The best way to preserve our trains is to store them indoors and out of the weather. To make that happen, additional storage and exhibit buildings must be built. Donations to fund this construction can be made in various increments and can be applied to a department of your choice.
The Illinois Railway Museum has the best collection of electric locomotives in the country and several are from the Milwaukee Electric, a vast interurban system that once blanketed eastern Wisconsin. These locomotives are in need of funding for restoration work to put them into service. Locomotive L3 is in need
The Electric Car Department is soliciting donations for the Car Painting Fund, specifically for restoration and painting costs for North Shore 757 and Illinois Terminal 415. Donations can be made in various increments up to an amount of your choice. The Illinois Railway Museum is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, all
The only overhead line car from the Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee preserved intact, car 604 has for many years been instrumental in maintaining the trolley wire at IRM. The museum is now soliciting donations for rebuilding of this historic car's trucks and traction motors so that it can again
Aurora Elgin & Fox River Electric 306 is a lightweight interurban car that ran along the Fox River between 1923 and 1935. IRM is now soliciting donations to fund the completion of restoration work on this historic car so that it can be displayed and operated for the public.