Land Acquisition Fund

To help purchase buffer land to prevent encroaching development, the Illinois Railway Museum is soliciting donations for the Land Acquisition Fund. 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


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.


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