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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Steam Locomotive Restoration

The museum has an exceptional collection of steam locomotives.  The focus in recent years has been restoration to operating condition, first of Frisco 1630 and then of Shay 5.  However, while we may restore other locomotives to operation, we are very conscious of the need to cosmetically restore and conserve

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J Neils Lumber 5 Shay

The Illinois Railway Museum is soliciting donations for the J Neils Lumber Company #5 Shay Steam Engine, specifically for restoring the locomotive to operating condition. 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 donations

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Frisco 1630

The Illinois Railway Museum is soliciting donations for the Frisco 1630 2-10-0 Steam Engine, specifically for ongoing maintenance and restoration costs. 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 donations are tax-deductible to the

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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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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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