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Some of the country's best railroad museums are to be found here. Occasionally, their best trains get out on the road.
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Photo ID: 841093

The "Silver Pilot" departs Union with an exclusive dinner train for the showcase weekend, as part of an all night event.

Railroad: Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E5(A)
Location: Union, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CBQ 9911-A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 16, 2023


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By: Jordan Wiest

Added: Sep 19, 2023

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Photo ID: 841067

10pm Lightning and Storms at the IRM - Frisco 1630 Idles at the Illinois Railway Museum , waiting with passengers on board and waiting out the thunderstorm moving through the area.

Railroad: St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad (Frisco)
Locomotive: Steam 2-10-0
Location: Union, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: FRISCO 1630
Train ID: Coach
Photo Date: September 16, 2023


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By: SpeedShot Train Photography

Added: Sep 19, 2023

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Photo ID: 839302

C&NW 1518, a GP-7, leads the C&NW bilevel back from a run on the mainline during the Illinois Railway Museum's annual Diesel Days event, as seen from the air. The single coach was added to show wh... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Union, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: C&NW 1518
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 11, 2023


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By: Daniel Fredrickson

Added: Aug 25, 2023

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Photo ID: 839180

SLRG 515, a former 1953 Chicago & Northwestern EMD E-8A currently wearing Iowa Pacific colors, splits the semaphores at the Karstens crossing as it leads the Nebraska Zephyr down the Illinois Rail... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Union, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: SLRG 515
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 11, 2023


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By: Daniel Fredrickson

Added: Aug 23, 2023

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Photo ID: 835573

The Electroliner races westward. Restoration work continues on the Liner set, but it is able to move under it's own power for special events.

Railroad: Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad
Locomotive: St, Louis Car Co. Double End Streamliner
Location: Union, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CNSM 801
Train ID: Display
Photo Date: July 02, 2023


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By: Rob Schreiner

Added: Jul 04, 2023

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Photo ID: 835256

For the first time ever, the Illinois Railway Museum's resident GG1 poses next to Spaulding Tower as museum volunteers re-enact hooping up orders during the museum's "Shay it Forward" ev... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Union, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 4927
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 24, 2023


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By: Daniel Fredrickson

Added: Jun 30, 2023

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Photo ID: 834107

Chicago and North Western 411 puffs along as it warms up on a frosty morning during the museum's 'Cabin Fever' event where equipment is run during the winter season. As you could expect, such an e... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Union, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 411
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 22, 2023


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By: Joshua Bauer

Added: Jun 14, 2023

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Photo ID: 823262

BN E9 3 leads the Nebraska Zephyr East past East Switch on a rare winter run.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E9(A)
Location: Union, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: BN 3
Train ID: Nebraska Zephyr
Photo Date: January 22, 2023


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By: Robby Gragg

Added: Jan 27, 2023

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Photo ID: 823194

CNW F7 411 pushes the bilevels through the snow during Cabin Fever Day at IRM.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Union, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 411
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 22, 2023


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By: Robby Gragg

Added: Jan 26, 2023

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Photo ID: 822907

BN E9 3 shoves the Nebraska Zephyr past former CNW SD50 7009 which is waiting to depart the East Union Depot. The IRM opened for a very unusual January event, Cabin Fever Day to kick off its 70th ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD50
Location: Union, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: IRMX 7009
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 22, 2023


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By: Robby Gragg

Added: Jan 23, 2023

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Photo ID: 822906

C&NW 411 rolls westbound towards the West Union Depot during the Illinois Railway Museum's Cabin Fever winter event.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Union, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 411
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 22, 2023


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By: Robbie Hanson

Added: Jan 23, 2023

Views: 1,700
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Photo ID: 819350

Storms abounded on this summer day, but the sun poked out long enough for this great storm-lighting shot.

Railroad: Chicago Aurora & Elgin
Locomotive: Pullman-built interurban
Location: Union, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: 409
Train ID: 36
Photo Date: July 14, 2021


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By: Gabriel Meyer

Added: Dec 11, 2022

Views: 1,154
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Photo ID: 819113

Saved Twice. Chicago, Aurora & Elgin car 458 is one of the newest arrivals at at the Fox River Trolley Museum. Built in 1946 by the St. Louis Car Company, it was the last order that the CA&... (more)

Railroad: Chicago Aurora & Elgin
Locomotive: St. Louis Car Company Interurban
Location: South Elgin, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CAE 458
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 02, 2022


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By: Marc Glucksman/River Rail Photo

Added: Dec 07, 2022

Views: 1,157
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Photo ID: 815160

Illinois Terminal interurban car #101 rolls past a semaphore signal and back to the IRM grounds after a run out on the mainline during the 2022 Showcase Weekend.

Railroad: Illinois Terminal
Locomotive: Interurban Car
Location: Union, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: IT 101
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 17, 2022


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By: Daniel Fredrickson

Added: Oct 20, 2022

Views: 925
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Photo ID: 815159

A couple of rapid transit cars roll back towards the museum and past a semaphore signal during IRM's 2022 Showcase Weekend.

Railroad: Chicago Transit Authority
Locomotive: Rapid Transit Cars
Location: Union, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CTA 4410
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 17, 2022


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By: Daniel Fredrickson

Added: Oct 20, 2022

Views: 1,058
Comments: 0

Favorited: 4
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