Donations

Louisville & Nashville 314

The museum's most unusual "cab unit" may be L&N 314, a rare Alco FA freight locomotive. Work to make this locomotive operational is ongoing but is dependent on contributions. These will fund electrical and mechanical work, and later will provide for body prep, primer and paint work.

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Denver & Rio Grande Western 1108 Silver Pony

Donations are needed for the continued restoration of DRGW 1108 'Silver Pony', a stainless steel vista dome car that was built for use on the famed California Zephyr. Restoration costs include body and dome window replacement, wall panel replacement, carpet, upholstery, and a generator for the car.

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Trolley Bus Department

Donations to the Trolley Bus Department are needed for restoration projects and ongoing maintenance of the operating fleet. Your contribution helps to maintain, restore, and keep on the road the nation's best collection of trolley buses.

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Land Acquisition Fund

To help purchase buffer land to prevent encroaching development, the Illinois Railway Museum is soliciting donations for the Land Acquisition Fund. Contributions towards this vital purpose will help in providing for the museum's long-term security.

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Strahorn Library

The Strahorn Library, located at 118 East Washington Street in nearby Marengo, is a non-circulating research library which focuses on all aspects of railroading. Reference materials include books, periodicals, professional journals, government publications, slides, and photographs.

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Pullman Library

The Pullman Library is an archive dedicated to the preservation of materials related to land transportation equipment including documents, drawings, correspondence, photos, negatives and books. This archive supports the conservation effort of IRM, other museums, railroads, and private rail car owners while also providing prototype information to modelers and model

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