The Museum is open daily.

Memorial Day Weekend

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The summer begins! Steam or diesel and electric trains will operate all three days of Memorial Day Weekend. Veterans and active military personnel and their families are admitted FREE with military ID.

Special for Memorial Day Weekend 2024 - Dining à la Zephyr

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We are excited to announce that the Nebraska Zephyr will be operating dinner trips on Memorial Day Weekend! The dinner train will operate Saturday, May 25th, and Sunday, May 26th, departing East Union Depot at 5:00 PM. Dinner service is approximately 1.5 hours.

The menu will begin with bruschetta, followed by a green Italian salad. The evening’s main entrée will be chicken parmesan on spaghetti with Italian green beans. A choice of Italian deserts will be offered. Your ticket includes access to the museum on the day of the event and a choice of nonalcoholic beverages. The museum will allow passengers to bring one bottle of wine per couple, and our crew will be happy to serve it to you.

Pricing is set at $129 per person, or $649 for a party up to 4, seated exclusively in the parlor car Juno, famously featured in A League of Their Own.

The dinner train will board at the East Union Depot. Please arrive at the museum no later than 4:30 PM the day of your trip. Find information on visiting IRM, and a map of the grounds, here.

The Zephyr dining car crew looks forward to serving you.

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Memorial Day Weekend - Hours / Admission / Operating Schedule Information:

Electric trains and Diesel or Steam trains will be operating. Trolley buses will operate on Saturday, May 25th only.

Equipment Scheduled to Operate on Saturday, May 25th:

Equipment Scheduled to Operate on Sunday, May 26th:

Equipment Scheduled to Operate on Monday, May 27th (Memorial Day):

Daily Admission Rates:
Adults $20.00, Seniors and Youths $18.00, Children $16.00

Museum Hours:
Trains operate hourly 11:00am to 4:00pm or more often as needed.
The Museum grounds open at 10:00am and close at 6:00pm.
The parking lot opens at 9:30am and closes at 6:30pm.

All equipment, schedules and prices subject to change without notice.

♿ = this train is wheelchair-accessible

  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • May 27, 2024
  • Monday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM

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Thank you Kindly

Memorial Day Weekend

7000 Olson Road, Union, Illinois 60180, USA

Monday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM
May 27, 2024


Memorial Day Weekend

7000 Olson Road, Union, Illinois 60180, USA

Monday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM
May 27, 2024