetcars and ending with the streamlined PCC streetcars from the 1940s that closed out streetcar service in Chicago and many

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Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 801-802

Perhaps the most famous piece of traction equipment at the museum is Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 801-802, the “Electroliner.” This four-car high-speed streamlined train ran in express service between Chicago and Milwaukee. It had to operate over the Chicago elevated, through the streets of Milwaukee, and along the high-speed

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Milwaukee Transit Day

Saturday, October 13th, 2017 the Illinois Railway Museum will celebrate the public transportation heritage of the Cream City. Milwaukee Transit Day will feature examples of rail and bus transit from across Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin and spanning most of the 20th Century.

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Press Page

Media inquiries are always welcome Railroading has made for riveting stories for nearly two centuries. Since the 1950s the Illinois Railway Museum has been happy to host many reporters, photographers, bloggers, travel writers, film crews, and even movie productions. Media inquiries can be placed at the bottom of this page

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