In our exhibit cars in Yard 5, you’ll find rotating exhibits focusing on specific oft-overlooked areas of railroad history. In addition to some long-time exhibits, there are limited-time exhibitions that change periodically, so stop by when you visit to see what’s new. Currently, exhibition subjects include:
- Railroad china and the experience of dining on the rails
- Steam locomotive builder’s plates
- Railroad police – the men who kept order on the railroad
- Signage and memorabilia from historic railroad stations of Chicago
- Railroad lanterns
The Yard 5 exhibit cars are open for self-guided tours most weekends that the museum is open. They are located in Yard 5, on the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Depot Street, just east of the museum entrance and the 50th Avenue ‘L’ station.