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Trolley Weekend

Purchase General Admission Tickets

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.

Trolley Weekend will highlight the electric railroads that once blanketed the Chicago area. Dozen of antique streetcars, interurban cars, and elevated railway cars will be providing rides to attendees.

During Trolley Weekend 2021, visitors over 18 years old will have the opportunity to be engineer of the museum's biggest electric cars, the double-deck "Highliner" MU cars from the Metra Electric line. For just $10 you can operate a train of these cars at IRM. No advance purchase, payment will be accepted in cash only on-site, first-come first-served. Don't miss this unique opportunity!

Hours / Admission / Operating Schedule Information:

Electric trains and Diesel or Steam trains will be operating.

Equipment Scheduled to Operate on Saturday, July 3rd:
– Frisco 1630 and Steam Coach Train
– J. Neils Lumber 5 and Steam Caboose Train
– Chicago Aurora & Elgin 36, 309, and 319
– Chicago Aurora & Elgin 409 and 431
– Chicago Aurora & Elgin 460
– Chicago Transit Authority 22 and 41
– Chicago Transit Authority 6655-6656
– Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee 749
– Cooperativa de Transportes Urbanos y Sub-Urbanos 19
– Chicago Transit Authority 4391

Equipment Scheduled to Operate on Sunday, July 4th:
– Frisco 1630 and Steam Coach Train
– J. Neils Lumber 5 and Steam Caboose Train
– Chicago Rapid Transit 1268 and 1797
– Northwestern Elevated Railroad 24
– Chicago Transit Authority 4410 and 4412
– Chicago Surface Lines 1374
– Chicago Transit Authority 4391

Equipment Scheduled to Operate on Monday, July 5th:
– Frisco 1630 and Steam Coach Train
– Illinois Terminal 1605 and Diesel Caboose Train
– Chicago Transit Authority 22 and 41
– Chicago Transit Authority 4391

Daily Admission Rates:
Adults $15.00, Senior $13.00, Children $11.00
Museum Hours During This Event:
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.

  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • July 3, 2021
  • Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM

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Trolley Weekend

7000 Olson Road, Union, Illinois 60180, USA

Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM
July 3, 2021

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Trolley Weekend

7000 Olson Road, Union, Illinois 60180, USA

Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM
July 3, 2021

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