The museum is currently closed.

Scout Day

This event has been cancelled. For more information on recent schedule changes click here.

Have a one track mind Saturday the 9th of May, 2020 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.

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 (PDF file). 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 2020 click here (PDF file).

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:
– Rock Island 4506 and Diesel Coach Train
– Chicago Aurora & Elgin 409 and 431
– Chicago Transit Authority 4391

Admission Rates:
Adults $15.00, Senior $13.00, Children $11.00
Museum Hours:
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.

Special Events

Event details

  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • May 11, 2019
  • 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 11, 2019


Scout Day

7000 Olson Road, Union, Illinois 60180, USA

Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM
May 11, 2019