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The museum is open every day.

Steam into 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 1st:

  • Frisco 1630 and steam coach train ♿
  • Shay 5 and steam caboose train
  • Chicago Rapid Transit 1797 and 1268 ♿
  • Chicago Transit Authority 3142

Equipment Scheduled to Operate on Sunday, October 2nd:

  • Frisco 1630 and steam coach train ♿
  • Shay 5 and steam caboose train
  • Chicago Aurora & Elgin 309 and 36
  • Chicago Transit Authority 3142

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.

  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • October 1, 2022
  • Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Contact event manager

Thank you Kindly

Steam into Fall

7000 Olson Road, Union, Illinois 60180, USA

Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM
October 1, 2022

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Steam into Fall

7000 Olson Road, Union, Illinois 60180, USA

Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM
October 1, 2022

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