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Steam schedule for 2018 announced

The Illinois Railway Museum has announced the tentative schedule for steam locomotive operations during 2018. The museum’s operating steam engine, Frisco 1630, is currently scheduled to run on the following dates, contingent on mechanical and other considerations. Depending on available funding and volunteer time, the museum hopes to operate J. Neils Lumber Company 5 sometime during 2018 but significant restoration and assembly work on that locomotive remains and no specific dates are planned at this time. All train operations are subject to change without notice.

Steam is scheduled for 2018 on the following days:
Sunday, May 20th
Saturday, May 26th, Sunday, May 27th, and Monday, May 28th
Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd
Saturday, June 9th and Sunday, June 10th
Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th
Saturday, June 30th, and Sunday, July 1st
Wednesday, July 4th
Saturday, July 7th and Sunday, July 8th
Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th
Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd
Saturday, August 4th and Sunday, August 5th
Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th
Saturday, September 1st, Sunday, September 2nd, and Monday, September 3rd
Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th
Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th
Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday, September 23rd
Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th