IRM's steam powered passenger train departs from the depot as a work train pulls up behind. A pair of CA&E interurban cars wait to haul passengers after the steam train returns.
Wabash 1189 passes searchlight signals pulling the NS Santa Train.
Shay 5 makes the reverse move from the siding and starts the return trip to the East Union depot.
J. Niles Lumber Co 5 departs the East Union depot in a cloud of smoke.
At 69 years old, SP 1518 still earns its keep at the Illinois Railway Museum, being used occasionally on their mainline trains. On August 16th, 1518 was put to work on the coach train, following a... (more)
Milwaukee Road Fairbanks-Morse H10-44 No. 760 pulls a Rock Island commuter coach out on the main line at the Illinois Railroad Museum in September 1984. Just repainted in fresh Milwaukee colors, N... (more)
Tom Golden photo.
A pair of Illinois Terminal interurbans are seen operating at Illinois Railway Museum. Tom Golden photo.
The Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee interurban cars, dressed in three different paint schemes, hum along the electrified main line at the Illinois Railroad Museum at Union, Illinois, in September ... (more)
The crew is making up the first train of the day on the two foot gauge WW&F. The WW&F website states that Locomotive 9 was built in 1891 by the Portland Company, Portland Maine, for the Sandy Riv... (more)
CA&E 319 leads a 4 car train at IRM.
During Diesel Day's the coach train was powered by the CB&Q 9911-A (EMC E5A), SLRG 102 (EMD E9B), and BN-3 (EMD E9AM) for a trip. Here the train has reversed from station to the main to complete... (more)
METX 308 and CNW 411 lead the CNW bi-levels past the Olsen Rd. semaphores.
CNW 1689 departs out of the IRM depot with the bilevel train. Certainly quite the odd sight. BN 3 was at the other end providing the HEP.
CTA 4410 rests at the Chicago elevated platform during 2018's "Mosquito Showcase Weekend" at IRM. Turnout was low due to the large proliferance of mosquitoes after the grounds flooded o... (more)