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Museum Showcase Weekend

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Museum Showcase Weekend is your opportunity to see and ride some of the less frequently run equipment at IRM as we honor the volunteers who make the museum work. There will be great photo opportunities too! On Saturday, trains will run into the evening past sunset.

Attractions planned during Showcase Weekend include operation of many less commonly seen items of diesel and electric equipment. Memberships good through 2022 will go on sale on the 18th.

Showcase Weekend Attractions

Trains will be in passenger service on the main line as will a number of streetcars on the loop. In addition:

  • There will be demonstrations of mail collection / delivery from the RPO car
  • A demonstration freight train will operate
  • Limited rides will be available on some of the less commonly seen equipment
  • Additional equipment operating to provide photographic opportunities
  • Some rarely seen items staged for photography

For those who have attended Showcase Weekend in the past, the members' barbeque dinner on Saturday is currently considered TENTATIVE.

 

Before you visit, even if you have been a regular visitor in the past, please take the time to review the procedures and policies listed at this link.

Hours / Admission / Operating Schedule Information:

Electric trains and Diesel or Steam trains will be operating.

Equipment Scheduled to Operate on Saturday, September 18th:

  • Frisco 1630 and Steam Heavyweight Passenger Train
  • Chicago Burlington & Quincy 9911A and the Nebraska Zephyr
  • Illinois Terminal 1605 and Diesel Caboose Train
  • Chicago Transit Authority 4391
  • Electric Trolley Bus operation will take place

Equipment Scheduled to Operate on Sunday, September 19th:

  • Frisco 1630 and Steam Coach Train
  • Chicago Burlington & Quincy 9911A and the Nebraska Zephyr
  • Illinois Terminal 1605 and Diesel Caboose Train
  • Chicago Transit Authority 4391

Daily Admission Rates:
Adults $15.00, Senior $13.00, Children $11.00

Museum Hours During This Event:
Saturday: 10:00AM to 9:00PM (Last admissions 7:00PM)
Sunday: 10:00AM to 6:00PM (Last admissions 4:00PM)

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

Operation of equipment is expected to start within 60 minutes of opening and cease 30 minutes before closing.

Parking lot opens 30 minutes before museum and closes 30 minutes after.

  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • September 18, 2021
  • Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Contact event manager

Thank you Kindly

Museum Showcase Weekend

7000 Olson Road, Union, Illinois 60180, USA

Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM
September 18, 2021

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Museum Showcase Weekend

7000 Olson Road, Union, Illinois 60180, USA

Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM
September 18, 2021

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