Post Office Gallery

Featured in the Post Office Gallery for a limited time during 2024 only, the Illinois Railway Museum is proud to present Requiem for Steam: Railroad Photographs of David Plowden, produced…

Barn 3

Barn 3

***Barn 3 is currently closed for track rehabilitation work.*** Barn 3 is one of our train exhibit buildings, or barns. In Barn 3 you'll find restored Pullman sleeping cars, elegant…

Chicago Transit Authority 2153 and 2154 at IRM

Barn 8

Barn 8 is one of our train exhibit buildings, or barns. In Barn 8 you'll find restored 'L' cars from the Chicago rapid transit system, electric interurban cars from across…

CB&Q 3007

Barn 9

Barn 9 is one of our train exhibit buildings, or barns. In Barn 9 you'll find the true giants of the rails: huge steam engines from the golden age of…

Hoffman Bus Garage

Hoffman Bus Garage

The Hoffman Bus Garage, home to many of our preserved buses and trolley buses, is one of our equipment exhibit buildings. The Illinois Railway Museum's collection mostly consists of railway…

Signal Display at IRM - railroad signals

Signal Display

The Signal Display at the Illinois Railway Museum, located along the north side of Barn 4, includes a wide variety of railroad signals. Signals on the railroad are every bit…

Signs and Entablatures

Signs and Entablatures

Spread out around the museum grounds you'll find more than a dozen restored signs, entablatures, and stonework salvaged from railroads and railroad stations. Numerous lit signs have been completely restored…

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