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The museum is closed until April 2022.

Steam in the Fall

Purchase General Admission Tickets

Bring the entire family for a step back in time. Enjoy the fall colors of bucolic McHenry County from the window of a 100-year-old steam train as you savor the evocative smell of coal smoke in the autumn air. Steam in the Fall will be the final public operation of steam trains at IRM for the year.

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.

Electric trains and Diesel or Steam trains will be operating.

No food service on this day.

Equipment Scheduled to Operate on Saturday, October 2nd:
– Frisco 1630 and Steam Coach Train
– Chicago Transit Authority 4290 and 4412
– Chicago Transit Authority 3142

Equipment Scheduled to Operate on Sunday, October 3rd:
– Frisco 1630 and Steam Coach Train
– Chicago Transit Authority 4290 and 4412
– Chicago Transit Authority 3142

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
  • October 2, 2021
  • Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Contact event manager

Thank you Kindly

Steam in the Fall

7000 Olson Road, Union, Illinois 60180, USA

Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM
October 2, 2021

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Steam in the Fall

7000 Olson Road, Union, Illinois 60180, USA

Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM
October 2, 2021

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