Donations

Indoor Storage

The Illinois Railway Museum is soliciting donations for indoor track space. Donations can be made in various increments up to an amount of your choice and applied towards general indoor storage, or to a department of your choice. The Illinois Railway Museum is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, all donations are

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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

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General Fund

To help with general operating expenses, the Illinois Railway Museum is soliciting donations for the General Fund. Donations can be made in various increments or a custom amount of your choice. The Illinois Railway Museum is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by

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Turntable Fund

A turntable has been a key element of the museum plan for many years. This will be the center of the long term plan to house and present our steam collection in a roundhouse setting. More than that it will present a fascinating visitor attraction, photographic opportunities and the ability

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Track/Signal Maintenance Shop

The Track Department is seeking donations to build a two-track heated barn to house the IRM Track Department machine fleet. Our current storage space in Barn 2 has become inadequate as we continue to modernize the track machine fleet. Over the last 5 or 6 years, the fleet has grown

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Toledo, Peoria and Western 800

The Illinois Railway Museum is soliciting donations for the TP&W 800, an Alco C424. Donors of more than $800 will receive time at the throttle of the 800, hauling a train on the Museum's demonstration railroad at speed as well as lower-level items. Donors of $424 or more will receive

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Equipment Restoration

The Illinois Railway Museum is soliciting donations for equipment restoration for a specific department. Please choose the department that you would like to have the funds applied to. Donations can be made in various increments up to an amount of your choice and applied towards general indoor storage, or to

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Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe 92

The Illinois Railway Museum is soliciting donations for the ATSF 92. While we have received enough donations for the engine and alternator replacement, we need to secure just under $20,000 to purchase and install the correct style truck frames under the 92. Eventually, primer and paint supplies to repaint the

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Rotory Snow Plow

We are raising funds to cosmetically restore our Rotory Snow Plow, Built in 1949 by the Lima Locomotive Works for the Union Pacific Railroad

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Nebraska Zephyr

The Illinois Railway Museum is soliciting donations for the Nebraska Zephyr. These donations will be used for the continued restoration of the train, including reupholstering seats, replacing carpeting, air conditioning repairs and curtain replacement to the first coach Venus, and more. Donations can be made in various increments up to

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