The Illinois Railway Museum receives no state or federal funding. All of the museum’s preservation and education activities, from the restoration and operation of the trains to the construction of buildings, maintenance of infrastructure and creation of exhibits, is done with revenue from admissions and on-site sales and with donations. Nearly all capital projects are funded from donations and IRM offers many options for donors to give to a specific project. The museum relies on supporters like you to keep the trains running and the restoration shops active.
Main Street Entrance Building
The Illinois Railway Museum is soliciting donations for the Main Street Entrance Building. Additional information will be added soon. Donations can be made in various increments up to an amount of your choice by changing the quantity. The Illinois Railway Museum is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.