The museum is open daily through Sept 15th

Museum Showcase Weekend

This 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. Great photo opportunities!

On Saturday evening only, the museum will remain open until 9:30pm and visitors will be able to ride trains after dark including the steam coach train, the Nebraska Zephyr, and several electric trains. This will be a unique opportunity to experience twilight and nighttime train operations and will offer spectacular photo opportunities. Train service will be suspended between approximately 5:30pm and 7:00pm, when operations will resume. The museum ticket office and store will remain open late but the Central Diner is expected to close at its normal time of around 3:00pm. There will be a dinner available for members on Saturday evening; memberships and dinner tickets may be purchased at the museum office during the day.

Other attractions planned during Showcase Weekend include operation of the Nebraska Zephyr, the museum’s famous 1930s streamliner; a caboose train; historic electric cars including the museum’s oldest operating piece of equipment, 1898-built elevated car 24; and trolley buses. Memberships good through 2020 will go on sale on the 14th and there will be a dinner open to museum members on Saturday evening.

For hours, admission prices, and scheduled operating equipment September 14th click here.

For hours, admission prices, and scheduled operating equipment September 15th click here.

  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • September 15, 2019
  • Sunday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM

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Thank you Kindly

Museum Showcase Weekend

7000 Olson Road, Union, Illinois 60180, USA

Sunday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM
September 15, 2019

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Museum Showcase Weekend

7000 Olson Road, Union, Illinois 60180, USA

Sunday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM
September 15, 2019

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