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Scout Day

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Have a one track mind Saturday the 14th of May, 2022 as we ride the trains of yesteryear while learning about rail safety and the trains of the past and present. Activities will be available for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Cub Scouts as well as all youth groups. Boy Scouts will be able to work on the Railroading Merit Badge!

There will be guided tours for all age groups. Boy Scouts going for the railroading merit badge will have a special tour dedicated to helping them learn those specific requirements.

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

For public hours, admission prices, and scheduled operating equipment see below. (Scouts in uniform admitted for $1 off the normal price.)

For Merit Badge requirements click here. Scouts will need their Blue Card when meeting with the merit badge counselor. We are looking for a few additional merit badge counselors. Please contact us if you would like to help.

For a printable registration form for Scout Day 2022 click here.

Agenda for Scout Day Events

9:00 AM Check in at Depot
9:30 AM Flag Ceremony at the Flagpole by the Depot
9:35 AM Safety Briefing for all guests.
9:50 AM Classes Start
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Boy Scout Merit Badge Exams near Diner
6:00 PM Museum Closes

Scouts who are not on an active tour or in the merit badge classes can ride trains at any time that they are operating.

Scouts who are doing the merit badge classes will be able to ride the trains between 1 and 5 PM.

Hours / Admission / Operating Schedule Information:

Electric trains and Diesel or Steam trains will be operating.

Equipment Scheduled to Operate:
– Illinois Terminal 1605 and diesel coach train ♿
– Chicago Aurora & Elgin 409 & 431
– Chicago Surface Lines 1374

Admission Rates:
Adults $16, Senior $14, Children $12

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

Special Events

Event details

  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • May 14, 2022
  • Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Contact event manager

Thank you Kindly

Scout Day

7000 Olson Road, Union, Illinois 60180, USA

Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM
May 14, 2022

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Scout Day

7000 Olson Road, Union, Illinois 60180, USA

Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM
May 14, 2022

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